Maybe you can rent the pilates tape at Blockbuster, just to see if you like it. I love it, but it doesn't give me a good cardio like running or spinning does. I really want to run a half marathon this fall so I want to be training running wise for that.
As for Body for Life, it is a really good program. As with ALL diets, if you stick with it you will lose. What I like about B4L is that is doesn't make you give up carbs. It really is a diet in moderation. You eat six small meals a day and each meal has to be a 50/50 percent of protein to carb. That doesn't mean you can have candy and meat! IT is the good carb -brown rice, sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta, fruit, etc. I like it because I don't crave carbs since I am getting them, although in a healthy form. I am doing a variation of it though because I read somewhere that your stomach sticks out if you eat cheese, so I gave that up totally to see if that works. As for nuts, peanuts aren't as good for you as almonds. Try them, the nutrients are fantastic, it is supposed to lower your bp, etc. I get the unsalted kind and I LOVE them. When I am done with my 1/4 cup I am kind of sad. Anyway, I had a big party at my house last night and there was so much wine and food that I partook a little. So, I am up a pound for a total of 4 lbs lost.
Oh, B4L also emphasizes exercising 6 times a week. I narrowed it to five, but I still have seen the difference.
OK, a not so pure story...
My dh works from home and since the baby has been born, we moved his office to our bedroom. My son was at preschool and the girls were supposedly napping. I went to take a nap in the bedroom, I have been feeling oh so fine since I am doing well with my bod, so I was a little amorous...... ahem Afterwards, I was getting ready to run errands and I hear that old 70's song "Afternoon Delight" playing. He had downloaded it and was playing it over and over. What a goofy guy!!
Good luck on the diets ladies!!!!
mom to Cole Thomas -former 28.5 weeker (3-5-99, 3 lbs)due to HELLP and Madelaine Grace "Lainey" -former 29.5 (10-11-01, 3lbs 4oz)weeker due to Pre-E and had PIH with Elisabeth Rose (Ella) -37 weeker,born June 30th 2003 weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and beautiful.