My PiYo journey: April 7-June 1, 2014

Anyone who knows me, know that I am not a very ANIMATED person. When I get excited, 
the only way you can really tell is because I talk EVEN FASTER.  

But on Monday March 31, 2014, I became more enthusiastic than I ever have! I screamed so loud in pure EXCITEMENT that I scared the shit outta Ryan who was sitting beside me on the couch. 

I received this email from Matthew Beachbody notifying me that I had been selected to be a member of the Test Group for Chalene Johnson’s newest program PiYo Workout that will be released at Team Beachbody Summit at the end of June! This is HUGE for me! Why? Because after 25 month of LOYALTY to Beachbody I finally get my chance to REALLY represent them and it’s such an honor. I have been on cloud 9 since then. 

Since then, I feel like I can take on the world. 

I have coordinated with Melissa McAllister and arranged a PiYo Certification here in MY sleepy little town of Brenham, TX. So watch out Washington County YET ANOTHER Beachbody celebrity will be coming to town. First Richard Neal, then Danielle Katz and our previous Regional Sales Manager, now Melissa. In 4 hours I got over 20 people to commit to joining me in getting certified on May 10. Check next week to register. 

And I have added to my long term goal list: PiYo Master Trainer. 

Our Test Group starts on Monday! 

Don’t wish me luck because I don’t need that.. I just need ALL of your support to help me ROCK this and show everyone, especially mama’s out there that you CAN do ANYTHING you set YOUR mind to. 

Weight: 147 lbs. 

Body Fat: 22.6%
Chest: 37 1/4″
Waist: 33″
Hips: 35″
Left Thigh: 21″
Right Thigh: 22″
Left Arm: 13″
Right Arm: 13″

Day 1 – April 7, 2014

Workout: Align (42 minutes)
I loved this disc because Chalene demonstrates and explains every move and form and technique. Almost every Beachbody Program comes with a disc similar to this, but most people don’t watch it. I like that this was day 1, so it eases you into the program, forces you to learn the the most important part: FOCUSING on FORM.  I love that there are different options for those who are starting out at different fitness levels.

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats and Raspberries and Walnuts + 2 eggs seasoned with cilantro and crushed red pepper
Snack: Chocolate Shakeoogy and natural PB and 2 small organic apples
Lunch: Grilled chicken, sweet potato and white asparagus
Snack: 1 c. of romaine lettuce and 1 c. of shredded carrots with lemon and lime juice and crushed red pepper
Dinner: Shrimp, 1 c. broccoli and 1 c. zuchini sauteed in coconut oil, crushed red pepper and garlic.

Video Diary: 

Day 2 – April 8, 2014

Workout: Define: Lower Body (25 mins) will shape and tone everything from your glutes, hamstrings, quads and calves gently, yet effectively to help you get sleek and lean legs.which was the perfect time length on a day that I had to rush to get out the door to head to Houston.

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats and Strawberries and Walnuts
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with 1 c. almond milk & strawberries
Lunch: Lettuce Wraps and Spicy Tuna Sushi
Dinner: Broccoli, Carrots, Tomatoes, Zucchini & garlic topped with parmesan cheese

Video Diary:

Day 3 – April 9, 2014

Workout: This Upper Body focused workout (35 mins) will strengthen and stretch your entire body, while building on the movement patterns you have learned in Align.

Breakfast: 2 Over easy eggs on 100% whole wheat toast with 1 slice of organic cheddar cheese topped with crushed red pepper and cilantro
Snack: Tropical Strawberry Shakeology with 1 c. frozen strawberries and Mexican Vanilla
Lunch: Grilled chicken, brown rice seasoned with Liquid Aminos and 10 white asparagus spears
Snack: Organic Apple
Dinner: Small dinner salad, grilled snapper and zucchini & broccoli

Video Diary:

Day 4 – April 10, 2014

Workout: Sweat (35 mins) is a traditional PiYo Workout that is fast paced with body weight strength training and ab work! Things started to heat up this morning. I loved it. My legs were shaking towards the end.

Breakfast: Steel cut oatmeal with 1 tbsp. organic crunchy Peanut Butter

Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with water and 1 c. frozen strawberries
Lunch: (was on the go) Chocolate Shakeology with water
Snack: (repeat meal) Strawberry Shakeology with almond milk, mexican vanilla and 1 c. frozen strawberries
Dinner: Small Dinner Salad, Grilled Shrimp and Brocooli and 1 glass of Champagne (celebrated our anniversary)

Video Diary:

Day 5 – April 11, 2014

Workout: Define Lower (19 minutes)

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs on top of 100% whole wheat topped with cheese, cherry tomatoes and cilantro

Lunch: Strawberry Shakeology with baby kale & spinach, frozen strawberries and almond milk
Snack: Banana
Dinner: Went to a Mediterranean Buffet Style Restaurant with Arnauld and Jeff in Sugarland. Had a hodge lodge of healthy food!

Video Diary:

Day 6 – April 12, 2013

Workout: Rest Day

Woke up feeling sore, but manageable pain for the first time since starting this program.

Did Sweat with the group at Houston’s 2nd Quarter 2014 Super Saturday

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats, 1 1/2 tsp. crunchy organic PB and a banana

Snack: Banana
Lunch: Carne Asada & squash/onions/carrots cooked without any oil/butter plus pico de gallo and avocado.
Dinner: Strawberry Shakeology with 8 oz almond milk, water and 2 c. baby kale and spinach

Day 7 – April 13, 2014

Woke up 5 lbs. lighter. Whoa! In just 1 week!

To be honest, I slept in after a long day yesterday in Houston hosting a Super Saturday. Went back today all day and just got back. (Proud of myself for drinking nothing but water at Nuclear Cowboyz at the Reliant Stadium – NO BEER)

I am going to do a double workout tomorrow. Define upper to catch up for today and Sweat to stay on track. 

