So it’s been 2 weeks since I started my Ballet Body case study. Today I’m gonna talk about week 2 – I’ve been doing the workout 3 times a week…so I will share with you how my last three Ballet Beautiful Total Body workouts went.
Workouts 4 and 5
Workouts 4 and 5 were pretty uneventful. However, I did notice a significant difference in my ability to recruit/activate the proper muscles. The burning seemed a little more intense, and the soreness after workout 4 was very deep.
I also noticed some soreness in a couple of new places – the sides of my glutes (the gluteus medius) you know, where dancers have that nice indentation. Yeah, I noticed significant soreness in that area, which is something I have never experienced from a barre DVD.
Now for me, workout 6 seemed to be somewhat of a milestone.
Almost immediately after beginning the workout, I noticed extreme burning in the target muscles. I know I said in the beginning that the burning was intense in workouts 1 and 2 – and I honestly thought it couldn’t get any worse. But this was 10 times worse, much deeper and fire hot.
Another thing I noticed was that I actually started to get out of breath and a little sweaty. It’s funny because throughout the whole video, Mary Helen keeps saying, “Okay, just take a moment to catch your breath,” and “Grab a sip of water”, and I would kinda chuckle to myself like, “yeah right…what does she think this is, a marathon or something?”
Well, let me tell you, I have been humbled. I did need to catch my breath and regroup a couple of times, and I was indeed breathless and sweating. Good stuff.
Perhaps the most exciting thing is that I have started to see results. My muscle tone is a lot more defined and noticeable already, and its only workout 6!
I’m SO looking forward to the next few workouts. I have been doing the Ballet Beautiful Total Body Workout 3 times a week so far, and I have plans to move up to 4 times per week as soon as I am ready.