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legcramps - Monday Apr 02, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Did my 2nd Fit Test for Insanity this morning; i've improved on all but two of the exercises, very happy with the results! Measured myself as well and have lost 4 inches altogether so far.

Discovered that Dad had to go back into surgery on Saturday :( so left me feeling a little depressed and sorry for him; he'll be staying in the hospital for another 10 days now. I know he wants to get back home in the worst way, so it's a bit of a step back in that direction but at least he will be receiving the best care possible in the hospital. I wish I could be there to keep him in high spirits, but i'm glad my cousin is there for him. I know she cares about him as much as I do!

This week i'll have to make a dentist appt for this bugger of a tooth and get it all fixed up; hopefully before the Easter weekend so that I can enjoy some delicious food that I don't have to cook LOL. I guess Easter meals will depend on how Dad's doing; perhaps i'll be making a trip into the city instead so that I can visit and see for myself how he's doing.

Obviously feeling pretty overwhelmed right now; I always find it difficult to cope emotionally under certain circumstances. Keeping to my plan should help somewhat, but i'm afraid the fragile bubble might burst at any moment.

Went to wallyball last night and played my little heart out. I ended up soaked right through with sweat; we played two pretty good teams and managed to attract a fan base towards the end of the last game! I fell a few times so i'm sure it was great entertainment for them!

supercheese on 04/02/2012:
4 inches is amazing!!! DANG if i lost 4 inches id be at my goal :D Keep up the good work!!

hollybelle on 04/02/2012:
Sorry about your tooth, LC. Congrats on the loss and impovements on Insanity! Great work.

sweetpea1977 on 04/02/2012:
Im sorry about your dad. Thank goodness for extended family to keep him company while you are away!

Congrats on your fit test and inches lost. That is amazing!! What day are you on?? Tomorrow is Day 30 for me, which means its measurements day. Looking forward to seeing if I had any changes in my measurements!

Life does sound a little crazy at the moment. At least there is one thing you can control - your commitment to your exercise program. You're doing a fantastic job, so keep it up!!!

Umpqua on 04/02/2012:
Sorry to hear about your tooth and your Dad, that's great that your cousin is nearby to keep him company. Major congrats on your inches lost and your fit test, that's amazing progress!!

V on 04/02/2012:
Oh my what a stressful few days you have had :( Girl Congrats on your wonderful Insanity progress, I do believe that you are Shaun T's prize pupil <3 Have a good evening!!

legcramps - Saturday Mar 31, 2012

Weight: 0.0

ooooch my tooth hurts :(

But it didn't stop me from getting my insanity pure cardio and cardio ab workout in this morning! I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and playing some fun wallyball!

Many things going on in this brain of mine today; I tried to keep it a low-key day and did okay with that aside from the many phone calls from Mom with very urgent questions. (not really, but in her mind they were extremely urgent). Tomorrow I need to get my meals ready for the week, look for more compression socks, and hopefully keep my mind off my aching tooth!

I was pretty tired all day today; hopefully not suffering from burnout. I've been upping my calories but maybe I need to look into getting a recovery drink with all of the insanity going on in my life!

V on 04/01/2012:
Sorry your tooth is still causing you pain..As far as being tired, recovery fuel is really helpful, the L- Glutamine powder is a free form of Amino Acid and it is really cheap compared to the others..Of course the P90 recovery fuel is the best out there but is is expensive.. Another one i like is AminoX..You can find this one on the GNC site along with a few others you can research there. Hopefully you are getting lots of sleep at night along with power naps when you are feeling a little run down. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well <3

legcramps - Friday Mar 30, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Believe it or not, my day did not get much better yesterday. I ended up working overtime (for which I do not get paid) and being a big, frumpy bag of Frazzled. After work I had to go to Mom's to start planning an itinerary for our trip this summer; that was not fun either because my brain was just not working!

Oh well. I went home sometime after supper and fell into bed around 9:30.

This morning, I was up and at 'em, expecting to do Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. I should read my schedule a little better - it was actually Power and Resistance for today. Either way, it was a good workout and got me going!

FYI - I am feeling less and less sore as the days progress through Insanity. I am so very glad that calf pain didn't stick around. I also think that i've lost some inches as my dress pants from yesterday were frustrating me all day long (I had to keep pulling them up). Success is definitely being measured!

P.S. - I still have a bugger of a toothache, but i'm hoping by tomorrow or Sunday the antibiotics will start having an effect.

P.S.S. - I just wanted to write P.S.S.

