I am so excited to be participating in the Pure Barre “Bring The Heat Challenge”. I personally love participating in health & fitness challenges because they force me out of my comfort zone, hold me accountable, and inspire me to set new goals.
So, what exactly does the “Bring the Heat 30 Day Challenge” entail?
The “30 Day Challenge” includes:
* 20 Days of Pure Barre Classes
* Eating “Whole 30” aka eating REAL FOOD
What Is Whole30?
As far as food goes, you ditch the processed stuff and remove all grains, dairy, soy, legumes, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and alcohol. So, What Can You Eat on the Whole30 Diet?
You can fill your plate up with vegetables, meat, eggs, seafood, fruit, and healthy fats. Potatoes of all kinds are allowed, as well as squash and root veggies. YUM!
Today is Day #3 of the challenge and I am feeling sore and motivated. Do I miss my red wine…very much so! But I am excited to stay committed and give my body the nourishment it deserves.
The East Village Pure Barre Studio is hosting the challenge and have an amazing community of women who are participating with me. Allison Campbell, owner of the studio, reached out to me about giving a “nutrition talk” about the “ins” and “outs” of clean eating and the Whole 30 program prior to the challenge starting. Being a Holistic Health Coach, it is truly my passion to share my knowledge with women, empowering them to make different choices and create a body they love….so of course I said YES! I loved introducing the concept of the Whole 30 from a LIFESTYLE change versus a DIET. This mindset is SO important and is the foundation for the work I do with my clients.
DIET (motivated by fear)
A diet is all about numbers—the number on the scale and the number of calories you eat and burn. Success is defined in terms of how well you stick to your numbers.
Unhealthy food preoccupation
Happiness lies in the number on the scale
LIFESTYLE (motivated by self-love)
A lifestyle change is all about you. It’s about lining up your eating and physical activity with your real goals and desires. Success is defined in terms of how these changes make you feel about yourself.
Listening to your body
Lifestyle changes are all about balance
Incorporates all parts of your life
Success focused on happiness, fulfillment, energy
I KNOW that the women who are fueling their bodies with real food are going to feel stronger in each Pure Barre class they take. When you are fueling your body with actual nutrients, your body will be energized and you will actually feel and see changes from all your hard work. And let me tell you, these Pure Barre classes are no joke! Within the first 5 minutes of my first Pure Barre Class my abs were shaking and more engaged than I have felt in a long time. I thought, “holy sh*t” thought this class is going to kick my butt….and that it did! 🙂 Now I am off to class #3!
Stay tuned to see how the challenge unfolds and please let me know if you have questions or interest in joining me.