Insanity Day 46 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Max Recovery

I know, I know…I have realized my delays in postings has started to become a weekly thing.  Once again, I apologize for the delays.  Before I move onto more about this, I’ll talk about my day.

Minus the rain and cold weather, I had a relaxing day off from work.  It was not as stressful up until I needed to drive downtown.  I swear Chicago traffic gets worse and worse.  A little rain and it’s like people forget how to drive.  I arrived late to an end of the year staff party for one of my jobs.  It was at Whirlyball and for those who don’t know what it is, it combines lacrosse, hockey, and basketball with bumper cars.  I have never been and I have always wanted to try it.  I played a few games and played some laser tag too.  I killed it at laser tag and ran around like crazy…pretty good workout haha.  I also tied for the Rookie of the Year award as voted on by co-workers and won a sweet prize.  Overall, it was an absolute blast!

As soon as I got home, I worked out to Max Recovery.  I highly enjoy doing recovery days.  The only thing I don’t like about doing Max Recovery are the side planks.  I still need to modify and even in those, they are hard.

I have spent the past few hours catching up on my posts.  Catching up on the ones from the long weekend had me thinking a bit.  It’s been a tough week as I still feel the little effects of what happened over this past weekend.  Don’t get me wrong, I do feel A LOT better but in the very back of my mind some is there.  I just need to keep working towards my goals and working towards my self-improvement.  I have no doubt that I will be better and get over what has been coming back from time to time.  I’m sorry if this blog has turned more into talking about my feelings other than more of my weight loss journey.  My feelings are apart of this journey though so I don’t think it’s wrong that I don’t talk about it.  It’s apart of life and I’m sure everyone goes through something like this at some point in their lives.  I’m going through a huge transformation and of course there will be it’s ups and downs.  I just need to keep pushing forward and do me.

Insanity Day 45 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Max Interval Plyo

Oh Chicago traffic, why must you be a big pain?  It was a bigger pain than normal going to and from work today.  On top of the traffic, the weather is being crazy again with this cold front.  Oh well, what can you do…it’s Chicago haha.  I totally forgot to bring a long sleeve t-shirt just in case I would get cold because I work outside.  It worked out because I wore three layers of shirts.  I also kept walking around to stay warm and that meant exercise too.  Other than that work was slow but still better somehow.

The ride back out to the suburbs was ridiculous.  It took longer than usual and traffic felt more like how it is on a Friday.  I ran some errands with a friend which included grocery shopping.  She started reading Bob Harper’s book called “Skinny Rules”.  She wants to use what she learns from it to eat healthier on top of what I have taught her as well.  This is why I want to get into Health and Fitness; to help inspire others to eat healthier and share my knowledge and tips.  It’s about time I start up a new book so I will most likely read that book too.  Thanks for telling me about his book my friend!

I went home and of course my day would not be complete without a late workout to Insanity.  I worked out to Max Interval Plyo.  My jumps are improving again and the aren’t as hard on the knees.  I still think some of the jumps are still crazy.  I’m looking very forward to Max Recovery and get a day off from the cardio and jumps.  I’m also looking very forward to another day off from work!

Insanity Day 44 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Max Interval Circuit

I am very happy to report that I have lost two more pounds!  That makes it 26 pounds total lost since February 6th, 2012.  Although it’s a great loss since the last time I reported a loss which was on Friday, I think was mostly due to my lack of appetite over the weekend.  Any positive news is great though because it helped me start off what was an amazing day.

I woke up earlier than usual for work so I can be apart of a great cause.  Five guys and a goat named Wrigley walked from Mesa, Arizona to Wrigley Field.  Their group is called Crack the Curse.  They started on February 25th and walked almost 2,000 miles over 95 days to average about 25 miles a day.  They are all huge Chicago Cubs fans who want to help break the “curse”.  However, the bigger and more important reason they did this was to raise money for cancer research.  They planned their final stretch from WGN Studios to Wrigley Field this morning and it is about a two mile walk.  I had the honor of walking with them on their final stretch with about 50 other people.  Being able to be apart of something so great had made me feel so much better.  I of course made a small donation by buying a t-shirt.  For those who are interested in learning more about Crack the Curse or donating, please visit

I went to work following the walk.  Work was alright but still fun.  After work, I went to my cousin’s place for the rest of the night to help her out with one of her projects.  It was late by the time I left her place which meant I had a late workout.  I worked out to Max Interval Circuit.  It was a hard yet awesome workout as usual.  It was a good ending to a better day and the start of hopefully a great week.

