Pilates Makes Me Cry

After teaching spin this morning I was on my way out the door when,

this girl walked in…….

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I know you can tell from the picture alone that we are cousins because we look so alike.

She was on her way to take a pilates class and because she is the busiest girl alive and I cherish every second I get to spend with her I followed her right on in.

Little did I know, I was entering H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.

Not even kidding- at times it literally felt like I was getting stabbed in my buttocks and abdomen, my muscles were so fatigued and screaming at me!!

The best part of it…..an amazing workout with absolutely zero pressure on the femur.

I think I might be hooked.

I came home from the gym and we cleaned.  I know that sounds a little out of character but it happened and the cleanliness will probably last all the way until tomorrow afternoon if we are careful.

Next on the list, (where dreams are made) Costco.

We got the usual goods: Tortillas, broc, apples, eggs, chicken, spinach and bananas.

Lunch was made and thoroughly enjoyed.  These tortillas are HIGH in fiber and protein (they are la tortilla factory brand).  Delicious.  The insides were spinach, egg and salsa.  Winning combo.  I don’t know if you have noticed yet but I really like eggs.

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After lunch I even did some work.  I graded papers on a weekend.  Summer, I need you know…. at least the snow melted from this morning!

Time to maybe put on real people clothes and spray lots of perfume on myself, wow I am one hour earlier than usual this Saturday with the whole getting out of my gym clothes thing.

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Have you ever tried pilates? What did you think?

Favorite wrap fillings?

-Eggs, loads of veggies, tuna, cottage cheese, salsa, cheese (I better stop now or else I might have to go back into the kitchen and make a second lunch.

What show are you currently loving?

-I am re-watching Glee season 1 on Netflix and dare I say it is even better the second time around!

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I am currently watching Lie to Me on Netflix and I am HOOKED. I find it SO interesting.

wrap fillings include cheese, avocados, and loads of spinach and tomatoes!!

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Hey how do you prepare your super garlicky broccoli? Everytime I read about it… my mouth waters.

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hmmmmmmm i'm always obsessed with ncis. <3

i've never done pilates. sounds like "fun" hahah.

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I HAVE THE SAME DRESS! I just wore it yesterday! :) It is from Banana Republic, right? Except I've worn and washed mine so much it is no longer as vibrantly-colored as yours, but I still LOVE it!

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I have never tried pilates before, but I'm intrigued!

I don't think I can ever go into Costco anymore without thinking of you and all the love you have professed for the store!

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I love hummus, black beans, avocado, and spinach wraps.

Ahhhhhh glee, I'm a gleek for sure.

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Pilates is KILLER!! I haven't tried an official class, like at a gym, but i've done some on my computer. it is PAINFUL! in a good way of course ;)

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Oh gee, I was thinking about taking a Pilates class, but now I'm scared. I always had the impression it was just Yoga on steroids. I may need to research this choice some more before taking my first class! ;-)
Have a great weekend!

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Omg pilates is how i met my hubby!!! Hes an instructor and i hooked him in by getting a private from him ;)

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I do love Pilates but it costs a fortune here in the city so I never really do it :(
Love turkey with laughing cow cheese and lettuce with seasoning salt. Yum!
Favorite show is Modern Family, the Middle and the one that is on right around the same time. With the family in NY. They are all soo funny!
Sarah

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I pilates, but I like plates more. It's pilates without "i", get it? I'm a dork.

Oh, also I LOVE eggs, someone said they didn't like eggs the other day and I nearly cried for them. How can a person NOT like eggs? It seems so horribly wrong?

*moment of silence for egg haters*

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I've never been to a pilates class, but I have the Windsor Pilates dvds. I haven't done them in a while, but I remember how much they burned and I loved it!

I love wraps! La Tortilla Factory or Joseph's pitas are my favorites, and I fill them with anything and everything at any time of the day.

I am currently watching the NFL draft. One of the guys from my gym is in the draft, and I hope he gets picked! I am also addicted to all shows on Food Network and Cooking Channel, and I love Hawaii Five-0.

Have a blessed Saturday night!

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You and your cousin are adorable!

Never tried pilates but heard it is great for your core! I NEVER do ab work because I hate it so much…maybe pilates would be a good way to trick myself into getting some abs.

Asian wraps are my favorite

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favorite show right now = make it or break it AND 24. Complete opposites, but hey, a girl's gotta get her drama and her action, right?

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I think we are living parallel lives. My morning sounds pretty similar to yours. ;) And now I am off to Costco!

No need to shower… it's over rated.

