I hate having my teeth worked on, I even cringe when I have to sit for a cleaning.Mind you I have great teeth, I take really good care of them, I don't like it but I do it.So, yesterday as I was walking up to my dentist's door, I noticed that I was really tense, I was really dreading the upcoming hour. Then I had an Oprah moment, I realized that this must be how my clients feel when they know I'm coming!
As I look back at the previous two weeks of the Pilates challenge, there are two things I have discovered. One is how Pilates changes your body in so many ways, not just core strength. I've always been very aware of my posture. My grandmother had severe Kyphosis, also known as "hunchback" and I never wanted to end up like that. However, as my day goes on and I begin to feel fatigued, my posture can suffer. Pilates is very much about posture. During some of the workouts, I would be reminded of ballet classes when I was a child.
This morning, I discovered a whole new reason for exercising intensely at the beginning of your day!Have you ever seen Cesar Milan's show Dog Whisperer? He shows people how to help their dogs follow directions & be well-behaved. One of the techniques he uses for the unruly pups is to exercise the daylights out of them in order to remove all their excess energy and thus enable them to listen to obey the commands of their masters. What an ingenious idea... it really works - on people too!