I was 35 years old happily married raising 2 beautiful girls and completely content living a sedentary life. Then in an instant I received the life changing call, “Honey, don’t be alarmed but the neurologist just confirmed I have a brain tumor.” “Ummm, BUT YOU JUST WENT IN FOR AN EYE EXAM!” I screamed before the fear crept in and nearly paralyzed me. Fast forward 3 years later and I’m happy to report my husband is healthy as an ox and equally as stubborn. He was diagnosed with a pituitary tumor that I’ve since learned is very common and more importantly treatable.
After we recovered from the diagnosis we knew we were given a second chance at living a healthier life. We started by getting our food right. No fad diets! Just eating good, wholesome foods our grandparents use to eat. Then the next logical step was exercise. I got moving. Barre style workouts were the first thing I tried and lucky for me it clicked right from the start. I was 5’, 165 plus pounds and this workout allowed for modification crucial for my fitness level. I stuck to this 1 DVD for 16 months and honestly received fantastic results but ended up plateauing and getting bored from the lack of variety. As I searched for bigger and better things Ballet Body came into my life and I haven’t been disappointed since. I love Leah’s method of integrating Ballet inspired moves along with Yoga and Pilates.
Mach 2012 will mark my 1 year anniversary as a subscriber. Currently I’m 19 weeks into the Periodization Plan and I have to admit I’ve gotten the best results utilizing Leah’s expertise. It’s impossible to get bored because there are so many segments to choose from and this is the closest thing I’ve found to a live class without having to leave my living room. Based on dress size alone my result specifically from Ballet Body has been going from an 8 to a 4. More importantly than size I’m in love with every new muscle that magically appears, I have more energy than ever before and I’m most proud of the positive, healthy role model I’ve become to my girls.