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

104 days until the new year!!!

This video covers what I will be doing for the next 104 days to close out the new year. Check back next week for another one along with progress pics and measurements. Q

Biggest Loser countdown

I have less than 30 days left on the BL challenge at work. I've been out of town this weekend and then sick the last 2 days. I really need to step it up. My goal was to do Insanity but I might have to put it off until October. Anyway, my goal is to go hard these next 20+ so days with 2 a days. I'm doing the couch to 5k program and hope to run my first 5k on the 24th. I haven't decided what I'm going to do but I'm putting it all together right now. For this week at least, I'll probably do 30 day shred and will probably go with my trusty NYBP to close it out. I wanted to share this article that I came across a few weeks ago because I really want to incorporate these moves as well. I will keep you posted. Q

Here is the article.

The best protein shake ever

This is the shake I used while on the NYBP. I've continued to use it since then. It has a high quality whey protein, it tastes great, it is good for recovery and the price is just right. I admit I haven't been as strict as I was when getting ready for the wedding. But the day after I've been too bad, I substitute my meals with this and I can see and feel the results the next day. Thank me later. Q

Mother's Day revelation

First let me say Happy Mother's Day to all of the mother's out there. My day started off great. My honey told me to pick where I wanted to go eat and I decided to wait until after the after church rush. We ate and had a nice meal and I took my dessert to go. I had every intention of eating it and not sharing AT ALL. But as I began to eat, it hit me. I just didn't have the taste for it. I kept thinking about the calories and I ended up sharing with the Supremes.

Doesn't it look good? Anyway, it hit me that even though I have a cheat day, I really haven't taken advantage of it. My body and my mind just doesn't feel like it. It hit me that all of this hard work and effort I have put into working out and eating right, has forever changed me. My problem was never really eating the wrong things, but also not eating as often as I should. I am still not a breakfast person but now I make sure I have something in the morning to start my day off right. It's amazing because I don't even think about it anymore, it just happens. I crave healthy, clean foods more now. Even when I do have something bad, its only for a moment and then I'm back on track. I can't see myself going back. I love the way I look and feel!!!

So for those of you who are starting out and thinking it seems so hard, keep pushing. Your body will adjust. It will get easier and you will see the results. It is so worth it, you owe it to yourself to take care of yourself. You only have one body so make sure you treat it right. Q


How do I look? This is a pic of me right before the wedding. I think I look pretty darn good if I do say so myself. I still have to get the before pictures off the camera along with some others. But I wanted to share one with you guys. Thank you to everyone who pushed and encouraged me. I took a few days off to recover but yesterday I was back in the gym and I did a cardio/weight circuit. I will do some light workouts at home and next week I will be back to 2 a days and pushing. Now I'm on to Mission 8. A size 8 is my ultimate goal and I'm determined to be there before our vacation in June. I pray everyone is doing what they can to have their best body ever. Q

NYBP Day 14 Journal

I DID IT!!!!! Yes I did. I'm so happy to be done today. I mean it feels good. David Kirsch started to annoy me these last few days. LOL As of today, I lost 13 pounds in 13 days. I hope to be down one more tomorrow to make it 14 for 14. Today was super busy for me. I leave for the wedding tomorrow and I can't wait. I still plan on eating sensible at least until the reception.

As far as the overall program, I think it is great. It is a good way to get in shape in 2 weeks. I kinda wish I would have done more cardio because I think my results would have been better but I am proud of myself for pushing through Bikram yoga. Tomorrow morning I will weigh, measure, and take my progress pics. I'm already looking ahead and planning for the next stage. This is about more than just fitting into a dress or being a certain size, I want to be healthy and fit from here on out. There is no looking back!!! Q

NYBP Day 12 and 13 Journal

I had some difficulties with my internet and couldn't post. On day 12 I did my core workout program and on day 13 I did my upper body workout. I didn't do any additional cardio for day 12 but today I did Insanity Cardio abs and Turbo Jam Fat blaster. Tomorrow is my last day and I can't wait. The scale hasn't moved but I'm fine because I feel great. One more day!!!! Q

