How often do you tell Yourself "I've Got This"!?

How often do you look up at something and make an executive decision that it is not possible, that it is too hard and you may as well quit before you start?

We all do it.. Dukey and I did it with the Lal Lal Street hill in Buninyong. We looked up and said “Hell no! Aint no way I’m getting to the top of that.” (Yes Dukey can talk, can’t you buddy?)


We were setting ourselves up for failure before we even attempted to walk up the hill.

That kind of attitude wasn’t going to get us to the top! So instead we had a team meeting and decided that we would give it a go. We would just put one foot/paw in front of the other, it was OK if we had to stop a few times to get our breath back & it was OK if we looked like we were dying as we walked up it.

So that’s what we did, and now we add this hill into our walk each week. (Some weeks with a little more gusto than others).

Did you set yourself a goal at the start of the year?

Maybe you wanted to start Reformer Pilates or try a more challenging class level? Or Maybe it was completely unrelated to Pilates 😜.

And have you already decided that your goal is not possible, that it is too hard and that you won’t be able to do it?
Well I am here to tell you that it’s NOT! You just need a little plan of action to get there!

So here’s the plan!

  1. Go easy on yourself and allow yourself to feel a little uncomfortable & unfamiliar

    You are not expected to be a Guru in your first class or on your first attempt at something. Hell, who is?!

  2. . Be ok with not being perfect!

    Expect to find things weird & challenging and to be unsure if you are doing something correctly, that’s why you have us with you to help assist you

  3. Take breaks, don’t head into it full steam ahead

    Feeling puffed or tired or just mentally drained from all the new things going on? That’s Ok! Take a little rest. You’re allowed to!

  4. Break your goal down into steps & just put one foot in front of the other

    This is our Jam! We know that it’s hard to learn something new, so we break our classes and our exercises down into steps. We teach you the basics then build on them when you’re ready & have found your groove!

  5. FINALLY! Remember that You’ve Got This! and we’ve got your back every step of the way!

But if you are still feeling like you might need a little extra help to get started on your journey then we have the perfect thing for you.

It’s our Intro to Reformer Pilates Course and you can find out more about it here.

Steph & The Pilates HQ Team