I once had a private pilates client who suffered from a badly ruptured disc. He was in poor shape when he got to me. He responded really well for the first three weeks, making leaps and bounds in his progress – then it became a bit stagnant. We hit a plateau and for about four to five weeks we could not see a noticeable change. Although his pain levels were relatively stable, he was a bit despondent.
And then some time later, we did a roll down with the big ball at the wall and he was able to touch his hands to the floor. This was a remarkable achievement considering that he could not even get to his knees six weeks prior.
…but one day, the light bulb goes off and breakthrough comes and that is a very good day.
It was an exciting triumph for both of us and is just testimony to what persistence and consistency can achieve over a period of time. Patience is required and you can’t always see that progress is being made, but one day, the light bulb goes off and breakthrough comes and that is a very good day.