Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Pilates Update & Coke Zero Review

The Pilates class was good. I definitely do not have any stomach muscles left. They are gone! They were all cut away when I had 2 C-sections three years apart from each other. I tried not to get discouraged when I couldn't do some of the moves. I realize that I will have to keep going for a while before I can do them so I did what I could.

For those of you who have never done Pilates you should really try it. I best describe it as all the yoga moves without the meditation. Of course this isn't the real definition, just mine.

Here's the Wikipedia definition: The Pilates Method is a physical fitness system that was developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. Joseph Pilates called the method The Art of Contrology, which refers to the way the method encourages the use of the mind to control the muscles. It is an exercise program that focuses on the core postural muscles that help keep the body balanced and are essential to providing support for the spine.

So there you go. It's not really yoga at all but some of the moves remind me of it.

Have any of you tasted Coke Zero? I had been avoiding it like I have been avoiding Diet Coke with Splenda. I like the Diet Coke taste and I didn't want that bothered. Well one day I decided to try it and I was very pleasantly surprised! It is really good. It doesn't taste exactly like Diet Coke or Regular Coke but it leans towards a Regular Coke taste. It's quite tasty actually. I was sold! I have been drinking Diet Coke since I was 14, when I started having weight issues, and I like the taste so I won't stop drinking it all together. It's just nice to know that I now have another choice in diet sodas.

OK, I'm very tired. My arms are throbbing! As soon as Rey gets out of the shower I'm jumping in and taking a nice hot shower or maybe even a warm soak.


RG said...

I've done Pilates before and I absolutely loved it. It's a real hard work out. You don't quiet feel it at first but you will feel it later.

ShoeGirl said...

I soaked last night and I feel much better but I know I'll feel more today and tomorrow.