- Monday Apr 30, 2012
I took a rest day yesterday and tried to fuel up for my workouts this morning. Unfortunately, I just wasn't feeling it! Or it wasn't feeling me. Either way, it didn't work out the way i'd planned.
Fit Test #3 is done and i've improved enormously from the beginning of Insanity! I have yet to take measurements as I ran out of time this morning; I guess I need progress pictures as well.
I was supposed to do a Max Interval Training session after the fit test but because I gave the test my 'all', I was far too knackered. In fact, I had to hit the bathroom a few times during the fit test to ensure I didn't project anywhere else but in the appropriate place. TMI? So I was not about to push my luck with another workout on top of all that.
Which means i'll need to fit it in after work; and take measurements; and do the pictures. And then I have a birthday supper to attend. And I need to make at least three phone calls that may turn into lengthy conversations. Oy! How will I fit all this in??? I already know the answer; something is going to get knocked off and it's probably going to be the workout. I'm locked into the birthday supper and I want to go because I haven't been out much recently; the phone calls are priority though because of a death in the extended family.
So there's my Monday. What's yours looking like?
But i'm breathing steady, and i'll work it out one way or the other. Gotta keep pushing play!
- Friday Apr 27, 2012
Insanity workout done! Now on to the long list of to-do's for today...
Breakfast was a bagel and cream cheese, only because I am out of milk! So groceries are required.
I managed to fall asleep fairly well last night; no mounting terror of spiders crawling into my bed with me LOL. I was really tired, so that helped!!!
- Thursday Apr 26, 2012
So, a few nights ago I was heading upstairs and found a small black spider crawling along the baseboards. I am a huge non-fan of bugs, especially spiders, so I ran downstairs to get some kleenex to squash the bugger. By the time I came back, it had disappeared.
For the next two nights, I checked the bedsheets completely before going to sleep. I had some trouble actually getting to sleep because thoughts of the phantom spider kept crawling into my mind.
Yesterday morning when I woke up and had so much energy for my workout, I thought it was just a good day and left it at that. And then I remembered a legend about people swallowing spiders in their sleep. Yeah. Extra protein, anyone?
I no longer am craving 'protein'. I do not care if that means I will not get through a workout; everytime I think of protein I think of that damn spider.
And then - the horror - last night I had a dream that I swallowed a spider in my sleep. No, really. I remember it vividly. The spider was right over my open mouth, and I took in a breath of air and it just... flew right in.
God help me to rid my thoughts enough so that I can fall asleep tonight.
Breakfast - cereal with flaxseed and almond milk.
Exercise - Insanity Core & Balance.
I am ready for the week to be over!
- Wednesday Apr 25, 2012
Breakfast - cereal, flaxseed, almond milk
I'll have to record breakfasts for awhile until I break my bagel habit.
Core & Balance class this morning; crushed. I even managed to dig a little deeper and burn a few extra calories haha. I'm really beginning to enjoy getting these morning workouts in. Just a little while ago, I was whining and crying (you might recall some of those whiney posts) about not being able to get up early. Now, I just do it.
I hope I didn't just jinx myself LOL.
I spent the evening in front of my computer watching movies last night. Today, it's on the cool side - a cold breeze and overcast skies - so I might be snuggling up under the couch pillows once more tonight ;O)
Have a good one!
- Tuesday Apr 24, 2012
Core Cardio & Balance class this morning. It took awhile for me to get warmed up during this workout - normally, Shaun T can pump you up almost right off the bat, but this class is a little on the 'take it easy', 'concentrate on your core', 'don't wear yourself out' side. I have to tell you, it was VERY difficult to not go all out on the workout and end up dead on the floor. I had to really keep telling myself to take it easy.
Don't get me wrong, though... I was still spent by the end of the workout, but in a good way
I have a feeling my shoulders and arms are going to be sore this week.
Also, my knee snapped or cracked or popped during the workout. I felt it give out a little. I will have to wear my tensor for these workouts, and quite possibly the month 2 workouts as well but we'll see when we get there.
Diet - I was getting into the habit of eating a bagel for breakfast each morning and I need to get myself out of this habit due to the easy ability to gain bagel weight (that's the weight around my middle haha). So this morning was a big bowl of cereal with flaxseed and almond milk. Yum!
That is all.
- Monday Apr 23, 2012
Yesterday was such a nice day, I skipped my Insanity workout in favour of taking a nice walk outside and oh boy was it ever worth the extra dose of vitamin D! It was so gorgeous outside yesterday i'm sure I could have worn a t-shirt while I was walking, and probably even start a bit of a tan! Yippee for Spring!
