I’ve been asked a few times if this workout hurts and my answer is no. PiYo has been much different than many other workouts I’ve done. Don’t get me wrong it does push you but it doesn’t break you. In just a week I’ve noticed increases flexibility and Troy has noticed that his back is feeling better. It’s an invigorating workout that leaves you ready for the day ahead.
Weighing in today I am down a pound. Ideally I would like to lose 1-2 lbs/ week for the next 35 weeks. I say that because it took me 40 weeks of pregnancy to gain about 40 lbs so I’m allowing myself that time frame to get back. Yet truly this journey isn’t about just the weight loss it’s about an overall healthy feeling. Achieving that feeling includes: eating healthier, staying active, feeling more positive in other daily thoughts and activities.
Quick side note on weights and measurements – don’t stress yourself out here! I weigh myself only once a week, every Friday morning. I will take my measurements again on September 1st. This is a good general rule of thumb to stick to. Yes numbers are important but don’t let them dictate your life too much.
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Day 1 – Friday, 8 August 2014 Sweat- well today I’m kicking myself for not staying up and getting this done and over with when I was up at 5AM. I didn’t get the workout going until pretty much all of the kids were up. I was being interrupted left and right. It was very de-motivating. I still got it done but I’m not feeling the same as usual because I was annoyed.
Day 2 – Saturday, 9 August 2014 Define: Lower Body – got it done, getting better. Still a bit tight but I’m seeing flexibility improvements.
Random side note: I did the ice bucket challenge today.
Day 3 – Sunday, 10 August 2014 Core – ok folks I am just over 5 weeks postpartum and let me tell you, this workout is perfect for mamas! It’s not good for mamas to do regular crunches because it can increase a common thing in child bearing women, diastasis recti . This core work out does exercises that are going to work your whole core muscle. PiYo overall in my opinion just right for mamas. Short workouts that you can do at nap time or first thing in the morning etc and it really works your whole body.
Random side note: Chalene talked about good nutrition – this is so true – if you don’t have good nutrition to go along with your exercise then you’re not going to see the best results you can get. I know this is an area I personally struggle with over and over again and I need to focus on it a bit more.
Day 4 – Monday, 11 August 2014 – today was my rest day.
Day 5 – Tuesday, 12 August 2014 Define: Upper Body – this is hands down one of my most favorite workouts! Saw a big improvement today and was able to do the v-sit-roll-back-thingie staying in a “v” the whole time!
Day 6 – Wednesday, 13 August 2014 Sorry we didn’t get the PiYo workout in today because we went to the weekly SARR Zoo Run. Cool thing though; Troy & I placed 3rd in our age group. I think we need to switch our “rest” day to Wednesday since we really enjoy attending this event with our family.
Day 7 Thursday, 14 August 2014
Day 1 Friday, 15 August 2014
I still did my weekly weigh in this morning and am happy to report that I lost 2 more pounds.
Random side note: I hate being sick; my GI disease is flaring up and it’s been very difficult to function properly lately. I did go to the doctor this morning though and got the ball rolling to hopefully get this back under control.
Day 2 Saturday, 16 August 2014
Feeling a bit better today and so I start playing catch up. I did Sweat before dinner and then Define: Lower Body after dinner. I had to do a lot of modifications today and that’s OK!
For other folks going through the program right now please know that the modifications are there for a reason and there’s no shame in using them and working your way up or even if you’re having a crummy day it’s ok to drop down to the modifications to help you get through the rut.
Random side note: I CAN TOUCH MY TOES! That may or may not seem like a big deal to you and well for me it’s HUGE! My flexibility SUCKS and in my adult life I haven’t been able to touch my toes without my muscles feeling like they’re ripping out of my legs; so like I said this is HUGE for me!
Day 3 Sunday, 17 August 2014
I started the day by doing a 10K and am glad that I had a fellow Moms Run This Town mama to push me up the hills of Alamo Heights in San Antonio because this chick is still not used to this hill stuff. When I came home I thought well heck I’m sweaty nasty already so I might as well get my PiYo in and I did the core workout. Slowly but surely getting caught up from when I was sick. I took a big nap later in the day because I was just toast!
Day 4 Monday, 18 August 2014
HOLY BURNING BUNS BATMAN! Yep I did the Buns workout today. HURTS SO GOOD!
Day 5 Tuesday 19 August 2014
Adding yet another food item to the list of stuff to avoid.
Day 6 Wednesday 20 August 2014
Define: Lower Body
I seriously wish the video I attempted to take today came out because the girls kept crawling under our legs like tunnels. This evening we also attended the weekly San Antonio Road Runners Zoo Run. For the first time I got to run the course without a jog stroller and I ended up being first in my age group. Troy still pulled out a third place on his age group and pushed Tedy in the jog stroller.
Day 7 Thursday 21 August 2014
We have some catching up to do this weekend. Troy took Sophia to Schlitterbahn Water Park today. I got new kicks today (my old ones had a hole in them). We also had back to school night. Yet again it proves to me that I just need to get my workout done and over with first thing in the morning. It’s something that I continually struggle with.
I want to share my journey with you all to show that I’m human too. I miss workout days (mostly due to sickness) and I play catch up. It’s ok. I am seeing improvements I am becoming more flexible. We are focusing on healthier eating. It’s all of these little pieces that make a big difference in the end. I still have a couple of weeks until I got see a specialist for my GI issues so for now it’s something that I struggle through. Some people don’t like that I post my workouts or post pics from our runs but I don’t do it for the haters I do it for me and to hopefully inspire someone. Believe it or not but this is a big struggle for me. There are many days when I just want to stay in bed wrapped up in a ball and feel pity for myself that I have a GI disease. Yet I don’t. When I’m in pain I’m in pain and I take a break and scale back and focus on what I can control; when I’m feeling good I try to maximize those moments and take full advantage of it.
Have you started PiYo? If yes: How’s it going? If no: it’s not too late to join us!