YES, I joined a gym AGAIN and started attending Pilates class AGAIN. I will say this for the class: after a whole year of being dormant, with the exception of walking Abby in her stroller, I actually thought “this feels good!” in the middle of exercising. I have never felt that way about exercising before. I’m back at the city gym, so it’s a pretty diverse clientele. And by that I mean that old people and not-in-shape people come here in addition to the muscle men and ladies. I feel very at home in my class, doing my “100s” and large leg circles in the company of middle- to advanced- aged ladies (and one man) who are trying to keep their joints limber. Of course, as soon as I start to get the big head about the fact that my booty still has some shape to it or that I do not lay flat on my mat when I am supposed to be doing corkscrews, it is time to do toe-touches and I’m showed up by everyone else in the room, including Bob.
I really have nothing more profound to say about my new and exciting exercise routine, because as it turns out, I’ve done quite a bit of talking about exercise already:
January 21, 2007: Lean, Mean, Pilates Machine
February 11, 2007: Flex
April 14, 2007: Further Adventures in Exercising
November 3, 2007: Forecast: Ice “Down Under”
(No one got this title when I posted it. It means Hell is freezing over.)
January 29, 2008: Back on the Exercise Ball
March 21, 2008: Team Effort
(for those of you who are keeping track, this was the shortest-lived of all of my exercising endeavors)
October 21, 2008: Curvaceous
December 5, 2008: Dancing Queen…or not…
May 6, 2009: Self Improvement, Part Infinity
(I did stick with this exercise routine until Abby was born, which I cannot say for the housekeeping regimen I also talked about)
So, forgive the shameless self-promotion, but I hope you do click back to these links. I laughed out loud as I read back through them, especially as I heard myself saying the same thing over and over! Commitment to exercise is not my strong point, but you’ve got to love my optimism!