Sunday, June 23, 2013

100 and my first giveaway!

No...I have not lost 100 pounds (but i have lost 75 but that's another post). There are other exciting things that have to do with the number 100 that we need to talk about!!

This little post right here, this is my 100th post on this blog! What started out documenting my PCOS journey to inform my family and friends so I didn't have to repeat the story over and over again has morphed into a blog about how I have changed my life!

Just before my shoulder surgery I hit another 100 100th barre3 class!!! It just so happened to coincide with two of my good friends from high school trip down to Vancouver! My best friend Bree and my mom ended up surprising me and coming to the class also. It was a very wonderful morning.

L to R: Kalli, Melanie, mom, Bree, me! I just realized that these ladies composed 50% of my bridesmaids!

Bree and her niece Maya made me this awesome banner! It says "100 BARRE 3's CONGRATS ANNIE". I was very overwhelmed by her thoughtfulness. It is always fun to introduce new people to Barre3. Kalli and Melanie were friends number 34 & 35 of people who I have brought to a barre3 class! Someday soon I'll get to 40 (in only two more people, as of today, for the record).

This is me in front of the 'flagship' Barre3 in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. Those nifty purple pants I'm rocking are my 70 pound weight loss reward!! One of my good friends Kim gave me a gift certificate to Athleta for my birthday and told me to wait until I hit a big milestone to spend it. I'm pretty much in love with my purple pants.

As you may have guessed I'm also very much in love with Barre3 and since it is my 100th post I wanted to do a little Barre3 giveaway*!!

Annie's barre3 giveaway*...
- One month online workout subscription
- One barre workout ball (I will mail it to you)
- The possibility of becoming addicted to barre3 :-)

- Anyone can enter. If you are from outside the US and it's too spendy to ship the barre ball to, you'll have to get your own! They're $9 on amazon.
- If you live in the Portland area and would rather have a gift certificate for one studio class (instead of the one month online subscription) we can arrange that!
- The giveaway will be closed at the end of the day on Sunday, June 30th, 2013. The drawing will be random!
- How to win - leave a comment in this post telling me your name and favorite body part of yours! I'm hoping this is enough info for me to get in touch with you if you win!!

*barre3 is not sponsoring this giveaway. I love this program so much I am paying for someone else to reap the benefits!

Fingers crossed {that the winner falls in love with Barre3}...


  1. As I am a some what new mom I'm not to fond of my body right now . but if I had to pick I would say my legs . congrats on your awesome achievement

  2. Yay Barre3! My favorite body part is my neck and collar bone, because no matter my weight they look long and slender to me, especially if I wear the right shirts. I am also strangely in love with my bubble butt, even though it's bigger than I want it to be right now!

  3. Annie you story and courage are simply amazing! I can only hope to achieve what you have someday! My hands are my fav body part

  4. My favorite part are my boobs hahaha. They are the only part of my body that isn't under constant weight changes. And Hubs loves them, so that helps too :)
    I've seen all your success and I want to try Barre3 too.
    -Lynne W.

  5. Hi Annie! Looking Good! I would love a chance to do Barre 3! My favorite body parts are my legs. Thanks!

  6. My favorite body part of mine is my chest, I have been blessed with a set up pretty big girls and they are all natural ;)!

  7. Hi Annie, my favorite part of my body are my arms. They used to be my least favorite part because a lot of weight went to my arms, but I'm focusing time and effort into them and they are showing strength!