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Daily Inspiration

December 30, 2008

What’s inspiring me today.

Joseph Pilates.

I am a lazy fuck, there are no two ways around it. Having coasted for almost 30 years on a speedy metabolism, I am not accustomed to the concept of required exercising. But, it seems the fun is over. My trusty metabolism is packing up its bags.

It’s not as though I’ve never exercised. I have, just irregularly….when the mood struck. I grew up dancing and swimming, so I am not a fan of anything high-impact. You couldn’t pay me to join a Boot Camp class. At 12 I was diagnosed with Scoliosis and given a strict exercise program to combat the effects of my crooked spine. I didn’t figure out until years later than it was Pilates.

I almost hate saying how much I love Pilates, because it’s become so incredibly popular and trendy…..I feel almost protective of it. For me, it’s the perfect form of exercise. It increases flexibility, strengthens the back and, if done correctly, incorporates both strength training and cardio.

So, today I honor the man who started it all, Joseph Pilates. Let’s just hope my inspiration carries into the new year.