Breakast: Chocolate Shakeology with a banana, 1 1/2 tsp. organic crunch PB and almond milk

No Snack (food was horrible at Reliant Stadium and you cannot bring in outside food)
Lunch: 4 Large Grilled Shrimp in olive oil and a 1/2 a garden salad at Pappasito’s. 
(This was the 6th meal I’ve eaten out at a restaurant and resisted the usual beer and stayed focused on my nutrition goals)

Day 8 – April 14, 2014

Workout: Define Lower (makeup from yesterday) & Sweat

Down 5 lbs. & 2″ off of my waist.

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oats, 1 1/2 tsp. crunchy organic PB and a banana

Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with baby spinach & kale, frozen strawberry and water

Lunch: Organic Tuna mixed with Dijon mustard, crushed red pepper and cilantro on a bed of Romaine Lettuce with cherry tomatoes
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology, almond milk & almond butter with a banana, blended with ice.
Dinner: Small Salad, Grilled Chicken and Broccoli

Video Diary:

Day 9 – April 15, 2014

Took a look in the mirror and I can see MAJOR changes in my muscular structure, not to mention major improvements in balance, flexibility and form during my workout!

Workout: Define Lower

Breakfast: 1/3 sweet potato and 2 scrambled eggs
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with baby kale & spinach, frozen strawberries and almond milk
Lunch: Organic Tuna mixed with Dijon mustard, crushed red pepper and cilantro on a bed of Romaine Lettuce with cherry tomatoes
Snack: Banana
Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breast and white asparagus

Video Diary: 

Day 10 – April 16, 2014

Although I was super excited when I stepped on the scale today to discover that I’m getting closer to my weight loss goal, faster than I imagined, weighing in 7 lbs. lighter than when we started on the 7th, the non-scale victories are what’s more impressive to me. 

Yesterday I posted a video on Clean Eating on a budget, announcing my upcoming Clean Eating Challenge Group & several people commented on the fact that they could already notice the changes in my upper body since I started PiYo on the 7th. 

And last night I was able to lift & carry this heavy ass speaker into Fit Club, that’s every bit of 50 lbs. The same speaker that I had trouble with the week before, having to stop & take breaks carrying & then ultimately drag across the gym floor. 

Like I was telling someone last night there’s a big difference that’s proven with results like this, between just going to the gym or taking classes vs following a formal program that provides a total body workout & focuses on increased strength & Endurance over a certain period of time.

Ultimately, your workout routine is up to you, but don’t underestimate at home fitness programs. 

Took these pictures after my workout today and WHOA! You can really see a difference in the muscle definition! 

Workout: Core (30 minutes)

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs, 1 slice of organic cheese, 1/3 avocado on 100% whole wheat toast 
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with water
Lunch: Chicken salad on a bed of lettuce with fresh fruit
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with water and frozen cherries
Dinner: Grilled chicken and asparagus

Video Diary:

Day 11 – April 17, 2014

Good news: I noticed today is that my skin on my stomach is actually for the first time tightening up. Bad news is: I still have stretch marks!

Workout: Define Upper

Breakfast: 2/3 c. Malt-O-Meal with fresh raspberries, walnuts and blue agave nectar
Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs with crushed red pepper
Lunch: Small Romaine lettuce salad with cherry tomatoes and 2 turkey meat balls from the Body Beast Nutrition Plan
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with fresh raspberries & blueberries and almond milk
Dinner: 2 turkey meat balls from the Body Beast Nutrition Plan and roasted broccoli and brussels sprouts

Video Diary:

Day 12 – April 18, 2014

Rest Day 

Thought for the day: The good news is, for me, it finally is. Thanks to PiYo. 

This is going to shock those of you who know me well and I can’t believe this is actually coming out of my mouth either, but most of you know I even though I exercise regularly I still hate it, even after 2 years of consistently working out, but I’m actually sad that today is REST DAY. Can’t wait to get back to my workouts tomorrow. Shocking huh? 11 days of PiYo and it totally transformed my relationship with exercise.

Today Ryan told me that he can tell my butt is firmer & sitting higher than on day 1 & that he can really see a big difference in my legs

There are many reasons why I’m thrilled to be able to start this program prior to the release date along with the other members of the PiYo Test Group, but receiving compliments & getting noticed by the husband ranks as my #1 motivation.

I’ve said it once & I’ll say it again, I LOVE this program and it’s just plain CRA CRA how fast I’m seeing NOTICEABLE results. 

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology shaken with almond milk
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology blended with almond milk, banana and almond butte
Lunch: 2 turkey meat balls from the Body Beast Nutrition Plan and roasted broccoli, asparagus and brussels sprouts

Day 13 – April 19, 2014

Stepped on the scale first thing this morning and BOOM! I did it! I am in the 130’s, well barely, weighing in at 139, but I still hit my first goal to get back into the 130’s!  Impressive, in less than 2 weeks I have almost gotten rid of all 10 lbs of my March Madness Vacation Weight!

Non-scale victory: While in the runners lunge pose, I noticed this. When did that muscle pop up?? It wasn’t there last Monday. In fact, I’m embarrassed to say that right before we left for the cruise I noticed cellulite on the back of my thighs. And my thighs were very jiggly. So this is a HUGE improvement. 

I am in TOTAL awe of this program!!!! It was like it was made just for me! It’s perfect for beginners & people who hate working out but want results FAST. And it’s perfect for athletes and fitness freaks who need to work on balance & flexibility, but hate sitting still and think Yoga & Pilates are boring.

