We are nearly through January… many of us breathe a sigh of relief at that prospect. Some of us feel that the month of January is long, dark and miserable with grim weather and pay day a long way off. Personally I love the winter months… the roaring fire, winter walks, comforting food, cosy nights in. The essence of HYGGE. But however you feel now the days are definitely getting longer and I even saw masses of daffodil heads peeping through the ground at the weekend.
So let’s talk about New Years Resolutions! Did you make any resolutions to be healthier, be kinder or take up a new interest?
According to one study, 80% of new year’s resolutions fail by February. This is depressing… But if you made a resolution to take up Pilates you should persevere. It’s not a quick fix…it’s a slow burner! Be patient and you WILL see the results.
Reduce your aches and pains by balancing the muscles. Discomfort in your body can be due to muscles that are too tight or too weak. Pilates exercises aim to balance this imbalance by mobilising joints, stretching and strengthening muscles and creating better body alignment.
Pilates can de-stress. By focussing and being mindful in class you are able to relax and be mind body aware. Take time to breathe properly and let go of any unwanted tension.
My classes are varied meaning there’s no time for your mind to wander! Concentration is vital. We work on all areas of the body so that by the end of the class you feel alive, full of vitality and ready to face the world!
Many reasons, I think to be part of the 20% of people to stick with their Pilates in 2019!
This year make sure the targets you have set yourself are real and attainable. Often we don’t stick to our New Year Resolutions because they are not realistic.
Listen to your body…
Is what you want to achieve right for you and your body. Do you need to lose as much weight as you think? Does doing dry January and then going back to binge drinking in February serve you?
Know about food – Don’t just rely on a chart telling you what you can and can’t eat. Many of these diet companies are sponsored by large food production companies, you’re not educated on what food to choose, you are told. How is that a long term solution?
Take time for yourself – Schedule an activity or even a moment for yourself. Meditate or simply go for a walk. Our fast paced, social media driven lives do not allow for down time…Make some!
Say No occasionally. We pack too much into our schedule. It is absolutely OK to say NO!
Your Health is important – If something doesn’t feel right don’t be afraid to make a change to help both your mental and physical self. Look after yourself…
Look after your MIND, BODY and your SPIRIT.
IF AT THE AGE OF 30 YOU ARE STIFF AND OUT OF SHAPE – YOU ARE OLD. IF AT THE AGE OF 60 YOU ARE SUPPLE AND STRONG THEN YOU ARE YOUNG. – JOSEPH PILATES