PiYo is the perfect exercise program for me during this season of life for so many reasons. The duration of the workouts, the quick results, and that it’s fun! I am so thankful for this program- I was really hoping I would love it and I haven’t been disappointed. I love that it’s my ‘speed’ for this season of life. With it being summer and the boys out of school I don’t have a lot of time to spend working out. (Well, I guess I would say that is true for any time of the year…) But, having a 5 month old and the two older boys home all the time and my man traveling to teach I would say my energy is reserved for keeping taking care of the family. I know that means myself too but sometimes it’s more complicated than that. So I don’t have the energy for high intensity workouts right now. Plus, with stage 4 kidney disease I need to be wise with letting my body rest. But this is where PiYo comes in!
I’ve been doing PiYo for 3 weeks. Let me explain though, I’m on week 3 of the schedule but it’s taken me 4 weeks or so to get there. I just workout when I can and start from where I left off on the schedule. I am noticing definition in my arms which I love! And it’s tightening up my core and legs. Seriously- the ‘BUNS’ workout had my legs screaming. I still can’t do everything like they do in the dvd, but I am getting stronger. I am not competing with anyone, not even myself. That may sound weird but right now I am just doing what I can each day FOR my health- not to FIGHT my weight. Does that make sense?
I’m focusing on how I am loving my body, rather than pushing through all kinds of workouts just to get to my pre-baby weight. Sure, that is an end goal but I will take time to get there. To love my body may mean I sleep in extra one day because it needs the rest. It may mean I trade doing PiYo for getting the yard work done, etc. I know that the right thing a fitness coach should say is eat right and exercise right- commit and don’t back down. But right now I don’t have the energy for that! And the more I learn about fitness I’m not so sure about what I think about using sheer willpower to push through. (That will be for another post.) But I am doing the best I can and PiYo has been a great workout for me to use during this season that I walk through grieving the loss of my dad, healing my kidney disease, and have 3 small boys at home, and also finish up losing the baby weight!
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