I have always found that cliche ironic when applied to exercise. Isn't gain the opposite of what we are trying to achieve?
Fairlie posted on her blog about the benefits of Pilates. I believe M recommended this to her. It reminded me that I have an old Pilates tape (yes, tape... that's how long ago I purchased it) languishing in the cupboard with the other barely used exercise videos.
My weight has been creeping up ever since I got pregnant with J.T. I'm now quite embarrassed at the size label attached to the clothing in my closet. I need to be healthier and more energetic. So I dug out the Pilates tape yesterday. Those ladies have the look I long for..... long, lean, and fit without looking mannishly muscled. I thought it would be a good complement to my aerobics workout.
But dear, sweet Lord, I hurt in places I didn't know I had muscles. These poor long-ignored bits and pieces are SCREAMING at me. But I have to stick with this. No pain, no gain.
1 year ago