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.

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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

My version of Lean Cuisine’s Chicken & Cranberry Salad

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Before I met my boyfriend two years ago, I was a single gal always on the move and definitely did not have time for Food Prep Sundays.  I still cooked for myself, but maybe only 3 or 4 times per week.  The rest of the time was eating a bowl of cereal or going out with friends for dinner. Oy to think of all the money I spent on those dinners and drinks!  Breakfasts were either from Starbucks or a frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, and lunches were almost ALWAYS from the frozen food aisle and had the words, “Healthy Choice” or “Lean Cuisine” on the box it came from.  I thought I was eating healthy because these items would say “healthy” or “Light” or “Fat-Free” or “Low Calorie”… you get the picture. Plus I was skinny at the time, so I had to be eating well, right?!  Continue reading My version of Lean Cuisine’s Chicken & Cranberry Salad