NYBP Day 11 Journal

David said the first couple of days are hard but these last five seem the hardest. Doing this plan over the weekend is the pits. I got up later than usual because of church so all of my eating was later. I tore that salmon and spinach up like it was no tomorrow. LOL I roasted some red potatoes and baked chicken for the family and I kept almost tasting the food. Man it smelled so good!!! I did my 15 minute lower body workout and the torso trimmer workout. Tomorrow morning I will do my core workout in the morning and my last Bikram class in the evening. From then on, I will do some Insanity cardio in the evenings until I leave on Thursday. I will take comparison pics on Thursday morning before I head out. Q

NYBP Day 10 Journal

I woke up down another pound. I haven't been able to do all of my torso trimmer workouts or additional yoga like I'd planned. I stayed in bed longer today which through my schedule off. I did Bikram at 3, relaxed for a bit and then just finished my Core program. I have 5 days left and I want to really push myself. I just have to stay focused. My eating went as follows:
Breakfast: Shake
Snack: Almonds
Lunch: Shake
Snack: Baked salmon, spinach with olive oil and dijon mustard
Dinner: Shake

I still haven't taken anymore pics. I want to wait until all 14 days are done. I need to pick up some more fiber tomorrow. Bikram really wore me out today. The instructor was male and kind of um, er, ah different. He was more interactive than the others, had a gut, painted toe nails (red), and he didn't use the mic. I felt naseous and dizzy again but not like last time. I just did what I could on the standing part and put my all into the floor. I won't be able to go tomorrow because I need to pack and cook for the week. But I will be there Monday and that will make day 10 for me. I wanted to do more but life happens. I'm proud of myself for doing as many as I have. I won't be signing up for a membership because it's too expensive and I'm not "that" into it ya know? But I will buy single classes every now and then. I will also do the poses and movements at home to keep my flexibility up.

Welp I've rambled enough. I'm off to do some torso trimming ab work, body brush, take a shower and get to bed. Q

NYBP Day 9 Journal

Today was super busy with work and appointments. I did my upper body workout and Fat Blaster this morning. I was trying to get some yoga in but I stayed late at work trying to prep for Monday's class. My eating was a little off due to ripping and running but I stayed on the plan. I don't have anything cooked except some of David's marinara sauce but I think I will just do shakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner and some almonds and salad for my two snacks. I am down that half pound and I'm very happy. I even put the dress on and it fits. It is super short though!!!!! But I'm going to look ka-ute!!! Q

NYBP Day 8 Journal

I woke up this morning and hopped on the scale. My total for the first 7 days is 9.5 pounds!!!! Whoo hoo!!! Go me. I did my core workout this morning. At a meeting today, they had an assortment of wonderful looking cookies. I passed the tray on and headed back to work to have my soup. I was going to go to the 4:30 yoga class today but a briefing I was in ran longer than expected. So instead I came home and did Turbo Jam, Fat Blaster. I really pushed myself. I'm also doing a torso trimming program from t-tapp after my workouts and will be dry skin brushing as well. The brushing helps to remove toxins and also reduces loose skin.

I went to my first biggest loser weigh in and I'm sure my trainer and nutritionist will have something to say about how much weight I lost in a short time. I know some people don't think it's good but for me, it's wonderful!!! It's the motivation I need to keep going. I like seeing my body change literally overnight. I'm going to keep pushing these next 6 days!!! Q

NYBP Day 6 and 7 Journal

Yesterday was super busy. My husband had his final procedure yesterday but I managed to get my workout in at night. My meals for yesterday and today went like this:
Breakfast: Shake
Snack: Veggie Soup
Lunch: Basque style chicken
Snack: Almonds
Dinner: Shake

This morning I woke up down another pound. I had a lot of scrambling to do in order to prepare for the wedding. I forgot to order my sash so I spent a great deal calling David's all over trying find one. I was finally able to find one in TN and had it sent to my mom's house. One of my cousin's friends was able to find the shoes in the size I needed. I also swung by the local David's and exchanged my dress for a larger size. I will have to get the mid section tailored in but I needed the larger size for my boobs. In all of my inch and weight loss, my boob size didn't budge.

I am halfway done with the program and I'm ready to kick it up. I didn't reach my goal of 2 pounds a day but I am very happy. I can see changes in my body and others can as well. I am encouraged going forward. I'm going to add in some additional cardio these last 7 days. I finish my yoga on the 11th. Once I get to where the wedding is being held, I'm going to stick to the eating plan and go running. I plan on drinking shakes all day Saturday leading up to the wedding at 5 pm.

