I will admit. I am never going to be model skinny. I am never going to be tall. And I will never eat like I would need to to have a 6 pack - I just like my sweets and wine too much. However, I am strong and capable. The other day, on the city bus, a woman couldn't get her walker through the aisle. I pick up her walker, lifted it over my head (as it was the only way it would get through and walked it to her) and carried it to her. I did this all in front of my daughter. I want my daughter to grow up knowing her mommy is strong and capable. That is what Pilates does for me and what I love about Pilates.