PIIT 3.0 Review

So this review comes a little bit late, since I actually finished the month challenge last month! But now that I have the time to sit down and look back on the third series of this Pilates Intense Interval workout program, it’s kind of amazing to see how far I’ve come since last yearย when PIIT 1.0 was first released. Here is my before/after picture:

 

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It’s not that drastic of a change visually, but I feel like most of the change (well, for me at least) all has to do with my mentality and physical endurance. During PIIT 1.0 I could barely get through a set without my shoulders or legs tiring out! That was a year ago. Now, I can push through my sets without needing to stop and rest. What I love the most is seeing my own progress, little by little—FullSizeRender 22The first time I did knee-in flyers (photo on left), I. was. DYING. But now that I’ve gained more shoulder strength and endurance, I have more fun with it! Yesterday I was doing them and felt myself almost fly up into a handstand and hold it :O I’ve never done a handstand in my life, so just knowing that I can almost do one gives me a little bit more confidence!

Another thing that I also really like about this program is that it’s onlyย 30 minutes to get through. I’m pretty lazy, so knowing that this amount of time is only a teeny tiny part of my day kicks me into gear—whether I’m fitting in this 30 minutes first thing in the morning or late at night. What also helps me, whenever I’m halfway through, is thinking “Oh I only have 14 minutes to go??? That’s not much, I got this!”

 

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mentally breaking down PIIT makes it easier for me to charge through ๐Ÿ˜€

 

 

I think the major hurdle in the beginning of doing PIIT was finding the time to do it on a daily basis, but once I stuck to my schedule, it wasn’t that bad. Also, remember to take that rest day to let your body relax and get itself ready for the next six days! What also helped was the PIITster community that I followed over on Instagram. Whenever I felt lazy, I would scroll through and see everyone else killing their workouts–it inspired and motivated me to get off my lazy butt!

 

 

What’s new with PIIT28 is that you can buy all three programs at once now! There are also other options that include the 28 Day Reset Meal planย if you’re interested. Here are the different packs:

The Power Pack is basically what I have and will continue to use. Now that I’m finished with the program, I still do PIIT 3.0, but also try to incorporate other things that I enjoy doing (running on the beach, yoga) to balance myself out. What’s awesome is that with each workout program you get a beautiful e-book and a PIIT portal that has breakdowns of each move along with modifications, a bonusย Get Flexy e-book that includes warm-up and cool down stretches for each targeted area (arms, legs, total body), along with a #PIITstagram calendar to follow and use as a way to connect with the PIIT community. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Transformation Pack (PIIT 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 + 28 Day Resetย (worth $149 but since it’s a bundle it’s discounted to $99–saving $49!)

If I were living on my own and had more control over meals and whatnot (I live with my family), then I would’ve totally gotten the 28 Day Reset! While I haven’t tried it myself, I’ve heard lots of positive reviews about the reset helping PIITsters to reach their goals in becoming healthier and fitter overall. The 28 Day Reset is described to: “help you tackle stubborn fat, bloating, acne, and with a focus on increasing your energy levels.”

There are also Vegan options, too, if you just want to get the Vegan 28 Day Reset, or the full Transformation Pack!

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If you just want to try it out, they still have just PIIT 1.0 workout program–but I think it’s a deal to get all the programs in one buy! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

PIIT 3.0 is HERE!

I was so excited to see this e-mail sitting in my inbox:

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And because I’ve been following the program, they gave us PIITsters the link to buy before releasing it to the public (February 7th)! I was so excited to try it out, I did all four rounds of 3.1: Dynamic Body! It was INTENSE with new and challenging moves that targeted my obliques, butt, shoulders, abs–basically everything! I loved it so much that once I was done, endorphins were rushing through me–I felt like I could’ve ran a marathon or something with all the leftover energy brimming in me! ๐Ÿ˜„ It’s silly but it really was like a runner’s (or PIITsters?) high!

The PIIT28 3.0 e-book comes with a brand new Instagram challenge (are we seriously on day 112??! Did I miss a bunch of days??! lol), quick flat belly tips, and how to maintain your goal body, and new videos to follow along with in the PIIT portal! I love that they added breakdown videos for the moves, so we don’t have to figure it out as we actually workout.

