My morning started off at the barre!
I took an early morning Pure Barre class and loved every minute. For real!
One of my favorite things about Pure Barre is the fact that I honestly look forward to the workout. It’s challenging but not incredibly intense so I don’t feel like I need to mentally fire myself up before I walk into the studio. My body shakes and I sweat, but it’s not the same as workouts with a bunch of burpees or heavy lifting which definitely require me to psych myself up ahead of time.
I know that with Pure Barre I’m going to feel the burn, but I’ll be rewarded with a wonderful stretch after we’re done with each muscle group in the class. It’s kind of crazy how a fantastic stretch can feel like a reward during a workout, but somehow it does. I love it and we all know I can use all the help I can get when it comes to improving my flexibility.
Breakfast occurred after Pure Barre this morning.
I actually felt satisfied after eating the egg and cheese sandwich and the almonds, so I’m saving the banana for when hunger strikes again.
Just FYI, I’ve been taking the advice of Nancy Clark and eating a little something before my morning workouts. I have always been more of a wake up and work out girl, but I’m finding that eating something, even when I’m not hungry, makes me feel better and more energetic during my workout. Makes total sense to me! My favorite pre-workout snacks lately have been a small apple or banana or a handful of almonds or trail mix. A lil’ something makes a difference!
Questions of the Morning
- What is one workout you look forward to doing?
- For the early morning exercisers: Do you eat something before your workouts?
For me, Jazzercise is one of the most fun workouts on the planet and one I always look forward to doing, especially when I can take a class with my mom and sister. Pure Barre and BodyPump are workouts I look forward to as well. If you cannot think of a workout you enjoy or look forward to doing, I encourage you to try something new. I’m a firm believer that there’s a workout out there for everyone and finding one you love makes exercise 10,000 times more enjoyable!