|First day of Piyo, an "easy 9km" run, and lower and upper body piyo|
I like keeping it real on my blog, sharing the real in and outs, the flabby under arm skin, the marathon sharts and all. It's an on going journey/battle to feel good about yourself, to feel good in your skin. I find I am constantly checking in and seeing if I need to tweak things to maintain my own happy balance. By happy balance, I mean looking and feeling good in my body, enjoying life in this fit body and having my wine and choc! All while running and sweating up a storm because that's what I like to do.
Recently I purchased Beachbody's PIYO program. I am certified to teach the LIVE class but haven't really followed through with that. I do love the workouts though and thought this would be a great option for my strength work during the summer while the kids are home. I don't like dragging the WHINE TRAIN to the gym. My plan is to do PIYO for my strength for a month and see how it goes. I had been getting in 2-3, 20-30 min strength sessions a week and I hope that PIYO will up that commitment to strength training, while balancing and strengthening my RUNNING and BIKING Machine. I don't know if I can pull of 6 days a week with all the other stuff I do but 4 would be nice.
I'm hoping to see some changes in my body with the PIYO, as many indulgent weekends away are catching up on me and I need to tweak that "balance" again. (note: not following the nutrition part of the program as it's not enough for my training)
So as part of the PIYO program they have this thing where if you send in your BEFORE and AFTER pics you can get a sweet free TEE. I like FREE. So I took the pics.
OMG! Those pictures are sooooo not flattering!! Now most of you know I take a lot of pics of myself in my workout gear. I've been doing it since day one at the gym. I had even given up using the scale for a bit and was using the pictures as my guide. I feel good when I see my fit self in my workout gear. I don't always feel good when I step on the scale. So I didn't expect to be horrified by these pics. I will admit I wasn't holding my core at all, didn't use my usual "good pose" etc. So these are not flattering! Want to see? LOL
|These were taken on a Monday after a weekend camping! nuff said :)|
|Fully admit the "core is on" but not sucking in for dear life :) wink|
Happy Hump Day :)