Because 3.0 is crazier than PIIT 1.0 and 2.0, you HAVE to do 1.0 and 2.0 first as prerequisites before doing 3.0. I mean, look at my sweaty, post-PIIT face:

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PIIT 3.0 is no joke, you guys

So if you’ve done 1.0 and 2.0 and are looking for something new and challenging, try 3.0 with me! And for those who still want to join in on the fun, click HERE to get 1.0 ๐Ÿ˜‰ Feel free to add me on Instagram (@mintelates) so we can cheer each other on in our fitness journeys!

Btw, I’m LOVING the Dark Bloom outfit Cassey is wearing in the PIIT28 3.1 video:

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This is the last page of the PIIT3.0 e-book –LOOK at how beautiful that pose and those capris are!!

These sneak peeks are just so cruel lol. I want everything DarkBloom POPFLEX! Hoping they’ll be released soon!

New Year = New You (PIIT28 is 30% off!)

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Who’s ready for 2017? I can’t wait to use this beautiful planner that I got from POPFLEX

 

With the new year coming around the corner,ย PIIT28 is on sale again! If you’ve ever been curious about this program, now is the chance to try it. This year has been so crazy, and I can’t wait to start fresh–and take on new challenges this year. While I’ve stopped doing PIIT28 daily, I still continue to add it on to exercises that I love (yoga, running on the beach), to add variety to it.

Here is Blogilates’ post on the details of the PIIT28 sale:

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Use the coupon code:ย PIIT2017 to get 30% offย at checkout!

Buy it HERE!ย 

For those of you starting out, I recommend getting PIIT 1.0 first, as it’s a prerequisite to PIIT 2.0. For those already on their PIIT 1.0 journey, you should try 2.0! It’s so much more challenging and really pushes you to work even harder to get the results you want. Everything on the site, including the meal plan, is on sale! ๐Ÿ™‚ ย If you have any questions, let me know!

Also, if you do finish PIIT28 1.0, you get a free PIIT28 tank! ;D More details are included once you finish one month of PIIT.

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50% of EVERYTHING PIIT!!

So many amazing sales are going on now, you guys! For Cyber Monday:

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PIIT28 1.0, PIIT28 2.0, and the whole Power Pack (which includes the 28 Day Reset meal plan), or even just the 28 Day Resetย meal plan by itself, are all 50% off! If you’ve been waiting to try any of these out, and become leaner, stronger and more confident than ever, now is the time! The code is:

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This sale is only up for 24 hours, so once Monday ends… it’s over!

If you have any questions, let me know! I hope you enjoy your amazing PIIT journey (I know I am!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Btw, it’s your last chance to get 25% off POPFLEX! This sale also ends tomorrow (until midnight Monday PST), so be sure to get your POPFLEX gear on sale when you can!

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Keeping PIIT Fresh

(lol see what I did with the title there??)

So I’ve been constantly switching my PIIT28 workouts, going from PIIT1.0 to 2.0 and back again, just to keep things fresh! Don’t you hate it when you get bored with something? It becomes less fun and more of a chore to complete ๐Ÿ˜›

That’s why my workout buddy Amanda and I have added some new PIITs (lol I can’t get over how silly it sounds) to our workout regimen–these bad boys right here:

So yesterday my friend and I did the Lean & Toned arms and oh my gosh was it tough! Going straight from a walking push-up to plank jacks KILLED my shoulders (in the best way possible, of course). And those Russian dancers at the end burned my triceps so good. Because I’ve been doing PIIT 1.0/2.0 for so long, the usual workouts don’t leave me hurtin’ the next day. But when I woke up today, I felt my SHOULDERS + CALVES + LOWER BACK + TRICEPS. When Cassey says it’s gonna burn real good, believe it! ๐Ÿ˜„

What’s great is that if you’re not sure about fully committing to PIIT, you can totally try these YouTube videos first for FREE. If you love it and want to do more, feel free to check out the full program HERE. And if you guys have any questions (since there are options in the link), feel free to comment below! Hope you all are having a great day! ๐Ÿ™‚

btw…PIIT3.0 is in the works! Hooray! ๐Ÿ˜€

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PIIT 1.0 round 3!

While it’s great to make fitness a habit, it’s always good to never get bored of it! That’s how I was when I was trying to get through my second round of PIIT 2.0. I didn’t really look forward to doing workouts and started to slack off. What’s great about the PIIT/POPster community is that I see people going on their 2nd and 3rd rounds–and I saw that one of my POPster friends was killin’ it at PIIT! Instead of doing another round of PIIT 2.0, ย she switched it up to do PIIT 1.0 again! This got me thinking: Hmmm would 1.0 kill me as much as the first time?

