Even though I am an instructor and worked out throughout my pregnancy, getting back into shape is a challenge (hence being an Xtend Challenger). With sleepless nights, an unfamiliar postpartum “shape” and nursing, I felt non energetic and uncomfortable in my skin. However, I was REALLY looking forward to getting back to the workout and studio that I love. After the first Xtend class with Liz I knew I had a ways to go, I had lost a lot of arm muscle, had no abs and boy were my legs were shaking!! It’s been a little over a month and I have been taking at least three Xtend classes a week from Amy, Liz and Kristin.
Each morning I may be tired from lack of sleep but feel instantly energized with the music and the face paced warm-up! I can almost get through the triceps dips without a break and only shake on occasion! I push myself harder each class and really try to focus on form. While the scale hasn’t changed all that much and I know I have a ways to go, my body feels more tone and tight and I’ve noticed my pants fitting better (especially in the waist). Most importantly, I am a happy Mom. It feels great to do something for myself and the music, other instructors and clients are so wonderful and supportive. They always ask how the boys are doing and are thoughtful and encouraging. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity and look forward to making even more progress in the coming months. Can’t wait to see what the future brings.