At 4 weeks postpartum I started Piyo, a beachbody program that combines yoga and Pilates. This program helps not only core strength but overall strength and flexibility.
I’ll admit, at first, I wasn’t thrilled about this program. I am a weight lifting, plyo jumping, cardio loving girl. Pilates and yoga aren’t my thing. The only time I did yoga was to stretch after a week of hard workouts.
Piyo was recommended by my doctor to help my core. So at her recommendation I decide to give it a try.
I’m impressed that I like it as much as I do. It gives me a great low impact workout while providing flexibility at the same time. This is perfect for after having a baby as my body was weak from everything being stretched out. See below for my pictures before and after having my 6th baby.
My before pictures and weight:
The calorie range I stuck to was 1600-1900 and it seemed to work well for me. I didn’t eat the same amount of calories everyday. There were some days where I was still hungry so I’d have and extra serving of protein or if I was tired I’d eat an extra carb.
Some of the food I ate during week 1:
My starting weight was 153 and I weighed in at 151.2. I have around 16 pounds to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. I would like to lose an additional 10 pounds to get back to my pre-baby weight. (The weight I was before I ever had children)
I’m so excited for this journey one last time.
What about you? Are you on a weightloss journey? If so, what’s working for you?