Saturday, October 23, 2010

The End of Insanity

Day 58- Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs
Day 59- Max Interval Circuit
Day 60- Core Cardio & Balance
Day 61 – Max Interval Plyo
Day 62 – Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs

I completed my last Insanity workout; WOW… it feels good to be done with this insane program. For the past few days I was so exhausted and ate so much; I knewit had something to do with Aunt Flo she shows up this morning. So tomorrow I’ll be doing my last fit test and want to wait after to take my measurements and pictures because I’m too bloated right now.

After all… Shaun T. is awesome. He motivated me during the workout to dig deep...I didn’t really get sick of him…

Monday, October 18, 2010

Insanity- Week 9

Day 53-Max Recovery
Day 54- Max Interval Circuit
Day 55- Core Cardio and Balance
Day 56- Rest Day
Day 57- Max Interval Plyo

I’m still going strong with Insanity and only have 5 more days to go. I still can’t believe I make it that far; before starting I read where some people barely made it to Month2 but I’m glad I stick to the program. We’ve been going to a Family Walk 3 days (Mon-Wed-Fri) a week to the park while I’m there I still do my running.

I’m so addicted to BeachBody workouts after Insanity I’ll be starting with ChaLEAN Extreme on November 1st. I’ll be taking one week off doing some YogaX, and Core Synergistics. ChaLEAN is a 90-days program of 3 phases (burn, push, lean) I’ve been thinking I may end up doing it for 120-days so I can complete the “Lean for life phase”. Her workout schedule is 5-days a week so I’ll be adding Insanity Month 1 cardio; I’ll be all set until February 2011...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Insanity- Week 8

Day 50-Max Interval Circuit
Day 51- Max Interval Plyo
Day 52- Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs

I’ve been pushing play and keep up with my workout; just been little busy. Anyhow I can’t wait to be done with Insanity I’m starting to worn out and my big toes are really bothered me when I wear heels. We’re going to a couple’s event end of Oct. I hope to be able to wear my heels.

So this morning I’m glad I was able to complete both workouts; at first, I was thinking to leave cardio abs for tonight. I felt so much better this morning than yesterday therefore I was able to dig deep and got a great workout done...DIG DEEPER!!!

They had those Energy Bars sample at Costco and I had to get some. They taste very good and we all like them...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Insanity- End of Week 7

Day 47- MAX Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs
Day 48- MAX Interval Sports Training instead of Core Cardio and Balance

I’m still having hard time to wake up at 6:00 – 6:30 on Saturday morning. So this morning I was up at 7:00 and was still able to workout first thing. I did Max Interval Sports Training this morning instead of Core Cardio & Balance because when I stepped on the scale this morning I’m .6 pound away from my weight goal and I dogged deeper. I know .6 lb is not going to make a different on how I am right now but this is MY goal I want to reach it…

MAX Interval Sports Training is a tough workout and this is my 2nd time doing it. I may keep on doing this workout after completing Insanity in two more weeks. One of the moves- 15, 30, 45, and 60 seconds of sprints that are going to help me with my first 5k…DIG DEEPER!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Week 7 of Insanity cont'd

Day 45- Max Interval Pyo
Day 46- Max Recovery

I’ve been doing some walking/jogging. Insanity is the exact tool that I got me going while jogging/running. I couldn’t jog or run. Last Friday I did 2.24 miles just in 28 minutes and on Monday, I did the same route in 24minutes. My first 5k is coming up on Nov.20th. I think after completing Insanity I should be able to run the 5k’s and hoping to finish in around 40-45 minutes since it’s gonna be my first one.

I completed Max Recovery first thing this morning. I did so much better this morning than last week. I said I wasn’t too sure if I wanted to do this workout anymore. Well I’m glad that I did; I was so focused this time and was able to keep up with most of it. I even burned more calories than last time. I have less than 3weeks to go to complete this insane program and I’m so excited for this new workout program that I will be starting on November 1st can’t wait…DIG DEEPER!!!

