August 10, 2011

Shape Up

Happy Wednesday!
Wednesdays are usually such a drag for me since it's the middle of the week and sometimes I have to work OT till 7:00 PM. Yep... tonight is one of those nights! The good news is, I get to catch up on blogging and reading blogs! I have a couple of posts pending and I can't wait to share!

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a pilates deal online and I finally redeemed it this Monday. I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous studio. While waiting for class to start, I couldn't help but feel a little sad that this beautiful space is used for pilates and not living! The high ceiling makes the room feel roomy and light and the sky lights brighten up even the darkest corner. Oh well, I guess at least I get to enjoy an hour of pilates here every now and then!

2845 California St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 567-4349

Tell me this original fireplace is not the cutest thing ever! It should be in a chic hipster's living room, not the group pilates work out room!

My first pilates experience went quite well. It was a beautiful afternoon and lucky for me, everyone else decided to go enjoy the sun instead of pilates so I got an hour of private pilates training with the instructor! I was initially really nervous since I've never done a pilates class before but the instructor knew right away that I used to dance and even tailored a lot of our class to my Bikrim yoga practice and my previous dance experience. Pilates reminded me a lot of dance conditioning-- focusing a lot on your center and lots of leg lifts! I was a little disappointed about the level of working out I got but the instructor mentioned that I really am hardly a beginner and should really be doing intermediate classes. After one beginner's class, I have now graduated to intermediate! Unfortunately, my schedule conflicts with the intermediate class-- so I guess I'm just going to have to manage with the beginners!

Speaking of fitness, I just wanted to let you guys take a peep inside my work drawer.

Obviously, this is where I stash all my junk food! I've been soooo good about that giant bag of shrimp chips though. It's been sitting here for about three weeks and I've had several moments of weakness where I almost opened it but I held off until today. It's ok though.. I did p90 abs this morning and will finish my day off with Bikrim yoga! :)

Hope everyone is having a fabulous mid week day!


TiffanysMakeupStory said...

What a fancy workout place! It seems like more of a place you'd go to relax, I agree with you.
That draw of good would've been gone soon after being stocked up in my case haha.

The Shoe Bunny said...

You're so pretty! And do let us know how your pilates class go! I tried yoga before but I got super restless :/ I'm a new follower btw - mind following back? :D

Katherine said...

I love your work snack drawer! I have the same shrimp chips in mine LOL :)

Jenny Thay @ said...

wow that's a nice work out studio! and credit to you for doing p90x i did it for a week and died in bed for the next week! lol