You guys remember last year when I challenged you to join me in the barre3 challenge? Well, this year the B3 ALL IN program is better than ever before with more resources, more recipes, more online workouts, and a handbook to help you grocery shop, plan your workouts, eat creative whole food recipes, and set some goals! This year, I would like to invite you to join me in committing to B3 ALL IN!!!
But, Audrey I don’t even know what barre3 is…
Barre3 is a boutique fitness company that incorporates over 100 studios around the globe, online classes, nutritional guidance, original, healthy recipes, a mobile app, and inspired content to promote balanced living. Based on the importance of a balanced lifestyle, barre3 classes are designed to be accessible and transform the body through a focus on strength, grace and whole body wellness. Founded by renowned fitness and wellness expert Sadie Lincoln in 2008, barre3 features a highly effective system of one-inch isometric variations and fluid motions. Barre3 combines athleticism, grace, and Sadie Lincoln’s favorite disciplines of ballet barre, yoga, and Pilates. Every dynamic barre3 workout is designed to increase energy and produce serious, lasting results. By focusing on whole-body health, we empower you to feel your best from the inside out! Barre3 is adored by everyone from busy moms to A-list celebrities, earning media attention from WELL + GOOD, SELF, INSTYLE, VOGUE, US WEEKLY and many more.
If that’s not enough, barre3 has helped me come back from running injuries, improved my balance, kept me fit/strong in the midst of a busy schedule, and is so much freakin fun!! You can read more about how I fell in love with barre3 and my testimony >>here<<.
It’s simple – B3 ALL IN is essentially 5 barre3 classes a week (online or in a studio near you), 4 barre3 recipes per day (from the guided meal plan with food you’ll love), and journal exercises to build mind-body connection. It starts January 9th and ends February 5th.
“Once you know your motivation—your ‘why’— this becomes your program, and that’s the key to finding success.” – Sadie Lincoln
My commitment letter
WHAT IS YOUR ALL IN?
Each of us has our own story, our own motivation, our own goals—our own “why” for committing to B3 ALL IN. Take a moment to think about your “why.”
I am committing to B3 ALL IN because: I want to make the little changes now, that will have a life-long impact. I want to get stronger, sleep better, feel more energized, and make eating healthy foods more of a priority this month!
After B3 ALL IN, I want to feel: Refreshed, reset, and reenergized.
I know that being healthy is not all on me. The people who will help me stay committed to B3 ALL IN are: Jeremy will (of course;) be my most steadfast supporter and encourager through the challenge. He is also going to take part!! In addition, since I am an instructor, my fellow instructors at out studio and all my clients will hold em accountable too!
If I feel a dip in my motivation, here are three things I’ll do to help myself get back on track: Not beat myself up if I experience moments of failure throughout this month. I am a bit of an extremist and tend to be “all in” (pun totally intended) or all out when it comes to pretty much anything…. so giving myself grace when I miss a class or can’t fit in a B3 meal, will be key for me.
For the next month, I, Audrey Roloff, am committed and will be B3 ALL IN.
*As my commitment to B3 ALL IN I am going to take 5 classes each week, strive to make 2 barre3 recipes per day, and eliminate sugar and alcohol from my diet. However, I will not be joining all you champs that are choosing to fully commit to eliminating coffee. You don’t wanna be around the no-coffee version of Auj…
My energy lately has been: Inconsistent
My body feels: Jet-lagged, sluggish, tired
When I wake up, the first thing I want to do is: Cuddle my kitty Pine and Jeremy
When I think of exercise, I feel: motivated, excited, “a break”
When I feel a dip in energy, my go-to fix is: Gummy bears and coffee (I know… it’s a horrible truth)
My biggest food/drink cravings are: Coffee, Mexican food, smoothies
EXERCISE: Exercise shouldn’t hurt you, it should help you—and barre3 does exactly that. Our full-body workout gives you a deep muscle burn and a rewarding endorphin high—all with zero negative impact on your joints. The secret to this is our three-step sequence, developed with our team of doctors, physical therapists, and anatomy specialists. We begin with an isometric hold to align the body, build a mind-body connection, and get your muscles firing. We then “move small” to help you work deep in your muscles without compromising your form—a technique that helps you build strength and push through plateaus. The final step is to “move big,” which revs your heart as it builds functional strength for everyday activities. The signature sequence helps you build a strong, lean, balanced body
NOURISH: You’ll notice that your B3 ALL IN recipes don’t include gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. We also recommend that you avoid alcohol and coffee during the program. That’s because these food categories can disrupt your digestive system, thwarting absorption of key nutrients and causing dramatic spikes in your blood sugar— which can lead to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Don’t worry—we’re not saying you should say goodbye to these foods forever. Eliminating them this month is simply part of jumpstarting a healthy lifestyle—you can always reintroduce them when B3 ALL IN is over (but carefully—we’ll show you how later in this handbook!). If these foods are a regular part of your diet right now, you might miss them at first. But stay strong—usually after just a week of eating nourishing whole foods, you won’t miss the old stuff a bit.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS THE BARRE3 NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY? Our philosophy can be distilled into three simple words: Eat whole foods. What does “whole foods” mean? Essentially, anything you can picture. growing or living—for example, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, whole grains, raw honey, wild-caught fish, and grass-fed beef. These will most likely be around the periphery of your grocery store, while the items on the inside aisles tend to include artificial ingredients. One simple way to think of it: a whole food has one ingredient—itself. For more details about whole foods, check out this article in the b3 Magazine. You can also use our Foods to Favor/ Foods to Forsake guide as an easy reference.
CONNECT. Finding a mind-body connection in class. Building meaningful relationships. Making time for self-care. When you connect—both with yourself and with others—you feed that intangible, crucial part of yourself that allows you to truly thrive. Foster these connections by prioritizing them. Spend uninterrupted time with your family. Schedule time for meditation. Give yourself permission to read, walk, visit a museum. These moments of deep connection are equally as healthy as the time spent doing a barre3 workout.
Alright, so who is joining me?!
Let me know in the comments if you are going to join me in the B3 ALL IN Progam this month, to set you up for success throughout the year! You can sign up and find more info about the program >>HERE<<
If you are in Bend, Oregon at all this next month, make sure you come to one of my classes!!! I would absolutely LOVE to have you! You can sign up to take a barre3 Bend class >>here<<
*** These ALWAYS MORE tanks will be available in my shop aujpojshop.com next week in gray AND black! They are soOOooooOOooo cozy and flattering to all body types. Plus they serve as a reminder that you ALWAYS got MORE in you than your body leads you to believe (especially as you might start to fatigue throughout the course of the B3 ALL IN challenge)!!!
All photos taken by Jeremy Roloff