Reviewing the Six Pilates Principles

November 12, 2009 Leave a comment


Reviewing the Six Pilates Principles

A Guide to Understanding the Correct Way to Practice Pilates

{Great Reminder of the Principles which make Pilates a unique type of movement. Go back to the basics and/or start with the basics in order to really benefit from pilates.}

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November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

I love that Mila tore apart one corner of the room and now is searching for the next place to destroy…
She is not attending this weeks Group Reformer Class! (she’s banned from M2!)

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Pilates for Lower Back Pain ? | Anne Samoilov Pilates

November 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Just finished the first of a few articles I’ll be writing on back pain. I’ll be interviewing a few people suffering from painful lower back issues starting next week, so stay tuned! My mom doesn’t know that she’s one of these people! I’m such a nice daughter.

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Via | Starbucks MB’s Java Chip PRO-Frappucino

November 6, 2009 Leave a comment

MB Dalton is such a cool chic. She recently got her recipe using starbucks via accepted! Yay!

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Focus Is A Good Thing…

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

I’ve been struggling with a pretty annoying disease for the past 6 months…I’m a blog-o-holic.  I have so many random blogs out there that it’s driving me insane!  I love writing articles for each one, but there is seriously not enough time in a day or week to write articles for every single different blog.  That said, I’ve loved this wordpress blog.  I was overdue for a hosted wordpress site, so I’ve started one where I hope to pick up where this one leaves off.  Check out the first few posts and leave me a comment and let me know what new articles I should be posting.

My new home will still have articles on yummy recipes I find or the latest workout that I’m doing (besides pilates) and ideas on how to stay motivated.  The one thing you will find more of as the days go by is more pilates! Go figure!  Also, since I’m a geek as well, I’ll often talk about new technology that I’m using to make my life easier…

So, without further adieu, please visit me at my new home – yes, it looks like a messy desk with a coffee and iphone on top…

*Editorial update:  I have added this blog to my Posterous Autopost feature.  What that means? When I find cool stuff, it will still post here automatically! If you haven’t checked out posterous…do so now! will save you a lot of time playing around on your social networking sites!

What I’m Eating, Reading, and Loving…

September 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Ok, I’ve been gone way too long from this blog. All of the sudden I got very busy teaching, with Mila and just generally with life! I’m back though…so I wanted to share with you some of the things that I’ve spending time doing and eating recently.

Here are my top picks for this week:

What I’m Eating:

I’m going to make this today.  It’s a Fig & Goat Cheese Pizza.   I’m always trying new recipes from the Healthy Irishman…This looks right up my alley. Never really cooked with figs before, but he had me at goat cheese, so I figured I’d venture out. Sadly, I don’t have a neighbor with a fig tree like he does. Check out the post for the recipe on the Healthy Irishman Website.

What I’m Reading:

Reading, well that would be the Second Book in the Sookie Stackhouse series: Living Dead In Dallas.  My copy is a little beat up and colored on – thanks Mila! I’ve also been listening to the audiobook Tribes by Seth Godin. I had to chill on the True Blood books though because I was spending too much time comparing the show to the books…it was driving me crazy…

What I’m Loving:

Ok, I am in love. Addicted. Can’t stop playing with it and generally discovering all the fun things I can do with…
My IPHONE. Yay, Denis and I finally got to our upgrade date. We walked into Apple, they set us up in 20 minutes with our wiggling Mila in hand. Thankfully it only took that long since we totally forgot to bring the stroller. Nice arm/back workout for Daddy!

I won’t go into why Iphone is so super duper amazing.  In fact, I was actually resistant to getting one, but the more and more I use it…I can’t believe we didn’t get one sooner.

And finally, I can’t end a post without saying WHAT WORKOUT I’M DOING:

I am doing pilates of course, but lately I’ve been pushing through the Real GI Joe Workout from Valerie Waters.  I need to get as strong as possible to handle her upcoming “Action Hero Babe” program.  I know it sounds crazy, I am so excited for her latest program.  She has really helped me change my body! Now, I can do some of the harder pilates exercises!

What’s In My Kitchen?

September 7, 2009 Leave a comment


Here’s a picture of my fridge…the Red Stripe Beer is NOT mine!

I often get asked what I eat and don’t eat…what I do for exercise and what I don’t do…how much do I do…etc. The list goes on.  I figured that in addition to my success toolkit page, I would do a post of the specific things I do and use every single day to keep me moving forward, staying healthy, and dealing with my cravings…

I’ll do the my go to foods every day…I’m boring, I’ll warn you right up front.  I often eat the same things day in and out.  It’s the only way I can be trusted sometimes…if I’m left alone with the food channel and some flour, I’ll be making a cake in no time!  Luckily, I have been pretty good…

1. Natural Almond Butter

2. Almonds

3. Raisins

4. Turkey Burger

5. Ezekial Bread & Sometimes Ezekial English Muffins

6. Tomatoes

7. Low Fat Mozzerella

8. Water!!!

9. Tejava Tea

10. Protein Powder

11. Some Type of Fruit – Banana, Blueberries usually

12.  Coach’s Whole Oats

13. Shredded Coconut – Unsweetened/Natural

Ok – so that’s the basic list. Of course, I have veggies in the house – but I usually buy them the day of so they are fresh.  The same with fish – I buy it the day I’m making it.  I hate letting meat just sit in my fridge.  It creeps me out.  I always want things to be as fresh as possible.

The Almond Butter, Almonds, Raisins, and Shredded Coconut have helped me deal with some crazy cravings.  I have such a sweet tooth that finding something I could indulge in without feeling too guilty was the most important part of me eating better.  Now, when I leave a restaurant after NOT ordering dessert, I’m kind of excited to go home and make my melted almond butter, banana, coconut snack.

Want to hear more? Check out my first audio boo sharing a bit more information on why these foods work for me!

What’s food keeps you from indulging too often and moving in the direction of a healthier lifestyle?