Health & Fitness Efforts

Strictly truthful accounts of attempts to embrace the Straight and Narrow

Xtend Barre

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Xtend Barre

 

 

Xtend Barre

 

 

Does anyone else find  ‘Xtend Barre‘ workouts jolly hard?  I enjoy them a lot and so wish I could move just like the dancers on the dvd  – they make it look easy!  However, I find it awfully difficult to manoeuvre myself into all the moves at the right speed.

In my quest to avoid the humiliation of conking out on my cycle ride to Paris I have been attempting to perfect the pliés and tendus like mad. They seem straightforward at least. Despite a lack of material evidence and despite my arabesques ending up more like hops than anything more balletic , I am ever hopeful that a firm régime of Xtend Barre mixed up with Jillian Michaels’ ‘Body Revolution’, will be just the thing to nail being fit in time for September.

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Gosh! How did the dvd people know I’ve always wanted a dancer’s body!! I’d absolutely love to discover it. Unfortunately, although I’m quite a few rounds in to my Xtend Barre efforts, my dancer’s body is still mislaid & I remain round.

Easier said than done…

Ms. Rogers regularly exhorts me to remember to be graceful and energetic. Although she is briskly encouraging, I keep catching myself lumbering instead of gliding and thinking about chocolate and a pot of Häagen-Dazs ice-cream which I know that the Agent put in the freezer.

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Nil desperandum…

 

However, I reckon there could be Cause For Hope. In the Xtend Barre workout dvd, everone wears co-ordinating light blue tops. Maybe if I were to wear a light blue top too, this might make all the difference.  I’d definitely  feel more like one of the gang. It’s a very pretty colour and  perhaps I’d look more graceful straight away? Don’t you think colour coding might work?

If wearing a synchronised blue top proves to be the answer, I’ll only have to worry about becoming flexible, strong, sculpted, chiselled and lean by September. Hurrah!

One step at a time….

 

Yours in search of a light blue top,

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Hula hooping!

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Hula hooping!

 

 

Hula Hooping:

I’ve been hula hooping! All weekend…. It’s the most fantastic fun!

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Pirates take over Castle Coop

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Pirates take over Castle Coop

Item no 4 on the Castle Coop good things list for today’s entry, is the Pilates class to be held in our Village Hall. Fourteen of us have signed up for it and although technically the start-up date is in the New Year, it is already giving us enormous amounts of entertainment.

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