I went back to The Bar Method studio this morning. Last night, I looked at my gym schedule and decided to take a Body Pump class at the gym on Wednesday, so I decided to go to the bar today. I have taken 3 Level 1 classes. These Level 1 classes seem to work on your form. This time, I opted to try the Mixed class. They recommend three Level 1’s classes before moving to a Mixed class. I was a bit apprehensive, but I did it. Well, I barely did it. It is freaking hard! The moves focus a lot on your lower body, which is what I like.
I want to get my thighs leaner. I’m Latina and I tend to keep my weight on my thighs and butt. Not my abs. You do a lot of ab work in the class. Shockingly enough, my abs are pretty flat, despited having two kids. If I suck them in, you can see a 2 or 4 pack!
I’m not feeling that happy though. Look, I know better than anyone else, you should never compare yourself to others. It only makes you feel bad about yourself. Never judge a book by its cover. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know all that. But I still cannot help but compare my figure with everyone else’s.
Most of the women in the class have the figure that I have always dreamed of: Tall and lean. Some are on the skinnier side than I prefer, but most have great muscle tone. I don’t know if they do any other types of workouts, I would assume so. But who knows.
I spoke with one of the owners, Jen, last week. She predicted I would see results quickly because I am already very active and I have good form. She probably did not mean I would see results in less than a week. But I am not a patient person.
The other thing that bothered me this morning was my workout outfit. I wore my usual black Victoria Secret’s Yoga pants. I loved them so much when I first got them. I felt they made me look really nice. However, I feel like they are sagging a bit. Maybe it’s due to all the washes or just typical wear and tear. I think I bought these a year or so ago. I bought them during one of their sales (2 for $40).
I wore a regular Sports Bra and an Old Navy tank top over that. I guess the tank top was long so it was gapping on my waist. It looked like I was 3 months pregnant. And I’m not! Really!
Looking around, I noticed that a lot of the women were wearing Lululemon clothing. I have been googling Lululemon clothes for a while. It’s a Canadian brand, but many of here in the States are huge fans. The Bar Studio sells this brand. Last week, I tried on a pair of pants. (Side note: the pants run small. I usually take a size 2 or 4/small and the pants I tried on were a 6). The pants fit really nicely but were super long. Most people have to have them hemmed. One thing I could not get over: the price tag. These pants were around $96! Yikes!!!!!!!!
I read the reviews saying these pants are worth it, they look great wash after wash, etc….. They sound amazing. But for $96, I also expect it to wash the dishes and put away the dirty laundry.
Nevertheless, I have not been able to stop thinking about them. I’m trying to remain rational. Can I really justify spending that much money on a pair of work out pants? Plus, what am I going to do, run home after a workout and wash them so I can wear them the next day? I can totally see myself doing that, scarily enough!
So, I don’t know. Maybe I’m in a funk. Or maybe I need to go shopping for new workout clothes.