PiYo Week 2 Review

My second week of PiYo (home version) is in the books and I am really enjoying this type of workout…it is such a nice change from what I am used to and a lot more gentle on my body.  I still supplement with some specific upper body exercises since I like a certain look that I find that I can get with some handy dumbbells.  I am also running 5 days per week as I am preparing for a 5k race.

There were two new workouts introduced in this second week:  Core and Sweat…and boy do they live up to their names!

Core is a half an hour dedicated to strengthening your entire core…and we are not talking just sit-ups here.  This ab-centric workout hits your powerhouse from every angle. You’ll build a strong core; flat, sculpted abs and obliques; and a strong, sexy back.

Sweat is no joke!  You are dripping in sweat, which to be honest, I really didn’t think would happen.  Sweat is a traditional PiYo workout that incorporates effective dynamic conditioning, fast-paced cardio yoga-flows, and bodyweight resistance strength training to help sculpt your entire body!  I always get surprised to find that even when I do a mini Piyo workout (sometimes, I break up the workouts depending on what my schedule looks like) and even in 15 min. I broke out in a sweat.

The schedule this week looks like this:

  • Monday – Sweat (35 min)
  • Tuesday – Define: Lower Body (25 min.)
  • Wednesday – Core (30 min.)
  • Thursday – Define: Upper Body (20 min.)
  • Friday – Rest
  • Saturday – Sweat
  • Sunday – Core

I am doing a pretty good job eating mostly whole foods with very little processed foods and with the exception of being away for 5 days with my son’s water polo team for the Junior Olympics, my husband or I cooked the majority of the time.  I am pretty proud of how much we cook together now…a family that cooks together, stays together!

One great tip I have for all the coffee drinkers out there….as some of you know…I have access to all the coffee I can drink because my husband, Michael and I own a coffee shop.  I used to put all kinds of junk in my coffee like sugary powders, fake sugars with chemicals, etc.  But now I usually have an Americano – plain with almond milk instead of cream and liquid vanilla stevia..all natural and so yummy.  I also use the liquid stevia in my plain Greek yogurt.

Here is my Meal Plan for Week 2

I will have my week 3 review out very soon as I am behind in posting!  I hope you all get a chance to try out Piyo…you won’t be disappointed.