I have to put that out there- I had a Light Fat Free Vanilla Activia Yogurt I couldn’t even finish it because of too much sugar only 7g. I’ve been buying plain yogurt but they don’t have plain on Activia but they’re on sale...

Pumpkin Oatmeal was perfect for breakfast especially it was on the 60’s this morning. Since I make oatmeal twice a week (Mon. & Thur.) so why not try it with pumpkin. My little guy and I ate everything except for my hubby, oh I’m not surprised he’s a picky eater and not a fan of oats.

Ingredients: Oats, Pumpkin, Water/Milk, Cinnamon, Vanilla extract, little bit of Brown Sugar, and Pumpkin Pie Spice…

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Insanity - Week 7

Day 41-Max Interval Plyo
Day 42-Rest
Day 43-Max Cardio Conditioning
Day 44-Max Interval Circuit looks like I've been gone for ever. Let see where to start. I’m still going strong with Insanity and got to love those insane workouts. I always feel good after completing them.

I was shocked when I was able to fit into these pair pants, now they’re no longer fit me and way too big. I wanted to wear them to Church on Sunday but they couldn’t stay on me I had to wear skinny jeans to Church. I have to say that when I started this journey I wanted all my pants on my closet to fit me comfortable. And I thought I was being in my smallest when planning my wedding and I guess not because I used to wear those pants…

Friday, October 1, 2010

Motivational Picture!!!

Insanity- Day40: Max Interval Circuit

I took some pictures this morning after completing my 40th insane workout. I’m pretty pleased with the definition on my arms. They say you lose a lot of muscle doing Insanity I didn’t have much to begin with but I’m happy with what I have right now. This picture is going to motivate me to DIG DEEPER for the next 23 days...

Jan.2010 – Oct. 2010: Click on pictures to enlarge...

I wanted to show my guns but my hubby said something funny I started laughing. I still like the picture though even no guns showing (lol)...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Week6 of Insanity cont'd

Day 38 - MAX Cardio Conditioning
Day 39 - Max Recovery

Today’s workout was MAX Recovery. I don’t know if I still want to do this workout anymore I might alternate it for a different one…I don’t know we’ll see. It’s not insane enough for me (lol) but I rocked those high and low planks. Those moves aren’t new to me I’ve done them before on 30-day shred by Jillian Michaels. I work out with my hubby every morning I could see him was taking break while I was digging deeper doing low planks high planks but my shoulders were SCREAMING…

Dinner was Golden Barbecue Chicken with Brown Rice and Green Beans…
I usually have herb chicken but I was searching for recipes though SparkRecipes and found this one. Since I already have everything so I gave it a try. I liked it and even our little guy ate all his chicken. I’ll be making it again…

2 servings - Golden Barbecue Chicken
1 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tbsp. Mustard
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. Melted Butter
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
Dash of Hot Sauce

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Insanity - Week 6

Day36- Fit Test #3 and Max Interval Circuit
Day 37- Max Interval Plyo

Yesterday was my first Max workout and was about 60 minutes. There are many new moves in the Max workout that I still need to be familiar with. I was very sore yesterday after working-out but I’m feeling better today. All I can say Insanity is very insane… Do your best and forget the rest…DIG DEEPER. I ended doing the Fit Test 3 on Sunday instead. Here are my results: 1st, 2nd then 3rd:

POWER JACKS 60 60 65
POWER KNEES 30 66 85
POWER JUMPS 30 30 40
PUSH-UP JACKS 12 20 23

Dinner for tonight was Tilapia with sweet potato and mixed vegetables. Our little man who doesn’t like sweet potato he ended up eating most of his tonight. Well I did mash his with little bit of butter, milk, and cinnamon and really liked it…

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Insanity – End of Recovery Week

Day 31- Core Cardio and Balance
Day 32- Core Cardio and Balance
Day 33-MAX Sports Training
Day 34 Core Cardio and Balance

I did enjoy the Recovery Week even I did the same workouts for 5 days. Yesterday instead of doing Core Cardio & Recovery I did MAX Sports Training; it’s a 55 minutes workout. I really like the energy from it, great workout. I’m starting month 2 on Monday…Insanity to the MAX…DIG DEEPER!!!

