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4/19/14 6:22 A

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When I returned to pilates after a forced rest from it, I discovered that a muscle ache in my hip returned. My docs had told me it was probably a bit of arthritis. It had gone away during an enforced rest.

I mentioned to my instructor that it had returned and she noticed that I was moving out of neutral spine during leg circles and other leg exercises. By simply focusing on keeping to neutral spine (not easier with a slight curvature), the pain does not return.

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1/2/14 3:44 P

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My short term goal for the month of January is to do Pilates 4x's/week.


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BMCOLLEY
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11/30/13 4:50 A

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Excellent! I remember when I first started a Pilates practice I tried to incorporate Pilates in every day. That became entirely too monotonous. I do Pilates at least 3 xs per week and other exercises the other days. I now have a good balance.

Bettie

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To incorporate Pilates and make it a regular part of my workout routine at least 3 x per week. Doing so will hopefully aid in my walk/running and flatten the ol' tummy!

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BMCOLLEY
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11/22/13 3:36 P

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Really good plans!

Bettie

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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11/22/13 2:27 P

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My short term goal is to do Pilates on a consistent basis, 3-4x's a week I think is good since I just started today. I've already made a few changes to my eating habits so I'm hoping that with exercise, I will see some changes. I think it was Harper that commented on being in her 40's with a tad bit too much in the middle. I can definitely relate! I'm 44 and have that same middle.... ugh!


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KALEWINE
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10/2/13 4:57 P

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Harper, did you see my post over on the "Welcome! Start here" board? I posted a link to a video of one of my classes as well as some other tips. You may want to check it out.


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9/29/13 9:16 A

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YouTube is a great source for new training practices. I am not able to use a book because it is too stationary when I am trying to learn to move. YouTube and DVD are more to my liking because their movements show exactly what I am supposed to be doing. Keep in mind, as with any exercise, you can sustain injury if you do not practice properly.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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9/29/13 9:00 A

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My goal right now is to get good at Pilates , stick with it until I get it, I got out my pilates book to help learn some basics and watch and do some videos from spark, at 42 yrs I have that middle and I do nor like it , lol , I do believe that it is vitally important to have a strong core, so any tips to help with that ?

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BMCOLLEY
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9/24/13 7:50 P

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I am here to help in any way I can. I am reciprocating the goodness I feel coming through your communications.

Bettie

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9/24/13 5:10 P

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Thanks Bettie for the reminder about specific short-term and long-term goals.


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9/23/13 7:35 P

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You are going to have to look inside you and ask what it is that you want. Set these goals as they come to your head. Then, put expected dates to each one. Those that are 6 months are medium term goals. 12 months and after are long-term goals. Everything else should be immediate goals. Your immediate goals are the ones that will exhaust you. You will have entirely too many immediate goals. Move these to the longer-term goals to limit the immediate list.

Please believe me when I say I am not trying to dictate to you. This is what I think of everyday.

Big emoticon for both of us.

Bettie

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9/23/13 4:01 P

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Yes, I do burn a lot of calories. But I want to try to change my habits to be more advantageous to my body. Baby steps...


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9/23/13 2:56 A

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Actually, athletes burn a large number of carbs/calories a day. The would not be able to make it if they did not. The same applies to you. I am too sedentary to burn that many carb/calories.

Bettie

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KALEWINE
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9/18/13 4:38 P

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Yes, it's a lot of sweets, but you have no idea how much I usually eat when I'm not trying to limit myself. Plus, one teeny tiny cookie has 59 calories in it. That's not talking about the big ones. A handful of M&Ms is approximately 100 calories. So it adds up quickly.


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BMCOLLEY
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9/17/13 5:22 P

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Are you really trying to limit your sweets to 300 calories? That seems like a lot of sweets.

I am still working on the plant. I can finally do it but not without losing my strength.

