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PiYo ... A nice alternative to Running !!!


After yesterday's PiYo workout I was determined to do another PiYo workout this morning.

I opened the curtains and saw the weather ... blue skies and sunshine ... perfect running weather ... but then my thoughts drifted to PiYo and the promise I made myself yesterday ... so ignored my running urge and instead locked myself in the spare room and put the PiYo DVD in and started my workout.

My husband left the house for work at 7am this morning, which meant I was able to get my workout done really early and ready to face the day all before 9am!!

I began with the Define Lower Body workout and I was really starting to feel this working by the end of the 30 minutes. So much so that I didn't throw in the towel, but instead I decided to do the Core workout straight after and I started to feel this right from the word GO!! By the time I finished both workouts, I was drenched in sweat and my abs and legs were tender and achy.

I love to mix up my workouts which is why I do Body Tone and Insanity, but by including PiYo into the mix, I'm getting the benefit of the flexibility from the Yoga poses and the muscle sculpting from the Pilates moves, and the fact that all of the moves are fluid and non-stop is great. My heart rate is up and I know I've done a good workout at the end of it.

I think that by incorporating PiYo into my workout routine, it'll help me with my running and hopefully, because of the stretching from the Yoga poses, it'll help my shins and calf muscles in the longer term when I'm running.

I am writing this at the end of the day whilst sat at my desk, and my abs and legs are killing me, so I know it was a damn good workout this morning!!


Hubby left for work nice and early again this morning, so I decided to get my PiYo DVDs and do a good workout in my spare room.

I decided I was going to do Define Upper Body and Core workouts today, so at 7.15am I began ... when I finished at 8.15am I was a hot and sweaty mess but I felt great at having completed my 3rd PiYo workout.

As today is now Day 3 of doing PiYo workouts and I'm already starting to notice that my core is feeling firmer, and my legs (especially my shins and calfs) don't ache/hurt as much as they did at the start of the week. We'll see how well my shins and calfs cope when I go for my next run (which is hopefully going to be sometime over the Bank Holiday weekend).

What I have also noticed is that my arms are feeling a little achy today from all the down dog poses and planks, but that's good (...I think...!!).

I've got a busy Bank Holiday Weekend ahead but I'm determined to do a PiYo workout tomorrow (even if I can only manage 30 minutes) !!

Have a great Weekend everyone x x x

Posted by MichelleSmith79 09:27 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged weekend exercise bank_holiday piyo keep_fit

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