I've also began to think about how to maintain. I came across an article in a magazine on the 4 hour body. I like it because they meals are close to what I am doing now. However, the 7th day is a cheat day. I like that better than the maintenance plan for the NYBP. David allows you to gradually add the restricted foods back but I don't trust myself. I like being on a strict program most of the time and then having a binge day. I will have my 7 day total tomorrow morning but right now I'm happy and pressing on!!! Q

NYBP Day 5 Journal

Cornstarch, crushed ice and nausea. Those 3 words describe my day. Yeah I'm weird and I know it. But let me explain. A few months ago, I got real sick and had to go to the doctor. I lost A LOT of blood A.LOT. After I began to recover, I started having a craving for cornstarch. It was serious. I ended up purchasing 3 brands until I settled on one that satisfied me. I wouldn't always eat it. Most times I would just chew and spit it out. But oooh it was so good to me. I tried to quit but the cravings were too strong. I was going through about a 16oz box a week. Well shortly before starting this program, I stopped. I wanted to have a head start since it is not on the eating plan. I was doing fine until today...

This morning I woke up late and forgot my shake at home. My schedule was thrown off. I ate almonds for breakfast, veggie soup for a snack and this chicken recipe from the book for lunch. I went home and got my shake. I had it for snack and just another one for dinner. Everything was thrown off today including work. So the cravings for the cornstarch were SERIOUS. The only thing that helped was crushed ice. In the class I was in today, there is a snack shop/store next door and they have this crushed ice machine. The ice is like the one at Sonic only better. I went through several cups today.

On the way home, the cravings were back. I downed a shake, waited and went to yoga. I was only partly through the standing session when it hit me, nausea. It was serious. I tried breathing. I tried drinking some water. I tried sitting down. Eventually I had to leave the room and go lay down outside. I felt like crap. After a few minutes, I went back in. I was determined to finish and I did. I killed it on the floor pushing myself extra hard. I just got home, did my 15 minute workout, showered and downed a shake. As for the pounds, well the scale didn't budge. But that just means I will see a really good number tomorrow!!! Q

NYBP Day 4 Journal

This morning I woke up with God on my mind. I was preaching at church and encouraged by the Word He had given to me. I stayed in bed a few moments just thanking Him for all He has done. I went to the bathroom and stepped on the scale. I look at the total, stepped off and stepped back on. It was the same. Yup I am down 6 pounds since starting the NYBP!!!! I went back in the bedroom and grabbed my measuring tape. I took some quick measurements of my arms, hips, and waist. I am down over 6 inches total and 4 of those was in my waist. That was the push I needed to keep going.

My eating schedule was off a little due to church and going food shopping with the family. Boy was that hard!!! But I came home, had a salad, a little bit later, some almonds and headed to Bikram at 3. I finished my yoga, came home and did my 15 minute lower body workout. I just got out of the shower and I am grilling some chicken breasts. I am eating a little more since I have to make up for dinner and my last snack. I am grilling 10oz and will have a nice big salad as my last meal of the day. I am so encouraged and inspired right now!!! Q

NYBP Day 3 Journal

Today was jam packed and my schedule was thrown off a little. But I managed to get everything in including the core program and Bikram yoga. I took pictures on day one and will take some tomorrow on day four. I was tired and spent afterward but I pressed on and spent a few hours with my godson and his cousin. My meals were the same except the timing was different. Tomorrow I will take the time to cook and do some of the recipes in the book. I woke up this morning with a 1 pound loss. I wasn't upset because that officially put me at a loss of 20 pounds since starting this journey.

I didn't need the book or anything for inspiration because I am just that focused. I want this. More than I've wanted it before. Not just for the dress but for me. I want my body back. I want to be healthy and fit. I want to be someone my kids can look up to as a fitness inspiration. I want to give my husband back the woman he married. I want to win this biggest loser competition. I want to inspire others who think working, having kids and a husband keeps you from being healthy and working out. I want to be the me I want to be.

