My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #4

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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY

As soon as I finished the PiYo Sweat video today, and I was completely out of breath, Jeff asked me how I felt.  I immediately told him, “My body hates me right now, yet it loves me too.”  It’s the truth. My body hates me because I pushed it hard to it’s limits, and made it feel like jello when the video ended.  Yet it loves me too, because I literally worked it to the core and it knows if I keep this up, that is what will help me strengthen and tone.  It also loves me because I didn’t give up like I have before in the past… and oh how I wanted to give up after the first 10 minutes, then after the first 15 minutes, and again at the 25 minute mark!  But I made it through, and I’m so happy I did!  Ok, those last 2 minutes of stretches then pushups then stretches and then more pushups may have only been stretches for me, but I know I’ll get there.  Besides, it’s only Day #4 and I know I’ll improve significantly by the end of this 60 day journey! Continue reading My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #4

My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #3

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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY

Overall today was good.  I almost talked myself out of exercising this morning, but I’m proud that I still did it.  I went to bed later than usual last night because I had a creative streak and started working on a new logo for the blog.  Next thing I knew it was close to midnight, and I forced myself to go to bed.  But when the alarm went off at 5:30am, I turned it off and slept for another hour.  I was so tempted to do my typical “oh, I’ll just exercise later today” and reminded myself that every time I say that I never actually work out.  So I got out of bed, went to the bathroom, drank some water, put on a sports bra and worked out in my pajama pants.  The nice thing about doing PiYo is I don’t have to leave my house or put on shoes!  Continue reading My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #3

My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #2

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THOUGHTS OF THE DAY

I’m amazed at how much the body can change over a month of not exercising! While doing the PiYo video this morning I realized that I’ve lost some of the flexibility that I had gained and I needed a chair again to help me with my balance. I was also totally out of breath when the video was over, whereas before when this was in my regular cycle of workouts, it was an easy day.

I need to remember this as part of my “Why” I want to be fit every time I try to talk myself out of exercising.  It’s like when I took ballet classes when I was younger.  I was taking 3 classes a week at one point, and if I missed even one class, not only was I behind in anything new my teacher taught, but I’d notice a difference in my performance because I lost the momentum.  Now as an adult, I have to continue the mentality that practice is key, and if I want to grow my flexibility and strength then I must continue to “practice” every day.

Continue reading My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #2

My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #1

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I first tried PiYo in October, yet I have yet to do a complete program for the full 60 days.  It’s not because I don’t like it.  Quite the contrary!  I love PiYo!  It’s one of the few exercises I really enjoy doing.  It’s low impact and uses moves from both Pilates and Yoga and still works up a sweat.  But, I think starting a program right before going on a vacation and then trying to start it again right before the holidays, just keeps on setting me back.  Basically, I kept on having excuses on why I wouldn’t work out that day.  Next thing I knew, an entire week would go by.  And recently an entire month went by.  I don’t think I worked out a single day in February!

Well, this will happen no more!  I am determined that I will finish the full PiYo program so I can say that I actually did it.  Continue reading My 60 Days of PiYo: Day #1

The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey: Step #3→ MIND (again)

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Last week I explained that the graphic above shows what I like to call “The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey”. In this journey there are 4 steps: Mind, Nutrition, Mind (again) and Fitness. Each of these steps repeat themselves by continuing to go around and around the circle. You can start this journey at any time, but remember that this is your new lifestyle; it’s not a quick fix. These are things that you will do every day to continue to make yourself healthy. If you fall off the journey, just remember you can always hop back on. That’s the nice thing about health journeys…they will always take you back!

So, let the journey continue!  Continue reading The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey: Step #3→ MIND (again)

The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey: Step #2→ NUTRITION

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A couple of days ago I explained that the graphic above shows what I like to call “The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey”. In this journey there are 4 steps: Mind, Nutrition, Mind (again) and Fitness. Each of these steps repeat themselves by continuing to go around and around the circle. You can start this journey at any time, but remember that this is your new lifestyle; it’s not a quick fix. These are things that you will do every day to continue to make yourself healthy. If you fall off the journey, just remember you can always hop back on. That’s the nice thing about health journeys…they will always take you back! So, let the journey continue!  Continue reading The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey: Step #2→ NUTRITION

The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey: Step #1→ MIND

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The graphic above shows what I like to call “The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey”. There are 4 steps, however because it’s in a circle, it continues to go round and round. You can start this journey at any time, but remember that this is your new lifestyle; it’s not a quick fix. These are things that you will do every day to continue to make yourself healthy. But, if you fall off the journey, just remember you can always hop back on. That’s the nice thing about health journeys…they will always take you back!

So, let the journey begin!  Continue reading The Circle of Having a Clean Health Journey: Step #1→ MIND

Did you hear? I decided to start ANOTHER blog!

It’s confession time…. Last year I started a new blog called “Yummy Tummy Paleo” and was really on a roll with it for 2 months. Then I got a new job, which was great, but it kept me so busy that I never had time to write on my blog. I tried a few times, but the posts kept on getting farther and farther apart, and basically I just stopped writing.

I also stopped truly eating Paleo. Why you ask? Well, for a few reasons, but the main one was because I gave in to all the snacks and treats that were at this new job. I gained the “Freshman 15” all over again! Ok, well really it was more like 10 lbs, but still! I also didn’t know how I could write about being Paleo when I truly wasn’t. I would tell people I was Paleo, yet when it was treat day at work (which was at least once a month) I was eating cookies and cake and peanut butter filled pretzels and chips and Snickers bars and donuts and bagels and real cheese and caramel covered popcorn and pizza and all the other things that are completely NOT Paleo. I even started bringing some things back into the house like Honey Bunches of Oats, milk, frozen waffles and ranch dressing!  Continue reading Did you hear? I decided to start ANOTHER blog!