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legcramps - Thursday May 03, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Breakfast - cereal with flaxseed, almond milk and 1 tsp honey.

This morning's workout was Max Cardio. I felt super awesome about an hour after completing the workout, but pretty darn defeated during it. It isn't like i'm not burning up some major calories, it's just that there's TOO DAMN MANY exercises that make me wanna throw up! It was incredibly frustrating. I felt so defeated, like I was back at square one. I'm really going to need to hang onto my willpower through to the end of these first two weeks, otherwise it simply won't happen. Which CANNOT happen!

So I immediately purchased some L-Glutamine, which is something I should have done weeks ago in preparation for month 2. Unfortunately, i'll have to wait 2-3 weeks for it to arrive and by that time I should be in my final month of Insanity! That's okay however, since my plan is to do the two-month program at least once more, with my Insanity t-shirt on

In the meantime, i've upped my protein and am eating steaks, salmon and chicken like there's no tomorrow! And as of yesterday, am getting my water intake in again. It's funny how easy it is to slip out of good habits and into bad ones! Must always be aware of my nutrition intake!!!

I was recognized at work this morning for the years of service worked in my organization (I work in a healthcare facility). I've been here for ten years, unbelievable! and received a silver necklace and bracelet as a gift from the health region. We were treated to lunch as well, which was amazing and yummy; no need to worry about my afternoon snack either as I couldn't finish my fruit so i'll have it this afternoon instead. There was chicken, spring rolls and veggies with dip (and many other finger foods, but that was all I took besides fruit).

Dinner - 6 oz salmon, tossed salad with a bunch of veggies.

Later - bagel with 2 tblspns pb, if extra protein is required.

Friday is tomorrow!

grannyannie on 05/03/2012:
Good job on the workouts and meals. Hope you're able to do them w/o feeling ill. What a cute pic!

V on 05/03/2012:
Coach V again so here is a suggestion, you can always sub out the moves for one of the drills that doesn't make you wanna hurl for the time being..Endurance comes in time and lots of patience..I believe in YOU!

Umpqua on 05/04/2012:
I agree with subbing out some moves as needed and just focusing on building endurance. Congrats on being recognized for 10 years of service, I haven't worked anywhere for that long!

legcramps - Wednesday May 02, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Breakfast - cereal with flaxseed, almond milk and blueberries.

The soreness in my body right now is making it difficult to motivate myself for Insanity. This morning during Interval Plyos, my calves seized up, my thigh muscles were vibrating with effort, and my knees just didn't want to support me. It wasn't a fun workout, but i'm persevering because I am sure it will get better in a week or so. I need to remember to take it easy on myself - I don't need to keep up with the video, I just need to do my best.

I am going to go back to my menus where I got in a reasonable amount of protein and take a look at what i'm doing differently; and I need to drink more water. Both will help me to get through these more difficult workouts in month 2. Also i'm having trouble getting up early enough to fit in these longer workouts. This morning I pressed snooze no less than five times before rolling myself out of bed! And after my workout I had to rush through a short shower, eat breakfast, and get ready for work all in the course of 20 minutes. I know, i'm complaining today. It will get better.

I was excited for our first slo-pitch game tonight, but it's been cancelled due to the weather - cold and raining, with possible thundershowers later on. So I guess I will try to get to bed early tonight!

grannyannie on 05/02/2012:
Don't overdo and hurt yourself! Maybe you need to stretch more?

sweetpea1977 on 05/02/2012:
Yes, do your best and forget the rest. If you have to hit the pause button on the dvd player, please do so!!

Maybe you also need to look into the recovery drinks, which you can sip on during the workout as well as right after the workout. This is something I need to work on for myself. V may have some good inexpensive suggestions for you.

Take a long soak in the tub and get to bed early tonight!!

V on 05/02/2012:
Yep Sweetpea is right, you really need to get soem recovery fuel, I promise it will make a world of difference.. L- Glutamine Powder is reasonably priced(less than 20 bucks) Because of my knee issues, I take Glucosamine Chondroitin..You gotta support your joints and muscles, it is critical with Insanity...I have yet to try out the max interval class but I promise to do it soon so I can assist you with modifying the moves if you need to.. Okay one more thing,it is also helpful to do that cardio recovery class anytime you are feeling extra sore..I hope this helps <3

V on 05/02/2012:
Okay just to make it clear, I take both of the mentioned supplements above

legcramps - Tuesday May 01, 2012

Weight: 0.0

It's almost funny the amount of things I did not accomplish yesterday...

