30 Day Wall Sit Challenge

Today is March 1st.  Let’s take this month to strengthen our core, strengthen our legs, improve our posture, and increase our stamina.

Let’s make March the month for the 30 Day Wall Sit Challenge.
Wall Sit Challenge

I love wall sits.  I do them in my classes often.  I think they are fantastic.

I know they seem hard.  Believe me.  The though of “sitting” in the position freely for 300 seconds (that’s 5 whole minutes!) is maybe a little terrifying to some of  you.  But, I promise, it does get easier – because you get stronger.

When I first started the practice of wall sitting I could barely get through 30 seconds.  My thighs were screaming.  But now I can shake my booty with a smile on my face while we hold position.  I love it.  I feel stronger with each sit.

I feel proud.

Wall Sit girl

Proper wall sit:  This chick is lookin’ pretty good!

So don’t be scared.  Take this month to strengthen every part of your body.

when you first start, why not even try doing it a few times a day?  (Hey, it’s just a suggestion!)  Then come back in a month and tell me how you feel.  I want to hear how much stronger you’ve gotten in just 30 days.

~Fit Bitch

Advertisements

My First Pilates Class

Pilates
Last night I participated in my first Pilates class. I’m not sure how I feel about it.

I’d always wanted to try Pilates but never got around to it. And since there aren’t a lot of people who practice/teach it in my area, I’d put it on the back burner. But last night I finally got to it. I’m on the fence. I know that Pilates is supposed to be great for strengthening your core and increasing flexibility but I just really didn’t feel “into it” last night; certainly not like I feel after a Yoga class/workout.

I actually couldn’t wait for the class to be over – which I hate to say, because I love working out. But I continued on with it and tried my best to really push my body. I’m not overly flexible and I have heavy legs but I did my best. I did put my all into it.

exercises-pilates

I’m definitely game for taking another class and giving Pilates another whirl. Like I said, I know it will help strengthen my core and I would love to become more flexible. I just don’t know if I’m going to fall in love with Pilates the way I have with other exercises.

Learn more about Pilates here.

~Fit Bitch