As you know, I’m suffering from a foot injury and although I’ve tried to do spinning and some other cardio- I realized that they weren’t helping me get better.
I love nothing more than a good sweaty hard workout (TWSS), but I’ve realized that the person that needs to commit to my recovery is me. And if I’m pushing the envelope every opportunity I get, it’s not going to happen.
After I came to this realization I thought maybe I’d try pilates. There is a class at my gym’s other location about 15 minutes away 4 times a week. On Monday I went for the first time- and I loved it! It felt good all over. It helped me to clear my mind the way exercise always does.
Unfortunately there was recently a road closure in my area which has made the 15 minute drive to pilates now 35 minutes of stressful traffic. Uggh. This morning I realized I wasn’t making it on time, so I turned around and headed home.
I wasn’t too upset about it- just realized I need to leave more time if I want to go. I cut my losses and set up this gym at home. I completed two workouts on Exercise TV that were both great! One was a 20 minute full body pilates, and the other was a 30 minute pilates fit workout. I like the fact that they are done mostly on the mat. No standing=no foot pain.
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I’m off to run some errands now- busy day ahead!
Do you enjoy pilates?
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