Hi guys! As promised…here is an update after completing the first week of PIIT 28! The workouts were all very challenging, but days 3 and 4 were the worst for me (arms and total body). I barely made it through 4 rounds! But my body feels so much stronger even though it’s only been 7 days. I’ve gotten used to always being a little sore, which is a good thing I think. It’s not like I’m dying and not able to move. Like I mentioned in my review post, which you can find here, the hardest part of these workouts for me is pushing that restart button. Not once, not twice, but 4 times!! The first two days felt super long, but after the 3rd day, you start to get used to it. I love how each day targets a different part of the body, and I like how there’s always some cardio mixed in. I was always sweating like a pig afterwards.
Now for progress pictures!! I was actually pretty surprised when I saw the pictures. The results are already starting to show! I haven’t been eating very well this past week though…so I’m excited to see results next week when I start eating cleaner.
The picture on the left is from a week ago, and the picture on the right is from today. Apologies for my messy bathroom. Anyway, for those of you who are thinking of trying PIIT 28, I really recommend taking progress pictures!! I find them to be an extra source of motivation. Your body won’t feel that different from day to day, but when you look back on your pictures, you’ll see how far you’ve come! Of course, your progress is dependent on more than just exercise. Diet, getting enough sleep, etc. all factor in as well. I’ve been eating way too much oily/rich foods this past week, so that’s definitely something that I need to work on over the remaining 21 days.
Once again, I just want to say that I think everyone’s experience/results from using PIIT28 will be different–depending on your exercising background, diet, how hard you push through the workouts, etc. I’ve been following Blogilates’ videos for a while now, I just haven’t been exercising as regularly. For me, my main goal over the 28 days is just to tone my body. That being said, I don’t want these progress pictures to be any more than a source of motivation. Any progress is progress!! That’s why I think progress photos are so important–they’re a way for you to see how far YOU’VE come over the weeks. Don’t compare to anyone else. These 28 days are for YOU to get stronger, and as long as you feel that over the 4 weeks, I think this guide has done its job.
Also, Cassey sent out an email to PIIT28 users yesterday announcing an update for after the 28 days! She’s going to be posting a couple of add-on videos for days 29-56, and we’re supposed to do those in addition to the existing workout videos. So basically, we’re repeating the 28 days again but with some extra workouts for ab/muscle toning. I’m excited! But I still have 3 weeks to go haha.
Stay tuned for another update next week! For those of you who haven’t checked out PIIT28 yet, you can find the link HERE.
** My final review and progress photos can be found here