FITNESS FOCUS: Practice Now that you have learned several Pilates warm-ups, stretches, and exercises, it is time to put it all together! Try moving from one exercise to the other. You don’t have to do all of them or very many repetitions of the exercises. Just give it a shot! You might find that you enjoy it, feel relaxed and rejuvenated, and ready for the next COREchallenge. Here is a suggested routine based on some of the COREbasics and COREconnections we have done:
Standing Alignment/Neutral Spine
Standing Roll Down
Single Leg Stretch
Spine Stretch Forward
Rolling like A Ball
Table Top Swimming
Hope you enjoy moving through a routine. Often we practice things step by step, but then get intimidated to put it all together. It seems to big and overwhelming. The best way to overcome fear of the unknown is to make it known! Practice may not always make everything perfect, but it does make things less intimidating.
FAITH FOCUS: Today I am going to have to “put it all together”. I will be attending the Proverbs 31 Ministries SheSpeaks Conference for the third year. During the previous years, I went through the process to become a “Shespeaks Graduate” learning how to share my story with others through public speaking. Over the last year, I began to write devotions to share with men and women seeking to strengthen their physical and spiritual core. Now, as I attend this years conference, I had to “put it all together” creating an idea for a book to present during my sessions in the Writing track of this conference. Although I have not been intimidated by the writing of weekly devotions, putting them all together to make a cohesive piece, has caused me to be a little fearful, to say the least! Although I know that this is my first attempt to “practice” putting it all together, I know that it will get easier, if I just keep practicing! As you think about things in your days that bring anxiety or fear, remember that God is with you, he will never leave you or forsake you, he has equipped you for every good work, he has offered his strength to you. So engage that CORE in Christ, STRETCH out of your comfort zone, FLOW though your day, with the AWARENESS of God’s will and ALIGN yourself to it, BREATHE in his Holy Spirit, and PRACTICE with PRECISION God’s purpose for you today.
I may be out of touch for the next few days due to the conference, but will be back to regular postings next week!
Philipians 4:13….I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Deuteronomy 31:8 ” The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”