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Saturday, April 30, 2011

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 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.


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!


At April 30, 2011 at 4:06 PM , Blogger Ashby Family said...

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!!

At April 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM , Blogger Falon said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmmmmmm i'm always obsessed with ncis. <3

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

At April 30, 2011 at 4:12 PM , Anonymous carmen said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Anonymous Michelle (The Runner's Plate) said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

Ahhhhhh glee, I'm a gleek for sure.

At April 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM , Anonymous Jess said...

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 ;)

At April 30, 2011 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger ihatepickleslikewoah said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 4:24 PM , Blogger ATTrio said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 4:25 PM , Blogger SweetsQueen said...

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*

At April 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM , Blogger Natalie Cates said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Laura said...

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


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?

At April 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger Holley @ Lunges and Lashes said...

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.

At April 30, 2011 at 5:00 PM , Blogger MrsQ318 said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger middleagedrunner said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger Julia said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 5:12 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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 :)

At April 30, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Scallywag said...

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...

At April 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Monica Whitney said...

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.

Ask the Duplex

At April 30, 2011 at 5:22 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 5:28 PM , Blogger Austin said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 5:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 6:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Blogger Rene said...

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.

At April 30, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Rachel said...

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.

At April 30, 2011 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Christine said...

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).

At April 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Running Mama said...

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.

At April 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 8:47 PM , Anonymous Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife said...

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!!

At April 30, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Fit Fab Foodie said...

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

At April 30, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Cara @ EAT. PRAY. RUN. said...

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!

At April 30, 2011 at 10:15 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

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.

At April 30, 2011 at 10:32 PM , Blogger Niki said...

I love pilates...I think I might try doing that 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

At May 1, 2011 at 12:37 AM , Blogger Devrie Pettit said...

Pilates is way better than yoga.

At May 1, 2011 at 5:08 AM , Anonymous Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) said...

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!!

At May 1, 2011 at 5:55 AM , Blogger natalie said...

i love fact it was my first love! before i met 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

At May 1, 2011 at 6:14 AM , Anonymous Keri said...

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

At May 1, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

At May 1, 2011 at 7:23 AM , Blogger Finallyfit2011 said...

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!!!

At May 1, 2011 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Running Ricig said...

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!

At May 1, 2011 at 2:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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. :)

At May 1, 2011 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Lucy said...

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.

At May 1, 2011 at 9:21 PM , Blogger Tracy Simmons said...

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

At May 2, 2011 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Christianne said...

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!

At May 4, 2011 at 7:06 AM , Blogger Chunky Monkey said...

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

At May 20, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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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