Tuesday, November 19, 2013
First I have to start saying that I totally love this program... just 25 short minutes and you work your whole body.
I forgot to blog my first round but the results I got and my husband got were amazing, he lost 35lbs from Alpha to end of Gamma and I lost 16 lbs
so now we are ready for round 2 and finally arrive to our goal of losing 50 lbs for him and 50 lbs for me ( I know, I know he is closer but this time I'll be more committed to my meal plans and reduce my cheating so fingers crossed )
Yesterday we started with Alpha Cardio...do you think that after finishing the program and starting all over it would be easier? think again.... I was sweating like crazy and had to stop and modify towards the end a couple of times....ohhh those squats not easy...but I did it I finished and pushed harder than the first time I did it... let's see how Speed treats me tonight
Speed 1.0 not exactly a calorie burning machine with this one, but it was ok, a lot of stretch in between cardio and stability work, definitely I will have to push harder the next time
The most terrifying one...Total body circuit was in store for me today....still I can't manage to nailed it but I know by the end of this cycle I will be able to do it without breaks..
Ab intervals done...still trying to master the V-ups that exercise makes my lower back scream...got to be careful with it
Week 1 was finished with not change, which in some way is good news, eating on my side wasn't the best so I didn't lose any weight, with that being said here we go week 2 (I consider this one a dangerous one because of Thanksgiving day but we already plan for it and we think we have everything under control.... fingers crossed tough )
11/25/13 - Alpha Cardio
I NAILED IT!!! i did it with no modifier and no breaks, I am extremely happy even tough my polar failed on me and stop working but I think I burned more calories than usual
11/26/13 - Alpha Total Body Circuit
This one still a monster, had to take some breaks and towards the end I was feeling like really out of breath...had to push myself to finish it off, still optimistic that I'll nail it one day...not to far in the future
11/27/13 Speed 1.0
Another workout nailed!!! I was able to keep up with the T-25 Crew...no breaks (except for 2 seconds while taking sips of water), I'm feeling stronger each time .. preparing myself for thanksgiving tomorrow, thinking maybe I will do a couple of extra workouts to burned calories before the gathering and feast
Week 2 Finished good, I mean I didn't lose any weight but I didn't gain any weight during this big Holiday ... Thanksgiving is usually my downfall because of the food and because I realized the Holidays are here and I get really nostalgic and I start to miss my Family in Colombia
Is really hard to be by yourself in the sense of I don't have my mom and dad here nor any of my siblings and nephews and nieces and my childhood friends also are there, so despite that I have my husband and kids with me I feel kind of like if a piece of the puzzle is missing.... that's when I usually turn to food to comfort my self...so I'm trying really hard to control that...
12/2/13 : Total Body Circuit
Still a hard one but I kind of getting the rhythm of it, it wasn't bad at all today, plus I did the holiday challenge from Shaun T and a couple of other challenges from another place...feeling much better than I did during the Holiday break
12/3/13 : Speed 1.0
I NAILED SPEED 1.0!!!!!!!!! and I feel amazing about it!!!
On a side note one of the bosses at my work today came to my desk and said "OK Paula, I'm reporting for duty" and I was like huhhh??? and he said that someone told him that if he wanted to lose weight I was the person to go...I felt pretty good about it...kind of like a little bit of pride about myself and I said OK...this is what you have to do and gave him a few points and a little challenge to start him up with fitness
12/4/13 : Lower Focus
Lower Focus done last night, it was a really killer workout my legs are going to look great after all this squats LOL... also I finished the Holidayedge challenge that Shaun T organized and the plank challenge and cardio challenge from facebook
12/5/13: Alpha Cardio
Did alpha cardio last night, for some reason it was really hard to focus this time... hopefully I can focus and give my 100% to TBC and Ab intervals tonight
I guess I feel so out of focus because I'm still homesick...the holidays can make a number in my mind.