Just finished my first week of doing PIIT 1.0 (round 3) and it’s actually pretty neat to see how much I’ve improved since the first time I did 1.0!

Moves that straight up KILLED me during my first round (like I wanted to stop because my muscles were burning–in the good way ofc):

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This tank would be perfect for PIIT 1.2: Perfect Legsย 

  • Long lunge pulses (omg my QUADS–oh my QUADs amiright?!)
  • Single leg hops (burnin’ calves!)
  • Froggy Hops (yikes)

This was the result:

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my BodyPop top is so versatile: looks cute AND can wipe up my sweaty face during PIIT!

I was a sweaty mess, but a good sweaty mess, y’know? I loved the fact that those moves I listed above were challenging but didn’t kill me as much as the first time around. I could ย push through them–and I think it’s all thanks to doing PIIT 2.0! But I still like that PIIT 1.0 can still make me sweat and breathe just as hard as PIIT 2.0. ๐Ÿ™‚ If anyone is interested in joining up for PIIT, I’d recommend doing 1.0 as prerequisite and then move onto 2.0 if you want more of a challenge. Think of those Froggy Hops being replaced by Singe-legged burpees or reptile jumps! XP

If you’d like to join me as I do PIIT 1.0 again, click HERE! If you have any questions about this program, feel free to comment below.

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Join me in PIIT 1.0! And add me on Insta @mintelates so we can cheer each other on! ๐Ÿ™‚

PIIT 2.0 Before/After

I’m so sorry–I’ve been so busy with grad school that I wasn’t able to post my before and after of PIIT! So due to my New York trip, I had to extend my PIIT schedule to a few weeks after the original day we were supposed to post our before and afters. I wasn’t satisfied with only doing 3/4 of the calendar. No way, Jose, I had to finish up the last week. So my friend and I got together to kick our own butts into gear and get it done!

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we’re crying because everything hurts after not doing PIIT for a week lol

I was even crazy enough to fit two PIIT workouts a day a couple of times! That’s how determined I was to finish PIIT properly. Here is my before (day 1 of PIIT) and after (day 84 of PIIT):

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I know it’s not really that big of a difference, but I think my mentality is the thing that changed the most over these three months! I’m so glad I have a workout that fits in with my crazy grad school schedule, and that I actually like working out. It’s effective and I’m able to see progress–small progress but progress nonetheless–such as feeling less tired after doing Fit Beast (omg the first time DESTROYED ME lol) or holding the side planks for longer than before. I FEEL so much stronger than I did on day 1 ๐Ÿ™‚

PIIT 2.0 was great! I think it challenged me in the best way possible, and I was able to push myself through to finish it. If you’re interested in trying it out, I HIGHLY recommend doing PIIT 1.0 first, which you can find HERE. If you have any questions, let me know!

PIIT28 2.0?! Day 1 review

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๐Ÿ˜ฎ Holy smokes, as if PIIT28 1.0 wasn’t hard enough, Cassey has outdone herself and made 2.0! I was so excited to get the e-mail and see everyone’s reactions on Instagram. She did mention single legged burpees, which made me pretty damn nervous. The pre-requisite is that you HAVE to have done PIIT 1.0 first, to prepare yourself for the craziness that is 2.0. After doing the first workout, 2.1 Amazing Arms, I’m gonna have to agree. It’s nuts! And challenging, but in the best way possible.

I’m also using the Blogilates Timer app. It’s great because it saves all the different workouts AND I can add cute little emojis ๐Ÿ˜„ It’s $1.99 in the Blogilates app, but I’ve been using it since PIIT 1.0 started, so I think it’s a worthwhile investment.

 

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Post-workout pic: SO Sweaty!!!

Day 1: 2.1 Amazing Arms

Most challenging moves:

  • reptile jumps (definitely felt it in my legs! and shoulders/abs as I held myself up)
  • single legged plank hops (yep, legs were burnin’)
  • double push-ups ย (arms! and shoulders)

to simply break it down, here’s how all four rounds were:

Round 1: “woohoo! let’s get this!” and went all out

Round 2: uh-oh, I can feel it now, losing steam lol

Round 3: second-wind of energy, especially during the push-ups, BEAST MODE ACTIVATE

Round 4: aaaaaaaaaaaaaah almost DONE!

Overall I loved it, because there were new moves that challenged my body to push itself as hard as it could. I’m definitely going to feel it tomorrow!

