First of all, I love that the Starbucks on Stadium Way is Coug’d out. This brings a smile to my life. Contemplating breaking in and stealing this for Britton’s future man room in our some-day house. And really, I can’t believe that I’m graduating in THREE WEEKS.
I headed out of the wheatfields on Friday afternoon for one of my childhood friends’ wedding. I can quite honestly say that it was one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to in my life. The bride walked the aisle and lit up the room. There were smiles everywhere, you guys. But, needless to say, this threw off my fitness regime (again). Being home means scheduling catch up’s with ten different people and wedding planning and long talks with my cat. Workouts cannot take priority during these times, but healthy eating can! I skipped out on the Easter basket treats mama put together for me and opted for lean meats and soups and lots of strawberries. Also, I’ve learned that on days that I can’t make a full workout fit into my schedule that I can use an extended version of the Insanity warm-up. Just a quick way to get my heart pumping for 15-20 minutes.
- Jog: 1 minute
- Jumping Jacks: 1 minute
- Butt Kicks: 1 minute
- High Knees: 1 minute
- Log Jumps: 1 minute
- 123 Heisman’s: 1 minute
- Mummy Kicks: 1 minute
Repeat 2-3 times
I know that this is 1) blurry and 2) low contrast, but I felt like I haven’t really posted any “progress pictures” because all of them turn out looking so nappy. I woke up this morning and I was like, hey! What’s up stomach? This has never been a big problem area for me, but when I gain that Pullman winter weight there is usually more to pinch that I’m comfortable with. Since I started these workouts/eating better I am 10% less bloated then usual and have definitely lost a little bulge from the front belt line.
Ankles are still busted — so today I did my roommates 50 minute Shakeology workout. Really good strength training, moderate cardio, amazing ab work — really hoping to feel knotted in the stomach tomorrow morning. I feel really guilty having to to take time off Insanity, but I wouldn’t want to freak my ankles out for the remainder of the two months I have left. I honestly just feel amazing to be getting in the habit of working out EVERY SINGLE DAY. I can’t say that I’ve ever felt a daily need to exercise until now. I’ve upped my water intake too! The squeezy Smartwater bottle has been amazing. I told you, I really like sucky tops.
Had to take another day off of Insanity to do the 30 Day Shred — my ankles are still rather displeased with me. It’s still a great workout! My arms feel like jello. And more over, I’ve realized how much stronger I’ve become after two weeks of jumping around like a maniac! The first time I
went through started the 30 Day Shred my roomate and I were panting and shaky and walked down the stairs of our complex like we were injured monkeys. I am still not at boss level with the side lunges, but I don’t take any more breaks with the shred, and I feel more powerful than I have in years.
Basically, I’m crazy excited for this new journey my body is on. Eating better, getting moving at least once a day, drinking more water — I am more dedicated, sharper. God, thanks for giving me a healthy body in the first place. I intend to take better care of it.
So, I was almost through my entire second week of Insanity — but tonight my ankles started to feel like they were giving in. I still can’t find the perfect shoe for this program, and I am really not liking doing jumps on this carpet. I guess I will have to power through, but I’m not loving it even though the workout is AMAZING. I tried my Nike Free’s and wound up with some pretty awful pain running through the balls of my feet, and my running shoes absolutely screwed up my ankles. I need to do a little more research to confirm that it’s the shoes and not the carpet dealio. I got through the warm up of today’s plyometric cardio circuit and had to stop so I wouldn’t do any damage that would set me back further than one day. I think that I am going to do the 30 Day Shred workout tonight since its a little less stressful on the body.
Also, I need to figure out a workable diet plan. Being so limited on time with all of the school and work and wedding planning has not done wonders for my eating habits. I don’t eat terribly, I seriously don’t, but I don’t do a whole lot of extra moving around minus walks around campus and my Insanity workouts. Diet is what? 70% of the battle? And I really want to see some muscle building in these next few weeks. All I need is a system to keep me accountable, or a freakin’ partner to do this with. Going it alone is not always easy, despite online support. Blog friends only get you so far.
Anyways — hopefully I can figure out a way to do this program without destroying my lower body. Cross your fingers friends! I really want to get through all 60 days!
This is how red I get during workouts. I know, great face. And awkward fist. But in all of the other pictures I took to show you how red I am, I look like an old lady. The exhausted face does not suit me well, you guys.
During my weekend at home I did not make time to stay on program. I was too busy celebrating my brothers marriage and drinking free chardonnay and eating really delish foccasia. But guys, get this. I only used one butter ball. You should be thumbs up to the screen right now because I really could have used more. INSANITY! Yeah!
So, needless to say — I dropped the ball a little bit, but it was worth it to maximize time with my families. Britton and I needed some quality time with those crazy kids. I also got to include them in my new Planet of the Apes phase. I’m really into chimpanzee’s right now. But we don’t need to expand on that right now, I’m supposed to be telling you what’s going on with my health and my workouts and all that good stuff. So, because I missed a few days I decided to start over with the first plyometric cardio circuit. I didn’t feel right going straight from lazyness to the “cardio recovery”.
I’m really hoping that this program goes well. I’ve realized I really need to start following the diet because a) I don’t have any energy without meat, which I am far too lazy to cook most of the time without a game plan and b) I have to lose this weight. I tried on a pair of shorts from last summer and went back to that dark place where everything is wrong and I will never be able to gain control. I’m ok though. I know that at the end of the day, God designs are perfect. When I lose trust in His plans, I harden my heart to beauty. This program, whether it “works” or not, whether I am capable of finishing or not, is going to teach me to be disciplined. Lezzzz do this.