Cardio is essential, and so is solidifying my core. Nothing does that better than Pilates. Here I am on the reformer trying my best to exercise self-control. I’m counting on Erika Bloom Pilates Plus (erikabloompilatesplus.com) and my instructor Celine Burn to transform my stocky middle into a longer, leaner machine. So that’s my workout plan: Power Plates every morning, two, three nights of hardcore cardio and two nights of Pilates.