Since quitting CrossFit in April I really haven't started another structured program. I still run 10 miles a week, and I have been incorporating some weight workouts. I have realized that I am the type of person who needs to follow some kind of program, or have a specific goal in mind. If I just leave it up to however I am feeling I'd always lean towards the easier/fun workouts. Where's the challenge in that?!
I am starting PiYo tomorrow! I've put off starting it a couple times, mostly due to work travel so I decided I just need to suck it up and start it ASAP.
PiYo is Beachbody's newest program that is led by the energetic and awesome, Chalene Johnson. PiYo is a cross between Pilates and Yoga, low impact but still delivers great results. I have to be honest - I am not a fan of yoga besides Bikram, but i really think my body needs this in addition to the running I've been doing. Another thing I am going to love about this program is that it uses your own body weight - and the workouts are fairly short so there are no excuses not to do this when I'm out of town!
I have a couple of friends who are doing this program, both have raved about how much they love it and how it's changed their bodies and made them more flexible. I'm anxious to try it out and hopefully I'll see the same changes in my body. I plan on taking measurements and some before/after pics tomorrow, and then again throughout the program to see how it's going.