Ending The Week On a Flexible Note: Pilates Flexibility Workout Routine

It’s finally Friday! I’m so happy that I am literally doing an imaginary twirl right this moment. You should try too, it’s so much fun! Haha!

It’s been a long week because our little puppy *or shall I say our little shark… wait… I think I’ll settle for piranha…* is teething. For those of you who’ve never dealt with a teething puppy, think of a thousand needles piercing your body at any given point of time, all day, EVERY DAY. Add some curiosity a.k.a. constant running around and you’ll end up with this:

Bella on my laptop

Little punk!

Anyhow, I felt that it would be appropriate to finish the week off with a nice stretching routine to de-stress, re-energize and make my muscles relax – a perfect way to start the weekend off the right foot. I chose the following under 20-minute pilates flexibility workout. It’s fairly straight forward, all you have to do is to hold each position for 30 seconds.

Pilates Flexibility Workout Routine

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You can also check out this quick Yoga workout and learn the benefits of each pose, if you’d like.

mailman-being-chased-by-dog-stretching-first

What are your thoughts on this workout? What are your favorite ways to relax and re-focus? I’d love to know!

xoxo
Olena

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15 responses to “Ending The Week On a Flexible Note: Pilates Flexibility Workout Routine

  1. Pinned it! One of my goals for this year is to work on flexibility!

  2. absgoldberg

    Love using yoga as a way to relax and let my body recover form other workouts a bit. Poor puppy, I had no idea puppies teeth but I guess there’s no reason why they wouldn’t. I recently tagged you in a post btw 🙂

    • Hi there! Was it by any chance because you wanted to make fun of my use of exclamation marks?! Haha! This is so strange though, because I never got a ping back, I would have thanked you ages ago. *I just put an exclamation right after ‘ago’ and then got super aware of it and erased it lol (plus, I’m really resisting to put it right now after ‘lol’)* Send me a link, I’m curious now!!!!!!!!! (just to make up for all of the previous temptations haha!) xoxo

  3. Um jealous of your adorable pup! I remember mine at teething phase, those little needle teeth are just plain evil. She chewed on a LOT of ice cubes!

    • Hi Emmeline (btw love your name)!

      I know, right? They are like little monsters that don’t back off. We tried to give ice cubes to her, but she keeps on playing with them more than chewing on it. But I should try it again, you never know.

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the tip! xoxo

  4. This is a great one! Can’t wait until I’m well enough to try it!

  5. Like the look of this workout! Ps your dog is ahhhhmazzzzingly adorable lol I went through the teething thing a year ago with my Georgie pup, it gets better! 🙂

  6. Great post. I definitely need to include more yoga moves into my routine. And like everyone has said, you have such a cute puppy 🙂

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