I go to pilates at least once a week and have been for almost a year now (wow its crazy its been that long!!) and I honestly love it.
I feel like I never used to 'work out' because I DESPISE running. like hate it with a capitol H. its the worst.
and as silly as this is, I felt paralyzed by this. I felt like if I couldn't motivate myself to go running I shouldn't be spending money on classes or work out equipment. Like the least I could do was go running, its completely free and available any time, and if I wasn't doing that how could I expect myself to stick to a workout regime?
but then I just sort of threw that mentality out and dove head first into pilates. The studio I go to is amazing and when I first signed up I had an all access pass that let me go to any class, any time, as long as there was room in the class. It was amazing! and I certainly used it to the max, I think I was going to like 4 or 5 classes a week! That was a little excessive but going once or twice a week is a perfect amount for me.
waiting for so long seems silly now that I'm comfortable with my non-cardio loving self but it honestly prevented me from committing to exercise in the past.
I read the book, The Happiness Project, and one of the key things I took away from it is there are things you think you should like and things you ACTUALLY like.
you think you should like martini's, but you actually like whiskey and gingers
you think you should like riding rollar coasters but you actually like chilling in the wave pool.
you think you should like running but you actually like pilates.
anyway you get the idea, but it made me confident to just embrace what I actually like and and forget about all that cardio crap that I just can't get into.
you have to do what works for YOU. and feel happy that your doing anything! try out some classes, try swimming, try riding your bike.
sort of off topic but talking about my pilates class makes me think of this one woman who was in my class this week- I've never seen her before but because of the nature of the memberships there are a lot of drop ins and one-weekers.
Anyway...she literally had an ear to ear smile the ENTIRE class! Picture me, sweat dripping down my back, face flushed, grimacing to push myself further...I look over and she is just happy go lucky smiling!! I was half feeling like I wanted to punch her and half wanting to ask her what her secret was?!
I need some new work out outfits, does anyone have any suggestions besides lulu lemons?