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Insanity - Day 50

Monday, September 17, 2012

Whew! Only two more weeks left!! Max Interval Circuit was up today. I was able to keep going, which I'm really proud of. I kept kicking those floor kicks like I was a Russian dancer. I didn't stop. I can't believe I didn't stop!! Anyway, I felt good today and the workout went by quite quickly. Yay! I'm still losing weight with the workouts, and I'm getting stronger. Who says Insanity isn't what I needed to get in shape????

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AGRLNKY 9/18/2012 5:20PM

    That's awesome!!!! I have heard about that work out, Insanity sounds like an understatement! You ROCK!!!


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KKC-318 9/18/2012 11:03AM

    Inspiration at its finest! Great job!

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K-GETTING-FIT 9/18/2012 8:58AM

    Yay YOU! Only two days left??? Time is flying. Way to go sticking it out. You ROCK and inspire me!

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BRADMILL2922 9/17/2012 10:41PM

    All the floor kicks? Impressive! Just two weeks left and you are doing great! The last couple weeks will fly by!


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ALDANIA1 9/17/2012 9:58PM

    OH MY GOSH!!! I bought Insanity!!! I was planning on starting it today, but only got as far as the beginning of the fit test (my 4 year old wouldn't let me focus), so I'm waiting for him to fall asleep so I can do it later tonight!

Congratulations on your progress so far!! emoticon

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RUNNERMOMTO3 9/17/2012 9:39PM

    Awesome!! We are at the same point! I did my fit test today as well as the max interval circuit, I was one tired out girl afterwards! Glad you got through those floor kicks. I make it through them the first time around, but the other 2 sets I struggle and end up just kicking my legs up one at a time.

Here's to you and the remaining now 9 days left!! Woo-HOOOOO emoticon


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SUSHENO 9/17/2012 9:10PM

    Kudos! Good for you! Keep it up! emoticon

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Insanity - Day 49

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day of Rest. Yes. I spent the very hot day trying to relax for the most part. I'm glad there wasn't a lot of jumping around that I needed to do (as I do Insanity outside, and it just wouldn't have been that comfortable today). Instead I took a 2 mile walk for my 5k prep and did some strength training work as I have promised myself I would. I'm glad to be incorporating a little bit of strength training. I want to really build some more muscles.

I hope you all had a nice day too!

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TATTER3 9/17/2012 6:38AM

    Keep Sparkin'!!

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BRADMILL2922 9/17/2012 12:45AM

    I couldn't imagine doing Insanity in the Ohio Valley during the summer! It is so hot and humid here, that would be difficult! Glad you enjoyed your rest day!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 9/16/2012 9:01PM

    Thank you I did! Hope you have a great week! What are you doing to train for your 5K. Are you walking or running? I am thinking about doing the 5K but am not sure yet.

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What I'm Doing Through to December...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Here is my plan for through to December. I'm hoping that by the end of this, I will be at or quite near my goal weight. Wish me luck!

Goal Statement:

I will lose 1 1/2 pounds a week by increasing my current cardio program by 10 minutes a day, by doing strength training 3 times per week for 30 minutes each time, and by tracking my food daily.

Goal Achievement Plan:

Fitness - I will continue Insanity 6 days a week, and when that's complete, I will do Insanity: Asylum. I will continue these programs (or something comparable) through December. In addition, I will walk three times per week following the 5K Your Way plan for building up to walk some 5K's. If I feel I am up for more cardio, I will add spin classes, Wii workouts, bike rides, and DVD workouts as I see fit. I will also complete 3 strength training workouts of 30 minutes each throughout the week. I will track all my exercise.

Nutrition - For me, this is the most important (as my body needs very specific foods to lose weight because of my thyroid). I will eat 5-6 meals every day. Each meal will vary in calorie size and each day will vary in calorie size. Each meal will be anywhere from 100 - 400 calories and each day I will eat 1250 - 1600 calories. I will have carbs, fats, and protein at each meal, somewhere on the division of 30-30-40. I will not skip any meals. I will not snack when I'm not supposed to be eating. I will eat every 3-4 hours. I will track all my food.

Plan B - If something happens and I mess up, I will get back to my plan as soon as I can. If I skip a meal, I will not eat more the next meal to make up, but just start where I left off. If I overeat, I will not skip eating the next meal, I will just start where I left off. If I miss my cardio exercise on any day, I will continue the next day to do what I have planned. If I miss my strength training or walking, I can figure out another day to make up what I missed. I will do my best to adhere to my plan 90% of the time.

Rewards - My main reward will be my weight loss and body well being. I will also finally be able to wear the clothes in my closet. So, for me, it will be like I got a whole new wardrobe! My other reward will be signing up for swimming at my local public pool and swimming in the ocean - two things I haven't done because I don't want to be in a swimsuit right now!

