This was my last week of doing the PiYo program and I have to say it was the hardest yet. Mostly because of the traveling we did because that always throws me off my schedule…..oh and the whole Thanksgiving thing ha ha. I honestly didn’t do too badly on Thanksgiving though because I think I figured out how much my body needs to be satisfied and of what types of foods so that helped.
I have also come to terms with the fact that I don’t NEED to eat every single thing in the Thanksgiving spread just because it’s there. Previously I always felt obligated to try a little bit of everything whether it was something I liked or not and this year I just had a little bit of my favorites and that was plenty. I never got that stuffed…. Bloaty…… need to take a nap because I’m miserable feeling so in my book that was a successful holiday and I enjoyed the foods that I diet because after all they were my favorites (imagine that) So I had to share that I did not bring a blender with me for the two days we were down south first day for a cheer competition in Orange County, and then second day to fly out of LAX and both days I found a Starbucks that was happy to add my Shakeology in a coffee light frappe for me so I thought that was really nice. I prefer to have my Shakeology blend up with ice and milk instead of just in a shaker cup, but that’s just me. Anyways Starbucks for the win right there.
I also was able to find fresh fruits, vegetables and cheese at a gas station while we were traveling by car to Arkansas, which was super helpful being that we got into Memphis kind of late and had not eaten anything for dinner. I am happy that gas stations are starting to offer things other than chips, candy bars, and crackers. Although I prefer not to eat any gas station foods, I was hungry enough and it was the only option we had in the middle of nowhere, I was thankful for it.
So we got home late Friday night and I decided to step on the scale just to see what damage was from our little vacation and I had gained 3 pounds based; however, I think seeing that helped whip me right back into my routine and when I did my normal Monday morning weigh in I was back to where I was before we left! Winning!!!!!!!!! I did not gain or lose during the Thanksgiving holiday even though I was off my schedule, indulged in some treats, and sat around a lot so overall I think that it was a successful week. I also lost a total of 7 pounds from start to finish of the program and I feel wonderful. PiYo is a great program for building a lean and toned body, and working on your flexibility. I not only can touch my toes now, but my feet are nearly flat on the ground when I downdog and my balance has also improved.
As of Monday 11/28/2016 I have started the Core de Force program and will be blogging about my progress throughout that as well. I can tell you this about CDF, it is no joke. I am only 2 days in and I was a sweaty mess both days and I’ pretty sore too. I am still teaching PiYo 2 nights a week so I am hoping that will help stretch all my soreness out.