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Insanity Round 1 Results

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

60 days of Insanity finally over emoticon It was a challenging program. To be expected. Can't expect to change if you don't challenge yourself. I was also looking forward to doing different workout. Since I did all versions of P90X last year.

Over all, my fitness level has increased. I noticed when I did my 10k last month that I wasn't as exhausted when I finished and I set a new PR.

There really isn't any dramatic differences in the pictures. I noticed that my back muscles are more defined. Also, my upper abs are also more defined. I was not happy with my nutrition. I wasn't consistant and I fell for the temptations. I do good during the week. When the weekend comes, its all over. It is just enough to ruin all the hard work I have done during the week. One of these days I will break that cycle.

Next Monday I will start Asylum Vol. 1. One thing I have noticed since I have been on my health journey, right at the end of the workout program (such as P90X or Insanity) is when I am at my peak. I have learned the moves. My nutrition for the most part is good. I am building muscle and burning body fat. Then its time to change programs. I did consider doing the 2nd part of Insanity over again for another 30 days. I decided, didn't really matter what program I was doing as long as I was still pushing play and giving it all I got.

I encourage everyone to do Insanity! It is not for beginners that are wanting to get off the couch. When you push play, you better be ready to "DIG DEEPER." It starts off quick. If you have any questions about it, just hollar at me.

Now with the results:




HERE I COME ASYLUM!!!!!!



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JAN155 4/12/2013 3:04PM

    Hey - those are great results!! I know what you mean about the difference between eating throughout the week and then on the weekend. I think you and I are kindred souls there! I am trying my best to work on that exact same problem myself. If you find the 'magic bullet' please let me know and I promise to do the same.

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STEVIEBEE569 4/10/2013 6:58PM

    Awesome! Way to go! Much Success to you when you do Insanity Asylum!

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MISSB8604 4/10/2013 4:32PM

    Nicely done!!!!!

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2NDCHANCES 4/10/2013 3:35PM

    Definitely more definition, baby! Slimmed down and more toned! Proud of you, as always!! :)

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I love you!
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xx me

p.s would you answer my voxer message now please. lol

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VENISEW1 4/10/2013 3:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on sticking with it!

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Fitness Tip#352 - April 9, 2013

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Thyroid TLC

Many people unknowingly have a metabolic disorder called hypothyroidism or an underactive thyroid gland. Since the thyroid gland is responsible for controlling much of your body’s metabolism, an in-ability to lose weight can indicate low levels of the thyroid hormone. Other symptoms of an underactive thyroid can include chronic fa-tigue and depression. Using a blood test, your doctor can check your thyroid and treat you with a synthetic thyroid supplement to return your metabolism to normal. Natural thyroid hormone therapy is also
available, and many of the metabolism-boosting foods and supplements in this book will be helpful. One example is LeanFactor, a synergistic blend of ingredients important for thyroid function and the addition of lean muscle tissue. It contains guggulsterones which improve the actions of the thyroid
and its hormones; forskolin, which increases the ability of cells to
respond to signals from thyroid and adrenal hormones; and potassium, which is strongly related to the transport of potassium ions across the cell membrane. A depressed sodium potassium pump will lead to a depressed basal metabolic rate. Consider LeanFactor your thyroid insurance policy!

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Fitness Tip#351 - April 8, 2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

FIND A TREE

Breathing pollution like car exhaust and industrial fumes can cause
production of free radicals inside your body. Free radicals cause dam-age to all the body’s tissues, including your cells where metabolism takes place. People who exercise in highly polluted outdoor environments seem to experience higher levels of heart problems and asthmatic symptoms then their non-exercising counterparts. Airborne contaminants in smog like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide can also reduce exercise capacity. So if you run, bike, swim or perform outdoor calisthenics or resistance training in areas known for high levels of pollution, move your exercise to a park or area with large concentrations of trees or foliage. You’ll find that the air will be noticeably purer. Furthermore, if you exercise in a rural environment with high levels of volcanic ash, road dust or agricultural related pollutants, make sure to avoid significant exposure especially during exercise. If you can’t avoid a constant bar-rage of airborne contaminants just stay indoors.


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MARINEMAMA 4/9/2013 6:44PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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Fitness Tip#350 - April 5, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Multi-Jointed


If you currently practice a resistance training program like weight lifting,
I’ve got a two-part challenge for you to try for the next month.

1. Perform only multi-joint exercises such as upper and lower body, core
and upper body or core and lower body, calf and ankle or chest, shoulder,
arm combinations.

2. Never sit or lie down during any portion of your routine. Very few
multi-joint exercises actually occur in the seated position since it’s tough
to employ multiple joints when your butt is planted in a chair.

A “seated dumbbell curl” is not a multi-joint exercise but a walking lunge
to medicine ball curl is an effective multi-joint exercise. Here are five more
highly effective multi-joint exercises to get you started:

1. squat to overhead press
2. horizontal lunge to overhead press
3. squat to standing cable row
4. deadlift to upright row
5. vertical jump to pull up

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND SPARKERS! Stay safe fellow runners & enjoy your competitions!

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PARKERB2 4/5/2013 7:07PM

    I will try these. Thanks for sharing.

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Fitness Tip#349 - April 4, 2013

Thursday, April 04, 2013

*****If anyone does this, I want a copy of the video******
*****If I do it, I will post the video****

Pump At The Pump

You’re on a long road trip and you stop for gas. How long does it take
to fill the tank? 20 seconds? 45 seconds? 2 minutes? Any one of these
time lengths is ample for giving your body its own quick pump of
oxygen and blood that will elevate your metabolism for a significant
amount of time after you leave the filling station. Once you’ve pulled
the trigger on the gas pump, do any of the following until the pump
stops: jumping jacks, arm swings, running in place, torso twists or
push-ups. You can even jog or speed-walk a lap around the service
station. Staying active during your road trip breaks up a stale drive
and gives you far more energy and less drag by the time you actually
reach your final destination.


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GRACEISENUF 4/4/2013 10:50PM

    I am waiting for your jumping jack video.


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GRACEISENUF 4/4/2013 10:49PM

    I will have to try the walking suggestion as I am a bit too self conscious to do the jumping jacks or push-ups lol!


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