Let me tell you, the road to earning a Pilates certification has not been easy. I have all my teaching hours completed and now I’m trying to take all the Pilates classes I can to satisfy that requirement and finally test out. Except that I haven’t been able to figure out how to actually do that yet, which is frustrating.
None of this process has been straightforward and I’ll be sure to write a post about it once I’m official so that hopefully others looking for information on how to get their Pilates certification will have it all nicely laid out for them.
In the meantime, I feel burned out on Pilates and completely unbalanced in my workouts since this much Pilates is not what I need to stay in my best shape. I also had more off days than usual due to our activities this week, so even though I was out of my workout funk from the week before, I wasn’t able to take advantage of it.
Here’s what this week looked like:
Monday: Take Pilates & teach Pilates
Wednesday: Take Pilates, 20 min treadmill HIIT, teach Pilates
Saturday: Lift Heavy Arm Workout plus weighted lunges and rowing machine intervals (3000 meters)
Sunday: 3-mile stroller push run with Reece riding his pedal bike
I maybe possibly could’ve fit in a little something on my off days this week, but they were days when I actually got dressed in regular clothes for various things. Since that’s so rare, it’s really difficult for me to change into workout clothes and wash off my makeup in the middle of the day. I think all of you out there who workout on your lunch break are pretty awesome. Does it get easier when you do it all the time?
This week will probably look pretty similar since I’m still taking all the Pilates class I can. I’ll power through, squeezing in other workouts when I can, and look forward to getting back to my usual mix once my Pilates certification is complete. Almost there!
How do you mix up your routine so you don’t get burned out?
Any other Pilates instructors out there feel like this process is more complicated than it needs to be?