28 Days of Pilates: Day #3 + meal ideas

Happy Monday!

I hope you’re ready to take on a new week.

I know you’ll be busy so take a little time to strategize how you’ll fit your workouts in each day. Just a little bit of thought and planning can make your week much less-stressful and much more successful.

meal planning

Most of you know by now that I’m an avid meal planner and I encourage my clients to do the same. It’s the best way to ensure that you’ll eat well throughout the week.

In case you’re looking for a bit of inspiration here’s what I’ll be cooking this week:

Monday: Salmon with Sriracha and Lime + brown rice + broccoli

Tuesday: Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls

Wednesday: Slow Cooker HerbΒ Balsamic Pork Roast + roasted potatoes + brussel sprouts

Thursday: Blackened Chicken with Cilantro Lime Quinoa + broccoli

Friday: out πŸ™‚

You can also browse my boards on Pinterest for more ideas throughout the week.


And now…on to your workout!

Today, we’re working on toning and tightening our derrieres. Enjoy!







PS – Just joining us? Welcome to the challenge! You can read the details hereΒ . Simply catch up on day 1 and day 2 and then you’re good to go!

disclaimer: these videos were created for individuals in good health. Robin recommends that you speak with your doctor prior to beginning a new exercise routine. By doing this video you do so at your own risk and agree to release Robin Long and The Balanced Life of any and all liability.

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  1. Liz S. 7 years ago

    Those moves are all glute killers! Haha. Loved the core work too that’s involved.

    Happy Monday and thank you for a third fabulous Day of Pilates challenge!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Yes, Liz. It’s all core too! Great job today πŸ™‚

  2. Stacey 7 years ago

    What a great workout, thank you! Also, I was planning salmon tonight for dinner but didn’t know what to do with it–definitely going to do the sriracha and lime seasoning πŸ™‚

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Oh good! It’s really easy and tastes great πŸ™‚

  3. Kim 7 years ago

    Feeling the burn!! Now for a killer ab workout and then I’m off to start my day. Happy Monday, everyone!

  4. Colleen 7 years ago

    Great way to start my day, yet another school snow day in Hershey, Pa

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Nice to be able to workout from your warm home isn’t it? Enjoy your snow day!

  5. Sarah 7 years ago

    Only just managed to join in today, but I’ve caught up and am really enjoying the workouts!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Happy to have you here, Sarah! Keep us posted on how it goes πŸ™‚

  6. Candice 7 years ago

    Done! I have a hard to time getting going in the mornings – at home with my little one – so that was a good motivator! Thank you!!

  7. Candice 7 years ago

    Done! I have a hard time getting going in the mornings – at home with my little one – so that was a good motivator! Thank you!!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Ohhh, I can totally relate! Glad this helped you a bit. xo

  8. Enya Moran 7 years ago

    Another great workout! Thanks Robin πŸ™‚

  9. Rachael 7 years ago

    Thank you for helping me get back on track after sorely neglecting Pilates for too long.

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      My pleasure, Rachael. I’m glad you’re taking the time to add it back into your life. xo

  10. Mallory 7 years ago

    Thank you for putting this 28 day program together! Love your entire message:)

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      My pleasure Natalie! Glad to have you here as a part of the community πŸ™‚

  11. Alex 7 years ago

    These bite size sessions are so great! I had surgery on my back a few months ago and started Pilates classes as part of my rehab. The classes are a huge help and I love them, but your program is giving me the confidence to practice on my own at home. Totally hooked! Thank you x

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      So happy to hear that Alex! I’m glad you’re using Pilates for rehab too. It can help so much. xo

  12. Katy 7 years ago

    Wow, this one is awesome too! I can’t believe how much I’m loving Pilates! πŸ™‚

  13. Mendy 7 years ago

    Yay! Day 3 is in the books! LOL I am sooo weak anymore. Whew! I’m excited to see the changes in my body over this month. Thank you again πŸ™‚ And thank you too for sharing your meal planning. I struggle with that and we end up having the same ho hum meals every week.

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Nice work Mindy! You will see improvement if you stick with it. And it will feel so good πŸ™‚

  14. Erica 7 years ago

    Day 3 done! This is great for beginners! Just enough for me to feel the burn without losing motivation to keep going! Feeling excited!

  15. Janelle Whitaker 7 years ago

    Thank you so much for doing this, Robin! This is so helpful and simple. Love!

  16. Shirley 7 years ago

    I’m new to Pilates and you are making it fun Robin!! Thank you for the time you have dedicated to helping us!!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Yay, welcome to the Pilates world! It’s a good world to be a part of. I’m happy to help πŸ™‚

  17. Adriane 7 years ago

    It’s after 10 pm but I got Day 3 of the challenge in and felt every second of it! That was a powerful, short workout!

  18. Mary 7 years ago

    Woo – really felt that one! This has been a great challenge!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Yeah! We’ve got a lot more fun ahead πŸ™‚

  19. Megan 7 years ago

    Done! Wow – great workout! My booty definitely needed that! πŸ™‚

  20. Sarah 7 years ago

    I got a little off schedule yesterday and just did the Day 3 workout. I just love these 5 minutes videos! Thank you so much for posting these, Robin!

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      No worries. All that matters is that you jump right back in and don’t give up!

  21. Elisha 7 years ago

    I just got to day 3 today, it was a killer! Off to do day 4 and get back on schedule.

    • Robin Long 7 years ago

      Good to hear Elisha. That’s dedication πŸ™‚

  22. Amy 7 years ago

    Hooray for meal planning! And loved the glutes exercises. Loving my 28 day challenge! xo

  23. Gina 7 years ago

    Got a little sweat going! Felt good but almost didn’t think I was gonna make it. Felt great. Trying to catch up!

  24. Lani 7 years ago

    I pinned the blackened chicken/lime quinoa recipe back when I was doing this, and I just made it tonight. It was excellent. Love healthy meal ideas!

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