I have a secret weapon. I do.
So, I have been talking about my weight loss, and I am still trying to lose about 30 more pounds. Since January, as you know, I have lost just over 22 lbs. Lately I have been posting about more things that I have been doing, using, and posting progress pictures. But- this is (so far) my #1.
The most fantastic weight loss and toning product- I love it so much. It’s called Cardio Barre!
I have been using it at least twice a week since February. It is not so easy, though! You will have to work. It’s not wild and bombastic, like some of those over the top (for me) videos you see- flying all over the place and rolling all about. BUT- it is really, really difficult, because it works muscles you may not often use, and you will work on your balance as well. Even if you do yoga, like me- it’s still a new bunch of movements, and you may have trouble finding your center at first. Take your time! I totally didn’t do the whole video the first few times, and I still don’t look graceful, LOL.
All the people in the video are ballet dancers- and look it. I HATE THAT! I wish fitness producers used more “real” people instead of perfect ones, it always makes me feel inferior and kind of puts me off. The good news? Even though you may not be a size 0- you can do this. You can! I was a size 16 when I started. Yep! I’m a real person. I have never taken a dance class, either. Not even as a kid.
I don’t have a perfect body. But, I want to have a body that is perfect for me, that I am happy with. My goal is not to be a size 0. I like to eat. And I don’t want to be hungry and cranky all the time, LOL.
I just want to look and feel good!
If you are not a dancer, and never took any classes (like me!) it will also take you a few times to recognize what the instructor (Richard Giorla) wants you to do. Again- you will learn it Just don’t rush yourself or start feeling bad. That is the beauty of being in your own living room! No one to judge, haha.
It can also be a fun workout- not anything boring or that you will dread doing. You may dread it initially, because it will make you pretty sore! But that is how you will know it is working. It is a fun workout, and I have enjoyed doing it. As you may know if you Like Me on Facebook or Follow Me on Twitter- I have been using it a lot! I like to mix it up, doing it about 2 or 3 times a week, and working in some other ones, both to use other parts of my body and so that I don’t get “stuck in a rut” or bored. Anything will bore you if you do it solely! It is a very, very complete whole body workout. Just try it once, and see what I mean, LOL.
Here is some more info about the Cardio Barre!
“A unique, high energy/no impact exercise class that combines barre work and light weights with continual fat burning motion. Central to the workout are toning and resistance exercises for the butt. legs, torso and arms to sculpt muscles and elongate the appearance of your body.
A workout studio where exercisers are losing up to 5 percent body fat in 8 weeks time. The fat-burning, muscle-sculpting sensation isn’t any of the usual suspects – no kicking, no punching, no jumping up and down. Just exercises that lengthen and strengthen your muscles, as you’re burning fat.”
Disclosure- I received this product for review- all opinions are my own, yours may differ.