A part of me was a little upset thinking about how I let myself go. But staying mad won't change things. I can't change the past. But what I will do and am going to do is make sure my future is different. Each day, I am saying goodbye to the old me and hello to the new me!! Q

NYBP Day 2 Journal

I woke up sore as heck but feeling good. I was a little upset because I forgot to set my alarm but didn't stress because today was a 15 minute day. I stepped on the scale and the amount shocked me. I didn't believe it so I went and had my shake and some water. I got back on and it showed a 2 pound loss!!!! Yes I loss 2 pounds. Remember I said I was claiming 14 in the first 7 days and I am right on track. Oh and before my water and shake, it was showing a loss of 3 pounds. I was so happy, I wanted to cry!!!

My meals were exactly as yesterday. I will do some of the recipes from the book tomorrow in order to mix it up a little. But I am enjoying what I've been eating so far. I love having a little dijon mustard on my salad. I had a chemical peel done today at lunch. I started my 15 minute upper body workout at around 5:30.Then I popped in Turbo Jam and did the Cardio Party Mix 5 which was about 50 minutes long. I really pushed myself and just downed my last meal/shake of the night along with a flaxseed pill.

One thing I am considering is my upper body situation, particularly my boobs. I am well endowed and from the site, I don't think a 10 will fit unless I lose some major inches which I don't want. But we'll see. If I need to, next weekend I will trade mine in for a 12 and have the rest tailored to fit my new body!!! Q

NYBP Day 1 journal

I must say David's inspiration for today spoke to me deeply. He said, "Today I want you to get up and say, "This is the start of the new me. I can and will make the most of my life. I will set out to change the one thing over which I have the most control-myself."" I just had to make up in my mind to do what I need to do. I would be lying if I said it wasn't hard. Doubt and fear began to creep in. Can I really do this? What if I don't reach my goal? I prayed, I read my bible at work and I pressed on. I also went online and read about others who completed the program and the changes they experienced. One lady lost 14 pounds in the first 7 days and I wrote down that was my goal as well. I claimed it!!!

I followed my eating plan to the T. Although it was tempting after yoga to swing by a fast food place, I didn't. I went straight home, showered, had a shake, made dinner and I will be heading to bed soon. I just keep telling myself it's only 14 days. Watching tv is torture, all of those food commercials are killing me. But in my closet staring right at me, is my dress.

I also joined a biggest loser competition at work and that will be my motivation to continue. I have a team depending on me and I can't let them down. It's for 6 months so I know my workouts will be more reasonable. I plan on only doing 2 a days maybe 3 days a week. Anyway, I am looking forward to being down 2 pounds in the morning. I keep seeing myself as slim and healthy and I know I will be there. Tomorrow is the 15 minute upper body workout, additional cardio and Bikram yoga. I also have a peel scheduled in preparation for the wedding. Have a blessed evening. Q

Today is Day 1

I woke up this morning at 5:30. I got dressed drank some water and got ready to work out. At 5:45, I hit play. I was done by 6:30 and put lunch together for the kiddos. At 6:45 I was out the door taking B to track practice. I was home by 7:10, made an shake and drank it. Next I packed my stuff for the rest of the day, a scoop of protein in a baggy, some almonds, grilled chicken breast, red and green leaf lettuce with a teaspoon of dijon mustard.

Here is how my day will look once I am done:
5:45- 6:30- Core workout
7:30- protein shake
9:00- vitamins and minerals, and water
10:30- 3 oz chicken breast with salad, water, and flaxseed pill
12:30- water and L-Carnitine cap
1:30- 6 oz chicken breast with salad, water, and flaxseed pill
4:00- handful of almonds, water, and flaxseed pill
4:30- 6:00- Bikram yoga
6:10- home, shower, water
6:30- protein shake
8:00- fiber pills and water
9:00- in bed

I will journal about my day when I return from yoga. So far, so good. Q

Get ready, get set.....

I continued to work out this week on Monday and Tuesday. I did Bikram yoga both days and some additional workouts as well. I decided to use to today as an active rest/prep day. I'm getting all of my stuff together like my dvd, balls, and hand weights. I'm also going shopping for my food items and my protein shake. My plan is to go to bed early so I can start working out at 5:45. I will take my Bikram yoga class from 4:30 to 6 and have my last shake at 6:30.

