Thursday, May 21, 2009

What I'm Loving Right Now: Pilates

On a recent trip to Borders bookstore I picked up a video with an intention of toning my abs. I'm starting to feel a muffin top growing! Besides that, I want to look better in my swimsuit this summer ;)

The video I bought is Gaiam's "Pilates: Abs Workout" and I'm telling you right now that my body is really feeling it! Just from one session I'm already feeling the muscles in my body growing stronger.

If you're wondering what the benefits of pilates are, check out this article on WebMD, "Pilates Exercises and Workout Benefits". Here is another good article, "6 Good Reasons to Try Pilates".

I've been slacking on my toning and stretching exercises although I still walk a few miles each week. The walking hasn't done much for my tummy, so I'm setting a goal to do the pilates workout at least 3 times a week. Pilates is something completely new to me, so I'm definitely motivated to keep going. I tend to get very bored doing the same exercise routine. When it comes to exercise, mixing it up is good.

Hopefully in a couple months I'll feel confident enough to wear the bikini at the beach!

And speaking of bikinis, I really like this BCBGMAXAZRIA Sunflower Bikini Swimsuit! ($148 at SmartBargains.com)

Is shipping available on that body as well?

Photo Credit: Scott Rozic
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