I had the Chocolate Shakeology this morning after my workout. I didn’t have any fat free milk so I used ½ cup of whole milk and ½ cup of water. It was very rich and I liked it; of course I’m not surprised it’s chocolate (lol). I had it for breakfast and didn’t have anything else until 11:30 am. Would I buy Shakeology? If I could afford it I would definitely buy it.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Insanity - Recovery Week

Day 29 & Day 30 - Core Cardio and Balance

I’m doing the same workout for the whole week- Core Cardio and Balance for Recovery Week. Let me tell you this is no recovery week, at least not for me because I’m sore right now on my shoulders and I hope the soreness would gone by tomorrow. So today is day30, I lost almost 3lbs (from 130.5 to 127.6) I did take day30 pictures I didn't see any changes on my body at all just little bit on my obliques but I didn't take any measurements. I’m not even gonna post them I’ll wait for day60 (63) and my hubby couldn’t even tell between day1 and day30. Hopefully the magic will happen on day60…lol

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Insanity - End of Week 4

Day 25- Cardio Recovery
Day 26- Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs
Day 27-Plyometric Cardio Circuit

This morning I did my first month of this insane workout I feel very good. I can’t believe. Recovery week is so closed. I’m so nervous and excited about month2; I’m looking forward to it though and I know I can do it…DIG DEEPER!!!

Lunch was Spinach Lasagna Rolls - Gina's Skinny Taste

This is my favorite lasagna now since found this recipe. That’s my third time making this but first time with whole grain pasta. I had it for lunch so I don't have to feel bad for having two pieces (lol)...Here are the ingredients:

- Whole Grain Lasagna
- Frozen Spinach
- Skim Milk Ricotta Cheese
- Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
- Large Brown Egg
- 2% Milk Mozzarella Cheese
- Tomato Sauce
- Italian Seasoning, Salt & Pepper

I ended up having one more :)...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Week 4 of Insanity cont'd

Day23- Cardio Power & Resistance

Day24- Plyometric Cardio Circuit

I’m still going strong with Insanity. This morning workout was great; I was soaking wet. It was so hard to do the level 1 drills, Ski Abs, and In/Out Abs because my hands were so wet; started slipping I hated that…DIG DEEPER!!!

This is one Sardine that I like to eat; so I decided to have it for dinner tonight. I know it’s in oil instead of water but it tastes so much better (lol). I get them at Costco pack of five. Tonight’s dinner was Quinoa with Vegetables and Sardine…

Monday, September 13, 2010

Insanity - Week 4

Day22 - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

I had a great workout but Cardio Abs, I’m still not a fan of it. I’m not too crazy about the C-sit position and those ins and outs are tough on my legs, like Tony says “Do your best and forget the rest” that’s exactly what I did…

We went bowling for a fundraiser on Saturday and I was so proud of myself for not going overboard with the FREE buffet they had…I had 2 chicken wings, 1 beef/bean burrito, 3 celeries, and lettuce/tomato and some salsa. I went back and had 1 wing and 1 burrito. They even gave us tickets for FREE alcohol drink; I just had my water - tons of it and I was so pleased :) …

Lunch: Whole-Wheat Black Beans Quesadilla with Avocado…
Ingredients: I used dried beans and cooked them, grape tomatoes, onions, garlic, cayenne pepper, curry powder...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Insanity - End of Week 3

Day 20 – Plyometric Cardio Circuit

My plan is to wake up at 6 o’clock to get my workout done on Saturday but this morning I had a hard time to get off so I ended waking up around 7. I got ready, pushed play and dogged deep. I had a great workout and felt so good.