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Pilates always kicks my butt.
I made a wrap the other day with grilled chicken, spinach, pepper jack cheese, and tomatoes. It was soooo yummy.
I'm on season 8 of Friends. I never watched it when it was on TV, but for the past few weeks I've been consumed by it!

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I took 2 rounds of pilates classes a year or so ago and have mixed feelings… For the reason that I took them- they were kind of a major fail. However! I can see thenm being very, very benificial for many other reasons.
Vaugue, I know. It would take 20 minutes to go into more detail!
Mmm. I love wraps. I like tuna. Omlettes. Avacado on a garden burger. steak and cheese. you name it!
I'm about ready to watch the whole Lost series again- LOVE it!

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i do not even know what pilates is but I need to join you one of these days. abs class on monday?? i am thinking about hitting that one up for sure!

in wraps I love to make buffalo chicken wraps with lots of peppers and onions…yum!

I need to go to sam's…but only as a reward once I have done more than 30 minutes of work in 5 hrs. haha!

the 5k went well! i ended up convincing another friend to run as well so I had 2 of my friends and my sweet pup finish their first ever 5k! so sweet and exciting! I MISS YOU!

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I have never tried pilates but I hear it is a great workout!

COSTCO is the bombbb – I go there whenever I am in the mood for samples – hehe :)

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Your cousin's hair is SO CUTE (so is yours, never fear!).

I love 90210, Gossip Girl and erm NBC Dateline ha ha. And my favourite wrap filling is probably chicken and veg and sweet chilli sauce… Ooh…

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So at first I saw that picture and thought, "JANAE CUT HER HAIR!" And then I read that you saw your cousin at the gym. And then I wondered why you guys looked so cute at the gym. And then I wondered why you guys are sippin on a soda and sitting at a table at the gym. And this is about when I realized I'm an idiot.

-Monica
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I'm watching last night's episode of Friday Night Lights right now. I got hooked watching the first four seasons on Netflix.

I really want to try Pilates. It sounds scary as all get out and awesome!

I had a breakfast burrito this morning that was scrambled eggs (with lots of milk) and monty jack. I like to add veggies sometimes, but we are out. Must get to grocery store immediately!

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I have a MAJOR love-hate relationship with Pilates! I love how I feel afterwards…but I HATE it while I'm doing it!!

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You're TOO pretty! I almost went to pilates at 11 today but I chickened out. :D

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Never Done Pilates (Man Card.)
I'm digging Happy Endings.

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Austin, didn’t you read what ihatepickles said? Her hubby is an instructor.

Also, if you read further down in comments you will see that Pilates was actually *started* by a guy, to train boxers (he was one) and prisoners of war who’d been injured and so their muscles were in danger of atrophy. He rigged up the hospital beds and their springs, and those were the original Cadillac machines we know (and some of us loathe/love, LOL) in modern Pilates.

I have some male cuties in my classes but they are all either married or walk on the other side of the street from me, LOL. Come to my class. :-)

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I love love pilates but I agree-it is hard!! Especially when first starting out. My body so can not bend/move in those ways! But I think it is kinda like yoga-the more you do it, the more flexible you get!

I LOVE wraps and la tortilla ones especially! I like to put eggs in mine too and another favorite is spinach, tofurkey slice (vegetarian here!), pickles and mustard! It is a lunch staple every week!

I watch a lot of TV on my ipod at the gym because I don't have time at home! My favorite shows to watch at the gym have been Degrassi, Numb3rs, and Gossip Girl. I also watch One Tree Hill because I think I am still 18 years old. Pretty soon I am going to start watching House at the gym because I caught an episode a week or so ago and have been HOOKED!
~Jenn

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I used to do pilates a looong time ago! It's a good toning workout!

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I LOVE pilates! My teacher is not traditional and when I walk out of there I practically have to crawl down the stairs. Plus, I covet her abs.
I like eggs on my wrap. I use O the Ole' brand tortillas from Walmart.
I just downloaded the 1st season of Friends and started rewatching it. I forgot how funny that show was. Favorite current show – The Deadliest Catch.

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I do not like pilates OR wraps. I know, I'm different :) I love 90210, Gossip Girl, and the Real Housewives of pretty much everywhere.

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I'm currently loving Gossip Girl (such a guilty pleasure), 30 Rock (yes, I'm years behind), and the final season of Friday Night Lights (if you don't watch it start).

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Love pilates! My gym has a yoga-lates class I have to try (yoga & pilates together).
Um, my lunch was exactly the same as yours. Except I tossed a little cheese on my eggs because cheese makes everything better.
Today I watched way too many episodes of Iron Chef America. Woops!
:)

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Love pilates. It totally helped me get back in shape 8 years ago after a c-section. It hurt like a muthu at first though!!!

