Let me first admit that I am a humbled person today. Following my 5 mile run last night I planned to do a Pilates class at the Y and was not really looking forward to it. In the past I have not been a big fan because it just seemed… slower paced than the normal exercise that I generally do. After weeks of core work I just felt that this change and addition would help in building a stronger core. Well I am a changed woman. The instructor kicked my butt and really challenged me.
For the most part I consider myself a fairly strong athlete. After this class last night I realized that sometimes we are not as strong as we think. While most of the attendees were balanced and had perfect form I was all over the place like a drunken fool. I did not even mention how cut the instructor was with her perfect form and ease to each movement. Still I am going to go back for more. This totally motivates me to see what results I can pull from this new experience.
So to anyone out there I would highly recommend stepping out of a comfort zone and trying something new. It sure does make life interesting.