Ok, i'm done now.

sweetpea1977 on 03/30/2012:
Thats excellent news about your endurance and physical progress with Insanity! I watch part of the infomercial for that program last night and it scares me. It makes P90X look easy, lol. Of course, Im all about the weight training and ab/core work in P90X, so I think its a good fit for me.

Sorry that yesterday ended up being a crappy one. Hopefully today is better!

supercheese on 03/30/2012:
oh yay!!!! keep going girl and sorry bout the day. Sounds crappy but glad its over.

V on 03/30/2012:
Yeah girl!! Obviously you are giving it your all and congrats on having to pull up your pants all day..I love that Insanity inspires me to step it up :) Girl my mind is so pre occupied with other things so I post my schedules to the fridge to make life easier :) Have a great weekend <3

legcramps - Thursday Mar 29, 2012

Weight: 0.0

What happens today? Well, let me tell you about it...

I get to sleep in for an extra 20 minutes or so this morning, get up and do the Cardio Recovery workout and love feeling my muscles work hard without having to feel my heart try to burst through my chest.

I am smiling and getting ready for work. My tooth starts to hurt so I take some Advil.

I get to work and by this time I am frowning a little because of my tooth and the fact that the Advil I took hasn't yet kicked in. I may or may not have the idea that i'm heading into "grumpy-grump" territory.

I get to work with about 2 minutes to spare and realize i'm the first one here. wonderfreakinslugs. I rub some orajel on my gums because at this point it feels like all the teeth on the left side of my jaw are infected.

A co-worker comes in to my office and attempts to blame me for not setting up a retirement gift collection for another employee. I become defensive. She turns a little red in the face. My tooth starts to feel better.

I feel bad for the way I reacted. I feel like I should apologize. I feel like I got my ears clapped. My tooth starts to hurt again so I add more orajel. I want to take a long coffee break. right. now.

I talk to my boss about it; she tells me sometimes people concern themselves with things that are unimportant.

And now here I wait for a coffee break to come around and free me for 20 minutes or so.

Gawd! And it was looking like it was going to be such a good day!

glycrina on 03/29/2012:
Hey legs. I am not usually like this BUT EFF HER! Who cares? It is not the end of the world. If people come at me in a accusatory tone I have no problem with letting them have it (of course assertively (and not aggressively) but firmly. I am tired of apologizing for sticking up for myself. (Can you tell I am having my own issues over here? LOL). Anyway. I hope you can get to dentist soon. there are few things worse than a tooth ache.

lolla on 03/29/2012:
Sorry about the bad time at work, people can really mess up our intentions of being happy. I hope you have a better day tomorrow!

sweetpea1977 on 03/29/2012:
aww, sorry about the bad day!

V on 03/29/2012:
I hope your tooth feels better and I echo what Glycrina says!! <3

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Weight: 0.0

If Shaun T wouldn't have told me to "focus!" this morning during his plyometrics workout, my exercise would have gone to crap. Thankfully, he motivated me to keep going and I somehow managed to get over the hurdle of wanting to quit and I finished the whole workout (except for those damn pushups; one day, those are going to be the death of me). This is officially the first Insanity workout I haven't required a rest break other than the planned breaks that are given. Pat on the back!

My nutrition was awesome yesterday. This morning I noticed I gained some weight, but i'm letting it go because it's possible that I hadn't been eating enough leading up to the start of the Insanity workouts. I'd love to see the losses on the scale, but i'm willing to wait and do it properly. Insanity is giving me a little perspective and I might finally be figuring out this whole "healthy living" phenomena. Is that how you spell phenomena?

Eat, in order to fuel your body.

Anyways, i've developed a brutal toothache so I need to go call the dentist for antibiotics. I wish they'd just take 'em all out and give me dentures. So much easier.

Good day all!


moogy on 03/28/2012:
Excellent work legcramps, good for you:) Ah! Perspective, much sort after and not often figured out! I am finally 'getting it' glad to read you are as well:) Ouch! re the tooth, never good:(

selina on 03/28/2012:
good job on the workout and foods! It's just a matter of time - you'll see results!

supercheese on 03/28/2012:
yay pat on back for you!!! FYI, basically this first month on insanity i havent really lost much weight but lost 2 inches.....sooo its hard to live by but it works :)

V on 03/28/2012:
Get it and GO my friend <3

V on 03/28/2012:
BTW pushups don't happen overnight..Before all of the various programs I would have NEVER dreamed that I would look forward to crushing them..I guess what I am saying to you is getting in TOP shape is not easy,just keep pressing play to those workouts my friend and the athlete inside of you will take care of the rest <3

V on 03/28/2012:
P.S. Let the wonderslugs of the world unite to do NOTHING and let the go getters do their thing <3

thinkpositive on 03/29/2012:
Wow, nice work on your exercise! Hope you get some relief at the dentist.

