Do you occasionally suffer the embarrassing symptoms of
Foot in Mouth Syndrome
Wouldn't it be nice to have an automatic "Delete" button somewhere between the time we think a thought and before it rushes out of our mouths? Or, how about a "Spam" filter, forcing any unpleasantry hoping to escape past our lips down our throats instead?
Life might be much less embarrassing and painful for all of us if we could figure this one out. Maybe we would be more careful if a foot began growing out of our mouths each time we said something stupid or hurtful - kind of like Pinocchio's nose!
Four years ago my husband introduced me to Pilates. You can read more about it here. I loved it. But a series of different life circumstances (primarily money-related... the lack of it!) required that I turn from the Pilates Path for a season. Recently, I found myself back on the Pilates Path and I am loving it. We use equipment like this:
to exercise the muscles in the core.
A strong core supports the skeleton, which makes everything feel (and look) happy! The exercises appear deceptively simple, but I promise the muscles are being used. Muscles you never knew you had! And a Pilates muscle is long and lean and strong.
The only downside of the Pilates Path is it is very expensive. I am currently draining my savings for my private lessons. But, it is worth it, as it helps with a whole host of issues (posture and headaches for starters). It is also gentle on my joints, which is getting more and more important to me! I would love to join a group class (which would drastically cut the cost), but the only classes available that fit into my schedule are full - not surprising when there are only 5 in a class. So, I will do the privates for as long as fiscally feasible and hope a spot opens up in one of the classes in the meantime.