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Why I'm Abandoning PiYo!

12:04 PMJaime Messina

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I am all about completing what you started, but I am abandoning my PiYo workout with just two weeks left. If one of my challengers came to my and told me that they weren't going to complete their entire program, I would likely try to persuade them to complete it. So why am I not holding myself to the same standard? 

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I decided to commit to PiYo after completing the Ultimate Reset Cleanse and 3 Week Yoga Retreat. I wanted to continue to build my core and give myself a steady base after resetting my body. This was perfect at that time because I was also going to be traveling for an entire month and since I have Beachbody All-Access and PiYo doesn't require any equipment I could do it from anywhere. I decided to go with the "Strength" calendar which is a little harder and very quickly realized that PiYo was no joke! My buns were burning, and the massive amount of lunges and squats involved were building some serious muscle in my legs. 

When I returned from traveling and was ready to move on to month two of PiYo I started to feel pain in my shoulder. The pain wasn't horrible, it was a little tweak, but it wasn't going away. Lifting wasn't an issue, but the constant downward dog, and side planks were not helping to heal my shoulder. I started realizing that I wasn't giving the program my all because I needed to heal.

Because of my injury, and my ability to choose a different program with Beachbody on Demand I decided to move onto another fitness program without fully completing the program. Why am I tell you this? I am sharing this with you because sometimes it is best to listen to your body. The stubborn part of me wanted to continue on with the PiYo program, but I knew it was not best for me at that time. Does that mean I am giving up on working out? No way! It just means that I am going to find another program that gives my shoulder a rest so that it can heal. Part of the process of health and fitness and understanding and following what is best for your body. 

So here I am abandoning PiYo, but I WILL be back! 

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