So by now, I bet you are wondering why I am spamming Instagram (@themrsnaylor) and Facebook with all these fitness pictures and motivating quotes.
Well let me let you in on the secret – You are all my accountability.
I have been a part of the Blogilates community for about a year now, but never actively participated in a monthly challenge before. I decided it was time to stop thinking I couldn’t do it, and take the plunge. So I signed up to do the March PIIT 1.0 28 day challenge.
What is that you might ask? Well PIIT stands for Pilates Intense Interval Training, a program created by Cassey Ho, founder of Blogilates. Basically, there are 7 challenging moves you do for 45 seconds each and repeat 4 times for a total work out of 28 minutes. There are also warm ups and flexibility cool downs you do before and after each workout.
What I have loved most about this challenge so far is how much LOVE I am getting on Instagram! The Popster community is so strong and alive, and I am so happy to be a part of it. It is so awesome to see everyone so encouraging of each other and invested in not just their own PIIT challenges, but others as well!
I am picking a vinyl record to play during my work outs each night to really enjoy the music I listen to while I am in the zone, and not getting distracted by not liking what ever random song comes next in a workout playlist. While I am doing my workouts, Husband rides the stationary bike we got for the same amount of time. I am so proud of him for also embarking on a fitness journey of his own!
This challenge for me is more than just losing weight. It’s about setting a routine – being habitual. It’s about getting stronger. It’s about loving who I am and where I am. The work out so far has left me energized and happier! I am actually looking forward to my evening workouts now! I am combining this with eating better, juicing and drinking protein drinks again, and still doing yoga 3-4 times a week to get to be the best version of myself!
All the love and support coming from my family and closest friends is overwhelming, and I am so thankful to be surrounded by people who want to see me succeed. I am going to post more about my journey here over the next month so please stay in touch! I am turning my “I Think I Can’t” attitude into “I Will” lifestyle. (Although I am skeptical I will make it all 28 days, I am publicly committed now, so here is to trying…)