Welcome to Week 2 of the #mindbodymat challenge!
I hope you had a nice weekend and continued to take care of yourself. I had a super busy weekend but still managed to do a little Pilates and unplug for a bit.
My husband was out of town so it was just me and the baby girl which was both fun and exhausting all at the same time. Single mamas, I am in awe of you and commend you for your strength. I wish I could come knock on your door and offer to babysit. You deserve a break.
Before we begin, we have a winner to announce! @jenniferrmccaw please send me an email to claim your prize!
If you didn’t win, don’t worry, another BIG giveaway will be announced tomorrow morning! 🙂
Monday’s often come with a case of the blues. It’s easy to complain, feel down and dread the long week ahead. But rather than giving in to that negativity today we’re going to focus on gratitude.
There is always something to be grateful for. <— click to tweet.
Your list can be elaborate or simple. It doesn’t matter. All that matters is that you take a moment to pause and appreciate the good things that surround you today.
We’re back to the abs today! Pilates abs are strong abs. The reason Pilates is so effective in building core strength is because we work at a deeper level. Rather than focusing solely on the superficial muscles (aka: the “6 pack” muscles), we engage the transverse abdominus along with the surrounding muscles.
Pilates works the entire core which leads to a more strength in a shorter amount of time. <– click to tweet.
We also work efficiently which means that we focus on our form and how we’re moving to get the most bang for our buck. That’s why we only do 8-10 reps of each exercise.
So today, focus on your form and work deeply. It’s only 10 minutes so give it your all. 🙂
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TODAY’S CHECK-IN: Show me your gratitude list or post a photo of something you’re grateful for. You just may inspire someone else to appreciate the little things today. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #mindbodymat.
Keep up the great work beauties!