I had this MAJOR revelation, something that I knew, but never really put it all together until now.  Once I really thought about it, it all clicked! It all made sense! I now have an answer to so many people, including myself problem with not being able to get through their workouts, not having any energy, never feeling satisfied, feeling like a slave to their cravings, not liking working out, never following the workout schedule, never sticking to any program to see it through to completion and never seeing results. Watch this video where I reveal my AH-HA moment (and for more information on this subject click here.)

Workout: Sweat 

Breakfast: 2 hardboiled eggs and Cream of Wheat with raspberries & strawberries and walnuts
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology blended with peach flavored green tea and frozen blueberries
Lunch: 1 c. brown rice mixed with 1 c. sliced cherry tomatoes, seasoned with chopped cilantro, crushed red pepper and liquid aminos.

Snack: Chocolate Shakeology shaken with water
Dinner: Romaine lettuce with 2 hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes and shredded carrots

Video Diary: 

Day 14 – April 20, 2014

I can’t believe tomorrow is already the beginning of week 3. Honestly the time is flying by, I guess because I am actually enjoying this. 

Shared this with everyone on Facebook today: 

Fun, random fact: Ryan is a cuddler. Before we got together, I was NOT a cuddler. NOT even close. I wasn’t a hugger & avoided human contact. Over the past 8 years, he’s turned me into a cuddler. 

(maybe) TMI: Every night I lay on my right side, facing the wall & he cuddles up to me & that’s how we call asleep. 

Confession: As much as I love to be cuddled up to him, I’ve always hated it for the 1 fact that I can always feel my skin flop over and rest on the bed. Since I had my 1st child, Haylie in 1999, I have HATED the excess skin that came from gaining almost 50 lbs. then losing 35 of it within 6 weeks, which got worse with each subsequent pregnancy, even though I didn’t gain nearly as much weight as the first time, but lost almost all of it within the first 6-8 weeks postpartum.

It’s been DEPRESSING over the past 2 years, because I can feel my muscles forming into a 6 pack, but cannot see it because all of the skin! I’ve even looked into surgery just to have the extra skin & stretch marks that came from losing weight, not gaining it completely removed. But the thought of surgery and the downtime associated with it and the scarring has prevented me from going through with it.

Last night, as we got into position to cuddle up for the night, Ryan said “Wow! Your stomach feels a lot flatter!”. Then this morning, He grabbed me around the waist & said “I really noticed that your stomach is A LOT smaller.. A LOT smaller than it’s ever been!”

I haven’t redone my measurements, because I have decided to just do it once a week, every Monday when I start a new week of PiYo Workout. Tomorrow begins week 3. I know I was SHOCKED at how many inches I lost in week 1 so am anxious to see what tomorrow will bring.

While we were still on the cruise ship, I remember sitting down and seeing these TWO HUGE layers of blubber around my midsection and was thoroughly unimpressed. I grabbed it with my hands & it felt like a handful several inches of skin that felt like a stress ball.

As of today, Day 14 of being in the PiYo Coach Test Group I can now just pinch a layer of extra skin instead of handfuls.

This is EPIC for me, after almost 15 years of struggling with this problem area… to finally have a solution. To finally not feel totally self conscious when cuddling with my husband. To have my results be that noticeable to my husband, the ONLY person I care about impressing! Mind blowing! Exciting!”

Fact: I ALWAYS wear a tank top when doing Yoga or Pilates because I hate how my skin hangs over my shorts. 

Fact: Day 14 of #mypiyojourney, I can proudly say I’m free of the “Dunlap Disease”!!!…. PRICELESS!!!

When we were on the cruise just last month, we finally decided that I would go see the surgeon who did my boobs and talk to her some more and go ahead and do surgery around October because I was SO frustrated. Funny thing is, the day after we got back home, I got the email saying I was selected to be part of the PiYo Test Group. Crazy to me that this came at the perfect time and is the solution to a 15 year old problem and now will save me from pain, down time AND THOUSANDS of dollars. I am pretty sure I will do PiYo forever and stick to this meal plan and not go back to my heavy beer drinking ever! Because I don’t ever want to lose the body I am working so hard for now! I bent over a second ago to take off my socks and noticed that for the first time in 15 years I did NOT have a layer of skin hanging over. You have NO idea how HUGE this is for me. I hate bending over to wash my feet in the shower, or sitting down or laying on my side because of this reason. This literally changes EVERYTHING. All I can say is WORKOUT consistently,whether it’s PiYo (which suits me best) or whatever you prefer and most importantly don’t just “eat healthy” FOLLOW the friggin meal plan. I am SO thankful for this opportunity and for the accountability group for helping me stay on track and maximize these results!

It only took 15 years & 3 kids later to finally find a way to get rid of the baby pooch & tighten up the loose skin. 

Workout: Core (It’s going to take a few more times of doing this to be able to get the first few moves down. I am still off balance, but it is my favorite workout.)

Rebel joined me working out. I looked at this picture that I took on my laptop of Rebel & I working out and all I can say is “Wow. My arms.  Look at my arms!” Ryan said, “At first, seeing the program, I was really wondering what kind of transformation you’d really have, but now, from looking at you, I can tell you’re going to have one hell of a transformation!” Yay for turning a skeptic into a believer!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with organic PB and almond milk
Snack: 1 c. raspberries & 1 c. strawberries
Lunch: Brown Rice with sautéed shrimp and zucchini

Snack: Results & Recovery (1/2 serving)
Dinner: NY Strip steak on a bed of romaine lettuce with carrots and cherry tomatoes

Video Diary: 

Day 15 – April 21, 2014

Day 15 results:

Total inches lost – 7 1/4″ (3 1/2″ from my waist)
Total pounds lost – 8 lbs. 

Ryan said, “If I can see OBVIOUS results in just 2 weeks and I see you everyday, That’s amazing!”

