Insanity Day 37

Insanity Workout: Max Interval Plyo

Week 1 of Month 2 is complete!  It’s crazy how there are only 22 days left to this challenge after today (including off days).  For those who run across my blog, our Insanity Challenge group is really on Day 40 but because I was sick for 4 days, I did not count them.  I wished I kept the number of days going since I’m sure some of you might be confused why I’m only on Day 37 and doing Max Interval Plyo and not another workout that is on the Insanity calendar.  My apologies and I actually plan on adding 4 more days after our challenge is complete.  I will be doing the workouts I missed while I was sick.  It probably doesn’t make sense but I would feel better if I did them so I can say I followed the schedule and did all 60 days.

Another day of Max Interval Plyo!  It amazes me how purely insane some of these moves are.  I was able to get the hang of the moves better but I still had to modify.  These Month 2 workouts are really mind over matter.  At times when I feel like stopping during these workouts, I tell myself keep going.  I take my super short breaks in between and I don’t stop until it’s done.  I never press pause : )

Hope you all had a great St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m looking forward to a wonderful and much needed off day tomorrow!

Chocolate Shakeology Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookie

Happy St. Patricks’s Day!  In honor of today, I wanted to make myself a HEALTHY version of McDonald’s Shamrock Shake or Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies.  Since I have never actually had a Shamrock Shake, it’s hard for me to compare the shake I made to that.  I know how Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies taste and I will say it is similar to it.  It took me a couple tries to make the shake because I put way too much Peppermint Extract in my first one.  Make sure you do not put in more than 2 drops!

Chocolate Shakeology Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookie:
– 1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology
– 1/2 cup Almond Milk or Skim Milk (I use Unsweetended Almond Milk)
– 3/4 cup water
– 2 tablespoons Jello Sugar Free/Fat-Free Pistachio Pudding powder
– 2 drops of Peppermint Extract
– A few drops of green food coloring
– Ice to taste

Let’s quickly compare the two shakes…

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake nutrition facts in a 12-ounce cup:
540 calories
10 g protein
16 g fat (10g saturated fat; 1g trans fat)
88 g carbs (74g sugars; 0g dietary fiber)
160 mg sodium
…loaded with artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup, and other ingredients I can’t even pronounce or recognize.

Chocolate Shakeology Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookie nutrition facts:
195 calories
19 g protein
3 g fat (0g saturated fat; 0g trans fat)
24 g carbs (9g sugars; 4g dietary fiber)
500 mg sodium
…all-natural with 70 different ingredients including super fruits and vegetables.

The only thing bad about the shake I made is the sodium and a couple ingredients from the Pistachio Pudding powder  but I’ll take that over everything else bad with the Shamrock Shake.  I don’t mean to bash Shamrock Shakes for those who do love them, I’m stating the facts.  At least it’s a good thing it’s only seasonal if you do want to indulge yourself.  Remember, moderation folks!