So, what did I learn after this month of getting my fitness by on track, getting more active and overall improving my well-being?
I learned that if you want to achieve your goal, it’s a question of balance. If you are going to eat a full wheel of cheese that your parents sent you from France, make sure that you walk your dog for an extra few minutes the next day…and maybe forgo that bowl of pasta too.
I also learned a valuable lesson. I had been hearing “if it’s fun, it’s not exercise” for a long time. It’s all over Pinterest, Etsy and food blogs on the internet. I used to roll my eyes when I heard that, thinking that effort doesn’t rhyme with fun and a physical effort is never fun. How could it be? Well, I found my “fun effort” in Pilates.
I won’t bore you with my exercise feedback again but if you are looking at getting into it, I’d recommend my class at the Coal Harbor Community Centre. The teacher, Victoria, is great and the class has a maximum number of students allowed. This makes the class very hands on with fewer opportunities to get injured or misunderstand the exercise.
So, for the rest of this year, I’m going to focus on keeping this balance of health, exercise and well-being.
I’m not going to give up my Pilates class, not going to give up my cheese and not going to give up my wine either!