Friday, March 3, 2017

Five on Friday- Headstands & March MATness

I can't believe it's Friday again AND that we're in the month of March, which means only 20 days until it's officially Spring! Although it has felt like Spring for like a month now. Here's my favorites for this week...


Workout Partner
My oldest has definitely been my workout partner lately.  She loves to hop on the Pilates Tower with me and lay out her mat down beside me if I'm doing some matwork. I shared more here on how I get a workout in with kids.

Anyway, this week I was working on some Roll-Ups. Read here about how to do this exercise. When doing Roll-Ups, you want to keep your heels pressed down into the floor. So what better way to work on the integrity of this exercise than by having your kid hold your heels down?! And don't mind how bad my toenails need to be repainted...


Headstands and Inversions
Last weekend, I went to an amazing Yoga Inversion workshop. Headstands and going upside down require core strength, but for me I think I've also tended to avoid them out of fear. This workshop was super helpful for me to learn ways to safely get into headstands and work up to a full handstand. 
So this week, I've been playing around with headstands this week- using the wall and a little on the Reformer...

Workout Inspiration
"The body is a sacred garment. It's your first and last garment; it is what you enter life in and what you depart life with, and it should be treated with honor." - Martha Graham

"Take care of your body, it's the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn

It think Martha Graham and Jim Rohn said it best. It's so important for us to take care of our bodies both physically and mentally, which is why regular exercise is so good for us- even when we don't want or don't feel that we have the time. I shared yesterday a little about what helped me when I felt like I was in a funk working out. Read that here.

Oh laundry...
I just can't seem to keep up with laundry! I recently started throwing a load of laundry in every morning when I get up, but the problem is- I never get that load of laundry folded and put away haha. Maybe my goal this month should be to work on that.

Anyway, hubby recently ordered this drying rack from Amazon and I love it! I air dry most of my clothes and this drying rack hold lots of clothes and has wheels.

March MATness
I probably won't be filling out a College basketball bracket this month, but I will be doing some March MATness. I'm a newbie to the Pilates March MATness fun (and 3 days late, but if you know me- I'm really good at being late haha)...But I'm going to join along with the MATness fun over on Instagram. Read about the March MATness Campaign here.

To kick off my March MATness journey, here's the first 2 exercises in the Pilates Mat Series: 
The Hundred and The Roll-Up.                                                      

I'll be sharing the third exercise- The Roll-Over on Instagram today. Have a great weekend!

For this post, I'm linking up with April from Smidge of This and Christina from Carolina Charm for 5 on Friday and Amanda from Meet at the Barre for another round of Friday Favorites. 


  1. I am so bad at putting laundry away. It is my least favorite chore. I would rather clean the bathroom.

    1. Yes, it really is the worst! I'd even rather hand wash dishes.