Love breakfast wraps, (egg whites, cheese, mushrooms, salsa, spinach). Or for lunch, turkey or chicken w/ loads of veggies and little ranch and mustard.

I'm currently still hooked on Real Housewives…every last one of 'em! Sad I know.

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I LOVE pilates. I took it when it was offered for free in college…makes you feel fit and tight even if you aren't!

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I love (and teach) Pilates!! Still sore from this week's class I taught!

I love eggs, spinach, sharp cheeses, and hummus inside wraps (not necessarily all together like that though). Love broccoli!!

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I love pilates and do it 5times a week. I just took up running and am doing my first 5k tomorrow.

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Pilates rocks my socks off and is a really good cross training method for runners! Too bad all the pilates studios around here are SO expensive! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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I have been doing pilates for 8 or 9 years and if you have a good class it will kick your behind make lots of parts strong. I also did it while I was pregnant with both kiddos. The class at my current gym isnt very good so now I just do it when I need an easy workout/break from running.

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I love pilates…I think I might try doing that soon…now to find a good class for it. hmmmmm.

Also, do you have a good spinach shake recipe that does not include strawberries?…I am allergic (i know, very sad). Also, check your email from me when you can…I am in a photography mood and I am getting a new lens that will make action shots amazing! Also again, just so you know a few of your cute fans have contacted me about helping them with their cameras…and they want to know about the manual modes. I will be discussing these modes starting this next Tuesday. I will have it up and ready Tuesday morning. Love you. Niks

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Pilates is way better than yoga.

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I must try pilates!! I've been avoiding it because I love yoga so much and so am biased, but if you say it's good, I'll believe ya!! Specially since you are the girl that introduced me to SPIN which I *heart*, so I'll definitely give it a go!! :D

P.S. You and your cousin are SO DARN GORGEOUS!!

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i love pilates..in fact it was my first love! before i met yoga..now becuase of work i dont get to my class but i certainly love it and am going back to it again one day for sure

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I LOVE pilates. But I hated it at first. Give it a chance and you will love it.

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I like pilates…I find that I can never relax in yoga, so pilates is a good (flexibility?) substitute for me!

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Ok! I don't really have a fav show nor have I ever tried pilates BUUUUUT…yesterday I had THE MOST amazing wrap! I cooked up some broccoli & shrimp in the skillet (w/ garlic, sea salt & pepper), then spread some roasted red pepper hummus on my wheat tortilas, dumped it all in & YUUUUM YUUUUM!!!

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I always feel super out of shape after going to pilates, which is why I only go once in a blue moon :)

I am currently loving "Samantha Who" I just started watching it on netflix. love it!

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Absolutely love Pilates so much that I teach it… and it saved my life and body after a hip injury and between two surgeries to fix it. Made it so that I could actually *move*! I am evangelical about it! :)

Niki, if you're reading, this isn't really a recipe per se, but I've done 1 frozen banana cut into chunks, a few handfuls of spinach, enough milk to give it the texture you want, and a few drops peppermint extract. Next time I make it, I might add a tiny bit of cocoa powder to see what happens! :) Either way, garnish with choc chips. :)

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I LOVE PILATES. My athletic trainer in high school was a pilates instructor. So, the season I got injured I was in her office doing pilates everyday. I don't think my abs had ever looked so good.

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I learned to love pilates and now I teach it too!

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Pilates are my favorite!! They were started by Joseph pilates after the war for soldiers who were injured or less legs or arms but still wanted the rest of their bodies to stay in shape so it is the perfect workout for an injured person or people who want to isolate!

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Spicy hummus = best wrap filler ever! I love pilates. My fav show right now is…I am embarrassed to say its tied between watching Hines Ward on DWTS and Real World Vegas. LOL

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I tried a new wrap at Starbucks they came out with (it's not on the menu yet so you have to ask for it, but this new secret is worth it!). It's the 'Spinach, Egg White, and Feta Wrap' and it is delicous!

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Apologies for the cryo-posting, but I got my butt royally-kicked at back-to-back intermediate Pilates classes today and yesterday. Major love-hate; my instructor is one of those cheery evil types … and I am so much stronger everywhere and have more energy since I started taking it really seriously, and / but my instructor always figures out ways to make it harder.

Today was the hardest class yet at our level … still kind of can’t believe I actually survived. Sometimes I take class before work and I’m all “What am I doing up? And how is it I think I’m going to accomplish this craziness at this hour?” but I’m not sure anything else could get me out of bed an hour earlier to get to the studio on time. Madness.

:-)

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