8/30/12 - Paula's Eating/Exercise Journal : Sunday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 31. August 2012 08:00
Today is the second ab exercise that can be an anytime strengthener.  It is based on a classic Joesph  Pilates exercise that I learned as a core exercise when I began pilates.  The pilates theory is that there are 4 quadrants that wrap around the front of the torso.  The top quadrant is right below the breasts.  Two inches below the first is the second quadrant.  Two inches below that is the third quadrant.  The fourth quadrant is down below the belly button.  Sitting down in a chair, or while driving, start by contacting quadrant one, pulling it toward your back.  Keeping that first quadrant contracted, move down the sequence of quadrants down to # 4. 
When you get the sequence completed, release the muscle crunch/contraction, and begin again.  Put your hands on your belly, and feel the muscles contracting...moving down from #1- #4...strengthening, powering you up...COOL!

Sunday Workout Diary:


Sunday Food Diary:


1 portion Organic Oatmeal (150 cal)

1 banana (95 cal)

A.M. Snack-

1 orange, 1/2 apple (94 cal)


 4 oz chicken(187 cal)

1 cup yellow squash (80 cal)

1/2 cup brown rice(109 cal)

P.M. Snack-

1 1/2 cup celery( 36 cal)

1 tsp Organic almond butter(95 cal)


6 oz Tuna steak( pan seared with butter flavored spray) (240 cal)

2 cups spinach(40 cal)

12  asparagus( 60 cal)

1 cup squash( 80 cal )


3/4 cup blueberries/blackberries (80 cal)



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