January 31, 2006

My First Pilates Workout

Holy Shit.


WTF am I doing???

That would have been what you would have heard if you had been here during my first Pilate's workout. But wait - I really should start at the beginning - so you get the whole picture.

I popped in the DVD and figured I probably ought to watch it through, segment by segment, before I actually try to do it. I thought it might help if I had an idea of what I was doing and what to expect.

So I plop myself down on the couch with a glass of water and a cigarette. I start up the DVD and it takes me to a beautiful beach setting. WooHoo!! I'm gonna like this.

They start with the abdominal workout. Watching I couldn't help but feel a little cocky - looks easy enough. Huh. Wonder if this will even really do any good. Finished the cigarette about the same time the segment ends. So I go back to the beginning, move the coffee table out of the way and get into position.

That would be where you would have heard the Holy Shit! Yeah - this stuff is harder than it looks.

Get through the first segment and just want to stop. But oh no.....I made myself a promise. I'm taking a little trip in March and I want to wear my favorite jeans. I MUST GO ON!!!!

So I sit back down on the couch and light another cigarette while studying the second segment. YIKES. Knowing now that it's not as easy as it looks I can see this is gonna be challenging.

Yeah - that would be the OUCH part. Finished that and, yep - you got it....sat back down on the couch for a little aqua and smokie. The next part? Yeah - if I were a guy I'd call it a ball buster. Instead lets just say - WTF am I doin'????!!!???!!

So - hence ends my first Pilate's workout. It's worth it. Right? I'm gonna look great. Right? Damn - I hope so......

Posted by Tammi at January 31, 2006 08:53 PM


it is harder than it looks.....

your itty jeans huh?

mine are in the trash......to never be seen again.

btw, I am going somewhere in March too, and I am bringing that suede jacket......

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at January 31, 2006 09:38 PM

LOL - I think I need to start doing something... anything. Yoga is not enough (not at the level I'm at - very beginner...) And I want to look good for June.

Wish I could go with you in March *sigh*. Oh well - can't do everything!

Posted by: Teresa at February 1, 2006 11:56 AM

Pilates are really hard...Can I borrow your DVD to um....burn...er...make...er check to see if it will run in my player! Yeah...that's it... :)

Posted by: ktreva at February 1, 2006 07:31 PM

Wait. Am I the only one that thinks its a frickin' riot that you smoked your way through your first Pilates work out? Holy crap!

Posted by: Bou at February 2, 2006 05:31 PM

HA! Bou - you and Teresa were the only 2 that said anything. She on the phone and, well, I knew you'd catch it!!

Yeah - won't be doing THAT again!!

Posted by: Tammi at February 2, 2006 06:32 PM