It has been a bigger challenge staying on track during the 3rd week of PiYo, but I've been doing it! I only missed one day this week. Today I plan on playing catch up and going for a run.
I did Define Lowerbody yesterday. I was soooo excited because I was noticing progress. There is one movement where you are in a tripod position (hands and one leg on the floor) and the hip of the raised leg rotates open. Sounds easy, but you have to do this while trying to keep equal weight on your arms--not so easy. I've always struggled with maintaining perfect alignment in this position, but yesterday I DID IT! It felt sooo good!! I was also able to get lower in my warrior posses and lunges. It was an amazing stretch.
I can't wait to do it again today!
NOw I just have to get my diet back on track. Last nigth, I ordered pizza and soda. WHAT? I don't know why I would do that to myself, they're my trigger foods! But I did and I ate half a medium pizza. I won't beat myself up too much today. I'll just focus on getting back on track and work on materials for the 5 day clean-eating challenge group I'm leading. That will definitely help keep me accountable. I might even be able to reach my goal weight before my Ireland trip!
Today, I ran 5miles!! That is the longest distance I have ever run in my life. It helped that the air was dry and I could breathe. I felt strong through most of the run. I even maintained an 11 minute/mile pace!! WHAT?!
I feel like AWESOME-SAUCE!
Tonight, I'm supposed to do Sweat, but maybe I'll do lower body instead to give my legs a good stretch.
TOmorrow I'm running with my friend. We'll go a little slower. Then tomorrow night I'll take a break from PiYo or do upperbody.
At the beginning of the week I was a little discouraged because the scale went up, but I must have been retaining a lot of water because in 2 days I've dropped 4lbs! My goal might actually be obtainable! At this rate, I might be able to reach 155lbs by the time we leave for ireland. That's incredible!
What milestones have you reached this week? Did you pass up on dessert on your night out or walk an extra mile? Let's celebrate!
Getting through the PiYo workouts because it's own challenge this weekend. I was sore from the Sweat video I did on Friday, so doing the lower body workout on Saturday and Upperbody on Sunday was a struggle. My son actually made me do lowerbody on Saturday. He pointed to the mat and said, "Mommy, Yoga!" He then picked up the mat and placed it in front of the TV. I love him. Yesterday my friend, Caitlin, came over to try PiYo out. She loved it and will probably be ordering it when the weather gets colder and she needs something for the home gym. If she hadn't come over I don't think I would have done the workout. I was so sore. I'm so glad I did it though because it helped stretch out those muscles. I felt great for the rest of today.
I'm also into day 4 of my shakeology. I'm noticing a huge difference in my energy and digestion! Usually, I fall asleep in my car for 15-30 minutes to recharge after an hour commute to work. But this morning, I pulled into the lot and jumped out of my car without even thinking about it. I feel great! Not to mention the shakes are also reversing the effects my medication has on my digestion. For the first time in years I'm finally regular! I think I'm going to start a Shakeology challenge group when I get back from Ireland.
PS. I'm going to look amazing while in Ireland! I may not make my 155lb goal but I'm still going to look and feel phenomenal!
Yesterday's lower body PiYo workout was awesome! I didn't feel like I was overexerting myself during the workout but I was still working up a sweat. After the 18 minute workout my legs were shaking and heavy, so I know I was doing it right. Throughout the day and night though I started feeling the worout in other parts of my body, like my pesky obliques! I can never get to those but I felt them last night and I'm feeling it today.
I've also noticed a difference in my flexibility. I've been doing these moves for years but I guess Charlene Johnson has found the perfect combination/routine to get quick results. I mean, I've been trying for years to get my thigh all the way to the mat during a pigeon stretch for 4 years and yesterday, I DID! With ease! And that only after 2 sessions. I can't wait to see what else I can do.
Today is upper body. I plan on doing that tonight when I get home from work. The upper and lower body workouts are only 18 minutes, but it feels like 10 minutes. That's about how long my 2 year old's attention span is so i feel confident that he'll let me complete my workout while he plays with his toys.
I might also go for a run but it's 100% humidity outside so if I run, it'll have to be on the hampster wheel. Boo. It's better than nothing though.
Last night I completed day 1 of the PiYo challenge pack, Align. It was a 40 minute tutorial of the moves they use during the program and how to do them properly. There are some moves that look easy but are going to take some practice. I can't wait until I master them all!
I was proud of myself for doing Align last night. It was so late and I was so tired. But then I went on my group challenge page on Facebook and looked at all the people posting about successfully completing Align. It gave me the boost I need to get off my bum.
I need to take my before pictures today. I'm also going to record my starting measurements.
If PiYo sounds like something you'd enjoy, let me know and I'll get you more information! I'm thinking about starting my own PiYo challenge group in September in conjunction with a clean eating challenge. Hit me up if you're interested in joining!