After I turned insert-my-age-here last April, I started a weight loss journey. And I decided to take a month-long unlimited barre3 membership for it. After that, I took a month-long hiatus before resuming with another month-long unlimited membership. Now that that month is almost at an end, I feel the need to say thank you to the exercise class that changed my life.
See, this is what I looked like during the end of March 2013.
Here's another one for emphasis (also March 2013):
Although I didn't have any massive qualms with my looks at the time, I was clearly overweight. Take note of the chubby cheeks, my suffocating arms, my humongous legs and my sad attempt at hiding my stomach.
Now, after a month of barre3, a month of laziness and almost another month of barre3, here is what I look like...
Believe it or not, I still weigh exactly the same.
Except: more muscle, less fat! :)
Aside from the more toned physique (the legs!!!), I am definitely much more confident now, as well. No more hiding of the arms, no more covering of the stomach, and no more tight-lipped smiles.
Also: no more cigarettes (except when it's a really, really, really, really extra stressful day), no more alcohol (except in tiramisu) and no more bad sleeping schedules.
Yes, barre3 has changed me completely - inside and out. Seriously. And I have never felt better in my entire life. :)
As for my diet, nothing has changed. I still eat whatever I want (and weekends are a total free-for-all!) and the best part is that I actually enjoy barre3. So... thank you! :)
And now for the outfit post. I wore this after one of my barre3 sessions last week. Fun fact: I pigged out at Krispy Kreme right after this quick shoot. ;p
black tank top from Freeway
black studded flats from S&H
As for why I'm looking down... I actually had closeups of my shoes, but that was the exact moment where I noticed how dirty they were. Whoops!
striped pants from Forever 21
No more preggy belly and a firmer butt! :D