I know, I couldn't resist! Life has definitely thrown me several challenging loops in the almost 1 year since my last blog post. BUT...I'm about to change that. For the next 60 days I'm going to use my blog to keep me accountable on my next journey, and at the same time I hope to inspire you to take a journey of your own. Maybe it will be similar to mine or maybe it will be something that gets you out of your comfort zone. Whatever it is, I encourage you to do it! Life is too short so let's make the most of it.
So what's the big deal you ask?? Well one year ago I went through the most challenging 6 week fitness program of my life! I found out exactly how mentally and physically strong I was. I found the me I "used" to be. You know, before life gets in the way and bad habits form. :-) I won't go into the gory details of the many challenges that caused me to lose that new me. I take full responsibility for the fall. Choices were all on me, and at the moments of extreme stress....I failed. I let that old me slip back in. So for the last 9 months I've been struggling HARD to get back on track. What have I learned?? Apparently I dont' handle stress as well as I used to! But I'm getting there. I've also found out that my body just doesn't handle the hard workouts I need in order to regain the beginnings of my fit-self that I lost. Knees, hips, pinched-something-or-other. You name it and it lays me up for days filled with pain. And this is where this blog is going to come in.
I got sucked into an informercial about PiYo. It's a Beachbody program that encompasses pilates and yoga for a demanding, yet gentle on the joints workout. I didn't even hesitate to order it! The gym has become my happy place, but I'm not able to work out without pain. I'm hoping that PiYo is going to be the answer to my fitness needs right now. Because I NEED to work out. I miss it! (never thought I'd say that, ever!) But I do. I have goals, and they can't happen until I manage this pain and make it go away. Being inactive isn't helping.
So...with that being said, and if you've stuck around and read this far... I hope you will stay with me for the next 60 days as I go through the PiYo program from exercise to clean eating meals. I'm excited for this challenge.