I think it is time to talk a bit about my current workouts! Over a month ago I ran my first half marathon post Chloe and after I run a long race I always promise myself a solid 4 weeks of recovery. This is not complete rest but rest from training because training burnout is real guys!!
These days I am doing two workouts mostly – running and PiYo. I do attend spin classes when I can but sadly that is less often that I would like! I run 3 days a week but keep my kilometers under 20km a week currently. Then I aim for 4 PiYo workouts a week (one gets doubled up ona run day) and one rest day.
PiYo, as the name suggests is a combination of pilates and yoga, and uses only your body weight. I was not sure this would be “my type of workout but after only one workout I knew it was, and way more challenging that I expected it to be.
The best photo I could get of me doing PiYo, and yes, most of my workouts involve a kid or two under me!
I am on week five right now and here are my thoughts on the program:
1 – No matter what workout you are doing (there are 7 total) they all use all your muscles! The core stability you require for the workouts is insane! One goal going into this program was to gain better core tone and stability and I know it is accomplishing it.
2 – I have yet to be sore the next day. Not sure if this is a good thing or not? Maybe it is from the type of movements the workouts do.
3 – It is mentally challenging! I am not good with coordination and these workouts take that plus some. This means it takes me a couple times of doing a workout to get the moves down.
4 – I am never bored. With 7 workouts there is a ton of variety! I am semi following the workout calendar – minus 2 workouts a week and they are always switching it up.
5 – I get sweaty!!! Like dripping sweat. Who would have thought that a pilates/yoga workout at home would do that? Not me.
I am excited to finish off the last 3 weeks of the program. I am not sure what kind of results I will see, and since I did not take a before photo it will be hard to see any. My eating has not been the best either and like any workout program, a clean eating program is also key to see results.