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AHHH!  Can’t believe it but I am actually half way done with  the program.  I have no idea where the last four weeks went, but I must tell you that I am pretty excited about my progress.

I didn’t start PIYO with a lot of weight to lose; in fact my oncologist asked that I NOT lose weight.  So I am all about increasing my flexibility and stability.  This has been an amazing program for me.  It isn’t a lot of heavy cardio, but it is the kinda work that B-U-R-N-S soooo good!

Looking back on my first week of PIYO, I was a little nervous that the workouts wouldn’t provide killer results like the other rigorous programs I’d been doing. I love when I workout and am drenched in sweat afterwards.  I always feel so accomplished!  The first workouts didn’t leave me feeling quite like that.  BUT MAN OH MAN- I met the DRENCH workout, and holy cow did I really step it up!

working out on chemo

The DRENCH workout is low impact but high intensity without any weights or heavy cardio.  You use your body as resistance and  boy do you really feel it.  I love that I can really feel muscles working that I’ve never really used before.  My back and core (problem area, LOL!) are getting stronger everyday!

After four weeks, I absolutely see a difference- especially in my flexibility.  I also noticed my posture is changing.  I stand a little taller and am thinking a lot about my core when I am on my feet.

I have to admit that all the Beachbody workouts are designed to help you get the ultimate results.  BUT the key to any workout is good nutrition.  PIYO has an awesome meal planning system that is easy to follow and guarantees results.  I follow MEAL PLAN A which is based on your weight and target goals.

PIYO womens transformation
Holy Batman!

I don’t count calories, but I do make sure that I am getting enough of the right foods- lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.

living with cancer

When I go to the grocery store here are some of my essentials: 

  • Wild Caught Fish
  • Turkey
  • Chicken
  • Bison 
  • Quinoa 
  • Brown rice 
  • Oatmeal
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Veggies-  Greens like spinach, broccoli, and asparagus are essential to my diet!

My meal plan for the week looks like this.  I tape it up on the fridge, and buy only the essentials for the week!

piyo meal plan
Secret Sauce to Success!

 As always, I would love to work with you to help you achieve your health and fitness goals! Sometimes we set out with the best of intentions, but life gets in the way. We don’t follow through on what we set out to do.  But what if we shift our thinking and focus on making lifestyle changes instead of temporary quick fixes?  It’s not always easy to do this, but when you are focused on making health a priority, anything is possible!!!!

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Katy Ursta