So after my workout I made the shakeology shake. I used 8 oz of fat free milk instead of water. I mixed it together into the Magic Bullet for less than 30 seconds. There was enough shake so I shared it with my hubby. The taste wasn’t too bad but when I had the first sip it was bitter and at the end I didn’t taste the bitterness anymore. The shakeology is really a meal replacement; I had 8 oz and it kept me full for awhile. Once again, thanks Coach Ange for letting me try it. Can’t wait to try the chocolate one.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Week 3 of Insanity cont'd

Day18 – Cardio Recovery
Day19 - Cardio Power & Resistance

Since starting with this insane journey I’ve been drinking chocolate milk as my recovery drink. I have 1 ½ can of protein powder in the pantry which I barely use. I feel like I don’t really need to drink them; I already get enough protein from my food chicken, fish, shrimp, cottage cheese, egg, quinoa…)

I was so happy when my coach told me she mailed my two samples of shakeology; I still haven’t tried them yet. I need to get on it and use them. And I just start taking this new multivitamin for 3 weeks now I like it and it doesn’t make me feel sick. They recommend taking 2 to 4 per day, so I take 2.

Dinner: Curried Shrimp with Quinoa...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Week 3 of Insanity

Day 16 - Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Day 17 - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

GREAT workout this morning!!! I’m starting to love Pure Cardio; I sweated a ton like always. I love doing the power knees move; I can see some great definitions on my obliques and I love it. I haven’t taken any measurements yet I think I may lose 1 or 2 inches off my waist. Level 2 drills are still kicking my butt and I have to take breaks from them but I always feel so good afterward… DIG DEEPER!!!

My morning breakfast: Oatmeal with Peanut butter and Banana…

Monday, September 6, 2010

Week 3- Day 15

Workout- Fit Test2

I completed Fit Test 2 this morning. I cover up the previous results so I didn’t have to see them. I improved in most of them except for Power Jacks and Power Jumps; I get the same results as the first Fit Test. I laid down flat on the floor after completing the one minute Push-Up Jacks…WOW my arms and shoulders were on fire…

Here are the results: Fit Test 1 - Fit Test 2

1. Switch Kicks: 46 - 68 (2Kicks=1 rep)
2. Power Jacks: 60 - 60
3. Power Knees: 30- 66
4. Power Jumps: 30 - 30
5. Globe Jumps: 6 - 8
6. Suicide Jumps: 8 - 14
7. Push-Up Jacks: 12 - 20
8. Low Plank Oblique: 14 - 44

Herb Baked Chicken Breast with Roasted Butternut Squash, Steamed Vegetables and Slice of Avocado…

Saturday, September 4, 2010

End of Week 2- Day13

Workout- Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

I did two INSANE workouts this morning; ok not really, Cardio Abs wasn’t brutal as Pure Cardio. My intensity Cardio is gradually increased; I did the whole warm-up in Pure Cardio workout this morning without taking any breaks. I can’t wait to start week 3 and am ready to DIG DEEPER!!!

We go to story time every Saturday at Barnes & Noble; afterward we went Panera Bread for lunch. I had half of Chicken Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad, half of black bean soup and an apple. I had the apple later on when we got home.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Week 2- Day 12

Workout- Cardio Power and Resistance

I just registered for my first 5k on November 20th for Give Thanks. Walk. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I’m so excited and so nervous at the same time. I’m not a runner but they say strollers are welcome. My plan is to power walking once a week. My last power walk, I did 2.32 miles in 32 minutes so let see if I can do my next one which will be on Monday or Tuesday in 30 minutes.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Week 2- Day 11

Workout:Cardio Recovery

Even it's a recovery workout I still got some great sweat out of it. I really like this workout; squats and lunges are just what my inner thighs need to get them slim down. I got my two samples of shakeology (greenberry and chocolate) from my coach Ange today and I can't wait to try them...

