Last week I shared how I’m taking part in the Holiday Challenge at Dancers Shape (12 classes in December) and then I’m also going to do the New Year’s Challenge in January. I’m sharing my experience every week on the Dancers Shape blog, so hopefully you can get inspiration, learn what’s working and not working for me, or simply know you’re not facing the barre fitness challenge on your own!
So far I’m feeling really good on the holiday challenge and have already lost 4 pounds!
Getting ready for the holiday party!
Starting out I was worried that I would be hungry all the time or tired and I’m happy to say that I don’t feel like that at all. The biggest change I’ve noticed so far is that my skin is so much more hydrated from drinking LOTS of water. I usually have really dry skin but it’s been soft & glowing so that encourages me to keep drinking up. This week I went to Power class on Sunday, Shape class on Monday, and Advanced Shape on Wednesday. Power & Advanced are great classes because they really get my heart rate up and I burn lots of calories (I burned 670 calories in Power!). On the other days I went for short runs. At the beginning of the week I went to the store and stocked up on lots of healthy foods. I also chucked some unhealthy stuff from my pantry (like tortilla chips) to avoid temptation.