Bettie

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9/17/13 4:47 P

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I'm still working on that plank. I haven't been timing myself consistently, but I've been doing a lot of exercises in plank (with and without the Swiss ball). I'm also trying to limit my intake of sweets to 300 calories, while getting 5 servings of freggies and at least 60 grams of protein. It's been tough. I've got almost a whole week since the last time I accomplished it. The protein is what's tripping me up.


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9/16/13 1:26 P

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My motivation continues to be to increase my exercising on a daily basis.

Bettie

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8/12/13 9:03 A

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To get back my motivation to exercise 3-4 times a week.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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BMCOLLEY
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7/28/13 4:39 P

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Definitely, congratulations on achieving your first step. You know you could break the practices up into separate minutes. emoticon

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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7/27/13 2:48 A

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My goal is to do some pilates, 15 min at least, everyday. Long-term, I'd like to also do a longer session couple of times a week. So far, I've been able to find the time for the short workouts, yay for me!

Life is simple or complicated, depends on how you look at it. It doesn't really matter either way. --me


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BMCOLLEY
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Hi there, Kalewine. You may need to build your upper body strength--in particular your arms. Also, I think improving your plank is a goal. You should never hold a position longer than your comfort level. Slowly build up to your tolerance.

Bettie

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Right now I'm trying to improve my plank. My hands and arms get so tired in the plank. I don't have a specific goal. Maybe I should aim to be able to hold plank for 2 minutes or something like that.


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Sumay, I would like to suggest you speak with your physician before you do any additional exercises. We don't want you doing additional damage to yourself. Once you get the o.k.from your physician, we can discuss different things you can start doing 2-3 times a week.

Bettie

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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I really want to incorporate pilates into my daily . If not daily - I want to AT LEAST do it several times a week. I like the way it makes me feel - look - and the increased flexibility and strength. I have slight scoliosis that often causes pain from daily work like washing dishes, laundry, etc. It helps to strengthen my core - stretches too.

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Hi Dee, we are here to support each other. If we can provide any help or support please let us know.

Bettie

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My goal is weight loss and building some muscle. My oncologist suggested to me that getting down to a normal BMI could help prevent a breast cancer recurrence, so this is my goal. I have been struggling with losing weight for awhile now.

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You have a great goal for incorporating Pilates into your weekly workout.

Bettie

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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My goal is to become stronger every day. I like to incorporate pilates into my week at least a couple of times. I like to do something different every day, so pilates twice a week works great.

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't...You're right!

Inside me lives a skinny woman...but I can usually shut the b*tch up with cookies! :o)


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My goal is to become more agile and to add strength to my body--upper body especially.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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a few minutes every day can really improve your technique.. emoticon

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11/19/12 7:56 P

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My goal is to be consistent with my pilates practice by doing a few minutes every day.

Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness. --Jean de la Bruyere


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Hi Ladies, I used to have trouble with those too! I agree with you Heather about the built in markers! That's a great way to think of it. My goal is to get stronger all over! When I do Winsor Pilates there are 2 that I really have trouble with...the Teaser and Hip Circles! Ugh! emoticon
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That is a fantastic goal. I had to laugh when I read it because that was my first goal as well. I saw all those people on the videos doing it and I could barely get my shoulders off the floor. How was I going to roll up...I actually started by using my arms a lot. I had gotten to the point where I could actually do them and now I actually use them instead of sit-ups. They help my form and keep my back from hurting. I can do about 3 without reverting to the hands pulling on the legs bit. You can do! Keep at it.

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My goal is a stronger core. I love how Pilates has so many built in progress markers. You can see the difference in the way you can do different exercises week to week and month to month. My ultimate goal is to do rollups without any "cheats." Once I can do that, I'll want to do increasing numbers of them, of course!

Keep up the great work everybody! emoticon

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What is your pilates goal or challenge? Is there a move you are struggling with? Are you trying to work it into your daily routine? Are you trying to improve your posture? Let us know here.

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