Dinner: Quinoa with Vegetable Curry Shrimp...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Week 2- Day 10

Workout: Plyometrics Cardio Circuit

New Month…DIG DEEPER!!!

September is here; my goal is to get through Insanity program. I’m just taking it one day at the time until I get to the finish line. I always feel good after completing one workout and always looking forward for tomorrow. So, come on… GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Dinner: Brown Rice with Creole Chicken and Steamed Spinach…

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Week 2- Day9

Workout- Pure Cardio
Power Walking- 2.32 miles in 32 minutes

After Insanity workout this morning I was able to go a power walk. I put our little man in his stroller and walked 2.32 miles in 32 minutes. I felt so great afterward I got a good sweat out of it.

I made homemade 100% wholewheat thin crust pizza for lunch. Today was my first time having corn in my pizza; I got the idea from Betty Ray and it was so YUMMY.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Week 2- Day8

Workout- Cardio Power and Resistance

Thanks to my hubby for waking me up this morning I almost slept in. I don’t set up my alarm any because I thought my body was getting used to waking up at 5:30 in the morning and I guess not. I’m glad I was able to push play and did Cardio Power and Resistance. This workout has a lot of push-ups; my triceps are on FIYAH. So today was supposed to be weigh-in I’ll have to weigh next week because of Aunt Flo...DIG DEEPER

Dinner: Curried Tilapia with Brown Rice and Steamed Vegetables…

Saturday, August 28, 2010

End of Week 1- Day6

Workout: Plyometrics Cardio Circuit

I survived week 1 of Insanity- ONE down EIGHT to go.

I stopped by my friend’s to pick something; and she asked me if I’m 125 now. I told her I’m at 130. The funny thing is she saw me last week… hmm. I had my size 5 juniors jeans on that are over 3 years old; they’re too big around my waist now. I thought I’m supposed to be bloated since Aunt Flo showed up this morning and I guess not if she thinks that I’m 125. HAHA… OK I'm off to do 30-35 minutes of YogaX; it was one of my weekly goal.

After story time, we went to Panera Bread for lunch; so I got black beans soup with ½ of turkey sandwich on wheat…

Friday, August 27, 2010

Week 1- Day5

Workout- Pure Cardio
Calories Burned- 543

I had a busy morning and got a lot of them. I’m so glad that I pushed play first thing this morning. WOW…Pure Cardio= PURE HELL; I have to agree with that (lol). I had to stop few times to catch my breath and I made it through day5. I’m so closed to complete week1. I can’t wait for tomorrow workout and finish week1 strong… DIG DEEPER!!!

Dinner for tonight was Baked Sweet Potato-to die for (YUMMY) with Salmon (lemon juice with herbs) simply perfect and steamed spinach…

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Week 1- Day4

I pushed play first thing this morning so Cardio Recovery is in the book. I enjoyed this workout; it was less intense but I did get some good sweat. I can't wait for tomorrow and I’m ready to DIG DEEPER…

Dinner: Chicken Breast with Brown Rice and Steamed Green Beans…

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Week 1- Day3

Workout- Cardio Power and Resistance- DONE
Calories Burned- 525

This morning I had a tough time to get out of bed (not because I was sleepy) I was SO sore in my butt and shoulders. With P90X, it was my back. I’m so glad to say that I dogged deep and was able to complete the workout.

I only burned 525 calories with this workout this morning but my heart rate was up to 181. It was only 35 minutes workout. With P90X I used to burn 1000 calories but my heart rate was never able to go that high; it used to be around 160.

Looking forward to tomorrow workout… DIG DEEPER!!!

Lunch: Turkey Burger with Steamed Spinach and Corn on the Cob…

Dinner: Curried Shrimp with Baked Potato (no butter, no sour cream) and Steamed Vegetables…