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01 October 2008 @ 08:43 am

I don’t know how it got to be October already.

However, in celebration, or something, of it being the final quarter of the year, I decided to start doing Pilates this morning. The goal is to do exercises every other day, so 3-4 times a week. My core muscles are pretty mushy and have been for a very long time, so yeah. Trying to do something about that.

oh my GOD i’m going to be a whimpering pathetic blob tomorrow. o.o *ded*

Stay tuned later for groaning about sore muscles more live revision process blogging. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Melmelscott on October 1st, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
Oh I sympathise...I'm going back to pilates next week after about three months or so off. I'm already anticipating the ow, ow, ow. I do love it though!
Grace Dudleygrian_ruadh on October 1st, 2008 09:34 am (UTC)
I too jumped on that goal a little while ago, but I approached it from the route of the exercise bike.

I figured building up a fitness base before flinging myself with abandon into something more strenuous would be very much more conducive to my continuing to exercise regularly than the way I had done things before. To wit, commence energetic exercise in a fit of enthusiasm, die the next day of muscle soreness, start dreading the next session, eventually stop. Feh.

So far, I've been at it for over six weeks, averaging 5 days out of 7 with gradually increasing time and tension. I've never been more than a small, ignorable amount of sore, I still enjoy it, and it has done wonders for my wind. At the moment, I am on brief hiatus while healing a bruised tailbone and waiting for a new seat to arrive in the mail. (Note to self: Narrow mountain bike seats suck ass--literally--when you have most of your weight on one for the better part of 45 minutes at a stretch... mankind was not meant to sit directly on its coccyx. That is all.) Once the new seat is here and I've ramped back up for a couple of weeks, kundalini yoga will be added to the mix, and then some bodyweight calisthenics to really rev things up. Having spent the time improving my stamina and strengthening my legs, I don't expect I'll feel like dying after starting the more exciting stuff.

So good on you for the goal! Just be nice to yourself and, for the first week or two, stop before you think you have to in each session. Seriously. Do routines that feel wimpy. Tell the part of your brain wanting to carry on like a Marvel superheroine to shaddap. Your body and the longevity of your workout habits will thank you.

Good luck! :D
cinnamonbitecinnamonbite on October 1st, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
NO! Save the groaning and the stiffness until the end of the month so you can appear more zombie-like!