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OMG, who knew it would be so hard to get back into a routine doing Pilates? I belong to a HOA and they offer Pilates and Yoga at our Clubhouse/Fitness Center. They WERE offering them 3 evenings a week plus Saturday mornings. But with my daughter's activity schedule, getting there was a challenge. Finally forced myself to start going only to find one afternoon they were cancelled. Another afternoon the classes were being taught by my new employee (AWKWARD!). The 3rd day the class was great... but again getting there was a problem. I kept trying to do it at home, but there was no space, or my daughter would "critique me", or my husband would make unsolicited comments. Wasn't working. AT ALL. I finally finished cleaning out one of my son's bedrooms. Took months to finish it. Put my daughter's gymnastics mat on the floor, with my Pilates mat on top of it for extra cushioning. Bought a new TV... just big enough to do the job, but not too big... with built in Roku. Downloaded a ton of apps and sampled the ones I could until I finally found a "channel" that I like. I also have a DVD player with DVD's... but if those are all I have I would get bored quickly. Then I deleted all the apps I didn't like (because I kept opening them and never finding what I wanted). Anyhow... even though I have done Pilates regularly in the past, I found a beginner progression series to get me going again. It is a little more talk than I like, but the teacher is doing an excellent job of describing and demonstrating every move. I am doing the beginner moves, but so much more aware of positioning than I was in the past. And I am so proud... I can do most of what she is demonstrating! Except the Teaser... OMG I canNOT do the teaser yet! It was hard before, but my abdomen is still way too weak. Despite that... For the last week I have done an hour of Pilates everyday except yesterday. Today I did it twice! It feels go good to be getting back into a fitness routine and I love my new workout room. My husband and daughter still try to interrupt me, but I can lock the door if I want to.

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That is AWESOME!! At first, I was reading excuse after excuse, but you persisted and figured a way around every single one!!! THAT is the way to success!! Keep up the great work!

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