Since i've been doing the Insanity workouts, i've noticed that I really tend to sleep in a little extra on the weekends. I was starting to enjoy getting up early and having a whole day to do stuff, but now I sleep past 9am for sure. Oh well! I did notice this morning that the sun had already risen by 5:30am, so I don't think it will be too difficult to get up earlier on weekends throughout the summer.
Plowed through a plyometrics workout this morning and am now officially on week 5 - Recovery Week! Yay me! And i'm also back to being scared of month 2 LOL!!! Simply because i'm still sweating profusely after the month 1 workouts, and also because my legs are wicked weak man! They're like jelly after I workout.
I think i've gotten an infection in the cavity where my tooth used to be, so i've called in a prescription for anti-biotics and hopefully the pain will go away in the next week or so. Man, I just have such bad luck with dentistry! I've gone through too many bottles of advil to admit to without pulling shame face.
Our ball diamonds are still full of water so practice was cancelled yesterday and rescheduled for this weekend. Great, since I hadn't actually looked for my ballglove yet! Can't wait to start playing though!
- Saturday Apr 21, 2012
Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs class - DEMOLISHED!!!
Yesterday I was feeling really antsy about missing Insanity, so this morning when I woke up I decided I was going to give it another try. This time I was able to not only FINISH both classes, but i'm pretty confident that I ROCKED them!
So now I have to choose between getting a double workout in today or leaving the next workout until tomorrow which is my rest day.
I fueled up really well for a workout today, and i'm still feeling great so I might just get that other workout in at some point this afternoon!
I was feeling extra slim today, so I checked my measurements. The last time I checked, which was April 1st, I had lost 4 inches off my body since beginning the Insanity program. Today i've lost almost 10 inches! Another 6 inches since the beginning of the month! Crazy! With over a month left to go, i'm pretty sure i'll exceed my expectations of this program :)
Laundry and chores to do today, some grocery shopping and a coffee date with friends later on.
Yep, I kinda LOVE today!
- Friday Apr 20, 2012
I tried to get a pure cardio and cardio abs class in this morning, but as soon as I started jumping around during the warm-up, my jaw started aching. I don't want to push things, so i'll take a rest day and see how i'm feeling tomorrow.
I'm feeling a little confused in the head. Must be Friday LOL!!! No really, I just feel disoriented for some reason. Today is the first day since getting my tooth pulled that i'm not taking anymore painkillers unless absolutely necessary, so maybe i'm going through withdrawal LOL. Whatever it is, it can go away anytime.
Geez, i'm so brain-frazzled I can't even think of anything else to say! I guess i'll sign off then!
Have a great weekend everyone :O)
- Thursday Apr 19, 2012
I got my tooth pulled yesterday so i've been taking it easy lately.
I did my Insanity Plyometrics workout yesterday morning before going to the dentist. It was awesome! I didn't even mind the level 1 drills, just shut up and did them. Well, most of them LOL.
I also did Insanity this morning because it was the Recovery workout LOL, if it would have been any other workout I probably would have taken a rest day because of possible jaw throbbiness afterwards ;) Also, there was no sleeping in for me this morning - my eyes were wide open and ready to go LOL even if the rest of me wasn't!
A little crazy at work today, thankfully tomorrow it really will be Friday and I won't disappoint myself when I say "TGIF" for realz. It looks really sunny outside but I have no idea if it's nice out. Sometimes that sun can be deceiving, especially in Canada LOL. I'd love it if some warmth would leak into my bones today.
Even though i've just had oral surgery and should be feeling less than stellar, I kinda feel like i'm on top 'o the world. I can probably attribute that feeling to the painkillers though.
- Tuesday Apr 17, 2012
Oh right, it's only Tuesday.
Cardio Power & Resistance class this morning. I made sure to eat enough calories yesterday and I got through the workout quite nicely today. Also, I think this class might be my favorite, so it wasn't hard to exceed yesterday's effort.
Today I am concentrating on getting my calories in. I haven't been losing a whole lot of weight recently because of the Insanity program and having to take in a lot more calories than i'm used to; i'm okay with this because I see the results of my efforts in terms of inches and health. Even though i'm still ready for bed pretty early on weeknights, i've been noticing a bit of an increase in energy throughout the workday.
Nothing on the plan for today except getting a couple of toiletries for the bathroom. I should probably start looking at purchasing new batting gloves. We have our first practice coming up this weekend and we start playing May 2nd. I should try to be ready.