I am in love with PiYo. Positively in love with PiYo. I just started and already I can feel a difference in my posture, my abs are sore where they need to be. I laugh and my core hurts. The good kind of hurt that lets you know you are working the muscles properly and efficiently.
So why did I choose Chalene Johnson’s PiYo?
First I was already a huge fan of Turbo Fire and I saw great results. Second. It’s been over one year since I injured my back. Over two years since I fell in love with Turbo Fire. Unfortunately I cannot do HIIT workouts at this point in time as my back is still fragile and I am dealing with daily chronic pain.
I needed something that would still workout my whole body but in a way that wouldn’t hurt. I wanted to continue my strength training from the nine months (yes nine months) of intense physiotherapy) It was a very hard year for me, both physically and mentally.
I suffered from bouts of depression from the constant pain I was in, every day. I still have the same pain, although my limitations for daily things are getting better. I have to say it sucks to be in pain. The depression is better although I still have rough days.
Since my physiotherapy is over, I need something to keep me strong, limber, and flexible because it helps to keep the pain at bay. I missed Turbo Fire so much and I was just at the point where I could do burpees! That was huge for me.
I looked at some of Chalene videos and was excited to learn about PiYo, essentially a mix of Yoga and Pilates. My new goal is to get through the next 60 days and enjoy the process of learning something new and achieving things I know my body will eventually be able to do.
It’s hard but nothing worth having is ever easy is it? My mantra of loving your life and where you are in it definitely helped me cope with all the ups and downs. Focusing on all the things I could do rather than the things I couldn’t changed this whole experience for me. It’s why I’ve adopted this way of thinking and living.
Once I shifted my focus I could see there were so many things I could achieve, I just had to learn a new way in this new body with it’s boundaries and limitations. A limitation of the body never has to mean a limitation of the mind.
So here I am with less than sixty days before me and I am feeling excited, happy, positive about where I will be when I get to my 44th birthday.
There is something to be said about taking control back from a situation that left me with no control whatsoever. I only had control of my attitude, and I still do. That is where I am, at the beginning, thrilled to see where this will take me.
Watch me PiYo like a boss.