I’ve been getting asked repeatedly about my workout regimen. Truth is I didn’t work out for the entire month of July. I’ve been doing pilates for the past 7 years with a trainer. I now take classes because I know the keys of pilates that only an instructor can teach you. One of the odd reasons I love it is because you don’t have to wear shoes, but the main reason is because it focuses on your core no matter what part of the body you’re working on. The main thing to remember when doing pilates is to breathe in, breathe out and hold your core tight while closing your rib cage.

The reason I started pilates was because I had 3 months after having a baby(c-section) to get ready for my weeding. I had a little belly pouch that felt numb, but pilates worked underneath the surface to tighten me back up in no time plus had me in better shape than I’ve been in my entire life! I’ve been hooked ever since. Check out my moves…I’m back on track and here’s a couple workout pics.

First pic: I’m holding my legs in table top as I prepare to lift myself up breathing in, I then exhale slowly and lift my legs stright out. Then I put my head back down positioning my legs back into to table top at the same time. Two sets of 8.

Second pic: This exercise is always tough for me. You have to lift yourself one vertebra at a time. The key to lifting yourself up is to suck your core in overtime. The same applies when you lower back down, one vertebra at a time while tucking your tail bone breathing in and out the entire time. So actually this move is a bit more tedious than shown in the pics. I do this about 5 times.

Third pic: Now it’s on to the arms. Now just because we’re working on our arms doesn’t mean we forget about our core. The great thing about pilates is as your working one part of your body you’re always working your core. So I’m holding my rib cage closed while sucking my tummy in tight while lifting 5lb weights pushing them back and forth. The reason one leg is in front of the other is for balance. 3 sets of 15.

Forth pic: Hold the weights and squat, now lower, hold, now you can release. Remember hold your stomach in the entire time, now repeat. I do 3 sets of 15

 I want to thank all of my readers for your words of encouragement! You are now added to my list of things that brighten up my day!;)All the emails stating how thankful you are really was appreciated.

Thanks for the inspiration with the moving pics ♡tanvii:).

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17 thoughts on “Work it out girls…

  1. Because of you, as soon as I'm able, I'll be checking Pilates out! Did you join a class or did you have a dvd, when you started out?

  2. Yes I like pilates it looks so simple but that sh*! is not easy….That is a great workout it's also very relaxing and gives you peace of mind!!!

  3. Ooou!
    Love this ! I always wanted to do pilates but hmm Im not sure I will get a trainer, though I'd like to have one.
    This makes me want to start doing some pilates instead of working out..
    Working out (running etc) makes me exhausted.. Im sure this will at least let me feel a bit relaxed.

  4. Wow! I have been fascinated with trying pilates for a couple years and you are inspiring me to take the plunge. It's a bit pricey in my area but I think I will enjoy it and be willing to commit. Any suggestions for what to look for in a studio or instructor?

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  5. I absolutely love pilates too … it is the best for the core!!! It is great how we can inspire so many people just through our posts!

    Thank you for always being there for my, dear friend. I really appreciate all your love and support throughout!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

  6. You go girl!!! I'm going to the gym tonight. I like cardio but I've been interested in Pilates. I might give it a try. You make it look like it's so much fun. The moving pics was a cool idea.

  7. Hey honey bunny! Your pilates workout has inspired me! I must get back in the gym! I have to do what's best for my health and makes me feel better overall. The moving pics are cool 🙂 Smooches

  8. Tanya, you know this is what I have been waiting on. Since we talking about your workout regimen, go ahead and post your diet too. Thank you so much for doing this, you inspire me in so many ways. I too had a c-section.

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