Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pilatekickyourasstes!

So I've always been more of a Yoga girl and less of an (ahem, farting) Pilates girl. Well today I went to my first class, and I swear it kicked.my.ass! Who knew that a ball could be so demanding? Or that an elastic band could snap back and hit you in the face while doing a bicycle lunge on your back? Or that balance is THE key factor in exercise? Or that a ring could cause such pain?!

Umm...I do!

My legs are sore, my back is numb, my shoulders ache, and my abs need a good stretch to recover from my 55 minute duration of what can only be described as Yoga Hell. AND--I still have to take care of my kids for the rest of the day!!

Tranquilizers? Anyone?? no?!

8 comments:

  1. How FUNNY! A few weeks ago I decided that althought I'm on the lean side, I should really "firm" up a bit....HA! I started getting up at 5a every morning and doing a Yoga work out, OH GAWD!! It is the hardest physical thing I've every done and I consider myself athletic, OR I used to, lol.

    I now do Yoga three times a week and a daily workout the other two that includes Pilates every morning....I swear, I won't let this kick my ass.

    It's been a month and I DO feel a difference and I am starting to see one. I don't want to lose any weight, just tighten what I have left. My legs are tighter and my abs? I can see the beginning of two cans of a six pack, lol.

    Stay at it...it's SO worth it. :):)

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  2. You crack me up with the band hitting you in the face. Because I've had that happen before. Only with those old coil springs that you hook onto a pole and stretch out. BAM! It flew back and hit me in the face as I went crying to mommy! Good for you! At least you took a class. My fat ass needs to do SOMETHING!! I NEED MOTIVATION!!!

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  3. I tried just the pilates DVDs after I had Little Man. Seems those exercises are all about the "core" of your body. Also seems that when you have a c-section you completely lose the muscles in the "core" of your body.

    I gave up on that but am working out....pretty faithfully to......even at 5:30 in the am.

    Stay at it, I am sure it has better benefits and results than what I am doing.

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  4. Pilates kicks my rear every time. Of course, I'm very uncordinated. Perhaps that has something to do with it.

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  5. it makes me laugh... thinking of you doing Pilates. Oh, remind me to tell you about the Yoga class I took with Cheree. That is how I'm pictureing you in a Pilates class.

    Were people laughing at you...or were they trying to be all ZEN and shit?

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  6. Working out? What is this thing you call working out?

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  7. Just be careful with those elastic bands and the movies your kids watch! One viewing of Goonies and your kids will have you tied up with those elastic bands and on their way to hunt down pirate treasure! ARGH!

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  8. LMAO! I can totally picture you falling off balls, hitt yourself with the rubber bands...lol!

    they also have pilates/yoga too. Yogalites or something like that.

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??