School's finally out for me until January 25th, so it's a very happy Friday for me! Hope you're all ready for wedding planning to TAKE OVER!!!!! I know I am! Hopefully I can wrap some stuff up before Christmas, but after I'll be a wedding planning machine!
On to Fitness Friday!
Not only is this a good Friday because I'm done with school, I also didn't gain any weight! I didn't lose any either, but it's better than gaining!!
So, the weigh-in this week is:
168.4 lbs (same)
So this week I'll talk a little bit about something I've wanted to for the last few weeks but haven't had the chance to-pilates vs yoga.
Yoga is mostly to help clear the mind and for meditation. There is a lot of focus on coordinating body movement and breathing. Yoga seems to be more about your well-being instead of slimming down.
Pilates is more about control of body movements. While there are some similarities (body awareness and alignment), pilates "The emphasis of the exercises is to strengthen the abdominals, improve posture, stabilize and lengthen the spine, improve balance and overall strength. Pilates gives you a longer, leaner, dancer-like line."
Pilates and yoga can be done together. They both offer different things for your body, and doing them together will make you happier and leaner. "Get the stretch from Yoga and keep it from Pilates. Strengthen your abdominals on the reformer and watch your poses improve. Join the breathing techniques of Pilates and meditative aspect of Yoga into your daily routine and see the stress of your everyday life, begin to dissipate. Both techniques are time-proven, established, and with the help of an experienced instructor, you will surely reach the goals you set up for yourself!"
Pilates v Yoga-iVillage
Pilates v Yoga-About
Do you do pilates or yoga? What do you think?