What keeps me consistent: It all started with Lauren's November 2015 Instagram #buildapeach challenge and my desire to succeed and stay consistent with that. I continued her challenges and didn't start Lithing until the beginning of February. That's when my boyfriend and I changed our lifestyle completely. None of this would be possible without him. We take turns making our meals (we used to take turns ordering out) he takes care of our dogs in the morning so that I can get to class, and he's the one pushing me at 5:45AM when I'm ready to bail on those really tired days. "No way, we cannot afford a $10 late cancel because you want to be lazy!" He is all around so supportive and also very passionate about Lithe. (He doesn't care to admit that part. But he thinks Lithe is awesome.)
Every morning I see the same ambitious and inspiring ladies pushing themselves and each other to be the best they can be. If it wasn't for them, I couldn't stay as consistent.
It also helps that I have awesome results and feel like a bad ass when I know what moves to expect for each class. I used to spend at least an hour at the gym and when I left, I would have no idea of what I actually did. Since I started Lithing and changed my diet, I have lost almost 30 pounds and gained a ton of muscle.
How I de-stress: Lithe is my favorite way to de-stress and I feel like super woman every time I leave. But since that can't be my official answer, de-stressing for me means a hot shower followed by a quick bubble bath. I always anticipate long, luxurious baths and I fill the tub up with bubbles, oils, and lavender Epsom salt. But then I get hot and bored way too quickly. After that, nothing beats snuggling with my dogs, boyfriend, and reruns of The Office.
Most rewarding aspect: The most rewarding aspect of Lithe is my results and how amazing I feel after class and for the remainder of the day. I have always been the type of person who rolls out of bed 5 minutes before work. Now I am up and out of the house by 5:30AM and have a solid workout in before I get to work every day. I actually have an excuse for my hair being a mess. Hallelujah!
If I were a Lithe class: I would be All That. Much like All That, I am typically all over the place and filled with energy. Plus, I love me some boobs and butt! After that I'd be Barlesque because I love shaking everything and acting sassy.
What do my friends and family think I do when I'm at the studio? Most of them have no idea how challenging it is. I show off the moves whenever I get a chance. (Like when I'm at the bar with my mom for instance.) My boyfriend took a class on Valentine's Day and he has definitely given Lithe more credit ever since then. My sister also joined me for Twiggy and even though she said it wasn't hard, I caught her fixing her ponytail for 12 minutes straight. ;)
High school year book superlatives: I was voted the loudest, the class clown (sorry, Mom!), and most likely to be prom queen