How Hard Do I Have to Work to Get Results from Pilates?
Go Hard or Go Home right?
I’ll be honest, I used to think that pushing myself to the extreme and working out every day was the only way to get results. But I’ve had a change of heart this last year or so.
Yes, I love to get sweaty and yes I love to feel the burn, but I don’t need to feel like I’m about to faint and I’m running on empty! Life is busy enough and I need some energy for the rest of the day, so I’d rather be kinder to myself.
And that’s what I love about Pilates, it’s a smart way of working your body efficiently and effectively, without leaving you burnt out or riddled with aches and pains (well not the bad kind anyway!). I know that when I’m working my body in this way, my mind is connected as well as my core and not only am I working towards being stronger, leaner and fitter, but I’m also continuing to train my body how to move correctly and bringing some calm to every day life. It’s literally like therapy!
So, how do you get results without overdoing it? Consistency. Pure and simple dedication to yourself and your body is the way to get results and to make it a way of life. Yes, you want to work hard enough so that you come away feeling like you’re making positive changes, but not only can you do that in a shorter space of time if you’re doing the RIGHT Kind of movement and doing it correctly, but you can also do it without biting yourself out!
I want to come away feeling exhilarated not exhausted, and that’s the feeling we become addicted to, which keeps us consistent.