For those of you who haven’t done PIIT28 1.0 already, you can click HERE to sign up! Then after you can join me for PIIT28 2.0 ๐Ÿ˜‰

PIIT28 Days 14-28

The final stretch! While I was still excited to workout and get things done–I was getting kind of lazy and complacent. I would put off doing PIIT and allow myself to get distracted by other things on the Internet: YouTube videos, etc. This was where the #Piitstagram community stepped in to motivate me. While I was in my lazy state of mind, I would swipe through my Instagram and see everyone’s posts about how they’re working hard and squeezing in time to work out. Seeing these posts lit a fire under my butt—I had to get it done! And the great thing is: it’s ONLY 28 minutes and 40 seconds! I had to keep reminding myself that.

While the first two rounds are tough, once you get halfway–there’s that light at the end of the tunnel. I always think “omg I’m halfway there, I GOT THIS” and then Beast mode it through ๐Ÿ˜„ I was crazy enough to do two PIIT workouts in one day! It was killer but it felt SO good afterwards, I felt so accomplished–like I could do anything.

Another thing with the community is that one of the PIITsters that I followed wanted to do a bracelet exchange! This was really fun, and I love the bracelet she sent me ๐Ÿ™‚ This also works as a motivator, as I’m always staring down at my wrists when I’m in plank or doing *gasp* froggy hops. I really really hate froggy hops.

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She made the one with the rhinestone. So sparkly!

Day 28: Judgement day. I was so nervous before taking my day 28 After picture! I kept thinking: “what if I haven’t made any physical changes at all?

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I was pretty surprised! My waist slimmed down, and after measuring myself, I lost:

.5″ off my chest (from 29″ to 28.5″)

2″ ย off my waist (from 28″ to 26″)

1.8″ off my hips ย (37.8″ to 36″)

1″ off my thighs (22″ to 21″ on both sides)

and gained:

1-2″ on my biceps (from 10″ to 12.25 on my R side, and from 10″ to 11.25″ on my L side)

1″ on my bust (from 31″ to 32″)

While my transformation wasn’t major, I’m glad I did it! It was a fun and rewarding experience. Going into this, I only thought of the physical changes that I wanted to see–but what’s so much better is the change of mindset: I’ve gained more of a can-do attitude, more confidence (which is huge, since I wasn’t a very confident person to begin with), and more mental strength–or the ability to push myself harder!

Oh, and if you do finish PIIT28 and the #PIITstagram challenge, you also get a completion PIIT28 tank (FREEย shipping in the US, $5 shipping for int’l)! It’s soft and flowy, perfect for showing off the abs that you worked so hard for ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope this review of PIIT28 was helpful. If anyone has any questions, just comment below! If you’d like to join me on this journey (we’re on round 2 of PIIT–with added strength training and ab work!) click here!ย I don’t mean to sound like a cheesy informercial, but this program really worked for me, and the community is a great place to share your fitness journey, too ๐Ÿ™‚

PIIT28: Days 1-14

I’m not gonna lie, these days were the toughest! Prior to starting this program, I was only doing a few Blogilates videos along with running a few miles every so often. Day 1 was Abdomination and it was a BEAST. I was so sweaty and my abs were crying—but it was a good pain! Those ab challenging moves paired with cardio seriously kicked my butt. I say the first two weeks were tough because I had to get my body used to working out every day–there was no time to be lazy. I worked out at weird hours since I had class/clinic until late, so I would work out at 10-11PM at night. It definitely helped me sleep, though!

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This was seriously how I felt!

See that sweat dripping down my chin? PIIT28 is no joke! Yes, the workouts are pretty tough, but once you get used to pushing yourself, you’ll start to love it. And I think seeing the results of my hard work was probably the best thing. While this was just a progress pic (since I was only halfway through the program) I was feeling pretty good!

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While the physical differences aren’t too major (some random person took the time to comment on my pic in Swedish that “there is absolutely no difference” lol), my mindset was slowly changing to one that was more positive and excited to embrace this fitness journey. I was excited to work out! I wanted to push myself as hard as I could to see what kind of results I would get.

I was also slowly connecting with the PIIT/POPster community–these people are amazing and supportive, and I love how everyone tries to raise each other up (vs. tearing each other down like that rando Swedish commenter lol).

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The PIIT community is great! โค that Swedish comment tho ๐Ÿ˜„ย 

If anyone’s reading this and has questions about this PIIT28 program, let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