I spent the weekend paddling, hiking, and with family. It was the quintessential perfect weekend, the only thing missing was live music. I paddled approximately 12 miles, hiked about three miles on Sunday, and then spent the majority of Easter playing with my three year old cousin.
On Tuesday though, I was looking for a kick-your-ass workout. Paddling and hiking are workouts, but they are different. They are generally short bursts of energy followed by lackadaisical energy depending on the conditions of the trail and/or water body.
Enter Sphericality. I have made the determination that I will attend the 9:40 AM Pilates360 class on Tuesday because it stops me from goofing around all morning. I love the instructor Tammy. She is full of get your ass in gear, but in a tough love kind of way. She is all about form (which I am super happy about) and taking it one step further. In anything, if you don’t push yourself past your limit that you thought possible, than you are playing small. If you are playing small because of some fear of failure, the only person that hinders is you. As they say, get your big girl panties on and deal with it.
After the class, I realize there’s a TRX class after that also with Tammy. So, I also stayed for that. It was my first doubleheader, and now I realize I have official become exercise-crazed. As my friend says, that’s a high-class problem. I was surprisingly not too sore the next day, just a touch in the arms.
One of my main focuses lately has been improving my balance, coordination, and getting my ankles stronger. I have little tiny feet, high arches in my feet, and I’m not small. All of those things lead to a need to improve the above. My ankles have always been a weak spot. I basically look at them wrong, and they go out. Since I’ve been taking these classes, I’ve noticed them getting a little stronger. I’m not sure how much my balance has improved yet, but I know that my coordination is. It’s really satisfying to know that what I am doing in these classes not only improves my overall health, but also is having some positive unanticipated affects in the above categories.