I've been attending Pilates reformer level 1 classes for about eight weeks now and the work is starting to reflect in my appearance. This past week many friends and co-workers commented on my smaller, fitter size. At times I probably sound like a Pilates evangelist when sharing … [Read more...] about 5 Things I Love and Hate About Pilates
Sharing My 2013 Goals
Now that a third of the month has passed I have my 2013 goals ready to share. It was a good exercise to write them down and start planning for success. I'll be using the SMART goal setting approach talked about last week. An article I read recently said that willpower is not … [Read more...] about Sharing My 2013 Goals
31 Days to Better Health: Exercise Regularly
After my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes almost twenty years ago I wanted to find out how I could avoid getting the same disease. I couldn't fight some risk factors (age, family history or ethnicity) so I wanted to know what would make a difference. Regular exercise … [Read more...] about 31 Days to Better Health: Exercise Regularly
Searching for the Right Fitness Routine
Ever since my physical therapy treatments ended I've been trying to figure out how to continue to strengthen my core and build endurance. My plan fell through when the exercise regimen selected turned out to be other than expected. The two main reasons I determined it wasn't … [Read more...] about Searching for the Right Fitness Routine
Physical Therapy Ends but Am I Healed?
Physical Therapy for what was diagnosed as Piriformis syndrome ended Friday. I still am having bouts of sciatic pain after a long day sitting but it’s much less severe and frequent than when I started therapy. My therapist can’t change my primary care provider’s diagnosis but … [Read more...] about Physical Therapy Ends but Am I Healed?