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Insanity Day 6

Insanity Workout: Off Day

Yup, today has turned into an off day.  I woke up feeling more sick today and I didn’t want to get any worse.  I really thought it was something small and would pass the next day because it’s happened before.  I am switching up today and since tomorrow was supposed to be an off day, I’ll be doing Cardio Recovery and Cardio Abs.  I might even throw in Fast and Furious depending on how I feel tomorrow.  But for now, I’m going to continue to rest tonight and look forward to doing my workouts tomorrow.

On a very side note, Rest In Peace Whitney Houston.

Insanity Day 5

Insanity Workout: Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Happy Friday!  The weather here in Chicago could be a little better but I’ll make the best day out of it.  I finished another round of the Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout and it feels as if my body is still working out.  I pushed a little harder today even though I feel like I’m getting sick.  I woke up with a scratchy throat and a runny nose.  However, I didn’t feel sick when I was working out.  As I’m writing this entry, I’m enjoying my daily dose of Chocolate Shakeology.  I blended a scoop with water, Almond Milk, ice, strawberries, blueberries, and I thought I would make it a more interesting with some kale.  The shake still tastes great!  I also love that I’m chewing the bits of kale in it.  I’m sure with all of the fruits, vegetables, and Shakeology I’ll be feeling 100 percent tomorrow.

It seems as if I have a theme for each day.  I have lots of motivational posters that go hand in hand with my journey so far since I started working out and eating healthy.  It’s all about no excuses today.  If you really want something, you’ll do no matter what it takes to get it.

Insanity Day 4

Insanity Workout: Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs

I have one word to describe today’s workout…”INSANE!”  I know what you’re probably saying…”Duh, isn’t that why it’s called Insanity?”  Well yeah, it still was the hardest one so far.  Just when I thought Monday’s and Tuesday’s workouts were hard, Shaun T kicks it up a notch with Pure Cardio.  There are no intervals; just nonstop cardio and each move lasted a minute compared to 30 seconds each and doing them in a circuit.  It’s crazy how a lot of the people working out in the video had to take lots of breaks and they are very fit.  I mentioned before how my room is generally cold especially with one of my windows being broken.  It got so hot in my room that I had to plug in my fan and turn it up full blast.  After Pure Cardio, came Cardio Abs.  It was a little slower paced with no sit-ups or crunches and I can definitely feel that I worked out my core.

Once again, I felt like I wanted to quit during Cardio Abs and of course I didn’t quit.  I love how Shaun T motivates you to keep on going and keep pushing through each move.  I felt like he was right there with me lol.  I took my breaks and had to modify a few more moves than usual today.  Either way, it was very rewarding to finish today’s workout.

Insanity Day 3

Insanity Workout: Cardio Recovery

Today’s workout was a little easier than the past couple of days but it was still hard at the same time.  Cardio Recovery involved a lot of stretching and control.  It was a shorter workout but I was able to work up a good sweat the whole time.  I had to take a few breaks from some of the longer poses.  It’ll get easier from here and I won’t be holding up so much of it as I lose weight.

I have been testing the theory that if you eat an orange before a workout, you will experience less muscle soreness and they help you stay hydrated.  So far so good and I believe it does work.  I am still a little sore today but not as sore as I would normally be after a hard workout.  Can’t wait to dig deeper tomorrow!

Insanity Day 2

Insanity Workout: Cardio Power and Resistance

I woke up this morning feeling a little sore but not as sore as I thought I would be.  When I tried out Insanity a few weeks ago and P90X two weeks ago, I was so sore I couldn’t walk right.  I heard if you eat an orange before a workout, you will experience less muscle soreness and they help you stay hydrated.  I found that helpful little tip on Pinterest lol.  I have never eaten an orange before a workout so maybe it worked.  That and along with eating lots of greens, drinking twelve glasses of water, and drinking my Shakeology.  I ate another one before my workout today so let’s see how I feel tomorrow.

Today’s workout was Cardio Power and Resistance.  It focused more on the upper-body with strength-training and power moves.  I thought it was a little harder than yesterday’s workout as my upper-body strength isn’t too good at the moment.  I took a few more breaks than the other day and I paused the DVD once towards the end so I had a little more time to recover before powering through the final circuit.  I’ll be honest, I was thinking of just calling it a day and be done with it.  I told myself no, I can’t do that because the only person I would be hurting was myself if I stopped.  I don’t have to go all out in the beginning and I can go at my own pace.  Like Shaun T says “Take that rest if you need it, but don’t stop!”  I still have a long journey ahead of me and I know all of my hard work will pay off once I reach my goal : )

Insanity Day 1

Insanity Workout: Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Day 1 has finally arrived!  I had done my Fit Test the night before and I think I did alright for my first one.  Anyways, our first workout is Plyometric Cardio Circuit.  It’s 42 minutes long with intervals of intense lower-body plyo and sweat-inducing cardio.  Before I started it, I realized it’s the same workout I tried out before I decided to join the challenge.  I went too hard at first and only lasted about 25 minutes.  I’m not going to go into detail but let’s just say I didn’t feel too well after that.  This time around I took it a little easier and I took breaks when I needed it.  I didn’t pause the DVD it like last time but I finished it all the way through!  My room is always cold and at the end of the workout, I was drenched in sweat.

It feels great to work out again and it feels greater eating healthy again.  I had a Shakeology shake for breakfast and I’m surprised how much it made me feel full with only a scoop and 8 ounces of water with a little bit of ice.  I won’t really be strict on counting calories this time around.  I’ll use it as more of a guide but I’m going to be doing a max of 1900 calories a day.  I’m going to focus more on getting the best and most nutrients each day.  I purchased a book call “Eat To Live” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman that I know will definitely teach me more about eating healthier.  Eventually I’m going stop counting calories when I get used to eating right and getting the portion control down.

I’m ready to “dig deeper” tomorrow!

New Year, New Me

Hello new readers and old readers!  I know it’s been a very long since I have updated this blog.  After the testimonial group for TorsoBall ended, I had struggled to stay on track.  I had been off and on since then and I had actually gained some weight back especially from Thanksgiving to today.  I decided I needed to get back on track and chose to start over again after the New Year.  I did a lot of research on different programs and came across the Beachbody Challenge.   I looked at all of the success stories and saw that an old friend was looking to add people to his Insanity Challenge Group.  The challenge is 90 days.  He previously approached me when he first started and I was a little skeptical at first but after seeing his results I decided to go with it.  I needed the accountability and support to stay on track and this challenge has it so I knew this was the perfect opportunity for me.

The challenge begins tomorrow so I will try to post on here each day.  I haven’t researched if any non-Beachbody Coaches have blogs about their journeys so this blog might be rare as I am not a Beachbody Coach.  I’ll include any tips that has helped me along the way, great healthy recipes I find, and motivational quotes.  If you have browsed any of the other sections of this site, you will see old posts on my progress from last year as well as old entries.  I am going to be keeping my old entries, editing the different sections, and changing up the look so please bare with me.  If you have any suggestions for other features for the site or even any helpful health and fitness tips, feel free to email me at christine@xtinec.com.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy my site!