Some of the most impressive people are single mothers. Juggling a career and a family hardly leaves any time for self-care. In order to sustain the vigor that single mothers need to fulfill all of their roles, self nourishment is vital. A single mother who takes care of herself can better care for her children and excel in her career. As the old adage goes, you have to love yourself before you can love another. If you are a single mother and are looking to improve your well-being I suggest you set yourself a goal of committing to go to a Pilates class twice a week for five weeks. If you can begin your regular Pilates routine by taking privates for the first two or three sessions that would be optimal. Before your first session, inform your instructor of your goal of doing Pilates twice a week for five weeks and request to learn the exercises that you will need to know in preparation for future group classes After five weeks of regular Pilates classes you should expect to feel lengthened and stronger. After the first ten sessions most clients at Uptown Pilates note their improved posture and more awareness of their movements when changing the hip they carry their child on or sitting up right while at the computer. I am fairly confident that after feeling the benefits of only five weeks of Pilates you will make a new goal of committing to another five more weeks. At the completion of ten weeks you will definitely notice a change in your body. You may not lose pounds on the scale but your pants will fit you differently and your favorite strapless dress will look sexier on your new svelte physique. You should expect friends, family and neighbors to notice a change after too. All of these improvements will surely make you determined to commit to five more weeks! Our clients at Uptown Pilates are always the most enthusiastic and motivated at this point. They look more alive, radiant, healthy and happy. We love hearing these stories of transformation and know that they are now committed to being life long Pilates practitioners. So what starts off as a five-week commitment to making yourself a priority for two hours a week will most likely morph into a life long practice that will leave you stronger and more connected to your body. Considering that there are one hundred and sixty-eight hours in a week it seems more than reasonable to dedicate two of them to yourself!
AUTHOR: Mika Street