I got owned by the Barre

I have to admit something:

I got owned by the Barre last night.

Although I left that barre n9ne class practically wimpering (thank you Julianna!!), I just couldn’t wipe the smile off my face as I walked out the door of the studio last night.

I distinctly remember looking around the room and all I saw was power, strength, sweat and a whole helluva lot of sheer willpower.

At one point, I looked down at my legs while we were in Julianna’s new favorite move at the barre – in this plie move with one leg in front of the other, on our tippy toes (as if in a pair of stiletto heels) doing those teeny tiny up/down movements I’ve mentioned that are at the very crux of barre style workouts. I looked down at my legs and then glanced at my neighbor’s legs, and kept on going down the barre. It was just so very cool and amazing to see every single one of us working as hard as we possibly could…if for no other reason than to not give up.

And then it hit me – THIS is why I love barre/non-barre workouts at barre n9ne so very much. It forces me NOT to give up.

So even though that barre totally and utterly owned my a$$ last night, I did NOT give up. If you could’ve seen the look on my face – my face all scrunched up in determination, eyes shut at some points of the class, exhaling during the “working” part of every move.

I was struggling, sure.

But I did NOT give up.

Owned. Yes. But not a quitter.

Case in point: I’ve secretly been dying to get through the killer shoulder series at the beginning of the barre n9ne method class (this series also appears in fusion, lean & tone…basically every single class I take at barre n9ne except for long & lean legs!). And guess who owned that shoulder workout tonight?? Yep, that would be me. Owned it!! Got through the whole shoulder series without stopping!

So my two questions for you today? When was the last time you were utterly owned by a workout? (felt awesome, didn’t it?). Conversly, when was the last time you owned a workout (and felt equally awesome as a result)?

Because BTW, it’s show and tell day at EatDrinkBreatheSweat. So please, share away, please. 🙂