CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Pilates for working women

I'm working as a teacher in a village.The whole week my students keep me so busy.There is no a sport centre near here so I do not have so much facility to do any sports.However I'm trying to do some exercises at home.Recently I've been very interested in pilates and I've downloaded some lessons.Yet I guess I need some help for what time I should work out pilates.For example on weekdays school starts at 9 am.Generally I don't have breakfast.Do ypu think I should work out pilates earlier in the morning and then have my breakfast? What should I do for a more effective pilates? Can you suggest me a suitable programme please? I'd be very glad.

Sun. Apr 20, 1:52pm

Add comment  
I assume you are doing mat exercises (Windsor Pilates). With all exercising you should have something to eat beforehand, especially if it is in the morning and you haven't eaten since the night before. Eat something light, a good time for carbohydrates. Give your body time to digest before working out. Good choice with the Pilates. I love it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008, 2:46 PM

Add comment
Pilates for working women

Thanks for your comment. It's very helpful.Ok I'll take some light things to eat such as cornflakes( your suggestion,carbonhydrates :) ) and after a while I will start working out.But how about the evening? Should I work out before going to bed after dinner or is it better to work after I come back home at 4 pm preeceeding a glass of milk and some fruit?

Monday, April 21, 2008, 6:15 AM

Add comment
I work too, need to be in by 9:00. I was initially very nervous about the idea of morning workouts, but now I definitely think that's the way to go. I go every morning before work, have been since October. It was not easy the first few months, but it is a very easy routine to get into. I eat very light, such as a Kashi trail mix bar or a piece of fruit first thing when I get up, so about 30-45 min before I workout, and then I either have another small snack afterward or else a very early lunch.

And pilates really are great, btw. Good luck!

Monday, April 21, 2008, 9:31 AM

Add comment
Try to avoid working out within a few hours of your bedtime..could interfere with sleep.

Monday, April 21, 2008, 9:33 AM

Add comment
Himm It is obvious to see that you are the one doing this job very reasonably.Thanks a lot for all your comments.In the beginning it is seemed to be so hard for me too to get up early in the morning.I don't know if I could be as decisive as you are.Because the working enviroment is very important for keeping you motivated.You see lots of people around you resigning their lovely sleep to a hard work for being more healthy.However I'm not that lucky because I have to do all these on my own and on the floor next to my bed.Thus I wonder which one will be more charming.My bed or pilates? :)

Monday, April 21, 2008, 5:42 PM

Add comment
long time Pilates students

I advise you start slow and work on a few exercises so as not to overwhelm yourself. Mat Pilates is great and I'd start off with a few core exercises working the abs. These are a few simple abs exercises that I stumbled upon that are great and are simple to do. You can gradually build more intense exercises (back, spine, legs, thighs, etc). My advice is to start slowly so you don't overdo it. Good luck.

Link

Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 2:46 AM

Add comment
Hi again.I've followed up all your suggestions and even though it's been one week It is easy to observe the difference on my body.The difference is really motivating for my further work.On that work I've specifically majored on my hips and legs with pilates and seen the slimming on those parts But at the same time I sometimes rode bicycle.it's very nice to see all these are working even in a short time.I've seen that our body is like a flower.It needs to be cared.My question is because of my once I bought a thermal sauna short.Now do you recommend me to work out pilates wearing it on? Or does it prevent my movements while working out? I tried it once and didn't feel any prevention.But I'm not sure.Because it's too tight.And I wonder if I have better result without wearing it on?

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:51 AM

Add comment
Sorry for the missing part.It will be " because of my pelvis"

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:54 AM

Add comment
I don't think it matters for fitness whether you wear the thermal short or not. Sweating is not real weight loss, and that's really all the thermal short will induce. I'd do Pilates without the short so that you can concentrate on the proper muscle work.


Saturday, April 26, 2008, 11:12 AM

Add comment
Sweating is not real weight loss! That's interesting. I thought we always need to sweat for losing calory and weight afterwards.Then what does losing calory mean?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 9:46 AM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!