Today I am so happy to introduce you to Dee Kennedy. I first met Dee at my YMCA Pilates class. Like so many instructors, Dee had a love for Pilates, Yoga and fitness and then took that passion and became certified to teach! I am honored to be a Peak Pilates mentor to Dee and so lucky to have her as a role model for healthy eating, gardening and green living.
How long have you been practicing Pilates? Yoga?
What classes do you teach?
What is your favorite class to take?
Do you do cardio?
I know that you are an avid gardener. Tell me us little about your garden!
What type of diet do you follow?
What is your favorite healthy food?
Do you have a go-to "cheat" food?
Motivation, motivation, humm. Like I said before the seasons really affect my mood and motivation. During the spring, summer and fall I have no problem with motivation and the drive to stay active. But when winter comes around it is extremely difficult to stay motivated. I have found that taking liquid Vitamin D and just doing it instead of over-analyzing what I need to do really helps. Teaching my Pilates classes helps a lot too. I need to be there for my students and provide them with support.
My most important advice for ANY new student of anything is to focus on YOU. As Americans, and especially women, we judge and compare others and ourselves way too much. But when we can let go of our own ego and just be the best self we can possibly be it is freeing. So, if you are taking a new class, you are taking a class for you, not for anyone else, so work on you!
What does a typical week look for you when it comes to working out?