Workout: Define Upper 

Breakfast: Cream of wheat with raspberries & strawberries and walnuts
Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs with crushed red pepper
Lunch: Sautéed  shrimp, yellow squash and broccoli over brown rice
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with frozen blueberries and cherries & 1 cheese stick
Dinner: Grilled Tilapia with sautéed zucchini, carrots and broccoli

Video Diary: 

Day 16 – April 22, 2014

This is my: “OMG I’m not going to be able to walk tomorrow face!!” Thanks for turning up the heat Chalene Johnson!! This workout had me sweating so much that it was dripping onto my Yoga Mat. I actually had to push pause TWICE. But I loved it!

Workout: Buns (30 mins)

Day 16 IN THE BAG!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with banana, almond butter and almond milk
Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs and a string cheese
Lunch: Strawberry Shakeology with almond milk and frozen cherries
Snack: Spinach and cherry tomatoes
Dinner: Sautéed shrimp, yellow squash and onions

Video Diary:

Day 17 – April 23, 2014

Workout: Core (It wasn’t easy considering I was still pretty tight from yesterdays workout)

I love the curves I am seeing!

Had another ah-ha moment last night! See it here!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with banana, almond butter and almond milk
Meal 2: 1 egg, 1 egg white, 1 slice of bacon on a whole wheat tortilla with homemade pico
Lunch: Strawberry Shakeology with water, frozen cherries and 1 c. of spinach
Dinner: Chicken Fajita meat with roasted asparagus and homemade pico

Video Diary:

Day 18 – April 24, 2014. 

Woke up down another pound: 138.2 as of day 18! (9 lbs, total) 

I made today my rest day. Did a little work, checked in with all of my challengers in different groups and then took the afternoon off and spent it with my husband. NO Facebook, NO texts, NO phone calls from coach’s. NO cleaning. Just enjoyed 2 1/2 hours with each other before the kids got home from school.

Tomorrow I shall do today’s scheduled workout: Define Lower

Breakfast: Eggs with cilantro and red pepper and 1 piece of 100% whole wheat toast with almond butter
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with water, frozen cherries and 1 c. of spinach
Lunch: Grilled chicken on a bed of lettuce with cherry tomatoes
Snack: 1 c. sliced strawberries
Dinner: Chicken Fajita meat with roasted asparagus and homemade pico

Day 19 – April 25, 2014

Woke up weighing in at 137.2 lbs! I can’t believe I have dropped 10 lbs. in only 19 days! I have lost a total of 3 1/2″ off my waist. I was able to fit into shorts that I couldn’t get on this time last month and the best part is that my stomach was totally flat, no skin or fat hanging over, my pants line!

Workout: Define Upper

Didn’t push play until after 6:00 p.m. Normally, pre-PiYo, if I had of waited until that late to workout, it’d never got done. But luckily I LOVE It and another things in it’s favor is that it’s NOT long, so easy to squeeze in at this time of night. You can’t really find an excuse to not get in a 20 minute workout. 

The best part is that Rebel joined me! 

Total non scale victory moment this evening, brought to you by Chalene Johnson: For the past two years I would ALWAYS wear a tank top when doing Yoga or Pilates because the sight of several inches of skin hanging down while in plank or any seated yoga position really disgusted me. But today, on day 19 when I slipped on my Nike Pro shorts I noticed there was no skin spewing over the tight ass elastic waist band like there was 3 weeks ago so I decided to go sans the tank top. And guess what not once during today’s workout did I see that bulge of skin. When I laid down for the first time since 1999, my stomach was flat.

Breakfast: 2 eggs with 100% whole wheat toast
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with almond milk, banana and PB
Lunch: Strawberry Shakeology with almond milk, strawberries and spinach
Dinner: Grilled Chicken on a bed of romaine lettuce with shredded carrots and cherry tomatoes

Video Diary:

Day 20 – April 26, 2014

Woke up 1 pound lighter (136 lbs.). Also, woke up 2 hours later than intended. I have tons to do before I head to Austin. Good thing is, the workouts aren’t an hour long. Easy to squeeze in and not so long that you have a reason to talk yourself out of skipping it. Cooked myself breakfast in under 6 minutes (I still can’t understand why people say they don’t have time to cook or eat breakfast. I never spend hours in the kitchen, even when cooking for a family of 5).

Workout: Strength Intervals (22 minutes) – I switched my workouts around since I was running behind and it was half the time of what today’s workout was. Holy moley! I saw the TURBO-girl, high energy Chalene come out in this one! Loved seeing Janelle in this one!

Was able to touch my toes for the first time today too!

Today I headed to Austin to stay at friend and fellow coach Chris Duffield’s. Due to waking up late & traveling my nutrition was WAY off, not because I cheated on my diet, but because there were long gaps in between meals and I didn’t get the correct amount of each serving for each food group.

  ** Somehow my blog entries did NOT save to drafts so day 20-24 are incomplete, because I couldn’t remember everything that I had eaten, when I realized that nothing had saved on day 25 **

Video Diary:

Day 21 – April 27, 2014

I missed my workout today, because I was in Austin all day working at a Bridal Expo with fellow coach Andrew Peacock. It was another “off day” when it came to my nutrition goals because of traveling and not having access to all of the right foods.  I took this picture this morning and noticed that I was starting to get that “hourglass silhouette” for the first time in my life. I plan on doing my missed workout on rest day, this upcoming Friday!

I have noticed that my body is starting to “even up”, but the weird thing is my left arm is showing much more definition than my right, which normally it’s the opposite.

Day 22 – April 28, 2014

Workout: Sweat – Because my nutrition had been off on Saturday and Sunday, I really noticed that my workout today suffered. Moral of the story: STAY FOCUSED on meeting your nutrition goals and FOLLOW the nutrition guide for your program!

