Trying PiYo class
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While I am still sore I went back again today to get Ryan a second time at child care and to try something new. I gave myself two time slots, but I ended up taking my little to get a haircut so I missed the 10am sessions. It was either the 11:15am boot camp class or the noon PiYo or Group Power class. I love strength training but thought I should try out something new instead.

 My impression of PiYo is best described as choreographed yoga and Pilates poses that switches in quick tempo. The instructor was also learning the choreography so sometimes she ended up just telling us to keep moving. I had a hard time following and the other newbie next to me gave up and walked after 15 minutes. I stuck it out but when I couldn’t follow I simply just held some poses because I am pretty sure the instructor really couldn’t see what her students were doing anyway.
I have heard of Chalene Johnson and know that she has home DVDs for her exercise programs. I think this might be a good one to try out at home, because it simply takes a while to get used to. I am not ready to give up on it yet, but will probably refamiliarize myself with yoga again first. 

I liked how I was sweating but it felt awkward since I felt that I was not really able to stretch or meditate like in yoga. After the class, I ended up spending time on the regular gym floor stretching my still achy muscles and then spending 15 minutes after my shower in the steam room with my eyes closed. 

Ryan was in child care for two hours, and once we got home we took a sweet nap together before I had to o and pick up the other kids from school. A good day!

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