The Būband, Orange Theory and Some “Me Time”
Having kids is amazing. There is truly nothing in the world like bringing a little life into this world. However, what I won’t lie to you about is how exhausting it can be, especially in those first few months. I remember going to bed eight months after my second son was born and thinking, I have not had a good night sleep in over 8 months… 8 MONTHS! There is also a time around 4 months when you just so badly want to fit into your old jeans again and the button just will not do up!!! Being a Mom is the most selfless job but there is a time when you just want a little bit back. After awhile, I just wanted to feel like the old me again. Sleeping eight hours a night and fitting into my “skinny jeans”.
When my friend Jenn, suggested that I come along with her to this new work-out facility called Orange Theory, I immediately thought oh no, will this be another fitness routine that I get sucked into, only to be bored after a month? To be honest, once my kids go to bed at night, I just want to grab a glass of wine and watch tv with my hubby. I just want to re-lax. Yet the more I thought about getting out of the house ALONE once a week to burnsome stress and some calories, it kinda did sound good. My husband has been encouraging
me to take some “Me Time” so I thought this might be what I needed.
Was it ever. With
a little persistence, I accompanied Jenn to a free class one evening and I was immediately
hooked. I have a short attention span
and in the past I have easily become bored with the hour commitment of yoga, zumba
and working out at the gym. This is just
so different. I don’t even have a second to think about being bored because I
am too busy working my butt off and concentrating on my personal goals. In an Orange Theory class, you wear a
heart-rate monitor to track your progress and keep yourself in the “Orange
Zone”. This zone calls for lots of energy and a higher heart-rate, resulting in more visible toning and an extra calorie burn for hours after your work-out is
over. I have been going just once a week for the past 4 months and I can’t
believe the results. Whether your goal is weight-loss, toning or over-all health, you must give this class a try. For more info visit: http://www.orangetheoryfitness.com/
When I booked the Būband modeling job, I felt a bit anxious
as this was my first photoshoot post-Cooper. My fears were pushed aside
when I met and got to know the wonderful woman behind the Būband. I realized that this is a product that so many
women could and SHOULD use!
The Būband is a three-inch-wide elasticized band covered in soft, breathable fabric that can be worn over your
regular bra, sports bra or cami-tank to prevent “bounce” during your workout
routine or everyday life. So many of us
ladies suffer from that uncomfortable and even embarrassing boob bounce, but
this new product eliminates that completely!
I love this idea and I am proud to be part of it. Order yours online today: www.buband.ca
When I saw the photos on the website, I was so happy that I
whipped my butt back into shape and that I had finally done something for myself. So whether you start going for a run, join Orange
Theory or grab a coffee and do some online shopping for skinny jeans or Būbands,
make sure you take some time for yourself this weekend!