Lithe Instructor Melissa Weinberg was recently Lithing and swimming at sunset (Lithe Escape style!) on vacation in Turks and Caicos. After doing push ups and see-saw, she kicked up into a handstand and a friend captured the moment. Melissa, maybe I'll try your spin on our see-saw in Thinny!
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Although I write this letter as a Lithe Bride, I have to say, I didn't start coming to Lithe with the idea of "shedding for the wedding." Instead, I found Lithe through a friend who like me, had put on weight during grad school. I had just finished my dissertation defense and after a halfhearted attempt to get back into my spinning and yoga routine, I felt stalled and uninspired. I decided to put my gym membership on hold and use Lithe Method as a sort of temporary boot camp to whip me into shape. I could barely walk after my first class, but little by little, the classes became more manageable. Plus, I was having fun! Dancing! Cheering! Jumping! One month went by and I thought, "Hmmm...I'll just freeze my gym membership one more month." Then two months went by, then three. All of a sudden I was faced with canceling my gym membership for good. The decision was simple and I never looked back.
Once Sean (my very lovely now-husband) proposed, everyone started asking me what I would be doing to "get into wedding shape." I honestly did two things: cut out some of my more ridiculous food choices (think Haribo gummies) and Lithed. Easy! I ended up having to get my dress taken in a few times, but thankfully my seamstress was a family friend! Needless to say, I felt absolutely amazing on my wedding day. Who knew it was possible to feel curvy and svelte at the same time? And not to mention - strong! Family who had traveled from across the pond couldn't believe my transformation.The best part? I didn't starve myself or get into a routine that I couldn't maintain post-wedding. Lithe helped me get into the best shape of my life, but also gave me the tools I needed to stay that way. One of those tools included an incredible support system, not only the instructors, but also some awesome fellow-Lithers who I now consider great friends. What better Saturday morning exercise motivator is there than breakfast and a good chat afterward?
Thank you Lauren and all the wonderful instructors (a special shout-out to Gerri who always goes above and beyond!) for encouraging, helping, and inspiring me along the way. I am truly grateful! This 6AMer is here to stay!
Getting started in 2013? Slow and Steady wins the race. We have three Immersion courses in February!
Image of Lauren Boggi Goldenberg wearing Lithe via Dom
Happy Friday Lithers! This week we're giving away a Lithe NYC 5 Class Card ($155 value)! For a chance to win, please visit our Facebook page, "Like us" and then leave a comment at the post on Facebook (not here on the blog). A winner will be chosen at random tomorrow and the winner will be announced on Monday!
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