I really wanted to sleep in this morning, get some extra rest. I'm not in a race; my goal is to finish the Insanity program, but that doesn't mean I should hurt myself trying to get it done in the timeframe the program gives as a guideline. Not everyone can move at a pace like that.
All the same, I still rolled myself out of bed and did Max Cardio Conditioning.
It was good, though I had to modify some of the moves. This sucker is a killer; I bet if I went all out with this workout I wouldn't last five minutes past the warm-up! I always think during the workouts that I want to tell you guys about a certain exercise, and then when i'm writing my entry I forget the name of the exercise and so you never know what kinds of moves i'm doing. Today is no different, but I want to tell you about my new favorite move. Obviously I can't remember what it's called, but it has something to do with diamonds. Girls' Best Friend and all that LOL.
So you jump in the air and lift your arms above your head - AHA, I think it's called a Diamond Jack - like you would for a jumping jack. Instead of jumping your feet out wide, you kick your feet back and up, forming a diamond shape with your legs. Probably doesn't make any sense, but I love this move!
Looks like that ^
I feel so 'fit' when I do these LOL.
Breakfast - hastily eaten cereal with almond milk and flaxseed before getting my rear to work.
Lunch - sausage and tossed salad, KRAFT peppercorn ranch dressing.
Snack - yogurt, walnuts, strawberries, granola.
Dinner - I think I am going to splurge today and have Subway for dinner. It's a good day for Subway seeing as there is no meat in the fridge besides more sausage ;)
Evening - um. beer. Beer League slo-pitch tonight! Better work my butt off for those drinks!
legcramps - Tuesday May 08, 2012
I'm always so out-of-it on Mondays, it's ridiculous really. I wrote that I had eaten my usual breakfast yesterday when in fact, I hadn't eaten anything. I failed to 'remember' this until sometime in the afternoon, at which time I decided to have my breakfast as an evening snack. Well, that didn't happen. I barely managed to eat dinner for whatever reason. Well, I know the reason. It's called "The Computer Games". It was 10:30pm by the time I lifted my eyes off the computer to take a break.
I guess breakfast has become such a routine that I just assumed i'd eaten LOL. It's funny now, but I was upset with myself yesterday because I needed the nutrition!
Anyways, it didn't deter me from getting another Insanity workout in this morning. And I managed to crush one that left me happily full of sweat.
Looks like the weather is finally starting to smarten up; the sun is shining today and there's hardly a headwind in sight! I hope the ball diamonds dry out enough by tomorrow evening so that we can play our first game. I bought myself another ball glove and batting gloves, so i'm super excited to try them out! It's the little things LOL.
Breakfast - cereal, almond milk, flaxseed (no really, I actually did eat this morning LOL)
Lunch - tossed salad, 3 oz steak, peppercorn ranch dressing (this stuff is amazing)
Snack - yogurt, granola, strawberries, walnuts
Dinner - grilled chicken with tossed salad and raw veggies
legcramps - Monday May 07, 2012
What a busy Monday it's been so far!
Yesterday morning I woke up with a headache that lasted the whole day, and by 10pm it was so bad I was bowing to the porcelain throne. I hear that happens with migraines, so that's what it must have been because I felt a lot better afterwards and feel okay so far today.
So I made an executive decision after trying Saturday's Insanity workout and only making it through about 20 minutes of it. I took the rest of Saturday AND Sunday off to rest and recover.
I blasted through Insanity Max Interval circuit this morning and felt awesome! Of course there are still some exercises that I can't do yet, but I am happy with what I was able to do.
Breakfast - oops!
Lunch - cheeseburger (it went to a good cause; the dog park in town).
It was recovery day today. Spoiler alert - i'll be whining again, so if you're not interested in listening to me whine, skip over to the next paragraph. The true kicker to month 2 so far is Max Recovery class. I popped 'er in and pressed play and thought to myself 'thank God, an easier day'. HA....ha. ha. Correct only in that I did not reach the calorie burn I wanted to reach. Incorrect in that my legs and arms are so shot that I can barely do the moves with any amount of confidence right now. Ok. Vent over.
There's no need to comfort me, I realize that i'm just being a whiney little brat. I'll get over it, very soon I think. In fact, I believe as soon as I get into week 2 and start these workouts over again, I will once again begin to crush them with my pinky finger. Yes, that's right. The pinky one.
Aside from a lackluster performance this morning, i'm feeling a lot better than I was at the beginning of the week. I'm killing my protein levels and even since the last two days i've felt an amazing difference in my energy levels. Of course, last night I had friends over to do some leg waxing (FUN) until 11:30, so i'm kinda dragging ass today but I still feel pretty good!
Lunch - whole wheat pita pocket with garlic sausage and TONS of raw veggies and leafy greens.
Snack - yogurt, granola, fruit.
Dinner - steak burger with mozza cheese on 1/2 whole wheat bun with TONS of raw veggies.
Snack - pb and bagel (I didn't need this extra snack last night; i'm doing pretty good with staying away from the daily bagel fix, but it's nice to have with pb if I need a little extra protein).
Hopefully the weekend will bring warmer weather!
legcramps - Thursday May 03, 2012
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!
legcramps - Wednesday May 02, 2012
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!
legcramps - Tuesday May 01, 2012
It's almost funny the amount of things I did not accomplish yesterday...
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!
legcramps - 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!
legcramps - 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!!!
legcramps - 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.