Finding that I still have to push myself to stick to a workout routine - but am falling in love with Pilates all over again. So glad I made myself do it today - even though it was a struggle to get going.
I first started doing Pilates in 2003 -- it is such a calming workout that works! I learned enough to do it at home, though still enjoy going to a studio to have an instructor kick my butt in gear from time to time. Over the years, I've gone up and down with regards to routine - and as of recent have started a some-what regimented weekly Pilates schedule. I found what works for me is 20-30 minutes each:
I mix this up with cardio on Sunday & Wednesday
[Tuesday my calendar is too full - so it's my day off!]
It is amazing how much Pilates whips you into shape. I was ridiculously SORE after the first few days - but think I've now adjusted into a good rhythm. I always feel great after - getting started isn't always easy so I remind myself how good it feels when I'm done. Immediate sense of achievement and physically it's all good! It's funny, my boyfriend is super athletic - in near perfect shape - but whenever I make him do Pilates with me; it KILLS him!
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I am such a Hulu fan already, so recently I typed in Pilates & found some great new routines. Anything in repetition is not only boring, but over time is ineffective - so it's great to mix it up & Hulu is
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what have you got to lose...?
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