Thursday, March 28, 2013

Insanity - Week 6

 Sunday Weigh-in: 111.8 lbs

Sorry this is so belated guys.  I meant to update sooner, but things have been cray cray. Anyways, I have a confession to make.  I was home all last week for Spring break and as a result, I didn't really eat as clean as I should have.  I'm assuming that's why my weight stayed the same.    It's all good though.  A few unhealthy meals won't kill me.  I've been extra good these last couple of days, so we'll see what happens.

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On another note, I completed week 6 of Insanity on Saturday.  The first few days were really tough, but I'm getting used to it now.  Ha. Yeah right, I wish.  It's still freakin' hard.  It's max interval training so you're supposed to push yourself as hard as possible.

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It never gets easier.  You just get stronger.  Let's make sure to power through the rest of the week! *pumps fist* 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Insanity Updates + Fit Test #3

Sunday Weigh-in:  111.8 lbs
I started month 2 of Insanity on Monday.  I'm in so much pain right now.  Everything hurts like a [insert expletive].  My friends really weren't exaggerating.  Month 2 sucks!  Each session that I've done so far is about an hour long, and the exercises are REALLY freakin' challenging.  I guess that's why recovery week was so chill.  I was cruising along just fine; in fact, I even did extra cardio on the side!  Well, I definitely won't need to hit the gym for additional workouts anytime soon. 
I wanted to update you guys on my 3rd fit test.  Here are my newest numbers, complete with extra repetitions in parentheses:

1.  Switch Kicks:  111 (7)
2.  Power Jacks:  58 (5)
3.  Power Knees:  115 (5)
4.  Power Jumps:  49 (7)
5.  Globe Jumps:  13 (1)
6.  Suicide Jumps:  26 (3)
7.  Push-up Jacks:  32 (4)
8.  Low Plank Obliques:  72 (12)

I've been beating my numbers and cranking out more reps each time, so yeah, I feel like a boss!  I'm looking forward to completing Insanity.  The next couple of weeks are going to be tough, but I'm gonna destroy this program.  

What program should I tackle next?  How are your workouts going? I'd love to hear about your progress!

Monday, March 11, 2013

March Playlist + Updates

Sunday Weigh-in:  113.4 lbs.
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YES.  I officially finished month 1 of Insanity. I'm excited but nervous to start month 2.  I hear it gets significantly harder.  Actually, scratch that, I hear it gets freakin' ridiculous. Whatevs. I'm not worried.  I'm ready to rise up to the challenge.  

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Remember guys, it's mind over matter!  Your body is capable of so much more than you think - don't be afraid to really push your limits! For those of you who need some extra motivation, here's a baller playlist to help you power through...

1.   Move Ya Body - Nina Sky ft. Jabba (3:52)
2.   Beam Me Up (Kill Mode) (Radio Edit) - CAZZETTE (3:24)
3.   The New Workout Plan - Kanye West (5:23)
4.   Like Me - Girlicious (2:54)
5.   Dance Floor - The Pack (3:38)
6.   Push It - Jessie and The Toy Boys ft. Yelawolf (3:27)
7.   Shake - Ying Yang Twins ft. Pitbull (4:02)
8.   Party Up - DMX (4:34)
9.   All Star - TYDOLLA$IGN ft. Swedish House Mafia & Joe Moses (3:47)
10. I Don't Like You - Eva Simons (4:12)
11. Turnt 4 Da Weekend Remix - Dj Lil A (4:09)
12. I Don't Care - New Boyz ft. Big Sean (3:55)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

5 Healthy Dessert Options

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1.  Pop Chips - I discovered this treat when I did "Ripped in 30".  Jillian Michaels highly recommended these chips as a healthy snack in her meal plan.  I was skeptical at first, but I was immediately won over by the taste.  Now, I always make sure to buy at least 2 bags from Costco.  There are only 120 calories and 4 grams of fat in 23 chips (!!!!!!).  

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2.  Banana "Ice Cream" - I love how easy this is.  You just slice up a few bananas, blend them until you get a nice consistency, and stick the mixture in the freezer overnight.  It's definitely not the real deal, but it successfully curbs my cravings.  Try adding a bit of peanut butter for extra flavor!

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3.  Dried Mangoes - I LOVE snacking on dried fruit.  When I go to Costco, I always grab a big bag of dried mangoes.  I especially love freezing them.  I think they taste better when they're cold and chewy!

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4.  "Baked" Apple - So, this is pretty much self-explanatory, haha.  So delicious yet so easy.  That's what I'm talking about! =)

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5.  Frozen Yogurt Dots -  When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Dippin' Dots, so I was thrilled when I came across this recipe on Pinterest.  Make sure to try this out with your favorite yogurt!  The dots take less than an hour to freeze, and they taste like candy.  YUM!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Insanity - Week 3

Sunday Weigh-in: 113.8 lbs

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Lately, I've been feeling a bit down about my progress.  Why does it take a week to gain 5 lbs and a month to shed the excess weight?  My metabolism is not as fast as it used to be so it's taking that much more effort and time to get my summer beach-body back.

On another note, I've been having a tough time balancing all my activities.  There's so much I want to do, but there just aren't enough hours in a day to fit everything in.   

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Finding time to exercise has been a challenge for me as of late.  I like working out in the early morn, but I can't afford to do that anymore.  There's so much running and jumping in Insanity that I'd get evicted if I did that 6:30AM.  Hence, I've been squeezing in workouts between classes.  I end up looking disheveled because my hair gets all crazy and whatnot, but hey, who really cares?  My body will be smokin' :P

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I may not have the figure of my dreams yet, but I'm still really proud of myself for persevering.  Sure, I can (and I did) sit here and whine, but I know complaining won't burn any extra calories.

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Keep at it, guys.  Each workout brings you one step closer to your goal. Let's get jacked together!

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