Category Archives: PiYo

Ice Cream Wear

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I would call myself a pretty active person.  I workout 5-6 days a week, depending on the week. I’m also a busy stay at home mom of two.  Being fashionable is not at the top of my list.  Comfort and versatility are important in my life.  90% of the time my hair is in a ponytail, so I try to “look cute” by changing up my headbands.

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I was really impressed with the headband I received from Ice Cream.  Not only was it super stylish, but it was extremely comfortable.  I put it on in the morning to run my errands, and wore it throughout my PiYo workout.  It didn’t move, and it kept the hair out of my eyes.  I loved how vibrant the color is, and how soft the material is.  The headband was made from 80% Nylon and 20% Spandex.  It’s also machine washable which is a huge plus!

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Their website offers a ton of choices ranging from headbands, to workout pants, and fitness tops.  They will custom make their clothing to fit you.  What I absolutely love about this company is their commitment to helping women achieve and maintain their body weight.  When you lose inches and your Ice Cream Wear is too large for you, they will alter it for you, free of charge.  How amazing is that!  For more information and to see all of their products, check out

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PiYo Fix

Since completing the Warrior Dash I am completely focused on becoming stronger and increasing my endurance.  I signed up for a Spartan run that will be here in two months, so I need to be ready!  I decided I am going to do a hybrid between PiYo and 21 Day Fix.  Here’s the plan:

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When I’m beginning a new round of workouts. I write out each workout and highlight them once completed. Some weeks I get off track and am not able to workout every single day. I would always restart the whole program then and get frustrated with myself for restarting. This way I just pick up where I left off. It may take me a few extra days to finish, but at least I feel accomplished and not frustrated with myself.

30 Day PiYo Update

IMG_5567 After 30 Days of PiYo I am proud to say that I have lost 3 pounds and 5 inches all around. FullSizeRender I can honestly say my diet was not the best, and I was on vacation for a week of it.  Overall I’m VERY happy with my results.  My upper body is much stronger and my lower body is really getting toned.  I am truly looking forward to what the next 30 days will bring.

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Drench was introduced this week.  This 48 minute workout worked every single muscle in the body.  I was absolutely drenched in sweat.  It is a much more fast paced workout and you do almost every PiYo exercise from previous workouts.  I really enjoyed it, and definitely felt it all over the next day.

PiYo: Week Three

Can I just say how much I am REALLY loving PiYo!!!  I finished up Week Three and am officially down 3.5 pounds in 3 weeks.  I am completely happy since I don’t have too many more pounds to lose and my diet has definitely not been the best.  I’m loving the way my body feels longer, stronger, and leaner.  I cannot wait to measure and take pics in a week to see my 30 day results!

This week two new programs were introduced.  Buns and Strength Intervals.  Buns is just under 30 minutes and it does just what it says, works the bum.  Between the countless squats, lunges, and burpees, your legs will be wobbling by the end.  I could definitely feel it in my quads the next day.  I love how Chalean pushes you, without overdoing it.  It is challenging while still being enjoyable.

Strength Intervals was the other new program I hadn’t done yet, and again I loved it.  I think my favorite part was that it only lasted 22 minutes.  But seriously, it is much different than the normal PiYo workouts.  It rotates between a cardio exercise and then a strength exercise.  Compared to a lot of other Beachbody programs like T25, P90X3, or 21 Day Fix, this was much easier.  It was a nice way to get a little cardio in without killing myself, though.

Next week be on the lookout for my 30 Day Transformation Pics!

PiYo: Week Two

Chalean introduced a new class this week…Core.   It lasts 30 minutes long and focuses completely on your core.  It was difficult at some points, but just when you are about to give up, she changes the exercise.  My favorite part of this one is the floor work.  My abs were screaming, but I definitely know I will be seeing results.  I’m looking forward to next week where even more workouts are being introduced. Stay tuned!

PiYo Week One

I officially completed my first week of PiYo and I’m in love!!!  In one week I lost 1.2 pounds, woohoo!  Went from 131 pounds to 129.8 pounds.

Week one consisted of 6 workouts.

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Day One- Align: The Fundamentals

This workout taught all of the moves of PiYo in an easy to follow format.

Day Two- Define: Lower Body

This workout lasted 20 minutes long and focused all on the bottom half of the body.  Very fluid motions for lengthening your legs.  It was tough, but nice and short.

Day Three- Define: Upper Body

This worked lasted 20 minutes long and focused all on the top half of the body and the core.  It was harder than it looked, and I definitely felt it in my shoulders and arms the next day.

Day Four- Sweat

This was supposed to be a rest day according to the PiYo calendar, but I like to do all six workouts in a row and then take a day off. The name of this workout, “Sweat,” is no joke.  38 minutes of downward dogs, planks, squats, push-ups, lunges, and warrior 3’s.  It felt amazing, but was very challenging.

Day Five- Define: Lower Body

Day Six- Define: Upper Body

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If you are looking for a workout with no jumping or weights, this is it.  Amazing results all done with your own body weight. I cannot wait to see my results in the coming weeks! Want to join me?  Fill out this form and I’ll send you all of the details.  Summer will be here sooner than you think!

PiYo: A Fresh Start

After trying out a few of the workouts from PiYo I have decided to do the entire 60 Day program.  My first day was yesterday, yes a Friday.  I used to always have the mentality of I’ll start Monday, or I’ll start next week.  Not anymore. I’m trying to take one day at a time and live each day healthier than the last.  So yesterday I took my before photos.  Taking a before picture of your body is so important.  You need a visual of where you started.  I will post my before picture side by side with my after photo in 60 days.

I also weighed myself and took measurements.  Since I’ve already lost the bulk of my weight, thanks to P90X3, T25, and 21 Day Fix, I don’t have too much more to lose.  I’m more concerned with toning up and losing inches.  So, I measured each of my biceps, each of my thighs, my waist, and my hips.  In 30 days I will measure and see what I have lost.  My weight was 131, and I’m really hoping to get to 126 in 60 days.  I’m hoping I can stay on track with my nutrition so I can achieve this goal!

The best part of PiYo is I can do it with my kiddos. Annabelle just loves exercising with mommy on her own pink yoga mat.

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So what is PiYo?

Think Pilates and Yoga squished together in a very low-impact, but high-intensity workouts. Burn lots of calories, get long & lean muscles, without jumping or running.  All of the workouts are choreographed by Chalene Johnson, and she is such a sweetheart.  She is very motivating, clearly explains the exercises, and is just very kind-hearted. I love working out with her each day.