Monday, March 19, 2012

Pilates

I started doing Pilates around 2004. I ordered Winsor Pilates from TV. It came with a three disc program - beginners, 20 minute workout and advanced. I got it because Pilates is an on the floor exercise and good for muscle tone.

I'm most independent on the floor and can do just about any exercise. Just like anyone else, it may wear me out or hurt a little but it doesn't harm my CP. it's actually good for it.

Before I was pregnant, I did Pilates 5 days a week. I did the twenty minute work out three times a week and the longer twice. My friend/attendant joined me after breakfast. I admit I felt great and think I looked good. After I found out that I was pregnant, I stopped because Pilates works a lot on your stomach muscles. It could hurt the baby.

I started it back again about three years ago. I joined a class at the YMCA but I got a very cold response. The instructor never came out and said it but I knew she felt uncomfortable with me there. I don't know why exactly. I did all the floor moves fine and modified the standing ones.

I stopped again because life got very busy again. However, I'm back and joined another class at the YMCA. The teacher seems fine with me being there. Some of the ladies look at me funny but I just do my thing. I try to do it at home also.

For about two months now, Jeff has been working out at the gym before work. I try to wake up and do my pilates before Laura wakes up. I feel more energized, healthy and flexible. Hopefully, I can keep up this healthy habit.

1 comment:

  1. There is such a thing as prenatal and post natal Pilates which is completely safe and beneficial for pregnancy and post delivery.

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