Monday, July 21, 2008

Pilates

I have been teaching at Harmony Pilates and Gyrotonic Studio for two weeks now and it has been amazing to say the least. The site is new, so check back when we add bio's and fun stuff. One of the best things about being back in the studio is introducing my own body to this method again, I mean really diving back in. People think because I teach pilates that I work out all week long and am in great shape. Don't confuse "thin" with "in shape." I tell my clients this all the time. My body was starting to be unhealthy. My spine and my muscles were becoming weak and my mind was becoming sticky.

The worst part was getting started, having to stay after work and get on the equiptment and actually work out knowing I was not as strong as I used to be or that I was in worse shape than I was last year this time. That can be a real damper on jumping back into a routine for yourself. I did stay the first couple days. I looked at the clock every 4 min wondering "was this enough time? Can I go home now?" Those first few days were rough, but crutial. It's the first few days or couple weeks or months that make it hard to jump into a routine or to start the change of lifestyle for yourself. It is even hard for me a pilates instructor.

I can't tell you how amazing I feel now after only a couple of weeks. My spine feels like it is working for me and not against me. My mind feels like it is ahead of me and not lagging behind and I feel strong and attractive again after only a few sessions. Oh my this method rocks!!

So if any of you are stuck trying to get moving...just do it and if you are really stuck, let me help. I would love to help and get you moving and keep you motivated. Be encouraged. Our bodies were made to move and be strong and healthy for a really long time. I promise you will feel like a million bucks once you start. I would love to hear how some of you stay motivated. Tell me your tips and tricks for workouts and how you stay healthy and moving.

I will keep you posted on the progress of my new movement, but for now I have to go and get the haircut. (previous post)

1 comment:

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

"Just do it" resonates with us for a very solid reason, doesn't it? Even if you aren't into Nike, you get the value of putting yourself into exercise with devotion and without hesitation.