I started doing Pilates again, or as Chubby Hubby calls them "Pill-Lats". I made the decision to stick with the same instructor as I had in the past. The routine was almost the same as it was six months ago. It was kind of nice to go back and not have to re-learn moves. Rather being in the gymnasium of an elementary school, I actually drove a bit further and went to her studio. It is much nicer place (and cleaner!). My only complaint about the new location was the MIRRORS. I had to find a position in the room so I wouldn't see myself. I will admit I was a bit taken aback when I caught a glimps of myself.....there is a reason that the mirrors in my house are just shoulder up.
I was shocked that pretty much all of my strength I had six months ago is gone. I gave my all during the hour and my body was screaming. There were several moves that I could not physically do. There was one rolling exercise where my back cracked so loud, I swear it made the floor vibrate (but damn, it felt good!). My instructor assured me by the end of the five week session I will be able to complete all of the moves. I sure hope she is right!
I originally quit this class because I was B-O-R-E-D! I have determined that the benefits outway the excitement factor. I really shouldn't complain because this class gives me over an hour to myself, stretches out my tight muscles, and is a hell of a good strength and flexibility workout. I reserve the right to groan about how boring it is, but I will not be quitting this time. If want to continue to run, this workout is going to have to be a necessary evil in my life.