Insanity Day 43 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Max Cardio Conditioning

Happy Memorial Day!  Thank you to all those who have served our country.

I didn’t feel different when I woke up this morning.  The sad feeling was still there and I had hoped that it didn’t affect my work performance.  I actually did better than I had expected at work.  I can’t let that bad feeling get in the way.  After work, I went to a BBQ where I didn’t eat too much.  I actually haven’t had much of an appetite over the past few days.  I have pretty much snacked but have not made bad food choices.  I hung out at my friend’s for a bit then went home.  I had some good time on my drive back home to think about things.  I finally realized why I felt like this.  I needed to talk to someone about what’s been going on so I talked with a couple people.  I definitely felt a little better.

It’s a holiday but I’m not letting it stop me from getting my workout in.  I figured a good workout will help get out some of my stress.  I worked out to Max Cardio Conditioning and I worked harder through it.  Tomorrow is a new day and even though it’s Tuesday, I still consider it the start of the week due to the holiday.  It’s a fresh start and I’ll be working my way back out of this funk.  There’s nothing more than I can do but forget the past and try harder to get better.

Insanity Day 42 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Off Day

What started out as a good off day from Insanity and work turned into a bad off day.  I do not wish to go into details as they are very personal but I feel as if I should document even though it is very vague.  This is apart of my journey and writing a little about what happened will help me.  My weekend has been going wonderful up until I returned back from running a couple of errands with my friend.  Something triggered a some bad memories which made me feel sad and stressed.  I spent the rest of the night by myself and it’s super late as I am writing this.  All I want to do is talk to someone but there’s no one really available since it’s a busy weekend especially this late.  There’s nothing much more to say other than I hope I wake up feeling much better tomorrow.

Insanity Day 41 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Max Interval Plyo

It is always a great feeling to learn something new especially something so motivational.  I spent some time earlier in the day to watch Dani Johnson’s DVD’s.  For those who don’t know who she is, she’s a motivational speaker who helps people succeed in pretty much anything in life from relationships to business.  Anyways, I wasn’t able to finish the whole set but I was able to learn so much from it.  It put a lot of things in perspective and I felt more motivated to improve on my self-development which will in turn improve in different aspects in my life.

After that, I ran errands included grocery shopping.  I looked up a couple healthy Memorial Day recipes and bought all of the ingredients to make them.  I wanted to make sure I am not going to make bad food choices this weekend.  Once I finished, I went over to my friend’s house for the rest of the night.  As soon as I got there, I worked out to Max Interval Plyo.  It was a late workout and I had still felt a little cramping.  Again, I didn’t go as hard as I would’ve liked to.  It’s okay though because at least I got it done.  Off day tomorrow!

Insanity Day 40 – Round 2

Insanity Workout: Max Interval Circuit

Whew!  I had a pretty good day minus the bad cramping earlier today.  I had planned on having another productive day before work but ended up relaxing in bed.  I definitely could not get my workout done feeling that way.  Luckily I felt a lot better a little after I arrived at work.  I got home a late and worked out to Max Interval Circuit.  I still felt out of it and I couldn’t go as hard as I wanted to.  I did what I could and finished my workout.

Oh and by the way, I have finally lost another pound when I weighed myself this morning.  It has been two weeks since I lost a pound and I was not going to let another week pass by without losing at least one pound.  If I can be down another pound when I wake up tomorrow, that would be wonderful.  If not, no worries because I’m happy to be back on the right path.  More weight will come off at an even faster rate and I will make it happen.

It’s going to be a challenge to eating clean over the weekend since it’s Memorial Day Weekend.  I used to enjoy myself a little too much in the past.  I can still grill, I just need to grill the right food.  I’ll be looking up healthy and delicious recipes to make for this weekend so I can feel like I’m not missing anything.

Hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and fun Memorial Day Weekend!