Insanity Workout: Core Cardio and Balance
Week 5 is here and it’s Recovery Week! This week lets your body recover from Month 1 and time prepare yourself for what’s to come in Month 2. The workout for the next six days is Core Cardio and Balance. It’s a 37 minute workout that isn’t as intense as the workouts from the previous month. I thought it might be pretty easy but I had a feeling that Shaun T wouldn’t let you off the hook. After all, it is called “Insanity” for a reason. Most of the moves lasted a minute long and I was able to keep up most of the time. My legs and shoulders were burning towards the end of the workout because it was all about slow and controlled moves. The Hip Flexor Burners and Shoulder Burners in Plie were tough but I pushed through and I worked up a good sweat at the end.
I have been sort of feeling impatient the past couple of days. I know losing 10 pounds in a month is a great accomplishment but I felt like I should’ve lost more. I just can’t wait to get to my goal weight. I need to remind myself that I’m going in the right direction and I’m losing weight the right way. I’m also building muscle while losing weight. All that matters is how I’m feeling. I need to stay patient because great things take time and I need to just keep going.
I tried a new Chocolate Shakeology Recipe earlier today called Butterfinger Blizzard. I’ve been hearing about how great it tastes because it tastes just like a Butterfinger. My jar of PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter arrived last week so I thought I would try it myself. For those unfamiliar with PB2, it has the same consistency as full fat peanut butter with all of the natural roasted peanut flavor, but with nearly 85% less fat calories. For more information, visit http://bellplantation.com. I included a copy of the recipe below. However, it’s been tweaked a tiny bit to how I made it for myself.
Chocolate Shakeology Butterfinger Blizzard
– 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
– 1/2 cup Almond Milk or Skim Milk (I use Unsweetended Almond Milk)
– 3/4 cup water
– 2 tablespoons PB2 or peanut butter of your choice (natural recommended)
– 2 tablespoons Jello Sugar Free/Fat-Free Butterscotch Pudding powder
– Ice to taste
I made the shake in my new personal blender I purchased last week (which I love by the way). It was the most delicious Shakeology recipe I have tried so far and it really tasted like a Butterfinger. It’s hard to believe something so good and good for you was only 265 calories. Gotta love Shakeology! Now I need to find a recipe for an Oreo Blizzard and I’ll be all set : )
Her’s an interesting video I found on YouTube about taking 30 minutes a day to exercise.
23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
A Doctor-Professor answers the old question “What is the single best thing we can do for our health” in a completely new way.
Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital.
Conceived, written, and presented by Dr. Mike Evans
Illustrated by Liisa Sorsa
Produced, directed, and filmed by Nick De Pencier
Picture and sound edit by David Schmidt
Gaffer, Martin Wojtunik
Whiteboard construction by James Vanderkleyn
Production assistant, Chris Niesing
©2011 Michael Evans and Mercury Films Inc.