12/6/13: Total Body Circuit + Ab Intervals
this combination....total killer, I was sweaty and out of breath by the end of Total body cardio...then to face the fury of the V sit ups and more squats and that pyramid at the end Ohhh Lord, but it was totally worth it, I felt like I was coming back to my regular self and I regain the control and focus of my workouts
In general this past week with his ups and downs was pretty good, food wise I wasn't cheating as much as I use to so the scale rewarded me with a nice 3 lbs of weight loss
Now onto starting Week 4 with full strength
Totally nailed it!!! and it felt so great
Last week wasn't a very good week for me, I caught a bad cold so doing the workouts wasn't an option...still I managed to lose 1 lb
12/16/13: Total Body Circuit
I still have a cold plus my throat is so sore but managed to do this one, I did the best I could and I even think that when I finished I felt a bit better... I also started to do the 5 day meal plan and see how much can I lose this week, I want to be able to reach my goal for this month of 10 lbs
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
What can I say, week 3 was a real struggle with myself...was just not motivated to do any of the workouts, but at the end I found my inner self or more like it the desire of not quit the program so I did it, half assed most of them but accomplished to finish my week
I'm noticing more muscle in my body and that my body is more defined, weight loss zero but still happy with the changes and mostly because I see that I can endure the exercises a bit longer with less breaks so that's an accomplish.
My goal of getting ready for this race is getting accomplished and I'll be strong enough to face the obstacles in Race Day.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Week 2 started and I really felt like I kind of got the hang of this but I guess it gets harder every time which is a good thing though, that means I'm pushing my self harder every workout.
new workouts this week Game day and Relief. Game day is a beast he took all the known and unknown sports and made a workout out of them no rest in between, great workout even though I thought I was going to die, well I feel that way with this whole program LOL, but this one is hard, it just showed me that still I'm not a physical athlete but hell I felt like one.
Relief is just amazing...my muscles were really enjoying all those stretches and breathing and just not jumping I love it.
This week didn't went for a run (shame on me), was to tired and just didn't do it...
Weight wise I didn't lose any pounds but didn't gain either, I'll control my food better this week so at least I can lose 1 lb.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Today I finished my first week of Asylum....got to be honest and say that I sure dread the workouts but I'm commited and I will finish the program, little progress here and there, like and extra push up or an extra set, that's what keep me going, and the fact that I lost 1.4 lbs as of yesterday (Saturdays are my weight in days), also I went for a run Saturday morning, 2.8 miles in 31 minutes and I think is not bad for a person who never runs and today I went for a nice 30 minutes walk while the clothes were washing in the laundromat....LOL (got to multitask right? ).
The hardest workout I'm still undecided between speed and agility or vertical plyo they are so hard and he is just not easy to keep up with but I think I"ll manage, as long as I can I won't quit, just take a breathe and keep going.
Let's see what week 2 awaits for me...for sure I will try to improve my running times. and I will keep telling to my self : " it's only 30 days and you'll conquer the race"
Sunday, March 03, 2013
With a little more than a month for my first race ever, I decided that I will get my self ready with Insanity the Asylum vol 1, why? because I think this is the best program or at least the one that will give me what I need to face this crazy thing I got my self into...hubby is asking me why do I want to do that to myself...you workout everyday at home what's the need for a spartan. Well, is more like a pride thing...I've been working out all this years since I had my daughter (5 years ago) and I have lost a lot of weigth, now I feel like I need something else, I need to challenge myself and see if I have what it takes to make it in a competition, I don't expect to win or finish with the first people, I just want to do it and finish it, and feel like hell yeah I got what it takes, I don't know if I make sense but I just want to do it...
So today I started my oficial training, I went for a run this morning while the clothes were washing in the laundry (better go and have a 1/2 hour run than just sitting there playing on my phone and watching infomercials while I wait for the clothes to finish washing), not bad I did 1.2 miles through hills in the park and a few stairs; then this afternoon I did the assessment test...totally kick my behind and I see that I still have a lot of room for improvement there so very excited about it.
in & out ab progression: 18
Mountain climbers switch kicks: 52
Agility shoulder taps: 5
X jumps: 30
Moving push-ups: 2
Agility lateral shuffle: 12
Agility bear crawl:5
so as you can see, room for improvement is there....now I'll go do my 23 burpees for today and i'll hang on my pull-up bar for 30 sec at least to start building upper body strength
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