The supplements I will be taking are, melaleuca vitamins and minerals, L-Carnitine, flaxseed, and fiber. I will have 2 shakes, one for breakfast and one after yoga. As for my additional cardio, I want to hit it hard so it will probably be a mix of turbo jam and insanity. I took my starting weight, body fat, and measurements. I will also take a picture every day as well and post them once this is all over. I'm ready to GO!!! Q

Can you change your body in 14 days?

Well I'm gonna try!!!!
I have less than 3 weeks to reach my goal for my cousin's wedding. I sat down and figured I needed to do something drastic but healthy. I went back to a workout I had tried once before called the Ultimate New York Body plan. It is an intense 14 day workout and eating program created by David Kirsch. There are 4 components to the program, his workouts, additional cardio, eating, and definitely the mental aspect.

His workouts are 3 different ones. One is the Core program that works you from head to toe using, weights, a medicine ball and balance ball. It is 45 minutes long. The next is an upper routine focusing on the abs, core and back using the medicine and balance ball. It is 15 minutes long. The next is a 15 minute lower body leg and butt routine using both balls as well. All of them are in the book but I also purchased the dvd for them and there is a stretching program in the book and dvd.

The next portion is the additional cardio. He requires that you do at least 45 minutes of intense cardio. So now walking or strolling. This was hard for me because I didn't know how I would fit in his workouts, the cardio and Bikram. So I decided to go to this website and I typed in doing various cardio for 45 minutes and my Bikram yoga class. Well my Bikram blew everything out of the water coming in at over 1000 calories!!! So my plan is to do yoga on all of the days and on the days of the lower and upper, do some additional cardio.

The next part and probably the hardest is the eating. His plan is STRICT!!!! He has and A, B, C, D, E, and F of things you can not eat. A- alcohol, B- Bread, C- Starchy Carbs, D- Dairy, E- Extra Sweets, and F- Fruits and most Fats. He also recommends specific protein shakes. They must be whey, preferably cross-flow microfiltered whey protein isolate or high-quality cross-flow microfiltered whey protein concentrate. The shake should have no more than 5 grams nets carbs and 25 grams of protein. I opted for Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey chocolate shake. You eat 3 meals and 2 snacks at 3 hours apart and no eating after 7. If you workout late, you can eat but he recommends a light dinner or just a shake. He also suggests vitamins, minerals, and flaxseed oil. There are a lot of recipes in his book to help you along regarding what to eat.

The last and probably the most important part is the mental. I mean you have to be in the right frame of mind to stick with this for 14 days. In the book it starts with words of encouragement along with what workouts to complete, a suggested menu, and Excuse Buster, and a Success story of someone who went through the program. It also has space for you to write and journal how you feel. I am really going to use this portion. I will be keeping my journal on this site.

Here is how my next 14 days will look:
1) Core program, Bikram yoga
2) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
3) Core program, Bikram yoga
4) Lower program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
5) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
6) Core program, Bikram yoga
7) Lower program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
8) Core program, Bikram yoga
9) Upper program, additional cardio, Bikram yoga
10) Core program, Bikram yoga
11) Lower program, addtional cardio, Bikram yoga
12) Core program, Bikram yoga
13) Upper program, additional cardio in am and pm
14) Core program, additional cardio in am and pm

I start on Thursday. Keep me in your prayers!!! Q

I'm back!!!!

Yeah I know you've heard that before. Man the last few months have been super hectic and stressful. I had a lot of stuff going on family wise and I admit I slacked a little. Well last week I kicked my butt into gear and I lost 7 pounds!!! Whoo hoo go me. So I wanted to share what I have been doing.

Eating- I am eating more often every 2-3 hours using protein shakes and stopped eating after 7. I purchased lean gourmet meals and ate them for lunch and dinner.

Working out- I started Bikram yoga and did 2 a days as well.

Water- I really think water is key. I drink at least 96oz every day.

Here are the workouts I did last week:
Monday- Nothing
Tuesday- XTreme Timesaver workout in the am, run/walk program on the treadmill in the pm
Wednesday- 30 day Shred level 3 and Turbo jam fat blaster in the am, Bikram yoga in the pm.
Thursday- Xtreme workout in the am, Bikram yoga in the pm.
Friday- 30 day shred level 3 in the am.
Saturday- Walking
Sunday- Walking

I hope this helps someone!!! Q

About this blog

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