Moving on.

I had a delicious Julia Burger (OMG beef, cheese, onion ring) when I went out last night; I saved half of the burger for dinner today. It's high in calories, so that was a smart move anyways, but I really wanted to savour the taste for another day LOL. That, and I didn't want to overload myself on cheddar cheese and make myself sick. I got Insanity workouts to complete, man! I can't get sick!

I also tried a Coors Light Iced Tea. Anyone? My review: drink it while it's cold. Kind of like a Heineken LOL. I like these beers cold; once they've warmed to room temp you might as well throw 'em in the garbage can. My humble opinion.

Insanity Max Interval Circuit this morning kicked my behind. I want to know what is UP with my legs; I have the cardio endurance to finish the workouts, but my legs are not cooperating!!! I guess I should remember that month 1 was very difficult in the beginning, so month 2 probably will be as well. Plus, my legs better be freakin' HOT when this month is over.

I loved this workout, all except for when they do those damn drills. They kill me every time. Up. Down. Up. Down. It never fails to make me feel like puking all over the place. I suppose I should have said "like being sick all over the place" to save you from the possibility of too much information. Sorry.

My prediction for this week is Sore. Capital S.

I haven't had my coffee yet, and i'm trying hard not to zone out while i'm at work LOL. The month 2 workouts are longer (this one was about an hour), so I need to get my butt out of bed even earlier. Another adjustment! I can do it!

LeakingLife on 05/01/2012:
RYC: You are doubtless increasing your endurance for EVERYTHING, good job girlie!

Enjoy your day!

grannyannie on 05/01/2012:
Your doing great on your workouts. Your legs with catch up with you and they'll be fabulous!

sweetpea1977 on 05/01/2012:
I know those drills would kill me too. Insanity scares me, to be honest!! You are a real trooper for sticking with it!!

V on 05/01/2012:
LOL!! Sign me up :) I am hoping to try this class VERY soon, I can' let you have all the fun by yourself..I am going to remind you of this when you are bored with recovery week..Just give it your all my friend and take mini breaks when you have to, I know you will crush it <3

legcramps - Monday Apr 30, 2012

Weight: 0.0

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!

supercheese on 04/30/2012:
whoo too good for you!!! Sounds like a busy day for yourself!

grannyannie on 04/30/2012:
Hope you can fit in your workout! Enjoy the rest of your day.

sweetpea1977 on 04/30/2012:
wow, busy busy!!

Congrats on your fit test results. Sounds like the program is working great for you!!

V on 04/30/2012:
Yeah girl!! I can't wait to hear your review on Max Interval, I want to try it this week on a day that my P90 class doesn't include pushups(Wednesday or Saturday) I hope you feel better <3

legcramps - Friday Apr 27, 2012

Weight: 0.0

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!!!

V on 04/27/2012:
Yayyy for a good night's sleep!! Oh BTW I am so looking forward to "crushing" my workouts next week too..Although I know recovery week is needed but man do I miss getting my ass handed to me :( LOL I know demented right?? Have a wonderful weekend my friend <3

LeakingLife on 04/27/2012:
Enjoy your weekend--send me those spiders--haha!

aka biscottibody59

legcramps - Thursday Apr 26, 2012

Weight: 0.0


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!

grannyannie on 04/26/2012:
Oh dear! Arachnophobia! I don't like them at all either.

RYC thanks!

Umpqua on 04/26/2012:
I'm not keen on spiders either, I made the hubby remove one from the boys' bedroom last night. And he had to transport it outside because he wouldn't smoosh it, it was quite the ordeal ;) I hope you have spider-free dreams tonight!