Umpqua on 03/29/2012:
The P90 plyo workout is crazy, so I can only imagine how tough Shaun T is. I'm building up with my pushups, I can definitely do more now than last year, that pushup challenge was a killer. I still have a long way to go though!

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I got caught up on some sleep yesterday by falling asleep on the couch while watching tv ;) I woke up a few times throughout the night, but was too lazy to move to the bed, so this morning I awoke with a kink in my neck from curling into a ball to fit on the couch!

Worked out to Insanity Pure Cardio and it felt good! Now I just need to make sure I get all my nutrition in today so that I can be ready for Cardio Recovery tomorrow morning. I sure feel good today - i'm sending some positive vibes to my Dad to try to give him some of what i'm feeling!

A couple errands to run after work, nothing major, and then a chill evening to look forward to.

Plan for today:

Food - cereal, mocha, burger with spinach, yogurt, rice and chicken with veggies. i fueled my yogurt up with walnuts, honey, apples and blueberries so i'm looking forward to the yumminess!

Exercise - Insanity COMPLETE. so nice to get it out of the way in the morning!

Other - post office.

Hope everyone's having a good day today :) If not, let me know. I still have some extra oomph I can send your way!!!

sweetpea1977 on 03/27/2012:
Good job on getting the Insanity out of the way. I love getting my exercise done and over with first thing in the morning!

thenewMLE on 03/27/2012:
It's sounds like that Insanity got you fired up! I know you are going to have a great day now!! RYC, electronics are great when they work but you have no idea when they are going to quit!!! That's not one of those planned expenses!! Hugs for you and your Dad!

Kati on 03/27/2012:
wow, that yogurt sounds yummmmmyyyyy indeed :) How I love to fall asleep while watching TV... :) It has its charm :)

Umpqua on 03/27/2012:
I'm glad to hear your Dad is recovering well. Sounds like you had an insanely busy weekend and so kudos for staying on track with Insanity (did ya see what I did there? :P) Have a good one!

grannyannie on 03/27/2012:
Good workout! Have a great day!

supercheese on 03/27/2012:
i was wondering when you were gonna get to the pure cardio. Intense right????

lolla on 03/27/2012:
I am happy you are happy, I am sending healthy vibes to your dad. Keep up with the happy mood!

moogy on 03/27/2012:
I have done that myself, I often wait for my medications to kick in and fall asleep on the settee, then meander somnambulantly a couple of hours later to the bedroom!! Lucky it is a little apartment:) It sounds as if you are doing really well, nice to catch up with you legcramps:)

V on 03/27/2012:
I too am sending positive vibes for your Dad <3 ...RYC girl Shaun is a effin maniac!! Thank goodness I am well versed on the traveling pushups, thanks to Chalene and Tony...I took my fair share of mini breaks for the rest of the moves...I don't know about you but when he says "get it and go" that's when i get all crazy with it!!LOL have a good evening <3

WII on 03/28/2012:
Hello! Just checking in! WII was here! :)

legcramps - Monday Mar 26, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I should have made some time to do the Cardio Recovery workout after my Power & Resistance workout this morning; those calves are starting to burn again ;) Tomorrow I will have to wake up a bit earlier so that I can fit both workouts in. I can't seem to get myself to do anything after work or in the evening anymore; way too tired from getting up earlier!!!

I'm back on schedule with Insanity and it feels good to have gotten the first week out of the way. Onto week number 2. This morning was tough, maybe because it's the first day of getting back to waking up earlier, maybe because my nutrition yesterday wasn't the best (good calorie range, bad protein points), maybe it's because I went to wallyball last night for an hour. Anyways, I had to stop and rest a few extra times. I can tell my cardio endurance is already way better than before, but those resistance and plyo moves are killer on the legs! I must be pretty weak in that area :0

Dad is still recovering with a few minor issues; i'm hoping he'll do well this week and be moving around by the weekend. I am incredibly stressed over this whole thing; people are being so overly dramatic and it's so draining to have to deal with them as well as try to keep Dad in good spirits! There are some people I would like to give a good shaking to. And I feel myself reacting to small annoyances with bad behaviour because I can't cope with it all. That's no excuse and I realize that, I just need to figure out how to deal!

