So, I’m a tad behind when it comes to posting all the goodness that I’ve got in store for you but I wanted to make sure to get this video to you. As you might have been following my progress with the Core Fusion 90-Day Challenge with Exhale, I wanted to check in and tell you where I am now. Here’s the video with progress so far:
It’s a strange concept that a workout could teach you something about yourself but over the past almost month of doing this workout, I’ve learned a few things about myself by doing this class.
The first thing? I have resisted looking at myself in a mirror below the neck for years. I don’t know if any of you who have fought with your body image have ever experienced that hatred of reflective surfaces but if you’ve ever had a point where you didn’t exactly feel good about yourself, the last thing you want to do is look at yourself full length in a mirror for an hour. When I first started taking Core Fusion, I tried everything I could not to look at myself but as I’ve grown accustomed to why those mirrors are there in most studios (they help you check your alignment among other things) I’ve also grown more comfortable with my reflection. My body is a fact and I’m learning to be more comfortable with it every day.
The second thing is that you can’t “check out” in Core Fusion the way you can in other classes. When I take spinning or other classes, I just zone out and I disconnect for about an hour. Core Fusion is not like that. When they talk about the mind body connection it creates, they’re not kidding: you are mindfully present the entire class because you’re focused on your posture and engaging your core and making sure that you do the moves just so in order to get maximum benefit. I actually like that kind of mindful presence now, the feeling of being calm and centered in your body while you push it to its limits. The results are spectacular but it builds something even more attractive than a gorgeous body: confidence.
So, with 14 lbs lost in under a month and definition I didn’t know was possible (the beginning of abs and a tight seat for starters) I’m on my way into Core Fusion week FIVE, people. If you want to check out a Core Fusion class at Exhale near you OR you want to get yourself one of the DVDs to experience the fast, amazing results of this workout yourself, click here for more information.
That mind body connection? It’s amazing. Get in on it, now. Because we all deserve to feel more at home in our bodies, so we might as well make the body a place we’d want to spend time in, don’t you think?