from the core | columbus, ohio photographer

from the core | columbus, ohio photographer

I'm a skeptic.  My husband says I'm negative.  I prefer skeptic.  It just sounds nicer.  No one likes to be friends with a negative person.  So whenever someone presents some life changing thing to me, I am always skeptical.  Like Atkins or Paleo or whatever.  I just feel like totally eliminating something from your life can't be all that healthy.  Plus, once you add the word diet to anything my mind immediately thinks of pizza, chocolate, cookies and ice cream.  I'm an emotional eater.  I know it.  I own it.  

Over the last six months, I've tried to make some changes in my family's life.  Not a complete overhaul.  Just some simple changes.  I have made some tweaks in our diet.  We still have pizza once a week so nothing too crazy pants.  Just little substitutes to make things a little more healthy then they were in the past.  

Most importantly, I've decided we need to be more active.  Now don't get me wrong, we still have quiet time and we still veg on the couch with iPads.  I just want to make sure that we're getting off our behinds and doing different things more often.  

I knew it had to start with me.  Even though I'm negative, I only try to be hypocrite 40% of the time sooo I decided I need to try out some new things on the work out front.  In comes my barre class.  I don't know if fun is the right word.  I do like the stretching at the end.  Its a challenge and my butt appreciates it.  The best part is that I've gotten to know my barre instructor.  She is just darling so when she asked me if I would do some professional shots for her, I jumped at the chance.  It put me out of my comfort zone photography wise but, I'm so happy I did it.  I'm pretty happy with the results. Just make sure you keep your core engaged while you look at the pics.  Seriously, I bet its not.  Engage that sucker!

Now I just need my darling instructor to get her lifestyle blog/site finished so I can share it!