June just flew by and now that the 4th of July is behind us, it is officially summer in Oregon! Here is a quick look back at the top 3 posts from June:
During the month of July, I have a lot going on… One of the activities I’m most excited about is my 30 Day PiYo Challenge After running in the Vancouver USA Half Marathon in June, I was ready to mix up my training plan. I still need to stay in shape for the 10Ks I’ve signed up for throughout the summer and fall, but I wanted to do something new, something besides running, something that would help with strength and flexibility. Enter PiYo. Have you heard of PiYo? I hadn’t until I signed up for my 30 Day Challenge, so let me outline the top 3 about PiYo:
- PiYo uses moves from both Pilates and Yoga
- It is low impact, high intensity, without weights and / or jumping
- It promises sculpted muscles, a strong core, and increased flexibility… I’ll let you know!
Based on the great experience I had working with a coach during my Half Marathon training, I decided to sign up with a coach again for my PiYo challenge. It’s an on-line, group training program that is very focused on accountability. We have daily posts and check-ins on Facebook and there is a lot of interaction and encouragement across the group members. For example, I need to take a “sweaty selfie” after each workout and take pictures of healthy meals and snacks and post them to our (private) group’s Facebook page. Here are my pics from Day 3:
So far, the Challenge Group has been fantastic! I’m keeping detailed notes and will share details about my journey here in the blog. I’m already anticipating that I’ll be running my own challenge groups soon, incorporating what I am learning at the Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching Program and including the fitness components of PiYo and other workouts or training options. Stay tuned for more information!
Last but not least, the big reveal on the new theme for July: I’ll be sharing recipes focused on grilling while continuing to get ingredients from the local Farmers Market.
Questions for you: What do you like to grill? Have you done a PiYo workout?