V on 04/26/2012:
LOL!! I am sure that spider is long gone, I can understand your anxieties about this, I have a long list of phobias(clowns :( anything with wings, oompaloompas to name a few) my brother is afraid of spiders and so is Patrick Starr(spongebob) So you are in good company IMO ;) I hope you get a good night's sleep my friend <3

grumpy on 04/26/2012:
Running away from the spider will be a good workout :) jk. I hope you don't run into it again! xoxo

glycrina on 04/27/2012:
My cat goes crazy when she sees a spider so I just put her the bed. I figure if she sees it, she will wake me up. Congratulations on workouts. You are inspiring me to get my butt in gear!

legcramps - Wednesday Apr 25, 2012

Weight: 0.0

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!

Umpqua on 04/25/2012:
That's wonderful that you're looking forward to the morning workouts. There's definitely a mental hurdle to get over with working out, I'm constantly fighting with it myself. It's been super cold here at night too so your plan sounds great!

Em17 on 04/25/2012:
Have a great day!

V on 04/25/2012:
So i am sitting here in tears(of joy of course) as I read your entry.. You know finding a workout that you truly look forward to not only going through the motions but CRUSHING IT is the bee's knees man <3 I am so thrilled that you are loving Shaun T!!

TinaAnn on 04/26/2012:
It's a money thing with the houseboy. White and processed foods are cheaper than whole. Why buy all that chicken and stuff when the freezer is full of homegrown beef and pork? Of course, his beef is corn-fed and from what I have been reading about that, I'd rather go to the whole food store and buy grass-fed beef. And he's afraid we'll lose weight. I don't know why he would care if I do but he doesn't want Mom to because he doesn't like skinny women.

I like curling up with movies and tv shows on hulu.com also. It makes me feel like I'm not alone.

TinaAnn on 04/26/2012:
At least until they start to notice. Then I will get the third degree: "Are you on a diet?" My answer, "No. It's a side effect of beter quality food." And I wouldn't even be lying.

legcramps - Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

Weight: 0.0

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.

glycrina on 04/24/2012:
I am so proud of you. It sounds like you are getting stronger with these workouts. You are going to be rock solid soon!

Em17 on 04/24/2012:
Have a great day!

V on 04/24/2012:
Girl i just finished the Cardio Core Balance Class <3 My obliques were already screaming from the am class but now It hurt sooo good :) have a good evening <3

Umpqua on 04/25/2012:
LOL @ your comment, those black bean burgers rock. And you probably are craving protein, when I was doing P90X every day I really had to ramp up the protein intake because I was HUNGRY all the time! RE breakfast, I used to eat bagels all the time years ago and really had to work to get myself out of the habit. Your cereal sounds look a good substitute, anything high protein is a great way to kick off the day.

legcramps - Monday Apr 23, 2012

Weight: 0.0

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!

Em17 on 04/23/2012:
Have a great day!

V on 04/23/2012:
Don't be afraid girl :) Just think back to a month ago when you press play for the first time..If you survived that you will survive month 2. make sure you are getting enough fuel on the more intense days and modify the moves if you need to :) You Rock Legcramps <3

V on 04/23/2012:
P.S. I have already hopped aboard The Shaun T express, I just don't know how to break it to Tony Horton!! Hahahahahaha ;)

TinaAnn on 04/23/2012:
I'm not so sure I can "love life" right now even with more energy and a lean physique. There are too many other emotionally heart-wrenching and financially difficult things happening right now. I may have more energy to do things and keep up with things and maybe even to be angrier and more bitter but until certain things are set right, there can be no love for life.

TinaAnn on 04/23/2012:
I certainly agree with you. These things are out of my control. There are things I can do to prove myself but ultimately it is out of my hands.

Umpqua on 04/24/2012:
Sorry to hear about your dental issues but that's great that your weather is warming up and you got a nice walk in. And major major congrats on starting month 2 of Insanity, that is SO awesome!

supercheese on 04/24/2012:
oh nooo your tooth problem sound sound bad. Hope its all okay!! and GLAD you're liking insanity. I've just completed it and I'm waiting till may 1st to see how much inches I've lost (pants can't stay up :D )

legcramps - Saturday Apr 21, 2012

Weight: 0.0

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!

V on 04/21/2012:
Way to crush the workouts and Hell yeah to your measurements..Can you smell the success?? Feels awesome huh?? You rock Legcramps <3

TinaAnn on 04/21/2012:
Congratulations on losing inches!

V on 04/22/2012:
Car problem resolved and it didn't cost a fortune, whewww :P

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