January brings out the exercise in everyone!
Updated: Mar 16
So I’ve added not one but TWO pilates classes to my teaching schedule in this season of life. I’m feeling the need for extra motivation in my workouts. Do you guys get that way?
At first, exercising is so much fun, and then less so, and then not so much.. So, I need to evaluate my reasons for exercising. If it’s all about feeling good, that reason won’t cut it when I actually am not feeling good. For the most part, exercise does make me feel good and produces the correct amount of happy pills (endorphins) in me. But other times, I feel like I have to drag myself there, and it’s just plain hard work. Then, my motivation needs to be about health and commitment to healthy practices rather than a bunch of sloshy emotions.
So, I added one pilates class at Hamilton Sundstrand for a donation only fee. It is a 10 week session, and today was the first day. It went really well. I’m excited about teaching a new group of “students”. Sometimes just having a group of enthusiastic people to teach gives me just the motivation I need to work hard. I want to be a good example for them and try my hardest.
The other new class starts tomorrow at the Y. An aerobics teacher and I are teaming up for a class. It should be fun: 45 minutes cardio and 45 minutes pilates. And yes, I am excited about teaching in new environments and new people. I can do cardio if someone else is pushing me to do it. I have a hard time getting it done on my own.
So, what are you guys doing to bump up the exercise for January? Is it working so far? Are any of you exercise teachers? Do you use a video at home? or go to the gym? How many hours/ days do you get to work out?