Despite having TWO off days, nutrition wise, I still am down 11 lbs. and 9.5″ as of week 4, day 1.

Video Diary:

Day 23 – April 29, 2014

Workout: Core

We did P90X3 Yoga tonight at Fit Club and I noticed that my ability to do some of the Yoga moves had greatly improved, obviously because of PiYo!

Video Diary:

Day 24 – April 30, 2014

Workout: Buns – Man my legs were on FIRE today! This is one helluva workout! I love it This workout is a BIG calorie burner that combines low-impact high-intensity lower body exercises that get the heart rate up and increases the booty burn for the perfect tight and round butt!But I can definitely tell that my legs have gotten stronger! I caught the reflection of my legs in the TV today and was really happy with the definition I am seeing in my legs!  

VICTORY: went to dinner with all of my peeps for Big Codys birthday & didn’t drink a drop of alcohol. 

Day 24 of #myPiYojourney FAIL: couldn’t resist Jenny’s epically tasty cheesecake. 

Totally no biggie that my day 30 pictures are going to be taken on Sunday.

 ** Since I realized that my blog hadn’t been saving, I can’t remember everything I’d eaten on day 20-24, but here are some pictures of the foods I’ve been eating over the past few days! **

Video Diary:

Day 25 – May 1, 2014

Workout: Drench! WHOA! Drench is RIGHT! I had sweat pouring off of me half way through the 48 minute workout! This workout not only leaves you drenched, but your metabolism will have been kick-started to ensure you scorch away fat!

Somehow I accidentally hit PAUSE on my heart rate monitor, so I’m not 100% clear on how many calories I burned during today’s workout,which was new to the schedule. The good news is, I haven’t used it since March & when I put it on today, I had to tighten the strap up!!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with PB2 and 1/2 water, 1/2 almond milk
Meal 2: Oatmeal with a banana and 1 tsp. of almond butter

Lunch: Brown/Wild Rice, Grilled chicken, cilantro and cherry tomatoes
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with frozen strawberries and spinach
Dinner: Baked chicken with 4 asparagus spears and a side salad

Video Diary:

Day 26 – May 2, 2014

Workout: Sweat

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal and 2 scrambled eggs
Lunch (out for my best friends birthday): Chicken Salad with avocado and sprouts on whole wheat and a side salad
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with pineapple and strawberries
Went to the Maifest and was starving, the only thing to really eat, was a beef fajita quesedilla. UGH!
Came home and drank Chocolate Shakeology. 
Not the best food choices, especially two days before my 30 day progress pictures, but it happens. This is real life!

Video Diary:

Day 27 – May 3, 2014

Workout: Strength Intervals 

One of the Test Group participants posted this: “I see people post about Drench and Sweat and it’s funny because those aren’t tough for me. Since I teach Turbo, Insanity and other high impact classes it’s the Piyo workouts that are so tough for me. During Core I am panting like a dog and sweating like crazy. Piyo is totally what I need and will will be great for group fitness instructors or anyone who does high impact workouts. I can tell it’s hitting all the muscles I never work.” 

I love it! I love how this program can help so many people, who need it and just don’t realize it!

Rebel lasted a whole minute with me!

Things are starting to heat up at the end of week 4! Bracing myself for the 2nd half of this program! It’s going to be intense!

This is why my legs are so strong now!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with almond milk, almond butter and banana
Lunch: Grilled chicken and zucchini/broccoli/onions and a small side salad.
Snack: P90X Results & Recovery blended for 1 minute with 12 oz. of water b, 1 c. Frozen strawberries & a tap of Mexican vanilla (DELICIOUS)

CONFESSION TIME: Went to see The Other Woman at the theater with my best friend and ate BUTTERED popcorn, Reese’s PB sticks and White Castle Burgers (I am going to hate myself tomorrow!)

Dinner: Ground sirloin and sautéed veggies.

Video Diary:

Day 28 – May 4, 2014 (last day of Month 1)

Check out these results: Down 12 3/4″ & 8 lbs. and best of all, I it into shorts that cut off circulation while on the cruise.

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology blended with Chai Tea and ice
Meal 2: Flourless Pancakes

– 1 ripe banana (1 purple)

– quick oats (1 yellow)

– 1 scoop Beachbody vanilla protein powder (1 red)

– 1 tsp. of low sodium baking powder

– 1 tap of Mexican vanilla

Topped with blue agave nectar

Snack: Shakeology with 1/2 water, 1/2 almond milk and a small salad with lemon juice

Dinner: Grilled chicken and sautéed spinach


Video Diary: 

Month 2, day 1 – Day 29 – May 5, 2014 CINCO DE MAYO

Month 1 results: (April 7 to May 4, 2014)

↓ 13″ (5″ from waist)

↓ 8 pounds

↓ 2.4% body fat 

Workout: PiYo Sculpt (30 mins) uses body weight to generate muscular endurance to stimulate metabolic changes to totally and utterly transform your figure.

I woke up feeling lean and lighter. Ready to take on month 2. Then sculpt kicked my butt, but I do have to say, this, so far is my favorite workout!

I can really tell a BIG difference in my arms, especially my triceps!

Breakfast: Flour less pancakes (1 serving of carbs, fruit and protein)
Snack: – 1 serving of chocolate Shakeology blended with 10 oz. Chai tea, dash of cinnamon

Lunch: Grilled Shrimp, zucchini/onions/broccoli and a side salad

Snack – 1/2 serving of Strawberry Shakeology and 1 c. frozen cherries
Dinner: Grilled chicken over romaine lettuce with cherry tomatoes, carrots and red pepper

Submitted my month 1 videos to send to corporate.

Video Diary:

Day 30: Month 2, day 2 – May 6, 2014

Workout: Sweat (NAILED IT! Getting stronger everyday!!)

