Insanity Day 10 & 11

Day 10 & 11 – completed!  And what a workout it was…I literally workout myself right out of my sneakers!  I busted the inside & outside of each sneaker along the seams, on BOTH shoes!  I think Shaun T. would be proud 🙂

Although I am a bit sad that I can’t workout again until next weekend (1 – because I’m on a roll, and 2-because it’s so hard to get back into it when you take more than a few days off between workouts), I guess it is a good thing so I can go find myself a new pair of shoes! As my coach said, I guess I have made it to the “workout addiction” stage.  Hooray!



Insanity Day 9

Although still sick, probably too sick to workout, I did anyways.  I keep looking at the square on my workout calendar that read “Pure Cardio” and dreading it so I thought I’d suck it up and get it over with.  So glad I did.  At least I have three more workouts in-between this Pure Cardio and the next one which is oh-so-wonderfully paired with a SECOND DVD called Cardio Abs.  So, if I don’t pass out, cry, puke, or die from the first ridiculous strenuous workout, then there’s a SECOND one to finish me off!  Ahhh…can’t wait! 😉

Insanity Day 6 & 7

Another workout done (Day 7 is for ‘rest’)!  What’s better than that, you ask?  That I completed week ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even though there are 8 weeks left to go (48 days of workouts with a total of 58 more workouts), it feels REALLY good to have one week under my belt.  I am still struggling through all the workouts, as I would think most newbies would be, but I’m completing them with everything I have and that is all I can do.

Looking forward to seeing if I can walk and move easily tomorrow.  (Well maybe not easily, but easier than in the past).  If I’m not as stiff as I have been, I’d say I might be getting a little better at this crazy workout thing.  😉  I’ll keep you updated!

Morning After….

Ok, so I was stoked that I did pretty damn well yesterday during my day 2 Insanity workout.  This morning, made me question that small victory.  Around 6am, my son started crying out to let us know he was hungry.  The normal routine would be to get up, warm a bottle of milk and that would keep him happy until breakfast gets served in daycare around 8:30am.  Here’s how today’s routine went:

Me:  OMG!  I can’t turn my head, I’m so sore…what time is it?

Hubby:  groggly…I’ts around 6am.

Me:  Can you please get Maxx a bottle of milk – I’m so incredible sore, I can’t move!

Hubby:  sure baby…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Me:  &*%)!  (to myself – OK Chris, you can do this, just sit up, s i t  u p!  that’s right, slow and steady.  OK good.  Now turn and swing legs to the side of the bed and place on the floor.  5 minutes later…good.  Ok…now get up.  Get up.  Get up or listen to your son cry for the next hour!  Ok – I’m up.)  Out loud:  Thanks hon…Guess I’ll go get it since you are back to being unconscious.  (To self – OK, now hold on to the stairway banister and take it slowly…ouch….ouch…ouch, etc).  Finally, I made it down to the kitchen.  Milk is good to go, nice and warm…….(long stare up the staircase).   Out loud:  I can do this…grunt…grunt….grunt…..grunt.   Oh my god – I made it.  Hallelujah!  Good morning sweetie – here’s your milk…see you soon.  xoxoxo

Hubby:  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

One hour later once alarm goes off – Hubby:  You know what, why don’t you take a few more minutes and just rest, I’ll take Maxx to daycare today.

Me:  OMG Really – that would be so awesome.  I’m just so sore.  Thank you so much.

Hubby:  zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Me:  &**(& )(*&)(*&!  (in my not-so-inside voice).  GUESS I’LL BE TAKING MAXX TO DAYCARE TODAY.  Thanks a lot!

Current Time:  1:28pm:  8 advil’s and 4 bottles of water later, I can move a little bit easier.  My shoulders/neck are still a little stiff and my quads and hams hurt when I’m in that in-between position beween standing and sitting.  Just wondering how the hell I’m going to make it through tonight’s workout when I can barely move myself.

I can only hope that it gets easier and once I get warmed up, I’ll be able to move a little more easily and complete SOME of the workout.  I’m not crazy to think I’ll be anywhere near as successful as I was last night…but I’ve got my fingers crossed!  Wish me luck!!!

Holiday treats and workouts

It’s impossible to say no to ALL holiday treats and you shouldn’t have to!  So, if you do decide to indulge … here are some workouts (based on an 180lb person) – to help burn off those calories.   Happy Holidays!  (and remember – breaking even can be a good thing) 😉

Chocolate fudge (3 ounces, a 2-inch cube) – 370 calories

Activity: Walk briskly for an hour.

Peanut brittle (1.5 ounces) – 207 calories

Activity: Run for 15 minutes at 6 miles/hour.

Iced sugar cookies (Three medium one-ounce cookies with icing) – 530 calories

Activity: Ice skate for 56 minutes.

Gingerbread men (Two medium) – 330 calories

Activity: Walk for an hour singing Christmas carols.  🙂

Eggnog (One cup) – 224 calories

Activity: Do household chores for 47 minutes.

Hot chocolate (One cup made with 2% milk) – 210 calories

Activity: Do yoga for 44 minutes.



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