Tuesday, May 8, 2012

8 Days Down & Counting

Well, today I finished my 8th day straight of The Dailey Method! I can honestly say, I am loving the workout. Its super challenging and requires immense concentration as you multi task your way thru the hour long program.

I have had many different instructors at TDM Alissa, Laurel, Kady, Bonnie, Michelle and all are inspiring and make the class as challenging as it is, great fun and you feel so amazing when you walk out of there.

I have taken the Principles Class which offers alot of foundation work to TDM exercises at a slightly slower pace which I could easily just continue on with that program for months but when my schedule doesn't fit that class, I have opted to take the Mixed which is a bit more advanced...and have managed to live thru...with exception to one of Laurel's classes. She's tough in a good way.

Linda who welcomes me at check in with a warm smile has twice put me near the owners (Michelle and Colleen-who are both adorable & super fit, HELLO All the instructors are!) to get that extra coaching as she knows I am a newbie and wants to make sure I am learning all I can. (Of course, it reminded me of being moved to the front of the class when you are a kid because you are talking too much~)

What I love & find amazing is the quick response from my body and the transformations taking place at a deeper level- which I feel, yet I can see the definition shaping the muscle & that keeps you engaged in the commitment. More importantly to me is the long term structure and support for my spine that this rehabilitative type of exercise is providing.

PS By the time this 30 day challenge is done .......I am wanting to do the damn leg squats with no stopping for breaks...that's my goal. I feel this glorious burning knowing the muscles are fired up and being re designed, sweet satisfaction...as I muscle thru the hour.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Dailey Method My 30 Day Challenge

I am determined to heal my body. And last week I crafted my plan!

Self talk included....Just 30 days to do this and lets see what happens. (I heard once the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over and expect a different outcome...something I have been doing in the past!)

I made a pact with myself...I would see what taking one class a day at The Daily Method for 30 days would do for me.

Knowing I have to rehabilitate my body & I have been dealing with a host of issues stemming from a head on collision in 2008.

The method is based on rehabilitating your structure and I am hoping I can do one class per day for 30 days & write about the transformation. I will also cut out bread, I will have a 3 day cleanse during this month mid way~

I went to the first class of the month today, its challenging, you are re-wiring your body! Kelly Ripa physique is what I am working towards ;-)

Here is Day 1:

With TDM you feel as tho you are shrink wrapping your muscles around your bones, they feel smaller and tighter!

I like it and guess what..... I have a long way to go because its not easy.

Thankfully the instructors are interested in teaching you proper form and give cues and support regularly...no I don't think they are picking on me~

You do elevate your heart rate a bit however its really about re designing a lean structure, can't wait to see what the other side of 30 classes look like!

My local studio is offering Mixed class level which goes quick and its intense. The other option is a class known as Principles, which emphasizes  more instructional class form is what I will commit too for the next couple of weeks until I build more strength in my legs and core.

You can find a great deal here: http://www.thedaileymethod.com/wheaton.html

 .......Keep you posted on next steps!