So, I don’t know if anyone noticed, but I haven’t exactly been chatty about fitness, lately. That is because I haven’t really been doing much. With Vegas summer heat, I stopped running (temporarily). With my husband’s erratic work schedule, and him not being home in time for me to make an Orange Theory Fitness class or go swimming, I cancelled memberships (which made me really sad). And, while I did complete my 30-day plank challenge, as soon as the 30 days were over, I stopped planking.
I suck with working out at home because I always feel like I need to do something else first: ‘I’ll workout after reading to Dylan, or folding laundry.’ If Dylan is awake, he tends to literally climb all over me. Doing a burpee while holding a toddler is impossible. Ask anyone!
So, I’m trying something new, yet again. I’ve enrolled in a Beach Body Challenge. For the next two months, I have committed (to myself, my friend, and a group of strangers) to follow a workout schedule and interact on the group Facebook page to ensure accountability.
The program I’m doing is a new one, called PiYo. It is a high intensity, low impact workout series that uses body weight and elements of Pilates and yoga. Today was the first day, and so far, I really like it. The group is really encouraging, too, and there is a reward system in place to encourage participation and accountability. I don’t know what results to expect, but I know that just working my but off every day for two months is certainly going to make me stronger and more flexible, and hopefully it will also get me more into the habit of putting my health before the dishes.