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Insanity: Max 30 Week 1 Day 2 (Tabata)

November 30, 2016

Maxed out at 6:15, was relieved to find half way through you back off to floor work and, and then triceps. This is intense. I’m fitter than I thought but still had to break and modify throughout. I burned 427 calories according to my Garmin HR watch. Not bad! 

Insanity: Max 30 Week 1 Day 1 (Cardio Challenge)

November 30, 2016

Ok! Boom. Day 1 in the books and gosh, amazing how unfit I felt doing that first workout, but I have started and the worst is behind me.

First impression of this work out is WOW that’s a lot of jumping. I had to do he modifier several times due to knee soreness. I rode my bike 20 minutes before hand so I wasn’t on fresh legs. I maxed out at a pathetic 8:22! There is a 3 minute cool down, but I did some extra stretching after as my hammies were screaming. Hopefully I can walk tomorrow! 

Stay tuned. 

Insanity Max 30

November 29, 2016

So, today marks my 1 month of not working out and I feel disgusting. To be completely honest, since getting back from Mexico in September I haven’t done much of anything really. A work out here, a work out there. Clothes feel different on my body, my shape has changed and I am fluffy.

But it is OK. Perfection is boring.

Today I start Insanity Max 30 on Beachbody on Demand .  I don’t work out on Mondays. Never have. This will finish out 2016 for me. After 2 rounds of T25, one round of Insanity and 2 weeks of P90X (I can’t commit that much time) I am excited to try this shorter format version.

I will still be riding my stationary bike as an additional warm up as the knee is still not good (and can’t see that changing being that I have next to no cartilage in my right one). I’ll be posting my Garmin Connect HR results. I’m not going to beat myself up on missing workouts, but I’m going to try my hardest to avoid weak excuses.

Also, I’m back tracking my macros. I’m going to do better about meal prepping. I’ll take measurements and before/after pics tonight. Sigh.

Wish me luck. Much love.





Beta begins!

September 1, 2015

So day 1 and 2 of Beta are in the books! I’m crushing it and it feels amazing. Despite all the crazy stress I have in my life right now I’m feeling centered and happy.

First impressions. So. FAST. I was nervous to step it up a notch but my body is ready. I’m keeping up and digging the format (less lunges thank God)!

These workouts are up beat and fun. I am pouring sweat, it’s running in my eyes but it feels so damn good. I’m thankful for the gifts I have and feeling fit is making me deal with daily life in a productive way. So yah, I’m doing work. Much love.


BETA starts tonight (and Focus T25 Alpha results).

August 31, 2015

Figured I’d round out Alpha with my results. I am SO glad to be moving on. Here are my stats at 1/3/5 weeks. I’m REALLY happy with the results.

Week 1 3 5 Change ^ /˅
Neck (in inches) 13 12.75 12.5 .5 ˅
Chest 35.5 34 34 1.5 ˅
Waist 27.5 27 26.75 .75 ˅
Hips 38 37.5 36.75 1.25 ˅
Left   ˅
Wrist 6.25 ˅
Bicep 12 12.5 12 ˅
Thigh 22 21.75 21 1 ˅
Calf 13.5 13.25 13.25 .25 ˅
Right   ˅
Wrist 6.25 ˅
Bicep 12 12.25 12 ˅
Thigh 22 21.75 21 1 ˅
Calf 13.5 13.25 13 .5 ˅
Weight 148 145.8 145 3 Lbs ˅
Body Fat % 21 19 18 3 % ˅
TOTAL inches lost       6.75 ˅


Last day Alpha.

August 30, 2015

Yay. Alpha is done. I went out in style with a double. TBC and lower focus.


Something else cool, even though I have lost zero lbs. I fit in these shorts which hasn’t happened in 2 summers (size 2/4). Score!


Dragging My Feet and Moving On

August 25, 2015

Ok, so I started my T25 Journey on July 20th, 2015. It is now August 26 and I have moved on to Week 5 (no one commented on previous post on whether to redo or move on). I could have redone week 4 like I talked about but I have got to keep moving. I’m beat up, but I can’t look back, only forward. Dreaded excuses but I’m really trying to tell myself to LISTEN TO MY BODY. That’s hard for me. Either way, I’m pretty disappointed in myself as I was hoping to finish BETA by the time we go to Florida for a wedding the last week of September. I’ll be a week shy, so perhaps I’ll finish BETA on holiday. HA HA HA. Right.

August 24-28: Week 5

August 31- September 4: Week 1 Beta

September 7-11 Week 2 Beta

September 14-18 Week 3 Beta

September 21-25 Week 4 Beta


Anyway, last night was Total Body Circuit. It was a good effort and I am completing all moves (still modifying half of the push up sets), sweat pouring more than ever it seems like.

I’m looking forward to measurement day. I have had three people this week mention my physique so that has to be a positive sign. A lady in my office actually commented on my “big arms”, I wasn’t sure whether to be offended or delighted. Such is life.

Diet is non-existent. I’m eating good clean food, and tracking calories but it is not something I’m too worried about as again I’m trying to listen to my body. Shakeology in the mornings is a Godsend (I drink it with coffee and ice) and I’m back taking ActiVit. I’m REALLY trying to stick to the no drinking during the week thing, it is hard but there is no booze in the house now so hopefully I can stave off the desire to pop over to the store and grab some nice frosty cold coronas. Die.