Back on my nutrition plan; cooked up all my lunches and dinners for the week, and set aside snacks to take to work. I'm already ready for the week to be over!!!

thenewMLE on 03/26/2012:
Good plan for food for the week. I find if I pre-plan, prepare and cook, I don't deviate and I'm not stressed at the last minute about what am I going to eat. There is way too much other stress that eating shouldn't have to be part of it! Good luck with your Dad. Hopefully this week won't be too bad.

V on 03/26/2012:
I am happy that your Dad is on the road to recovery in high spirits..It sucks that the gloom and doomers of the family always have to overdramatize things(I have quite a few in my family) Anyhoo I am proud that you were able to make up your classes and yes as each day passes, you will find yourself getting stronger! Take those breaks when ya need them girly..Have a good evening <3

legcramps - Saturday Mar 24, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I'm not going to miss my Insanity workouts, i've decided when I get home today I will do yesterday's workout, then tomorrow which is Insanity's day off, i'll do Saturday's workout and i'll be back on schedule!!

Eating is under cals but I didn't get a whole lot of protein in yesterday just because I spent the entire day at the hospital and really only brought snacks. I was exhausted when I got back to the hotel last night; just fell asleep with my clothes on and everything!

Heading to the hospital once more this morning, then home after meeting some family for lunch. Then I need to get my workout in and get showered and ready for a friend's birthday party. Oy, long day!

Have a good weekend :)

grannyannie on 03/24/2012:
Your day at the hospital sounds tiring! You're doing well catching up on your workouts. Enjoy the birthday party.

cybermom4 on 03/24/2012:
You sound very motivated and very busy. Keep up the good work with the workouts. I hope to build motivation like you and others on this site. Taking baby steps. Have a good evening!

V on 03/25/2012:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Great plan for making up your classes <3

legcramps - Friday Mar 23, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Just about on my way back to the hospital; Dad is out of surgery and recovering. Not sure how the surgery itself went, but he seems to be doing alright. Thanks for your well wishes!

Can't do Insanity today - the dvd won't play on my computer. I don't have time this morning to figure it out, so maybe i'll give it another try when I get back to the hotel. Or else I can go to the fitness centre and do some cardio there. Sad that I might miss a day of Insanity though :(

Eating is going well so far!

grannyannie on 03/23/2012:
Hope your dad recovers quickly. Have a good visit with your dad and have a good weekend.

sweetpea1977 on 03/23/2012:
I hope your dad has a speedy recovery! Your backup workout plan sounds good. Dont stress about missing a day or two. Most likely, you'll be able to make up for them later.

good job on the eating. keep up the good work!

sweetpea1977 on 03/23/2012:
PS. If you cant get your dvds to work in your laptop, try downloading this free media player: http://www.videolan.org/

thenewMLE on 03/23/2012:
Praying for a speedy recovery for your dad. If you can't get your workout in, I used to do the stairs at the hospital when my dad was in. Depending what floor he was on (for 5 months he was on the 4th floor) I would climb the stairs repeatedly. It made me feel like I was at least being somewhat active even though I have never formally exercised in my life. Fortunately Dad had a full recovery and we hope to not have to spend that kind of time there again.

V on 03/23/2012:
I am happy to hear that your Dad is recovering well :) Hey I know you are bumming about missing a class but you can always double up the classes to make it up when you get back..If not improv it at the gym OR I bet your tv in your room will have a DvD.. Move the furniture around so you have enough space.. Anyhoo I hope your weekend goes well my friend <3

legcramps - Thursday Mar 22, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Howdy girls!

I am in the city, just checked into my hotel and am going to head to the hospital soon to see how Dad made out with his surgery. I hate city driving; it was a mess just to get to the hotel! Oh well.

This morning I did the Insanity Cardio Recovery workout, and thank goodness for it because it was a nice stretch to balance out all the cardio and resistance training the last few days. It was still a difficult enough workout, but my heartrate stayed pretty low so i'm glad for the "day off"!

Eating is going well so far, i'm going to take some snacks to the hospital with me (yogurt, blueberries) so that I don't get the munchies and go off my plan. I'll be here for the next couple of days, so staying on plan will be a true test.

Hope you're all enjoying your day!

V on 03/22/2012:
I hope all goes well with your Dad <3 Good deal on bringing your own snacks to the hospital..Have a good one my friend :)

Umpqua on 03/23/2012:
Wishing you lots of positive energy this weekend and I hope all is going well with your Dad!

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