Thursday, August 29, 2013
Sorry it's been a while since I blogged on here. Just that silly thing called life keeps happening. Although events in life keep happening I still have been keeping up with insanity. Today will be day 29 which is the first day of my recovery week. I am really not in the mood to do it... I havent had a good last few days - just emotional... and not even sure why... just have that feeling of wanting to crawl in my bed and lay there until tomorrow and cry some... all well - gotta push though. :)
The workouts have still been kicking my butt... I am very discouraged with how little improvement I have had. I have lost just over two pounds and not really any inches... I feel like I have been doing Insanity for long enough to at least have some improvement... I'm not stopping though... I have also added doing a hiphop ab video along with insanity to target my midsection... we will see if it helps any. Blah I am just in a terrible mood right now! I should not be blogging lol! I'm sure you all don't want to listen to me whine!
I will try to post again soon.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Yesterday (8/18), was day 18 of Insanity. I completed it even though my knees are killing me. Not in a "been worked out really sore" kind of way, more like "been beat with a baseball bat" kind of way. I'm not sure what is causing it but both of them hurt. Both the fronts of my knees and the backs. Took some ibuprofen and used some muscle rub before completing yesterdays workout.
On day 15 I hadn't worked out and it was dinner time and a friend of mine was taking me out for dinner and when we got back my stomach was really upset. But, I was going out of town the next morning. Anyway, instead of working out I decided to go to sleep and wake up early (5:30AM early...) and do both thursday's workout and friday's workout. I did it and I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking with it and keeping true to myself.
I know that Insanity is 63 days, which doing it seems like a lot because it's so hard, but when I think about it I feel like a bad ass for have completing 18 days now. Every time I don't want to work out I get dressed and do it anyway because I tell myself, "yes, you don't feel like doing it now, but you will hate yourself later if you don't do it." So I have done it everyday - minus day 15 which I made up for on day 16. Feeling pretty good about it.
As for results. I don't have my first fit test which makes me pretty sad because I don't have anything to compare my second one to (one I completed on day 15), but I feel stronger and I'm sure that I did better and my strength and endurance increased. Pretty happy about that. :) I also did all my measurements. It is kind of upsetting that weight wise I have only lost 2.2lbs (when with how hard and intense the workouts are it feels like I should have lost 22lbs! lol) and I lost about 1.5 inches but only in one spot. My under-bust... which I thought was an odd spot to lose my first inches lol. But it's whatever I guess. I just hope I start seeing some real results soon...
Now also random little thing to add onto here is that I passed my NCLEX! I get to start as a new graduate nurse in the ICU next week! Bring on the busy training!!!
Hopefully update again soon. :)
Monday, August 12, 2013
Well today was the day that I took my NCLEX... I'm really nervous about my results which I won't get until Wednesday, but I am trying to keep a positive attitude. I really hope I pass because I already have a job as a nurse in the ICU at the hospital I work at now as Nurse Assistant. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
Now as for my working out, it has been going good! Today I completed day 12 of Insanity and as always it kicked my butt! I got up early to get my workout done and a shower in and breakfast before taking my big test, so hopefully working out helped me release some last minute stress. I have noticed that my body adjusts well to workouts and I don't hurt much anymore after a workout. It also helps that since I am sticking to it so well I'm not building up lactic acid so much either now. Always a plus, but at the same time that "Soreness" always made me feel like I kicked ass at my workout. Kinda miss the pain lol.
12 days completed and I am seeing some physical results. Not a ton but I do notice that my stomach is more tone, I don't think I have necessarily lost inches, but it is becoming more tone and less "Flabby" looking. I figure when I do my Fit Test on day 15 I will also weigh myself and take my measurements and see if I have had any physical progress yet. Even if I don't have much progress I do feel better. I know for a fact that my stamina and endurance are building up great. I randomly flexed in the mirror today (funny I know) and I saw that I am quite possibly starting to develop a bicep bump. I am proud of how hard I have been pushing myself to do regular push-ups. They are so freaking hard.
Anyway, workout is going good. I need to work on my nutrition some more. I know I'm not eating as good as I should but it is so hard to eat good and be super social. I am always with someone else... well usually at least... and it's so hard to eat good when they aren't doing so. With only being 22 years old a ton of my friends still love to go out and eat. Don't get me wrong I enjoy it as well but not only is it not good for me to do that (trying to lose weight and tone up and all) but I am also super broke! HAHA! Anyway, I think something i'm going to try to implement is planning my meals for a few days at a time. I think doing that may help me stick to it, maybe even cook them in advance so I really dont have an excuse. We will see what happens, going to go grocery shopping here in a few days.
I will update with my results (on day 15 I take new measurements) and let you all know how I'm doing. :)
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