Breakfast: Cream of wheat with 1/2 c. raspberries and 2 scrambled eggs
Lunch: 2 1/2 oz. of albacore tuna with 1 dill pickle spear, 1 hard boiled egg and 1 tsp. dijon mustard and 1 tsp. Chobani plain Greek yogurt, topped with crushed red pepper on 100% whole wheat bread
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with a banana and 1 tsp. PB3
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with spinach and frozen cherries
Dinner: 2 oz of Albacore Tuna on a bed of romaine lettuce and veggies.

Day 31: Month 2, day 3 – May 7, 2014

Workout: Core

Breakfast: 2/3 c. Organic 100% whole wheat flour
1 scoop Beachbody Vanilla Whey Protein
4 egg whites
1 tsp. low sodium baking powder 
1/2 purple container of blueberries

Topped with blue agave nectar and 1/2 purple container of sliced strawberries.

Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with almond milk and frozen cherries
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology + PB2
Dinner: Grilled Turkey Burgers and a side salad

Before I started PiYo, I noticed that I was constantly bloated. I wasn’t sure what was causing it. But since I started PiYo, I realized it’s a sensitivity to dairy – mainly any type of cheese. Even 1 small serving (like a string cheese), INSTANTLY bloats me up. And anymore than 1 serving of wheat!

Video Diary:

Day 32: Month 2, day 4 – May 8, 2014

Workout: Buns
Today was a big day for me. I started my 6* Diamond Qualification period and Thursdays are always chaos for coach’s. So I was sitting behind my laptop most of the day, then we went out to celebrate in College Station. so I switched Drench for Buns since it’s 30 minutes instead of 48)

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology, quick oats, banana, PB2 and almond milk 
Meal 2: Flour less pancakes
Lunch: Romaine lettuce, carrots and cherry tomatoes
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with 1 c. spinach and frozen mixed berries
Dinner: (SPLURGED) 4 Michelob Ultras, Spicy Tuna & Shrimp Sushi Roll and a Hibachi dinner (shrimp/beef and fried rice) and a salad

Posted this picture earlier and people were loving the PiYo results they could see.

Day 33: Month 2, day 5 – May 9, 2014

Workout: Drench (Tomorrow s the PiYo Certification that I am hosting here in Brenham, so instead of taking a rest day, I am working out to stay on schedule)

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology, quick oats, banana, PB2 and almond milk 
Lunch: Wild/Brown Rice with sautéed shrimp and spinach
Snack: Cherry Tomatoes and cilantro with lime and crushed red pepper

Dinner: Small salad, beef tenderloin and steamed broccoli and 2 glasses of Champagne at dinner with Melissa McAllister

Day 34: Month 2, day 6 – May 10, 2014

Today was “sort of” a “rest day”, as far as the workout schedule went. Although, it was NOT a day of rest, as I got PiYo Certified. 

Burned over 1,000 calories between 9-4. 

We had an epic attendance here in Brenham. 

Breakfast: Flour less pancakes
Snack: 2 hardboiled eggs
Lunch: Small salad, grilled veggies and fried shrimp
(Ordered grilled shrimp, but they gave me fried – BOOOOOOO! To-Go order FAIL!)
Snack: Strawberries
Dinner: Small salad and 1 piece of thin crust pizza
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology shaken with water
6 Budweiser Select 55 beers

(Eating was obviously off!)

Day 35: Month 2, day 7 – May 11, 2014 (HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY)

Workout: Strength Intervals

Breakfast: Carl’s Cashew ‘N Oats Hotcakes

Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with PB and almond milk
Lunch: Strawberry Shakeology with strawberries and spinach
Dinner: Salad bar at Jason’s Deli
(Late night) Snack: Grilled turkey burger & P90X protein bar

Video Diary:

Day 36 – May 12, 2014

My legs are showing some SERIOUS definition!

My flexibility has GREATLY improved!

Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal with 1/2 c. raspberries and walnuts

Lunch: 1 green – baby spinach and kale

1/2 purple – sliced strawberries
1 red – grilled chicken
1 yellow – red quinoa

Orange Vinaigrette Dressing:
6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 Tbs freshly squeezed orange juice
2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp orange zest

Snack: Strawberry Shakeology, frozen strawberries, spinach and almond milk
Dinner: Sauteed chicken, zucchini, onions, red/orange/yellow peppers and garlic

Video Diary:

Day 37 – May 13, 2014

Woke up, feeling and looking lighter and leaner. Put on a new pair of shorts I got from Victoria’s Secret on Sunday and love that even with a tight elastic waistband, there was ZERO skin hanging over!

Workout: Core

Today I was able to lift the speaker we use at Fit Club that weighs every bit of 65 lbs. out of the bed of our 4X4 truck and carry it 125 feet without setting it down & blast through Focus T25 (after my PiYo workout), which usually takes me every bit of 45 minutes (true story). I am pretty sure that Jeff M Krommenhoek is still laughing over that fun fact about myself.

Who knew that PiYo would increase my strength & endurance so much!

It’s the small things in life that mean so much along this journey!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology pancakes

Lunch: Chicken, roasted sweet potatoes and a small salad

Snack: 1/2 serving of Strawberry Shakeology 1/2 c. raspberries and ice

Snack: 1/2 serving of Chocolate Shakeology with a banana and PB

Dinner: 1/2 can of organic albacore tuna with cherry tomatoes, 1 hard boiled egg, cilantro and 2 tbsp of Chobani Greek Yogurt over a bed of lettuce with shredded carrots

Day 38 – May 14, 2014

I received a call this afternoon from our corporate contact, Matthew congratulating me on my PiYo results and informed me that I will most likely be interviewed at Summit regarding my PiYo experience! EEEK! I am SO excited! Another exciting thing is that Chalene was added into our PiYo group! I hope we are all making her proud!

