You Practice Only During A Group ClassThe class setting usually has a healthy positive group energy to share in but it's only during a private solo uninterrupted introspective workout that a beginner can hope to unlock the deeper mysteries of their art.
Day 5 of our Personal Best 30 Day Challenge and my attempt at eventual transformation has proven more difficult than anticipated. ARGG! I am the leader! I’m the one that has thrown down the gauntlet! Am I going to let this challenge make minced meat out of me? I have stayed true to my 30 minutes of evening meditation however; my day game is way off. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t beat myself up about this however; my goal is to augment my spiritual acuity, not redistribute it.
I was very lucky enough to attend an amazing dinner with one of my favorite holistic nutritionist and nutritionist consultants. She has inspired me for the last three years to clean up my diet and make some changes that have really affected the way I look at food for fuel and nurishment. I've always been an advocate of The Zone but am slowly integrating some amazing paloelithic ways of eating. No, I am not eating weird meats and fully off of carbs, but I have eliminated legumes and some grains.
Yesterday I mentioned in class that practicing Pilates is Not like driving an ambulance, ambulance as metaphor on how we practice on the reformer and generally go about the practice of the physical art of Pilates. Sometimes I use the metaphor "like a tai chi movement." or, "like a gentle wave back and forth" or "work with opposition, control the movements coming and going.." Today I stumbled on this: "Study carefully. Do not sacrifice knowledge to speed in building your solid exercise regime on the foundation of Contrology.
There’s always such hope for great change at the beginning of a New Year. However, most of us feel like we can begin to improve our lives tomorrow. After all, it’s only the 10th day of the year. We still have 355 days to get it right.
I went for a health screening today and all my numbers are looking good, except for triglycerides. This number should be below 150, mine is 167. It is not bad but it needs to be better. A year ago, there were many numbers that were out of wack. I have changed all of them with the exception of triglycerides through working out and eating better. A little more fine tuning on what I eat and continuing with my workouts should fix this. So I'm off to learn more about triglycerides!!!