Happy Wednesday everyone! So many people have reached out to me asking me about PIIT28, what it is, why I have been doing it, etc! So I am going to address questions that I have received, and tell y’all my results and overall thoughts on the PIIT28 program. So pretty much this is a PIIT28 review of 1.0 (round 1) program. If you’re ready to sign up for PIIT28, click here! If you haven’t been convinced yet, please keep reading this PIIT28 review because you will be by the end of this post. 🙂 I am an ambassador for PIIT28, so I paid for the program myself and am not paid in any way to review or promote it, I really just love it! If you click and sign up through my link, I do get credit. 🙂
Q: What is PIIT28? (these are my own words from completing the program, not scientific or anything lol)
A: It is a workout that is 28 mins & 40 seconds of a combination of cardio and pilates moves. The program last 28 days. Most workouts go as follows: cardio move (think jumping movement, burpee, etc) followed by a pilates strengthening move (targeted for a muscle group so if it is abs – moves focused on engaging and isolating your core ab muscles) and then they switch. So, cardio, pilates, cardio, pilates, cardio, pilates, cardio. You get the picture lol. So there are 7 different moves for each workout, and you just repeat those 7 moves, 4 times. Pretty simple!
Q: Where can I do it?
A: Anywhere! I still have my gym membership but to save even more time after the first week I rolled out my yoga mat in the spare bedroom of my house, and use that as my “gym!” No weights required. Just you, your yoga mat, and WATER. Lots of water.
Q: How do I watch/do the workouts?
A: I love following along watching the videos on my laptop. I put it in full-screen mode, max out the volume, and it really helps me feel like I am in a class with Cassey. However I have watched on my phone as well,, and they worked great there too. iPads work as well and I am sure other tablets do too.
Q: I am not in good shape, I am afraid I can’t do it!
A: Don’t be afraid. How do you think anyone ever starts working out? Just because you’re not in shape, doesn’t mean you can’t start. Please DO NOT let this keep you from trying. Will it be hard? Yes! It’s hard for me and I like to think I am in pretty good shape. If it was easy, you wouldn’t be pushing your body and you wouldn’t see results! I love that her video walk through for each day shows you how to perform each move. She also says common form mistakes that can hurt you if you are performing the move incorrectly. So if you’re new to this/new to Cassey & blogilates, then definitely watch the how to videos before starting each day! She also provides modifications for most moves, especially high impact, in case you have bad knees or are just beginning working out. Like I said, everyone has to start somewhere & that is why the modifications are great!!
Q: Did you follow the meal plan/ did you purchase PIIT28 meal plan? Did you cheat/stray?
A: Yes & no. I did not buy her meal plan. I know what I like, and that I don’t have a lot of time to cook meals during the week because I get home late from work. So for me, I ate a lot of grilled chicken, pre-cooked white meat from rotisserie chickens from grocery store, 4-6 egg whites daily for breakfast, kinda peanut butter & dark chocolate protein bars as a snack, canned tuna, salads (with light or minimal dressing,), smoothies, peanut butter on Ezekial toast, and low sugar greek yogurt 2x daily for protein (Dannon OIKOS or chobani 100). I obviously ate stuff other than this but this is typical stuff I eat day to day. You’re supposed to do no dairy, but for me yogurt really helps my stomach. I actually have a bad dairy sensitivity, so I avoid it. Learn to love almond milk or soy milk or something other than dairy milk. I used to LOVE (still do) dairy milk but it kills my stomach, so I can’t drink it anymore, wah.
Yes, I cheated. I am human, y’all! But not every day. I wouldn’t have seen results if I cheated every day, however once a week aka YOLO meal is totalyl fine to keep your sanity. My brother’s birthday was March 7, and do you think I turned down my mom’s homemade chocholate cake? HECK NO. But, I knew I was eating that beforehand, so I made sure to really stay in check the entire day and the day after I ate it. A sweet treat is totally fine every now and then, but not every day. Try to do 1 or 2 only once or twice a week. It really gives you something to look forward to, too!
Q: Why do you like it?
Because it works. It’s only 28 minutes, which is so doable after work. Finding something that you can commit to and you enjoy is totally key. I look forward to getting home from work and cranking it out after a long day, and before I know it, 28 minutes is up and my workout is complete for the day! It also just makes me happy. When I am about halfway through with the workout, it is so tempting to just quit and be like oh well, I did half. But no! I am like I have done half like come on girl, you’re over halfway there! Having internal drive and motivation will keep you pushing when you want to give up. Because trust me, sometimes giving up seems easy. But, I promise if you give up, you’re just going to keep thinking about that. So just make it easier on yourself and keep going for yourself!
Not trying to toot my own horn but I love the way it has shaped my body. I was lifting very heavy weights 3-5 days a week before starting this, and I really just wanted to slim down and become more defined. This did that for me in only 28 days! I look in the mirror and am so happy and confident in the person I see, because I worked my @$$ (literally) off for this body!
Q: Did you see results?
A: Yes!!!!! 1,000x yes. I lost ~4-5 pounds (started at 145 and ended around 140), but the scale is always such a poor indicator. This is why taking measurements is so important. Obviously I can tell a difference in my before and after, and hopefully y’all can see it too! I really notice my stomach the most, it’s so much more defined. I lost my back roll (been self conscious about this foreva!)! My legs are way leaner, defined, & less cellulite (seriously maybe TMI but just being honest). My arms are slimmer (they were getting bulky from lifting heavy weights often). I seriously couldn’t be happier with my transformation. Because I loved the results and the program so much, that is why I wanted to put this PIIT28 review together for y’all.
-Waist (smallest part): 28.5″
-Hips (Drew & I measured the same day and our hips were the same size…omg): 40″
-Right arm: 11.875″
-Left arm: 11.625″
-Right Thigh: 22.5″
-Left Thigh: 22.25″
-Right arm: 11.625″
-Left arm: 11.625″
-Right Thigh: 22.25″
-Left Thigh: 22.125″
Net Inches Lost: 4.125″
Q: What happens when you’re finished with the 28 days?
A: Start again! No, seriously. We started March 1, and finished March 28. Taking a couple days off and starting PIIT28 2.0 which is round 2 on April 1, so this Friday! It’s going to be the same thing, except that free weights will be added and your goal is to not do as many/any modifications on all of the moves! I am so excited to see my complete transformation after round 2 is completed as well.
This PIIT28 review has been a long post, I know, but hopefully this is helpful to someone! Like I said, these are the FAQs I have gotten about PIIT, so if you have any others PLEASE reach out to me.
Are you ready to sign up yet? Do it for yourself, because I know you can. If you’d like to sign up for PIIT28 and join me, click here! If you can’t start April 1, don’t fret! You can start, whenever you would like! It just makes it easier for counting days when you start on the 1st of the month. 🙂 I love you guys so much & I hope you have an amazing rest of the week.