Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day 15 Insanity Fit Test

Well, we're 2 weeks in, which means time for another Fit Test.

It's 8 long, brutal minutes!

I did improve though, so that's good!

I'm going to include my first # and my current # so I can easily keep track.

Switch Kicks 94, 96
Power Jacks 47, 45
Power Knees 73, 80
Power Jumps 22, 26
Globe Jumps 15, 14
Push-up  Jacks 12, 14
Low Plank Obliques 54, 62

I went down in two categories.  The only thing I can figure is the first time I did it wasn't a day after I ran 6 miles?  Or maybe that's just an excuse?!?!  lol

Monday, January 28, 2013

Insanity - Week 2

Ok, so I've gotten a little behind in posting....SHOCKER, right?!

After my first week of Insanity, I lost 4 pounds.  I don't THINK I lost any the 2nd week, but I forgot to weigh Sunday morning, then I ran 6.2 miles Sunday afternoon, and I always weigh more after I run..so I'm going to wait a few more days to weigh again!  

Even if I haven't lost more, I feel better and I can tell my stomach is flatter.  I thought about measuring, but that's probably not a good idea just 2 weeks into the program.  Regardless of whether or not it's "working", I know that I'm doing what I need to be doing...I'm exercising and I'm eating healthy, so it'll come off eventually.  I've always been a SLOW loser, so I don't anticipate losing 20-30 pounds in the next 40 days! :)  10 would be nice though!

I have my 1/2 marathon in less than a month.  Pray for me, okay?!  WHAT in the world made me think doing Insanity while training for 13.1 miles was a good idea?!?!?!!  My legs are so tired all the time.  Oh goodness...I won't lie...I'm a little scared! :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Insanity - Days 2 thru 6

It's late...and I don't really feel like writing, so this will be fast! :)

So far, I haven't missed a workout!  SO YAY!   Some days it's sooooooo much harder than others!

Sunday is Insanity's rest day, but since I'm still training for the half marathon, I have to schedule my long runs on Sundays.  So no rest day for me :( BOO!  I was scheduled for a 9 mile run today....I only made it 7 before giving up.  I hate hate hate failing, but I was developing blisters on the bottom of my foot and I just couldn't push through it anymore.  I think it might be time for new shoes!

I have a few random things/tips I plan to write on this week....but now, I'm going to BED!  This body is TIRED!  

Monday, January 14, 2013

INSANITY - Day 1 - Fit Test

Well, folks...today is the big day!

Insanity Day 1!
I was pleased to see that the "workout" today was ONLY the fit test.
Let me just say....if the fit test was a sign of what's in store for the days to come...this is going to be quite the challenge! 
I've done plenty of tough workouts in the past couple of years, but this may top them all.  Guess we'll have to wait and see!
My husband took my before pictures (UGH) and I took my measurements.  I can't bring myself to show either of them to you.  I'm so disgusted with the recent 10 pounds I've gained.  So maybe I'll show them to you in 60 days...when I'm rockin' my beach body! 
Today, I'll leave you with the results of my first Insanity Fit Test (moves were performed for 1 minute...goal was to do as many as possible in that minute).
Switch Kicks - 94
Power Jacks - 47
Power Knees - 73
Power Jumps - 22
Globe Jumps - 7
Suicide Jumps - 15
Push-up Jacks - 12
Low Plank Oblique - 54

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Insane? Maybe a little!

Starting Monday, January 14, I will be starting a 60 day BeachBody Challenge.  I cannot WAIT to get started!  Well, actually, I'm a little scared.  Maybe a lot scared.  Scared of failing.  Scared it will be too challenging.  Scared I'll let people myself down.
But I'm ready!
I'm committing to do 6 days of "Insanity" with Shakeology (once a day) in addition to my regular running.  I have to at least keep doing my long runs on the weekend or I'll never be ready for the half marathon in less than 50 days!!! 
A girl I go to church with is a BeachBody coach.  She talked me into it (although it really didn't take much).  I need to get back on track...and what I've been doing lately hasn't worked....phoning it in isn't cutting it.  I've got to lose the weight I've gained and then some. 
 And I love challenges.  I love setting out to do something and following it through until completion.   I have a friend, Hannah, that is doing it too!  And I think my mom is joining us as well (although she'll be doing a different workout).

I am going to do my best to give it my all.  In addition to the brutal workouts and runs, I plan to eat as clean as possible....to avoid too many processed foods...to avoid eating out....to avoid desserts (other than a sugar free popsicle maybe?) . SURELY I can do that for a mere 2 months, right? 
Anyone want to join me?  Leave me a comment or message me and I'll get you in touch with my BeachBody coach.
And in 60 days, you I may just get to see a picture of my beach body!  Don't worry - I promise it won't be too revealing! But I do plan to take before/after shots to see the progress.
I'm excited!!!!  Are you in?!?!?!?!?

Friday, January 4, 2013

No longer maintaining...

Well, I've been MIA again.  I had reason this time...I'd fallen off the wagon BIG time and didn't feel like documenting that! For nearly 2 months straight, I was sick, which obviously interefered with my workouts.  What it did not seem to interfere with was my eating....

With the holidays this year, I completely let my guard down...something I hadn't done the previous 2 years.  I developed a MAJOR sweet tooth.  We ate out too much.  We had take-out too much!  We just overall ate like CRAP. 

And slowly the weight crept on.  I'm up 10 pounds.  UGH.  It's hard to even type that.

But hey - it's life - it happens.  And luckily I snapped out of it and began doing better a couple of weeks ago.

I began running again about 3 weeks ago.  Afterall, I do have a half marathon to prepare for at the end of February!  But that's all I've been doing  - running.  I've done little to none strength training, which I normally LOVE.  I love feeling strong.  I love lifting.  I love high intensity.  So why have I let that all go?  Beats me.

The important thing is that I'm back on track.  I am even tracking calories again (most days) via MyFitnessPal. 

I'm not going to make any commitments to write regularly, although I hope to!  I miss it.  But I've said it before and failed, so I know y'all all think I'm a big "fat" liar!!! 

I do have something coming up that's going to hold me accountable for at least the next 2 months.  I'll tell you about it soon!!!  Hope you are all on track!

and remember....

Summer bodies are made in the winter!