Finding Inspiration & Time to MOVE into 2018! Did you know the #1 New Years resolution is to get fit and be healthier?  If this was your New Years resolution, have you put it into action yet? It's my experience that the clients I've worked with who set a consistent home exercise and movement routine get better much quicker. They not only feel better, but stay out of pain.  But what is more common is that people don't feel like they have enough time to exercise. Or they start a routine and then quickly fall off.  It can also be challenging to stick to an exercise and movement routine without getting bored. The keyword here is "routine". Exercise does not have to be a routine. It can be incorporated into everything we do. Start to change the way you think about "exercise" and it will become easier to do! Everything is exercise. Sitting in a chair is exercise because you have the opportunity to work on posture and using your core to hold up your spine. This is one of the benefits of the exercises on the Pilates Chair. Practicing these alignment principles while seated will help you find better alignment naturally, without thinking too hard about it. "I don't have enough time!" You can have more time to move by using your body to do the tasks and errands you need to accomplish for the day. Say you need to go to the post office. Is there a post office within a mile of your home? Can you walk there instead of driving? That would be a two mile walk for the day! You got your "movement" and you accomplished a task you needed to do for the day! Start to think about everything you do as movement. Bending down to grab something you dropped or playing with your kids becomes an opportunity to practice your squats! If your doing a home exercise program for rehabilitating an injury, or just staying out of pain, it can be helpful to set aside 20-30 minutes everyday to move. If you know you have that time in the morning before your kids wake up, try sticking to that time every day. If you have 30 minutes on your lunch break, make sure you stick to that time. Its easier to stay consistent with a routine when you do it at the same time every day rather than just fitting it in whenever you have time. It's much easier to just say, "oops don't have time today" when you squeeze your exercises in wherever you can.  Another way to stay inspired with your exercises is to have a movement "buddy". This is someone you either exercise with, if that's possible for you, or even just someone you simply call or text everyday to check in about your movement goals. If you still feel uninspired to exercise on a consistent basis on your own, try taking a few private or group classes throughout the week. If your the type of person that needs some assistance in getting inspired to move, I suggest two private Pilates sessions and two group classes a week. This insures that your moving at least four times a week! You can book private and group Pilates classes here on my website!

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