In the name of all things fitness and fun, I finally gave in to Meg’s pleads to try out Pilates.
Now, I’m all for trying new things, heck I actually seek out new and fun activities, but for some reason I was a little hesitant about Pilates. I’m not really even sure why, because I have taken two different PiYo (Pilates + Yoga) classes before but still I was scared.
I now know why…..
Because the pilates class I took earlier this week is going to be forever referred to as Pil-OWWWW-tes. As in OW! OW! OW! It hurts.
This class took ab and core work to a whole new level!
I was sweating, and breathing hard, and struggling through this whole class. I definitely have a tolerance for cardio and endurance related activities, but strength and core related ones I’m sitting at nothing.
I didn’t really even know what to expect when the teacher asked us to grab a ball and this jump rope looking thingie.
But then quickly learned that we would use this equipment for added resistance during certain exercises.
Throughout the class we did yoga inspired moves, but they were made harder with the use of the above equipment. And let’s not forget the MILLION ab routines we did, as well as core work.
I can honestly say that this class was worth taking. I only wish this class didn’t interfere with my favorite Spin class.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed/excited by all the fitness options?
I seriously get excited when I get to plan out my workout routine for the week. And sometimes I get a little overly excited and then this happens on my calendar…
Don’t worry, I’m not really going to engage in ALL these activities today. My strategy is to put all the potential workouts of the day on my calendar so I can “block” out room for them and then usually end up doing 1 out of the bunch.
Just looking at all those “potential” workouts are making me tired. And yes my abs STILL hurt from Monday Pil-OW-tes!
TGIAF (Thank god it’s almost Friday!)