Friday, March 19, 2010

Times are Changing....

I haven't given up on my journey....far from it. Life has been complicated....going through a divorce, selling the home, figuring out what my future holds. I didn't even have a DVD player until yesterday, and I no longer have the P90X or Insanity programs. I will have to purchase them again in the future. What I do have are my treadmill, weights, and a slew of other workout DVD's, including a lot of the Biggest Loser ones, that I never even got around to trying because I started P90X. I have been spending some time on my treadmill, and will just wing it from here on out until my journey with Beachbody can continue.....In the meantime....I appreciate all your prayers for my family as we adjust to what the future holds.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Cardio Abs

Thinking I had to work both jobs today, I decide to do a shorter workout and stick with Cardio Abs, about 25 minutes. 25 minutes of HELL! LOL

Then I get called out of work. Should have done a longer workout!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pure Cardio

I was hoping to do Cardio Abs today and round it out with a run. However, this intense rain put a damper (literally!) on that plan. So because I feel like I really need to work out lots of frustration, I opt to do Pure Cardio.
As usual, I'm on the floor panting after the final exercise, a full minute of Push Up Jacks. But so are all the other people in the video, so don't feel too bad.
And thankfully, my mind is clear and I can move on with this day :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Cardio Power and Resistance

Cardio Power and Resistance today, I would have to say of all the Insanity workouts, this is my favorite, with the exception of rest day...hehe

The only change I have to make is in the floor sprints. Something about working out on hardwood floors makes my shoes slip, and I just feel like this move is not effective at all. So instead, jump up and just do regular sprints instead, and sprint my little heart out!

One of the reasons I love this workout is because in the second round of the last series, Shaun T does his trademark "C'mon Y'all....lets GOOOOO!!" and something about it just powers me through the rest. This confirms what I have always thought, I work out the best if someone is screaming at me! I wish I could hire a personal trainer, Jillian style, to kick my butt every day!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pure Cardio

I decided to do Pure Cardio today, wondering how well it would go with the time off.

I was pleasantly surprised. Though the last time I did it, I hardly had to take any breaks, and this time, well I had to take a few more. But overall, a great sweat pouring workout!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Back on Track

So with three weeks and no blogging, time to get back in the bloglight. I was sick for a good 10 days with NO workout, and since then just sporadic stuff, no good!

I've decided to forgo following an actual "program" I have enough workouts now that I feel I can tailor my own program. Also, I am hoping to start RevAbs soon, at which point I may jump back on the calendar style program....but I don't have it yet, so that will have to wait. I also hope to add some running again.

I'm going to stick mostly with high intensity cardio stuff, but throw in some muscle workouts here and there, since my goal is still to lose these last few stubborn pounds. I had a nice long chat with a personal trainer friend of mine the other day, and on her advice I will also tweak my eating program a bit so that I eat the most of my carbs during the day when I need the energy and will burn them off, and try and stick with mostly protein at night. Should be fairly easy for me because I'm a protein girl anyway, but I do love that snack at night, and yes its usually a Mousse Temptation cup or a 100 calorie pack, all carbs. And alcohol only one day per week.

So for today I chose to do Insanity's Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It kicks my ass as usual, and I flipping HATE the basketball drills! Actually in the second set I forgo the side to side ski abs and just sprint in place as fast as I can. This is because of my wrists. Seems to work fine and keep my heart rate soaring.

Happy Sweating All!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sick sick sick

I have been sick as a dog for days now. Barely getting through work, let alone working out. I should count my blessings, because I haven't been sick in a while.

So yeah, I have not felt up to working out at all! I am taking one more rest day today, the cough is finally productive and I feel like by tomorrow I will have the energy to tackle an Insanity workout.

Yet another wrench in my plan! GRRRR!!!