 Workout: Buns

Breakfast: Pancake and 1 scrambled egg with crushed red pepper and cilantro

– 1/3 organic whole wheat flour
– 1/8 almond milk
– 1 tsp Starbucks VIA instant coffee
– 1/2 snoop of Beachbody vanilla whey protein powder
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 2 egg whites

(this is where my nutrition goals went all downhill)
Lunch: A BIG ASS burrito from Chipolte with chicken, guacamole, sour cream and cilantro lime rice
Snack: Frappuccino from Starbucks

Dinner: Pulled Pork and grilled chicken and 2 bites of potato salad
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology shaken with water

Video Diary:

Day 39 – May 15, 2014

Started craving chocolate, then decided to pull out the tape measure. 6″ gone from my waist since April 7. Going from a 33″ to 27″ waist in only 38 days is motivation enough to NOT cheat!

Last night at dinner Joanne and Christina told me that it looks like they could bounce quarters off my ass! LOL

Workout: Sculpt

This is my FAVORITE part of the workout!

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology blended with 1 c. of almond milk and a packet of Starbucks VIA instant coffee and a tap of vanilla extract
Snack: 1 c. blueberries
Lunch: Egg and black bean breakfast taco in a 100% whole wheat tortilla with cherry tomatoes and cilantro

Snack: Chocolate Shakeology, banana and PB
Dinner: (on the go) 1/2 cheeseburger and fries

Video Diary:

Day 40 – May 16, 2014


Today someone said to Ryan, “Damn you can see the muscles in her legs! She looks like she could kick a 60 yard field goal!” Hell ya! That’s right! PiYo baby!

Breakfast: 2 eggs, black beans, cherry tomatoes and cilantro in a whole wheat tortilla
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology, banana and PB
Lunch: Chicken, Quinoa, cherry tomatoes and cilantro with lime and crushed red pepper

Snack: 1/2 serving of Chocolate Shakeology shaken with water
Dinner: Salad and Turkey & Quinoa Meatballs


1 cup cooked quinoa
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
1 tbsp. minced garlics
2 large eggs
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine quinoa, ground beef, breadcrumbs, garlic, eggs, parmesan cheese, parsley, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper and sea salt. Shape into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Cook until browned and crispy, about 15 to 18 minutes.

Day 41 – May 17, 2014

Breakfast: Flour less pancakes

Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with PB shaken with water
Lunch: Strawberry Shakeology with strawberries, blueberries, baby spinach and kale blended with ice.

Dinner (surprise baby shower for Jenny at BT Longhorn): 3 Michelob Ultras, 2 cheese sticks, grilled shrimp, steamed veggies and a wedge salad.

Day 42 – May 18, 2014

Despite poor eating habits last night, still woke up weighing the same: 136 lbs. 

Workout: Sweat (definitely struggled because I had beer last night and have noticed that it really effects my workouts, but I pushed through it and got it done!)

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with PB2 and almond milk
Lunch: Req Quinoa, Chicken, Baby spinach & Kale and cherry tomatoes
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with strawberries and baby spinach and Kale
Dinner: Dish inspired by “fried rice”

– red quinoa
– chicken
– eggs
– zucchini
– summer squash
– edamame
– liquid aminos

Day 43 – May 19, 2014

Workout: Sculpt

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with 1 c. almond milk and 1/2 banana and PB2
Lunch: Salad with grilled chicken, oranges, strawberries and avocado with sweet potato fries
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology shaken with water
Dinner: Eggs with cilantro and crushed red pepper and 2 pieces of uncured bacon and 2 small flour less pancakes.
Snack: Chocolatte Shakeology shaken with water

Day 44 – May 20, 2014

Workout: Sweat (completed at Fit Club)

Breakfast: 1/2 c. almond milk, quick oats, PB2 and chocolate Shakeology, blended with ice.
Lunch: Baked 1 (chicken breast slicked in half), with lemon and lime juice, crushed red pepper, garlic and cherry tomatoes and cilantro. (makes 2 servings) and served with roasted sweet potato and a small salad.

Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with baby spinach and kale and frozen mixed berries
Dinner: Turkey and small salad

Day 45 – May 21, 2014

Posted this picture on Facebook to show everyone my new shoes I ordered for the Sequins and Studs party at Summit and everyone went wild!

Workout: Core 
Went to bed with my throat hurting last night. 
Woke up with a headache.
Been fighting it all day. 
Took some Advil for the first time in years. 
Feel hot, like a low grade fever. 
Debated the whole way home from town, whether or not I should make today a rest day and then pick up where I left off tomorrow.

Then I decided to pull on my BIG girl panties.
People with excuses don’t get results!
So.. I pushed through and guess what? Rebel even joined me and now, 30 minutes later I feel great! 

It helped that Rebel joined me.

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with quick oats, PB and almond milk
Lunch: Zucchini and summer squash and shrimp 

Dinner: Salad and leftover chicken/veg/quinoa

Video Diary:

Day 46 – May 22, 2014

Workout: Buns

I can almost touch the floor with my palms down!

I can lick my knees! LOL 

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with PB, banana and almond milk
Lunch: Salad and 1/2 turkey on whole wheat sandwich with avocado, sprouts, lettuce and tomato 
Snack: Chocolate Shakeology with PB and banana
Dinner: Grilled chicken and 4 grilled shrimp and steamed broccoli

Video Diary:

Day 47 – May 23, 2014

Rest day

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with almond milk, banana and PB
Lunch: Grilled Chicken and a side salad
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with almond milk, baby spinach, kale and strawberries
Dinner: Chicken meatballs and a side salad.

