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Big Girls Do Barre

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Hello Strangers!

It is officially one week since I had my Mohs and plastic surgery to remove the basal cell carcinoma.  I plan to write a LOOOONNNGGG post once I have pictures with the stitches out, so you can see a before and after. Also because I may need to photoshop my backside out of the pictures farm boy took while I was wearing that dang hospital gown.  NEVER AGAIN PEOPLE.

I do want to say a HUGE thank you to my family and farm boy. You were the best nurses ever!

Now to my real reason for writing.

I am here to tell you that I have a new love.

This stuff is crazy!  It is ballet, yoga, pilates circuit torture (my definition, not theirs)! And this big girl is working it.

You see, I’ve told several people I’ve started going to these classes since they opened at the end of September, and they all ask more or less the same thing-“Are they all Alamo Heights skinny bi***es?”   The answer is NOOO cause I am bring the junk in my Lululemoned trunk every week. Yes there are a majority of SSSAYM (super skinny stay at home moms) in the studio, but there have been older ladies and big girls too!

We don't sweat, we GLISTEN

I found these funny illustrations on a blog post about Which Type of Barre-bie are you in Barre Class? on the Rate Your Burn blog.

I would be part #8 and part #13

I’m actually not self-conscious like #13. I know I should be there. I am the only laughing and smiling. The rest of them usually have a serious case Grumpy Face. They might be hungry. I know I am. And this blogger is right…I think it is harder for me than for them. I have a big ol fat roll in the way every time I try to do the ab work, not to mention my big booty gets in the way when I try to do back and side leg lifts. You know you know what I’m talking about.


So I write this to say to my friends, don’t be afraid of trying a barre class at your gym or local studio, because big girls CAN do barre!