When I committed to writing a weekly blog about my Pilates practice I knew it would not always be easy to write and I knew it would make me honestly look at my Pilates practice in my life. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been to blog about my practice. Usually something in my practice sparks an idea and the writer in me has no problem finding something to write about.
This week was not so easy, probably because there was nothing special about my Pilates and movement time that popped out as being unique or worthy of a blog! I worked out and played at the studio and did some small bits of mat work at home like I usually do,but honestly I can’t even remember exactly what I did.
Since we have a Pilates Day event coming up in another week, I had a busy “studio business” week (I consider my “studio business” time all the time I’m doing everything else besides teaching to keep the studio running and hopefully growing!). As always this time of year, the kids were busy with school projects and activities. Our family had a somewhat stressful week at home as we were taking care of our family dog who was unexpectedly having health problems. All of this(life stuff) though didn’t really affect my Pilates practice.
As I’m writing these words I’m realizing,”All of this( normal dealing with life stuff…) didn’t really affect my Pilates practice.” And that makes me pretty happy and grateful! I’m grateful to have a movement practice in my life that is always there and that is so part of me and how I live on a daily basis, that I don’t have to think about it. I love that when life gets a little chaotic I don’t have to add to the chaos and stress by worrying about if I got my exercise in. And I’m grateful for the opportunity to write this week about my Pilates practice as it truly made me appreciate what a gift Pilates is in my life!