Spring is here and after 2 years of living with a global pandemic it is natural to feel like making changes of some sort or try something new. I imagine the pandemic has had varying effects on our mental and physical well being. I gained a few pounds being away from the gym. Fortunately, regular exercise and some sunshine have helped me get back into shape.
I got into doing some private pilates the past couple months and it has been hugely beneficial to my physical well being. In fact, I achieved a new FTP at my class the next day after my first pilates session! I will admit it, I can be a bit resistant to doing core work. I got more into the habit working with a trainer a few years ago, and it is very empowering. Pilates is excellent for improving posture and working all the small muscles we easily neglect. Maintaining your posture is the ultimate way to stay youthful!
I also took a swim lesson today to get more comfortable in the water and found it to be hugely beneficial. This is something I’ve been meaning to work on and finally took the step to do so and it felt great to actually take a step towards improving at swimming. Anything that you want to learn, achieve or accomplish you will likely benefit from the help of a professional to coach you on the skill. It’s an investment in improving yourself, which is one of the most worthwhile investments we can make to be our best. What are you inspired to do this spring?