Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day 10

Day 10.  WORST DAY EVER!!  I learned a huge lesson today.  Don’t eat JimmyJohn’s an hour and a half before Cardio Circuit. . . . not a good night.  I barely got through the workout.  I felt so sick the entire time and had to fight back the urge to puke for an hour after it was over.  Worst of all I felt like I wasted a workout since it was so half ass!  Lesson learned….never again. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Day 9

Day 9.  Pure Cardio:  Kicked My ASS!! I had to take a lot of breaks during Day 9 and I was a hot mess when it was all over but at the same time I was full of energy!! I feel great today (morning after my workout)! I’m a little sore but good sore and not overly noticeable!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Day 8

Day 8.  Hot Mamma.  After taking 2 days off (oops) Day 8’s workout was a hot one.  I’m finding more energy to finish the workouts but I’m still not there.  I still have to take brakes and a few of the exercises make me dizzy.  I’m trying to make healthy choices in my eating but need to do a little better than I have.  No only are the exercises getting easier, but the pain is gone.  A few days during week one it was hard to start moving after sitting for a bit but that’s completely gone.  In addition to my Insanity workout yesterday I ran a half a mile in preparation for my 5k this Saturday and I also biked 2 miles.   

Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 6 and 7 :(

Day 6 and 7.  With it being the Easter weekend our traveling didn’t allow me to do my workout.  Let me rephrase that.  I should have fought harder to make time but I only get to spend limited time with my family and doing Plyo in a room with 5 puppies and all my fam wasn’t my idea of a good time.  I will make up for this missed workout!  Still trying to make healthy choices for meals but now dieting as again, I don’t believe in dieting.  As Bethenny Frankel says “You can have it all, just not all at once”. 

Day 5

Day 5.  Pure Cardio. . . They weren’t joking.  It didn’t take long in this workout for my heart rate to be up.  I was hot and sweaty but in a good way.  I still can’t get through the whole workout without taking breaks but I didn’t expect it to be easy!  Breaking when needed and lots of water!! Feeling good!

Day 3 and Day 4

Day 3 and Day 4.  Day 3 was ruff.  I was stiff from days 1 and 2 so I defiantly had to push through the pain on Day 3 but I felt like I got a great workout in the end.  I was feeling the burn! Day 4, not a fan.  I’m not liking the Cardio Recovery day because I’m not a big fan of Yoga…but with that said I’m dedicated to the workout and I’ll do what it takes to complete the 63 days. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Insanity Day 2 Review

Day 2.  I could tell from my workout on Day 1 that I am clearly out of shape.  Last night I did the workout for Day 2 and my muscles were already a little tender from my fit test.  I feel like there are certain parts on Plyometric Cardio Circuit where I didn’t push myself as hard as I could.  Although, with that said, me spending half the workout passed our or throwing up would have been worse that taking some needed brakes.  Day 2 was of course insane but once the 45 workout was over it felt well worth it.  I was a sweaty mess when it was all done but that just means my fat is crying, right?  I can’t wait to see what Day 3 has to offer.  This first week will be the hardest.  It’s easy to keep yourself motivated for a week it’s the next week and the week after that and so on that it becomes a problem.  Did you know that it takes like 28 days to create or break a habit.  That means it will take me the entire first month to create this habit, which hopefully means that Month 2 will be a breeze.  Something tells me that wont be the case.  I’m hoping to see some results by Day 27:  1st Bachelorette party of the year.  Something tells me I should have started a little sooner.  Actually this was part of the final straw that set this whole thing in motion.  Nothing makes you feel as crappy as trying on countless dresses for a night out and looking awful in every one of them.  WELL aside from taking half naked pictures of yourself for your Insanity before shots.  While I strongly encourage you to do this, I do so with warning.  Nothing prepared me for the before pictures I had my boyfriend snap of me in our apartment.  It was enough to send me into tears looking at them.  As much as I hope that the camera adds 10 pounds the proof of my weight problem was staring right back at me in the preview screen of my camera.    While the photos were a little discouraging they have burned an image in my head of how I don’t want to look.  It’s not about being supermodel thin by any means, but it is about me being comfortable in my own skin which isn’t somewhere I have been in a long time.  I’m 5’5” and 183 lbs.  I’m told I hide my weight well but I’m certain that’s just what people say to make me feel better.  I spent too long not taking responsibility for my unhappiness and coming up with every excuse as to why I didn’t have time to workout.  It was true that I had or have little free time.  I was working three jobs equaling about 60-70 hours a week and now I’m working two jobs totaling about 45-50 hours a week.  But even so, a insanity workout lasts about 45 min.  If I don’t “have time” to dedicate myself to a program then I’m only doing myself harm.  Here’s to the next 61 days!

Insanity Day 1 Review

Day 1.  So it could be my total lack of fitness and knowledge of fitness, but I didn’t expect the fit test on Day 1 to be such a workout.  WHY:  I have no idea.  I mean when you think about it doing as many of a certain exercise as you can in 1 minute.  Of course you will wear yourself out.  Anyway, with that lack of thought aside I complete Day 1 without a hitch two days ago (Monday, April 2).  

Beginning My Journey

Hi There!  Like many women out there I’m no longer a teen and my so called skinny days are over.  I’ve tried moderate exercise, countless diets and skipping meals.  Nothing that I have tried thus far has either stuck or yielded any results that were desirable.  My other methods left me irritable, emotional drained and with a much worse body image that I started with.  I’m typically not into the whole DVD workout scene but with four weddings this year and hopefully my own next year I figure why not.  Worse case scenario I’m a step closer to a healthier me.  I’m not sure what to expect from insanity because when you look for results online they vary.  There are some many factors that come into play that it really just depends on me.  How hard I push myself, how I eat, what I do outside the workout:  all of this defines my end results.  So I start now my on my journey to a happy me and I’m confident that this time will be the time that I succeed.  I haven’t given myself any other option!  Stay tuned and I’ll keep you updated on my progress!!