Thursday, May 22, 2008
My first experience with Pilates....
On Monday, I ventured to the gym for my first Pilates class.
I felt accomplished before the teacher started - I introduced myself to three women! Then we started to perform pilates. My stomach muscles were the first to quiver. I thought to myself, oh boy.
About twenty minutes into the class, I realized I was in a bit of trouble.
And by the end, I knew I was in trouble and pain.
It only continued into Tuesday, that night, T openly laughed at me. You know it is bad, when I was grunting in my sleep trying to find a comfortable spot.
By Wednesday, I was still sore, but thought that movement might help. So I went back to the gym. This time I avoided the pilates class and used the bike.
Once I got home I did some yoga stretches specifically for the hips. And today I feel better.
I know why people do pilates, you most definitely will get into shape - if you do it consistently. But, is there a way to do it without the pain?
I guess that is where "no pain, no gain" comes from.