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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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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.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 2:46 AM

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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'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

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

Saturday, April 26, 2008, 10:54 AM

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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

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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

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