I know, I found it hard to believe too, until I discovered that good moves, done consistently is the key to getting into shape and feeling really healthy.
This totally worked for me, and I’ve witnessed this working for hundreds of other women.
Long workouts in the gym never appealed to me. I was thrilled to learn that I could have a strong toned body with just 15 minutes a day.
Do the Right Moves
It’s all about using the time wisely. Doing the moves that make the difference is key. Effective moves don’t need to be fancy, in fact I often go back to the basics because they feel so good in my body and get results.
Remove the barrier of ‘ I don’t have Time’
The other reason 15 minutes of Pilates gets results, is because it’s easier to commit to, than an hour workout. When you know that you can get some good exercise in, in just 15 minutes, the barrier of finding the time is removed.
Knowing that it’s only 15 minutes a day, is easier to achieve. Finding 15 minutes is so much more do-able than carving out a full hour. Think how great you’ll feel when you have honoured the exercise commitment you’ve made to yourself. This sense of achievement will only spur you on. – And we know that consistency is vital when we want to nourish and improve our health.
Too many of us, feel guilty about failing at our health goals. We make these weighty promises to ourselves and don’t consider the impacts of extreme lifestyle changes.
Choosing 15 minutes a day isn’t a cop out, or an easy way out, because doing this will have life changing impact. The fact that 15 minutes is achievable, realistic and can be added to your life without a massive overhaul, means you’ll succeed.
But, what often happens is that my clients do their 15 minutes, then feel as thought the time flies and feel so good that they do another 15 minutes. It’s almost like tricking your brain. This thinking or mentality works, so why not use it!
Make it a Habit
Your 15 minutes a day will become a habit for you. Whether you decide to move in the morning or at the end of the day, it’s a good way to reset and focus your thoughts. I find the practise of 15 minutes a day such a meditative and enjoyable habit. Look at your Pilates time as a self care ritual which is a treat for yourself.
I always feel it’s a shame when women see their workouts as a punishment for eating poorly, or an unappealing requirement to being healthy. The women I teach, who are successful, all have one thing in common.
They enjoy their Pilates time.
The way we talk to ourselves about movement will have a huge impact on your success. There’s only so much sheer grit and determination you can give to something that you don’t like. So, If you haven’t tried Pilates, I’d encourage you to give it a go. It might just be the thing you love!
There’s no need to complicate your health and exercise. Just do the moves I can show you that work, and learn some healthy food habits to add each week.
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I’ll see you then,