PiYo Day 35: Strength Intervals

I woke up today, and I thought: Anything but Drench. Anything but Drench. After all, even God rested on the seventh day.

Peeling back the Post-it note, I realized one thing: I forgot about Strength Intervals.

As much as I feign griping about PiYo, it really is an awesome workout program. Strength Intervals is actually one of my favorites, even though it’s one of the most intense in the series.

I love how as soon as you get tired (both mentally and physically) of one exercise, she shuttles you right on to the next one. Interval training is both highly effective and highly fun, especially for those of us who tend to be overthinkers.

It’s hard to overthink a situation when the situation keeps changing.

I did a great job staying motivated for today’s workout – it helps when it’s only twenty minutes long. My back has been rather sore, though, so I felt a little stiff and unstable. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’m just hitting another level of fitness, and have a little soreness to show for it.

Praise Jesus, you bitch.

Oh my, these intervals are challenging. Even through my extreme back-related modifications, I tried to follow Chalene’s guidance and really distribute my weight appropriately to get the full effect of the poses.

The “Bitchin’ Hallelujahs”, as I lovingly refer to them, are still some of the most challenging for me. I so named them because when you’re doing them, the top half of you looks like you’re saying, “Praise Jesus!” and the bottom half of you is saying, “I hate you, you bitch.” I’m sure they’re extra challenging because just that extra motion of lifting your arms over your head forces you to engage your core even more than you already are.

I’m telling you, by the end of this program, I am going to have rock hard abs, even if they are still hiding under a belly blanket. They will be there.

Go powerhouse.