One of the hardest things about being a Mama is finding a little time for yourself. In fact, finding time to workout can be nearly next to impossible. Mama doesn’t know one Mama that doesn’t want to workout and get their pre-baby body back but as we get older we learn to accept that gravity has taken over and that things will just never be the same again. Not for lack of trying. Mama sees fit Mamas all the time and the first thing that comes to mind is…”she has great genes!” Meaning that most likely her body disposition is to naturally bounce back into the skinny shape it was in before. Like Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie…not like Pink and Jessica Simpson. The latter of the four have to work out and eat right — just like the rest of us.
It was after having baby #3 that Mama decided that a new workout was in order. Mama tried home videos but Mama gets easily distracted and loves the social interaction of going to a class. Mama tried yoga — too hard to turn off the brain and live in the moment (with only one hour to workout…Mama wants to sweat it out hard and fast). Mama tried Stroller Strides — not for Mama, as the chance to workout means alone time! Mama tried running — this one actually did work, although running is NOT Mama’s favorite activity. Then came BARRE. A
hh….the love affair with the barre began!
It started out innocently enough…a Groupon. Then it turned into a need more than a want. Then it was a want…a craving brought on by my body and my mind. Need to make it to BARRE today. Two years later and 100 classes in, Mama made her goal of signing the barre. But Mama also noticed that the workout wasn’t making Mama break a sweat anymore. The body shakes were still there but the soreness started to subside and Mama kinda missed it.
During all this Mama’s friends have been incessantly talking about The Dailey Method Carlsbad ( aka @TDMCarlsbad). “You need to try it,” they kept chanting at Mama but loyalty kicked in. Workout studios are like hairdressers — you feel like you’re cheating if you go somewhere else and with all the Facebook and Twitter check-ins that Mama does — Mama was sure she was going to caught. So Mama waited it out…until finally Mama decided it was time to break out of the workout rut and rediscover what other things are out there.
The Dailey Method Interval class at TDM Carlsbad is Mama’s new love. New obsession. Nothing, not even running has made Mama shak
e and sweat like this in a long time. The new Interval class is what was missing from Mama’s original barre class as it’s the perfect combination of cardio and strengthening movements. Now Mama has friends that are in really good shape and even they were huffing and puffing, sweating and shaking through the class. Don’t worry Mamas — that just means it’s WORKING!
If there’s one thing Mama has learned through this workout journey is that you do have to work hard for it to pay off and if you miss a few days or weeks, it’s okay to start right back again where you started the first time because nothing good comes of not trying. So now it’s the Summer Strong Challenge that Mama and TDM Carlsbad are extending to YOU — join us for 30 classes in 60 days. It sounds like a A LOT but in the scheme of things taking that hour for yourself couldn’t be more needed. Oh, and they make it easy by offering childcare for EVERY class (except 6 a.m. because that’s just too early to take care of kiddos) so they’re happy coloring, watching a video, snacking (no peanuts) or playing with the many toys, while you’re getting your workout on.
Don’t let Mama be lonely in this journey…#30in60 with Mama and we’ll high-five our new firm booties and thighs come September…what do you say?!
*Disclaimer: Mama was given one month of classes to try TDM but honestly, Mama just bought classes anyways because love is love. Opinions and everything else is Mama’s. Just Mama’s.