Insanity week 2 fit test results

Here is what I did during week 1 and then week 2.
Switch Kicks 74-76
Power Jacks 55-56
Power Knees 82-102
Power Jumps 22-28
Globe Jumps 8-9
Suicide Jumps 10-12
Push-up Jacks 10-17
Low Plank Oblique 34-44
I'm so proud of myself. This is the longest I've done Insanity and I am so focused. I'm even considering adding some additional workouts. I found my Slim in 6 (I thought I sold it) and although it is boring as heck, it works. We'll see. Less than 8 weeks left until 2012. Let's go!!! Q

Insanity: BRING IT!!!!

I'm talking tough now but I need to in order to psych myself out. LOL I started Insanity on Monday and today I am really feeling it. I'm not as sore like when I first attempted (this is attempt 3 to finish) it, but yeah it goes hard!!! My goal is to keep going even when I go out of town so I need to find a player to connect to my netbook. I should finish a week before the start of the new year and my goal is to be a size 8 when it is all said and done. This isn't the only program I will be doing. I have some groupons I need to use for yoga, and a bootcamp and I will be mixing those in on the lighter workout days as well. So here is what I did for my first fit test:
Switch Kicks 74
Power Jacks 55
Power Knees 82
Power Jumps 22
Globe Jumps 8
Suicide Jumps 10
Push-up Jacks 10
Low Plank Oblique 34

I def want to improve with the jacks and suicide jumps. The Globe jumps are hard because 1 jump is actually 4 so I'm not stressing over that. Let's go!!! Q

30 day (ish) shred results

It took me a little longer than 30 days to complete the workouts but I think it paid off. I truly believe rest days are beneficial to recovery. I still have to do my youtube video, and upload my before and after pics. I was shocked!!! I mean I know it was that TOM when I started but it was kind of sad. Yeah I had truly slacked off after the wedding but I'm back now and it feels soooooo good. After tallying where I initially started on this journey (prior to the wedding), what I gained back, and what I recently lost, I'm down a total of 30 pounds!!!

I never thought I would be in this situation in my life but here I am. I won't make excuses and I don't feel sorry for myself either. I just accept the way things are and put in the work to get to where I need to be, that's it. And I know this journey is inspiring and encouraging someone so if not me, then who? So yeah I'm good with it. So here are my results for the 30+ days it took me to finish. One more note, I stopped the 6 week six pack and did turbo jam instead towards the end. Jillian was just too annoying for me (I'm weird I know) and so one workout was enough.
Pounds lost: 10
Bust: 1 inch lost
Hips: 1 inch lost
R Upper Thigh: 1 inch lost
L Upper Thigh: 1 inch lost
R Lower Thigh: .5 inch lost
L Lower Thigh: .5 inch lost
Waist: 3 inches lost!!!!
Belly button: 3 inches lost!!
R Arm: .5 inch lost
L Arm: .5 inch lost

I lost a grand total of 12 inches. My clothes are loose, my face is slimming and I'm not as tired anymore. So now that I've tackled that beast, I'm on to Insanity. Keep pushing y'all!!! Q

What a typical day of eating looks like for me

There are so many eating plans out there and so many diets. But since I have so much going on, I don't have time to really "think" and put a lot of energy into what I eat. My way is simple and healthy. So here is how I eat:
Upon rising: glass of warm water with lemon
Breakfast: 1 cup of fiber one and 3/4 cup of skim milk, 1 orange
Snack: 1 gala apple with 2 T of peanut butter
Lunch: Smart Ones meal (usually around 250 calories)
Snack: 1 stick of part skim cheese stick
Dinner: (Usually after my evening workout) 1 scoop of protein shake with water, grilled chicken breast with a large salad made with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and 1 T of vinagrette.

I will adjust the way I eat depending on how many workouts I'm doing that day. On my 2 a day, days, I usually have 2 shakes. I drink a ton of water, a least 96 ounces a day. I also do Greek yogurt with granola, steel cut oats, and some other foods and shakes. I also try to drink at least one cup of green tea daily. I eat my meals so most of my carbs are consumed early in the day and try to eat the ones that are good for you and filled with fiber. So that's it. Let me know if you have any questions. Q

The devil is a liar and so is the scale

I'm at the halfway point o 30 day shred. I've also been doing 6 week six pack at least 3 times a week and I'm seeing results!!! I've lost 7 pounds in two weeks but I look like I've lost more. My stomach is practically flat, my endurance is up, I have more energy, and I can do more push ups and advanced ab movements. I admit I weigh myself everyday. It's one of the things I do to keep on track. But the scale can also be deceiving. If I was going by the scale alone, I would be disappointed right now but I don't. I know there is more than just the number of pounds you weigh.

Honestly, I can be 200 lbs as long as I'm fit, toned, and a size 8 lol. So although the scale is ONE way to track progress, don't let it be the ONLY way. How do you feel? How do your clothes fit? Are you getting stronger? Are you seeing muscles you didn't see before? Those are the things you should use to accurately gauge how you're advancing. If you aren't seeing any changes, maybe you need to have a reality check. Are you eating like you should? Are you really pushing yourself? If you've hit a plateau then maybe it's time for you to shake some things up.

I recently joined myfitnesspal and I love it. They have so many cool tools to help keep you on track. I track my eating, exercising and I'm apart of several challenges for accountability. I truly believe this has really helped me knowing there are others who will help keep me on track. Once I finish with 30 day shred, I will post my final results for everyone. I hope it encourages you and pushes you to have your best body ever. Q

Week 1 of 15 recap

So here is what I did this week:
Monday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 1, 6 week six pack Level 1 day 1
Tuesday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 2, 6 week six pack Level 1 day 2, Couch to 5k
Wednesday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 3, 6 week six pack Level 1 day 3
Thursday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 4
Friday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 5, 6 week six pack Level 1 day 4
Saturday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 6
Sunday- 30 day shred Level 1 day 7

I had a migraine on Thursday and ended up leaving work early. They gave me a Phenergan shot for nausea and I was out of it all of Friday too. I did my workout late in the evening. I'm a little behind on the 6 week six pack but it's okay because I work my core during the 30 day shred. The new protein shake is delish. It mixes well and I can def feel it helping with my recovery. I lost 4.1 pounds this first week!! I also joined myfitnesspal and it is sooo addicting. I love it. I'm really encouraged and inspired. I will take my progress pics and measurements after week 2.

I'm kind of upset with myself for not keeping the momentum I had after the wedding going but there's nothing I can do about the past. Right now I'm just looking ahead. I'm picturing myself at my goal size in 14 more weeks. I'm more focused and determined now than I've ever been. So many good things are happening in my life so I'm just pressing ahead. For those of you who are on this journey as well, don't give up. If you eat bad one day, then do better the next or go a little harder at the next workout. Just keep going. Don't look back, don't be too hard on yourself just look ahead and see yourself in your new body in the future. Take care. Q

New Protein Shake

The other day I realized I was running low on my Optimum Nutrition shake and took a trip to GNC. The lady began to tell me about one made by GNC and how a lot of people loved it. I decided to give it a try since it was BOGO 50% off. Most of my shakes have been chocolate and I wanted to try something different. I got 2 of the smaller bags in cookies & cream and strawberry. Here is a pic of what I got:

One serving is 3 scoops and provides 60grams of protein. That's a little too much for me so I will just do one scoop. My goal is to use this as my after workout shake. I have a little ON left so once I try it, I will report back on taste and how it helps with recovery and stamina. Q

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This is my journey to not just lose weight but to have my best body ever!!!