December 9, 2011
<<That’s me right there!
When I first started doing POP Pilates, I shut myself from the world, closed the doors, and most windows too. Almost two years later, I now manage to leave them open…but I can’t shake off this feeling of utter awkwardness (that usually turns into a laughing fit) whenever someone watches me work out!
I’m not a shy person, but I’m very guarded. I’m very selective with the people I open up to. And doing a full wheel pose, pelvic thrusts on a bridge or silly-looking cardio moves to get my heart pumping definitely counts as opening up in my book! It can be a slightly mortifying experience, even if I don’t actually suck at what I’m doing.
According to this article:
Extroverts prefer intense workouts with groups of people, and are prone to exercising fairly often. lots of activity, and want to go, go, go.
Introverts tend to like to run, cycle, or work out alone. They find groups of people draining, so their fitness goals need to involve “me” time.
Neurotics tend to do cardiovascular exercises indoors, but not in a gym. They prefer home treadmills and low-intensity workouts when achieving their fitness goals.
Conscientious people are motivated enough to schedule their own fitness plan – and stick to it. are very self-disciplined people who strive to achieve something. They want to take charge of their own exercise routine to make sure it will get done.
Agreeable people like to exercise first thing in the morning, to get it over with. Since they’re compliant and friendly, they have a tendency to help others and acquiesce to requests – which can derail their fitness goals.
Based on this, I’d be a conscientious introvert with neurotic tendencies. Sounds funny.
What kind of exerciser are you? Is there a move that makes you feel particularly awkward? How do you shake off the feeling? Or are you *insert finger snaps* FEARLESS?
Thanks Joan for the guest post!!! This was a wonderful read. Joan was crowned one of our first Ambassadors of POP back when my fan page had like 200 fans. Haha. She’s the Butt Ambassador, it was a joke, but then it stuck. Make sure to follow her on Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest.
If you’re interested in submitting a guest post, please email me at email@example.com! Oh and Joan, I’m PRETTY SURE I’m an extroverted conscientious person 🙂 K, your turn guys – what are you?