Weekly Goals - Each week I want to focus on something specific, even though I will be combining everything at all times. My goals will include:
1. strength training 3 times per week at 30 minute each time
2. stay within my calorie range and track all food every day
3. workout every morning
4. drink 8 glasses of (8oz) water each day and track
5. eat 3-5 freggies each day
6. add 10 minutes of cardio each day
7. limit snacking to snack time and eat every 3-4 hours
8. keep 5K training up 3 times per week
9. add heavier weights to strength training after 6 weeks
10. focus on SparkPeople and interaction with others
11. workout 3 times during the week after work (in addition to morning exercise)
12. make sure I eat carbs, fats, and protein at every meal (30-30-40)

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ARKPLE 9/18/2012 8:34AM

    Three cheers for you. Gr8 plan and gr8 commitment. I finally saw an Insansity commercial on TV, so now I know what you're talking about. It would truly be "insane" for me to attempt that. I applaud you for being able to do it. ~~ Barbara

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Great plan! Awesome to have those goals and strive for them and I love your Plan B too. =)

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LYNNA7499 9/17/2012 1:04PM

  Great plan! I'm going to be creating something similar after I finish Insanity next month. Good luck with your goals!

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BRADMILL2922 9/17/2012 12:50AM

    Really good plan! Love how you have it all layed out so yoiu can always go back and remind yourself if you feel like you are getting off plan. you can do it!

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LEMONLYMAN1 9/16/2012 11:03PM

    I really like your plan. It's well thought out and very realistic. I think your goal of swimming in the ocean is really cool. I also have never swam in the ocean though I have been in a few of the great lakes. Best of luck to you on your journey. You can do it!!!!!

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TRUNKJUNK 9/16/2012 3:30PM

    Ironically I also loved your plan B. If by chance you mess you will work on getting back on track quickly. That speaks volumes. I wish you great success.

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EVER-HOPEFUL 9/16/2012 3:28PM

    hi love i think it is a great plan except for one thing and that is waiting to sign up for swimming.i have always gone swimming no matter what my size even when i was i wear islamic clothes so am covered from head to foot but before i ws muslim i used to go in just a onepiece,no skirt on it either.for me the pleasure i got from swimming out weighed the embarrassment and the stares of other people.shame i am not as confident now with my face lol.go for it.we should live our life now as we would live it when we are thin,by doing that we will reach our dreams can do this .train dirty,eat clean and row hard.keep smiling love. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SURF@723 9/16/2012 9:53AM

    emoticon Great job on your plan and I LOVE your Plan B.....that you will return right away to your plan if you wander off you plan. PREFECT!!!! Great job on your weekly goals too!!!

You can sooo do this!!!!!

emoticon ROW HARD emoticon

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Insanity - Day 48

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Core Cardio & Balance and Fit Test...DONE! Today we went back to the recovery week's workout I guess to give us a break from the Max workouts. It's fun to see how far I've come with this workout. I am able to do everything including holding both knees up FOREVER and keeping my arms up FOREVER! What's funny is those don't really seem all that long now. It's kinda like, "Oh, we have to stop?" Ha, ha! Anyway, because this was such an easy breezy workout, I went ahead and did the Fit test too. I really don't have time on Monday to do that and the Max workout, so it was good to get it done. I didn't do that well on the Fit Test, though (at least not as many reps as I've done recently), but still did much better than the first round. I think I didn't really push myself that hard for some reason this morning. I'm tired, too, so maybe that had something to do with it. But, at this point, the Fit Test doesn't seem to be that important to me either. That may be why I didn't do so well...

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81MSMITH1 9/17/2012 1:32PM

    It always amazes me how quickly the changes see to occur. What was difficult or impossible one week is possible and less difficult the next.

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KAMILLAVIRAG1 9/16/2012 11:10AM

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I came to see what it's really like and you just helped me - you actually can fit the fit test in so I don't need another day for it.
Keep up the good work, I admire your endurance!

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Insanity - Day 47

Friday, September 14, 2012

Max Cardio Conditioning & Abs - Done first thing this morning - Yay! I like getting that exercise done before I go to work. Of course, it didn't help that I was up at 2 A.M. because someone decided it would be funny to pull the fire alarm. Ugh! But, I brought what I had to the table this morning, and it all worked out. My abs feel strong and my cardio is strong. I am very pleased with this program. Insanity has really done wonders for my body!!

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BRADMILL2922 9/15/2012 9:14PM

    Sounds like it has really been working if you did it early despite not getting to sleep until late! Good for you!


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K-GETTING-FIT 9/15/2012 9:43AM

    struggled a bit this week with the morning workouts, but love it when I do get them in. Nice having it out of the way and for revving you for the day! WTG sticking it out. You rock!!!
Have a great weekend:)

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ZRIE014 9/14/2012 10:42PM

  i have always found that it is easier to work out before work over in the evening after work. it help me wake up. emoticon

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