Joy. Pain. Failure. Shame.

Joy – the first minute of every barre class, where you roll your shoulders up and back, and up and back. And then you roll your head from side to side. This is my absolute favorite part of barre class. I could totally do that for 45 minutes.

Pain – the rest of barre class.

Failure – Me, today, about twenty minutes into barre class. After going to three barre classes in a week to jump start my re-commitment to fitness and weight loss, my back gave out for the third time this week. From that point on, I laid down on a mat, and just… stayed.

I think the reason that live, group workouts at a studio are more effective than at-home video workouts is the peer pressure. We’re social creatures, susceptible to peer pressure, and when you have a teacher yelling at you and classmates working alongside you, it definitely gives you an extra boost of motivation.

To a point. I reached that point today. Once my back gave out, I decided to lay down for the rest of class. And I know everyone else in class saw me. But you know what? That’s okay! I’m sure I made them feel better. If my contribution to class is to set the bottom of the bell curve, so be it. I’m happy to play that role. I’m good at that role. Played it perfectly in law school, in fact. I have 3-5 years experience setting the bottom of the curve.

And man, back injuries are no joke. I almost named this post “brokeback bro” but I didn’t want to disappoint anyone who was looking for, uh, something not so related to barre.

Bunny says hi! I think the barrebro is going to stick to yoga for a week or two.

On the bright side, the barrebro threw a pretty baller korean bbq party for the tuck team this past weekend. 

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