I have taken up Pilate's.
I go faithfully once a week, on Wednesday night,
with my daughter Jaime and do a Pilate's workout.
If you ever went by the window of our class you would see a
bunch of women and at least one man,
laying on their sides, backs or stomachs
moving their legs and arms, up, down, over and around.
Now, I am not are not talking about large movements.
There are no instructors yelling above loud music,
yelling at us to work it....work it....work it....
There are no skimpy outfits that show more skin and body parts
than is nescssary...anywhere....at any time.
There is no sweat dripping down exposed skin.
To a passerby we look very peaceful.....boring even....
as we lift our leg and foot...one inch off the ground
and rotate them in slow, controlled, tight circles.
To a passerby the class would look totally benign
Too bad those same passersby' couldn't see me
crawl out of bed the next day.
My abs feel like they had a baseball bat attack them.
My hamstrings protest the motion of leg movement.....of any kind....
My upper arms tell me that using the computer at work is
NOT GOING TO BE PLEASANT!
My whole body is letting me know what it thinks of that weekly workout.
Who would think that those slow, precise, movements
could make me feel the way I do the day after a class?
I surly did not!
I am tired after every class.
On the plus side.....is there a plus-side? zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
oh sorry I drifted off there for a moment...
I told you I'm tired after class and
I just came from one.
Where was I? Oh yeah, plus side!
The plus side is that I love Pilate's.
Every part of my body gets stretched which is
great as I sit at a computer all day.
I get a good workout.
I look forward to the next class.
I really do enjoy the torture.
I am, I hope, slowly and I mean very slowly,
getting my body into better shape than when I started.
It will take time to get into better physical shape than
I have been for a long while.
It is no ones fault but my own.
I would pat my own back but as I said,I just came from class
and can't get my arm up high enough right now.
I think all my muscles are on strike.
I will continue with my Pilate's class as I really enjoy it.
I know that it will take time to get physically fit and loose the weight.
They say it is "easier to put on than take off......
and that is true, but I am trying.