Monday, September 7, 2009
Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a great, healthy Labor Day weekend!! I am still dutifully following my INSANITY workout schedule, including today when I did the Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs workout. This is my last week of month 1 DVDs, then I move onto one week of 'Recovery' workouts. After that I move into a whole new set of fierce workouts for month 2. I am scared for month 2. On the flip side, according to my scale I have lost a total of 5 pounds since starting Insanity. Not bad, about a pound a week. I've also noticed clothes fitting better/ feeling loser. I've started to take in mini goals. The mini goal for now is to drop below the 130 pound mark. At this rate, it should take another three weeks. Tomorrow I am going to do Cardio Power and Resistance. I really want to try to get the workout done and over with in the morning. I just feel so much better when I know my evenings will be more free. Other wise, I don't wind up getting the workout in until 10:30ish. How was your weekend? I hope you all ate healthy and got some activity in!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Yesterday I started my day off with my Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal and half a cup of skim milk. Not bad for a 4 point breakfast. I also had a small, skim latte which was 2 points. For my snacks I had a 2 point Fiber One bar and later on had a peach for one point. My lunch and dinner? Well yeseterday for lunch I went to Chipotle and decided to get a burrito bowl. When ordering things like a burrito bowl from Chipotle, you need to be VERY careful with your ingredients. First off, I never get my burrito bowl with rice. Instead I go for the beans, which are 1 point, the grilled peppers and onions, again 1 point. For meat, I order the Barbacoa, which I believe has the best nutritionals, according to calorieking.com., this comes in at 5 points. I top this off with tomato salsa, hot sauce, corn and a lot of salad -all 0 points. I also ask for very little cheese, which I range in at 3 points. So there you have it...all the wonderful flavors of a burrito bowl in a decent point range. Now the hardest part of this is, eat only half!!! The portions are huge to begin with, but save half either for lunch the next day or for your dinner. My dessert after dinner was a non fat vanilla yogurt -delish! Now onto my workout...after work I went for a boxing class at my gym. Now this was seriously fun. The class focused more on Thai boxing techniques and I definitely got to use muscles that I normally don't get to tone. The class lasted for about an hour and 10 minutes. Oh, and don't think I forgot about my Insanity! Yesterday I told you I skipped a day, so I did the workout from the day before yesterday, yesterday..get it :-p Yesterday was the Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout. Not bad, it's so intense that the 40 minutes flew by! So, yesterday was not a bad day for eating or working out. Although I think I over did it on the working out...I had a lot of twitching muscles afterwards :-) How was your day?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
So, I told you all I would post up my Insanity fit test results. Here are the deets: My very first fit test August 17th: Switch Kicks: 62 Power Jacks: 36 Power Knees: 75 Power Jumps: 25 Globe Jumps: 24 Suicide Jumps: 9 Pushup Jacks: 11 Low Plank Obliques: 31 Now remember, the number corresponds with how many reps of each move I can do in one minute. My second fit test August 31st: Switch Kicks: 91 Power Jacks: 53 Power Knees: 84 Power Jumps: 30 Globe Jumps: 34 Suicide Jumps: 13 Pushup Jacks: 19 Low Plank Obliques: 44 Now for me, I felt this was good improvement in only two weeks! You workout 6 days a week by doing different cardio circuit training/plyometric workouts. One day is a "Recovery Workout", but I feel you really are not recovering :-p and one day you get for rest which is reserved for Sundays. I usually wind up working out on Sundays because I take a break during the week. For example, I did not work out yesterday, so I will follow the calendar, except do yesterday's workout today and today's workout tomorrow..etc. All in all, a very intense workout!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
So yesterday I did my Insanity fit test. Yes, I know I was suppose to post up my stats, but I'm so dedicated to this workout that I did it at 11:45PM!! After that I was too tired to post up my results. I will however post up official results tonight! I have to say though, I improved in every sector from the last two weeks. The fit test is comprised of 8 circuits and test the number of reps you can do for each circuit. Compared to the past two weeks, I'm able to do more kick jumps, push ups, jumping jacks, globe jumps and suicide jumps. Not bad. I've also lost three pounds since I've started this, but I'm sure I've lost more in inches!! More to come tonight!