Last week was the final week of post planning at school which means that tomorrow is the first day back with the kids! I've spent all day today reflecting, planning, and getting myself ready for the busy week ahead. Breakfast for the week is baked and boiled and snacks are cut, bagged and in the fridge. My new recipes for this week are Sweet Potato Nachos and Crock Pot Cashew Chicken. Assuming that our week stays as planned, I'll share my thoughts and the recipes later this week ;)
Last week was also the first week of my PiYo journey. I am loving the super easy nutrition guide that is included with the program. As all Beachbody programs are, it is geared towards teaching you to learn how to eat balanced and clean as a lifestyle, not a quick fix diet. The guide shows you how many servings of each food group you should be eating each day, allowing for flexibility for picky eaters and those (like me) who love to try new recipes.
As for the workouts, I was somewhat afraid that the workouts weren't going to be challenging enough. That was until I reached the PiYo Sweat!! Holy cow -- I definitely was sweating during the 36 minutes of Chalene inspired fitness! I am already feeling a sense of improved flexibility and balance and for my runners out there, I'm feeling a significant difference in my running recovery. My biggest challenge so far in regards to balance and flexibility are the Warrior 3 and the Three Point poses. Here is what I look like doing them after week one. I've already moved away from the chair!!