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.
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The leaves are turning again, the weather is getting cooler and there are sign of Fall all around us. It’s the signs from Mother Nature that tell us it’s time for change. It’s time once again to staring changing our daily routine, our old habits and prepare for what ahead.
Five days into the 21 Day Challenge! I have scheduled workouts at Rivercity on Sundays, but have found it a bit of a challenge to get in a second class day with my schedule. No worries, I got in a 20 minute Pilates workout at home yesterday. I think this is a great addition to my cardio and strength training. I have to say my abs were a bit sore after Sunday's workout. I love it and I'm looking forward to class this Sunday!
A big thing I’ve been preaching to my clients as of late is to persevere through all obstacles. We all have them: injuries, job, family, relationships, and mentally. My words might not always come out like this, but I’m trying to say, “Stay calm, be strong,” more or less. What I mean is that I don’t want clients to become overstressed. Don’t sweat the things you can’t control – the things that are beyond our control. Control what you can control and you’ll take care of business in the other areas.
Yesterday was a challenging day for me. I set the bar high for myself with a 3 mile hill repeat run followed by a 90 minute hot yoga class. Twice I found myself right on the edge. I felt like I had no more to give, and slightly sick, but I pulled something from somewhere and finished the workouts. By the end of the yoga class I was limping in, but I finished, and I felt so accomplished it's not even funny.