September 30, 2014

Let's Talk PiYo...

Lately I've been using Instagram as a mini blog for me.  It's easy, it's fast, it's instant and THAT I have time for.  Until I share things on there that I wish to elaborate on, here, and never get around to it.  That's when it dawned on me, the other day, that I never shared my results from PiYo with my blog readers.  

I know the suspense has been killing you.  ::sarcasm font::

OK so here's the deal.  Prior to starting PiYo I had done three rounds {alpha, beta, and gamma} of T25.  I was feeling really good but I was excited to see what PiYo would do for my body.  It promise to give you a long, lean look with no jumps and no weights.  After gamma T25 I was ready for something a little more low impact.  

I had never done a Chalene Johnson program before so I had no idea what to expect from her.  I big, pink, puffy heat love Shaun T so I was worried Chalene wouldn't live up.  Well I am happy to report that I was wrong.  She is awesome.  No, she's extraordinary.  She's got such an amazing, positive, inspiring, attitude and you can tell that she's just a happy person.  When I grow up I want to be Chalene.  

So about the program.  It starts out slow with 20 minute, beginner type workouts.  After a couple of weeks you build up to the "harder" workouts that will seriously make you sweat!  The workouts range from 20-45 minutes and the 45 minute ones will leave your whole body feeling like Jell-O {in a good way}.  The program lasts 8 weeks and then, if you're like me, you'll start over because it's THAT good.  If you're thinking, "but yoga is too slow for me..." think again.  Yes this program combines elements of yoga but it's anything but slow.  

This was after I finished gamma T25 and then PiYo...

I'm pretty happy my results.  Heck I'm hella happy with these results!  Don't ask why but I didn't take a side pic this time and I'm kicking myself for it.  I feel like I got more muscles with PiYo than with T25- which still boggles my mind because of all the weights in T25.  I also feel stronger after PiYo.  I'm noticing muscles in my arms/shoulders that I didn't know where there before.  As for my stomach, it's still a work in progress but hot damn if it's not getting tighter- finally!

I loved this program so much that I'm getting PiYo certified next month!  Hopefully I'll be able to teach it at a studio here or around Columbus very soon.  I'm very excited about this new venture and I can't wait to see where it takes me.

If you've been considering PiYo I highly, highly recommend it.  It's low impact so it's great for people who have injuries or aren't quite ready for something like T25.  It still delivers great results {obviously} and no weights and no jumping no extra equipment required.  Chalene is such a great motivator and has a positive attitude throughout which just makes me happy.  


  1. You look great! I'm on week 14 of Piyo and I love it as well!!!!

  2. I'm thinking that Piyo is going to be my next purchase!!! :) :) :)

  3. So I cannot wait to post some pictures of before and afters (I just started Piyo after having it sit in the mudroom for - TWO MONTHS). Motivation I am seriously lacking ;-) I want to be YOU when I grow up!

  4. You look great and I also loved your post about getting back to your blogging "roots" -- just sayin'!!

  5. I am on week 6 of Piyo and I LOVE IT! I tried T25 but these 38 year old knees couldn't handle it. I had gotten to a point where I thought working out just wasn't in the cards for me. I had two kids and was working full time, and I just had no energy. But I found something I could do, that makes me feel better about myself, that is challenging without being painful (until the next day!). It's truly turned things around for me. Thanks, Shannon!

  6. You look amazing! Right now I needed a break from the gym so I'm doing Jillian michaels 30 day shred. There is sort of a lot of jumping. I've never even heard of piyo! I'll have to check it out

  7. Also would love to follow you on IG but I think it's private. You should accept me ;)

  8. I did T25 at the beginning of the year and seriously loved it. I lost all my baby weight plus some, 32lbs total. I completed it and still do a workout from it occasionally. Afterward we started p90x3. I wasn't a fan of that.

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