Ground chicken
Quick oats
2 eggs
Red yellow and orange peppers

May 24-25, 2014 

Started getting sick Tuesday night. It developed into a sinus infection. Started my Zpack Friday evening. My head felt like it was going to explode all Saturday and Sunday, so took two rest/sick days. So played catch up on Memorial Day, even though I was not back to 100%, I didn’t want to fall behind during victory week. 

Day 48-49 –  Monday May 26, 2014

Workouts: Drench and Strength Intervals
The workouts were tough since I hadn’t pushed play since Thursday and still recovering from a sinus infection, but I pushed through. 

Will be doing double workouts tomorrow to get caught up! 

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with Pico de Gallo and 1 flour less pancake
Snack: Strawberry Shakeology with almond milk, raspberries and strawberries
Lunch: Zucchini, Broccoli and Shrimp
Dinner: Leftover chicken meatballs cut up over baby spinach &  kale with carrots and cherry tomatoes.

Video Diary:

Day 50 –  May 27, 2014

I am still 1 day behind due to being sick, but will complete Drench later on this week in lieu of taking a rest day on Friday!

Workout: Buns!

Haylie recorded me while I was working out and said “Dang Mom! You have major muscles in your legs. I zoomed in during  your workout!” 

Found these old pictures that were my 21 Day Fix “before” pictures (totally bombed out on it because we ended up on a 12 day road trip a few days after we started)
Looking at these pictures side by side, I’m so embarrassed at how far off track I’d allowed myself to get.

Breakfast: Cream of Wheat with strawberries and 2 eggs with Pico de Gallo
Lunch: 1/2 turkey sandwich with avocado, sprouts, lettuce and tomato on 100% whole wheat and a side salad
Snack: Banana
Dinner: Chicken &  roasted veggies & side salad 

Slice up squash, red pepper, green pepper, and onion. Mix 1-2 tbsp olive oil with 2 minced garlic cloves and let sit for 10 min. Brush baking pan with some of mixture. Spread out veggies on pan. Generously drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Broil in oven 10 minutes. Take out. Stir/flip. Sprinkle with sea salt or himalayan salt. Broil for 10 more minutes.

Video Diary:

Day 51 –  May 28, 2014

Workout: Sweat

Breakfast: Chocolate Shakeology with almond milk, PB and banana
Meal 2: 2 eggs with Pico De Gallo and roasted potatoes
Meal 3: Romaine Lettuce and cherry tomatoes and leftover roasted veggies
Meal 4: Strawberry Shakeology with frozen cherries, baby spinach and kale
Dinner: Romaine lettuce, carrots, cherry tomatoes and chicken

Day 52 –  May 29, 2014

Workout: Core

Implementing the 3 Day Start Diet from the 21 Day Fix – eating every 2 hours! 

9:00 a.m. Meal 1: Steel Cut Oatmeal and 4 egg whites with crushed red pepper and cilantro
11:15 a.m. Meal 2: Grilled chicken (marinated in lemon & lime juice and cilantro) and sweet potato
1:30 p.m. Meal 3: Tilapia and steamed onion and grilled zucchini
3:30 p.m. Meal 4: Grilled chicken and zucchini
6:00 Meal 5: Tilapia and steamed onion and red/orange/yellow peppers
8:30 p.m. Meal 6: Grilled Turkey Burger and zucchini and red/orange/yellow peppers

Day 53 –  May 30, 2014

Workout: Drench (making up for a missed day from last week when I was sick. All caught up now) Definitely sore in this last week. I’ve been pushing myself HARD!

Woke up down another pound and measuring in with a 26″ waist. (Total weight lost: 13 lbs. Total inches off waist: 7″)

Day 2  of 3 Day Start Diet from the 21 Day Fix 

9:00 a.m. Meal 1: Steel Cut Oatmeal and 4 egg whites with crushed red pepper and cilantro
11:30 a.m. Meal 2: Grilled chicken (marinated in lemon & lime juice and cilantro) and sweet potato
1:30 p.m. Meal 3: Grilled tilapia and zucchini

4:30 p.m. Meal 4: Grilled chicken and zucchini and 1 tsp. of coconut oil
7:00 p.m. Meal 5: Steamed fish and broccoli!
9:00 p.m. Meal 6: Turkey Burger and broccoli

Day 55 –  May 31, 2014

Took 1 progress pictures of my greatest “ass-et” – the favorite part of my PiYo transformation! What a difference! I love the results I’ve gotten!

Workout: Sweat

Went to Houston today. Eating was all jacked up! Grrrrrrr. Didn’t get enough to eat and went way too long in between meals!

8:00 a.m. Meal 1: Steel Cut Oatmeal and 4 egg whites
11:00 a.m. Meal 2: Grilled chicken
3:00 p.m. Meal 3: Grilled chicken, broccoli, zucchini and yellow squash
9:00 p.m. Meal 4: Tilapia and veggies

Day 56 –  June 1, 2014

Breakfast: egg whites and steel cut oatmeal
Meal 2: Chocolate Shakeology with almond milk and PB
Meal 3: Tilapia and zuccchi and onions
Meal 4: Beef Fajitas 

The final results are in!

I lost a total of 22″ and 13 lbs. and lowered my body fat by 5% between April 7 and June 1 with 48 workouts!

Beginning stats:

Chest – 37 1/4″

Waist – 33″
Hips – 35″
Left Thigh – 21″
Right Thigh – 22″
Left Arm – 13″
Right Arm – 13″
Body fat: 22.6%

Ending stats: 

Chest – 33″

Waist – 26″
Hips – 32 1/2″
Left Thigh – 20″
Right Thigh – 20 1/2″
Left Arm – 10 1/2″
Right Arm – 11″
Body Fat – 17.7%

Here is my final review on PiYo

Live PiYo broadcast with Mindy Hord, Greg Plaskett & Melissa McAllister