Saturday, January 9, 2010

Ana Caban and Pilates

Back in the summertime, I got a gift in the mail from a really cool chick. I'm such a loser, it took me this long to post a "thank you."

Have you ever heard of Ana Caban? She is a pilates instructor, and I bought a couple of her pilates dvds a few years back. More on that later. Anyway, she has a website called La Buena Life and she does great givaways. I won the giveaway for a Blush Topless Undershirt!

Do you ever put on a shirt that is just a teeny bit too short, and it does this? I'm sorry, friends, but after being pregnant with an almost-11-pound baby, no amount of pilates in the world will make my stomach presentable. So I CAN'T STAND IT when my shirt pops up.

Ana sent me this cool thingie that isn't a shirt, it's just a tube that goes under your shirt at your waist and it looks like you have another shirt on that is longer. It is sooooo soft and now I don't worry about my stomach popping out. You can wear them if you're pregnant, too.

Here's another picture, from their website. It feels good to wear it.

Look at this cute card I got with my gift, and a handwritten note too. How nice!

Now, about the pilates ... I started with the beginning pilates dvd when I had plantar fasciitis so bad that I preferred to walk with crutches (yes, this is true). I just couldn't believe the muscles that started popping out after doing this workout for just a couple weeks. Zero impact on your feet and legs. And let me tell you, strengthening your core is something that is highly underrated. It makes you look great, you have better posture, it helps you to be better at other types of exercise at every level, it helps you with injuries, and I'm sure the list is longer. I highly recommend it.
Thanks, Ana Caban! You Rock!!


Trish said...

Love that half-shirt thingy...what a great idea! hey, with that Pilates dvd, do you have to have any special equip? or can you just do it with a mat on the living room floor in front of the tv? (and for me, when no one else is home)That looks like a good one!
Happy New Year to you, my friend :-)

Jen said...

I totally need that half shirt. I have a long torso and this is a constant problem for me.

Norma Lee @ Norma Lee Good said...

Good for you for the pilates thing. I have the problem where my shirts aren't long enough. my sister does too and we were talking about the 90's how all teh shirts were short! I guess it was good the jeans were high. Anyway...this is perfect! I can probably try my maternity one...

Remodeling Guy said...

I can't say as I've ever tried pilates, though (don't tell anyone) I have dipped my toe in the waters of yoga a little bit (I'll deny it, if it comes back to me!).

But the weather in Florida is so cold right now, I might could use one of those shirts just to keep my mid-section warm!

Have a great week!


Donna said...

That shirt band is a cool idea.

Viva Filipinas said...

Love the double shirt idea, I've always worried about my potbelly popping out while doing stretches. Great blog!

cityfarmer said...

I must own one of these!!!
Can you buy it retail???

i do pilares( the leg version love love it ... I can do the entire routine in the amount of time the coffee brews excuses

Tee said...

This is just another one of those things that makes you say "now why didn't I think of that?!"

Ana Caban said...

You are too kind, Mrs Jones. Wow! What a nice way to star my day. I am so glad that you are enjoying my DVDs, La Buena Life, and personal notes.

Look out for even more this year on


Ana Caban

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