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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Monday, April 21, 2008, 9:33 AM

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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

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