Monday, May 31, 2010

Ten Minute Solution Pilates

May was a good month overall. The work-family scales were balancing nicely, but I expect work pace to pick up in June after I come back from vacations. I finally made good (or at least better than before) on my exercise goals. For my Mother’s Day present my husband gave me the same pedometer I gave him for Christmas, and now we have a mini-competition going on who is going to walk more steps. I remember to get up from my desk at work every so often, walk around and drink more water. Ironically, I walk a lot less steps on the days when I work from home. I also got myself 10 Minute Solution Pilates DVD, May31_Reviewand it is working rather well, since I can get myself to do 10 minute workout at least 3-4 times a week, and I really enjoyed Pilates at some point of my life. I might have overdone my new exercise program though, because a few days ago (right on time for our vacation!) I woke up with excruciating pain in my back, and it’s still bothering me. A visit to my chiropractor didn’t help, but I hope that I feel better while I am away. Then I can continue my exercise program and maybe fit better into this shirt. it’s not my shirt, by the way – it’s a “child-size shirt” that Anna won when we went to a community event. She wanted to wear it. I put it on to demonstrate to her just how big it really is.

I enjoyed being with Anna this month. Her imagination is really taking off now, and I enjoy watching her play and answering her endless questions. I hope she is having a wonderful time with grandparents now, and I am looking forward to more time outside in June – this May was incredibly cold and rainy for Bay Area, and I am yearning for summer weather.

5 comments:

Christy said...

I hope your back is feeling better - maybe you just needed some R&R to make it better!

It's so hard to stick to an exercise plan, isn't it? I start one and do well and then something comes up and I stop for the longest time.

I never would have guessed that you would walk more at work. Interesting. I have to remember to get up and move!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

10 minute pilates was sounding kind of interesting, until you mentioned your back. I hope it's better now that you're on your cruise!

MaryAnne said...

Wonder if 10-minute pilates would work for me. I have a 15-minute workout I try to do, but find it challenging to keep the kids out of my way for that long! Hoping getting out more thanks to gorgeous weather will help!

Ticia said...

I like the 10 minute exercise videos. I have a couple and they're fun to do. I also like my WII fit, which I should actually use more......
That cracked me up about the shirt. Jeff regularly tries to guess in the laundry which shirts are for the kids and which are for me.

Mandy said...

Thank you for your comments! We've been out of town for the weekend, so I'm a little late in responding. Yes, we did get the BOB books a few weeks ago! I really appreciate it...thanks!