Hi there! I am so proud of myself for sharing photos of myself in shorty shorts on the blog. Thanks to the most inspiring trainer ever, Tammy at BPresent Studio, I am feeling the best I have felt in a long time. The Barre classes not only work muscles I did not know existed, but the teams' focus on a healthy mind, body, and soul make me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Two of my favorite quotes consistently mentioned in class are...."She believed she could, so she did." And...."Don't compare your beginning or middle to someone else's end." When I was expressing frustration about a certain body part the other day, Tammy straight out said, "Do you think you are being too tough on yourself?" And I thought. You know what, gosh darn it, I am being too tough on myself.
This year my body survived a brutal Northern Indiana winter of shoveling snow on a weekly basis, ran a half marathon, and recovered form unexpected surgery. Instead of only focusing on improvements I want to make to be a bit healthier, I also need to take time to give thanks for the wonderful things my body helps me do on a weekly basis. So thankful to have found a simply lovely place to exercise. Anyone else out there get a little bit nervous about shorty shorts? Or has anyone else been a little too tough on themselves lately? Or maybe you have a favorite inspiring quote that has been on your mind lately? Do share. Happy weekend...J
P.S. Did anyone notice I am sporting two different necklaces in this look? Which one did you like better? Just askin.