Today I went to a lunchtime workout. My first pilates class. It was right on time too. I was feeling a bit overwhelmed and in need of some sort of stress relief. Since making the commitment to a healthier lifestyle (and today’s workout), I’ve been itching to get started.

Just before noon, I got a ping from one of the other editors: it was time. We changed clothes and piled into the car and headed over to the studio.

I don’t know what I expected, but I was neither surprised nor disappointed by the level of difficulty of the class. While I still have an athletic build, I knew right away that this would be a challenge. The instructor could tell I was a pilates noob and modified some of my positions during the class.

When it was over I had more energy and felt happy. My abs started to feel sore before the work day was over and by the time I left work, I was crashing.

I didn’t mind though. I felt good and I was actively working toward one of my goals for this year.

Today was a productive day.