Oh hi there folks. I’m sure by now no one is going to read this because it’s now Friday night and ya’ll have better things to do than read my fitness ramblings. The crazy week has continued and my blogging took the backseat. Last night I had a social event with my coworkers which kept me out too late! Of course I have another busy weekend on the books, but I’m hoping to get everything done early enough that I can just enjoy Sunday with Liam when he comes home.
So I’ve now finished the entire Piyo program and wanted to share my thoughts on it before recapping my
lack of fitness for the week.
First of all, big shout out to Alison, who sent me her personal copy of Piyo after hearing me talk about how much I wanted to try it for months. Again, thank you SO much. If anyone is interested in trying out any Beachbody programs, definitely get ahold of Alison and she can hook you up.
This was the second Beachbody program that I’ve tried and was first interested because of the yoga influence to it. My inner struggle is between wanting to focus on yoga but looking for just a little more to help me lose sound pounds and get back to being lean. I’m just not into the HIIT style workouts at home, and can’t motivate myself to do all of that jumping around to get an effective workout. That’s why Focus T-25 was not my jam. That’s ok. Not every program is right for everyone. I also liked that this program didn’t require the use of any equipment.
Let me tell you, yoga poses and body weight movements are no joke. I think it’s definitely possible to build strength and tone up on a program like this. There are 8 workouts total:
- Lower Body
- Upper Body
- Strength Intervals
All of the workouts range from around 20-45 minutes which are just about perfect for my early mornings. I did have to rearrange the schedule a little bit when the Drench workout came in because it was just too long.
After 60 days it started to get monotonous, doing the same movements throughout the different workouts and I was definitely ready for a change by the end of the program. I can’t say that I saw any physical results but I know that is due to inconsistency with sticking to the program. Life gets in the way sometimes, with late nights, colds, or whatever and I try not to beat myself up too much when I miss a workout. I think that this would be a great program who’s looking for something with less impact, just starting out or even looking to switch up their regular workouts for a bit of a change. I will definitely do another round of Piyo in the future and hopefully will be able to stay more consistent and see some bigger results from it. Did I mention that Chalene Johnson is just a peach? I enjoyed her leading the program and would definitely do more workouts led by her.
Like I said earlier, I always struggle with wanting to deepen my yoga practice but fearing it wouldn’t be enough to help me lose weight and get stronger. After an abundance of yoga in the past few weeks, I realized that it’s totally enough to help me reach all of my goals so I will be adding in some yoga programs to my morning workouts again. I do have my eye on the Beachbody 21 day Fix (at least for the meal planning aspect) and also Les Mills Pump after reading about Lindsey’s experience with it.
This week’s fitness:
Off – Battling a nasty cold and chose to get some extra rest
Kettlebells – I’m so thankful my cold was dissipating because this was a tough one.
I also did some more headstand work, because I’m an inversion junkie.
Wednesday – off
Thursday – off
Core Workout via Fitaborate (more on this another day)
Warming Noon Hatha via Breathing Room
Tomorrow I am off to another float at The Float Shack, followed by another yoga workshop and the return of Sunday Runday on Sunday morning! If you’d like to join in, grab the banner for your Sunday post or be featured on my post by sending the details of your run and a photo to becky at thebexfactor dot com before 7pm MST.