Embracing Autumn: Your Guide to a Revived Fitness Routine

As the seasons change and the leaves gracefully descend, it’s the ideal moment to recommit to your fitness regimen. Summer may have been a whirlwind of vacations, poolside lounging, and family activities, leaving you with cherished memories but less time for self-care and workouts. However, with autumn’s arrival, a golden opportunity awaits to prioritize your well-being. In this guide, we’ll explore the steps to help you return to a regular Pilates practice. Don’t wait until the New Year; let’s start today.

Step 1: Self-Assessment

Begin by evaluating your current physical state. Take note of any aches, pains, tightness, tenderness, or stiffness you may be experiencing. Reflect on any changes in your body during the summer months.

Step 2: Revisit Your Motivation

Consider why you worked out in the past. Does your previous motivation still resonate with you today? Often, what brought us to Pilates may differ from what keeps us engaged over time. Reconnect with your current reasons for returning to fitness.

Step 3: Develop a Personalized Plan

If you’re uncertain about jumping back into a group class, consider starting with private Pilates sessions. These sessions are tailored to your specific needs, guided by a certified Pilates instructor. It’s an excellent opportunity to assess your body’s mobility and alignment. At Wilder Pilates, our approach goes beyond a simple workout – we teach you to engage your powerhouse effectively. There is a difference!

Step 4: Prioritize Consistency

Once you’ve devised your plan, schedule your workouts consistently. Start gradually, allowing yourself to build intensity as you progress. Remember, steady and measured efforts yield the best results. Consistency is key to experiencing the full benefits of Pilates and to progressing in the method and seeing and feeling the work!

Step 5: Mindful Eating

In addition to your fitness routine, consider your eating habits. Summer often tempts us with indulgent treats like ice cream, french fries, and chips. Autumn provides an opportunity to reset your palate with seasonal delights such as peaches, apples, squash, zucchini, eggplant, pomegranates and pears. Balance indulgence with mindful eating throughout the week, finding a sustainable approach that doesn’t involve deprivation. I do not believe in feeling deprived of something that I enjoy. You cannot maintain something that doesn’t work for you in the long run.

Step 6: Accountability

Hold yourself accountable by openly sharing your fitness goals with someone close to you. Write them down and place reminders on your bathroom mirror. Consider partnering with a workout buddy to maintain motivation. Schedule your workouts as non-negotiable appointments, just like you would for important commitments.
At Wilder Pilates, we encourage clients to schedule their appointments for the entire month, ensuring a commitment to their well-being. Ultimately, the key is to show up and enjoy the journey. You’ve taken the first steps towards a healthier you – revel in the feeling of accomplishment after each workout.

Embrace the fall season as the perfect opportunity to prioritize self-care. Remember that a 50-minute class is only a fraction of your day, and the sense of achievement it brings will empower you to tackle life’s challenges with renewed vigor.

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