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Day 29 of Insanity –Crazy Day

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hello Sparkers! Today is Day 29 of Insanity, and it’s a crazy day completely out of routine. Today was supposed to be my first day doing Core Cardio and Balance but chose not to do it in the morning, instead I came to work early. I had a vendor visit today for a conference meeting that lasted a few hours and I was the host so I had to make sure everything was set up, my power point was working, etc, etc. I knew that I would be anxious and unable to relax this morning so I figured that I would do the workout tonight after work.

I didn’t take into consideration that we have travelers in town, one a good friend, and that means going out at night. So right now I’m not sure if I’ll be getting in the workout or not. BUT – I am still able to keep an eye on my food intake! I didn’t eat breakfast (I planned on having a piece of fruit or something small, but it didn’t work out that way), lunch was ½ a wrap, salad, a bit of pasta salad from our conference caterer. Right now I’m eating a banana. I don’t know what will end up happening tonight, but I’m confident that I’ll do ok with my food intake!

Yesterday was a good day! My first good rest day! No weight gain, I kept my portions under control, and no damage was done. My weigh in this morning was officially 203.4 which is a loss from last week and an overall loss of about 4.4LBS for the first month of Insanity. I’m happy that the scale is going down, but I know I could have done better than this and am looking forward to doing better for the end of month 2. Now that I’m getting a better grip on my food intake it will be easier to understand what I can and can’t have, and after knowing that working hard for a month only resulted in a 4 ½ LB weight loss will be motivating for me. I know that any loss is great – but I’m not particularly proud of it because I KNOW it could have been better but isn’t because of some of the food choices I was making. I’m looking forward to being better armed with knowledge to implement in month 2, and that’s where I think I’ll get the additional results. Between the increased food knowledge, trying different things the first month to see what worked, and being in a better place physically to be able to push myself more during workouts – I’m hoping to improve the weight loss total from month 1 to month 2!

I looked more closely at Shakeology yesterday and realized that I’m ok without it. I printed out the nutrition facts and looked online for samples, and while I’m sure that it would be a great supplement, I didn’t think it was necessary yet. I compared the nutrition of shakeology to the nutrition I get from my vitamin and my vitamin was actually really close in all areas (some a little over, some a little under). I know shakeology also has some additional nutrition to add in, but for the price I don’t feel it is worth it right now. I found some places that would give me samples (in particular I was interested in Greenberrry) but the seller of individual packets had ridiculously high shipping charges or incredibly marked up prices. I was starting to run low on my protein shakes so I ordered some more protein powder from Arbonne (organic, vegan, and not bad tasting) and my Aunt bought me some holiday mixers that Arbonne sells: peppermint, eggnog, cinnamon orange, and one other kind, so I’ll have some new flavors to shake things up with.

Earlier this week I bought a pair of pants that my goal is to fit into by October 31st. They are tight at top right now and I can’t wear a comfortable shirt with it. My goal is to be able to wear those pants at the work event I’ll be attending on October 31st. I would feel such pride and have so much confidence at an intimidating work event after sliding those pants on and comfortably being able to fasten them and wear them with a shirt that doesn’t have an elastic waist to cover a muffin top.

Well get ready to sweat – hard work is going to get me into those pants! And I can’t wait!

Hope you’re all having a Sparktastic Day!!!

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    Wow! 4 1/2 pounds! Good for you. I didn't lose that much when I finished with Insanity so be proud of that. I got toned though.

    I am sure you will fit into those pants in no time! Can't wait for a photo of you fitting those pants!
    1585 days ago
    That's great weight loss ! By the end of month 2 you will fit into those pants ! I can't wait to read your month 2 blogs. Month 2 is where a lot of people see a big difference. You really feel like you are doing a serious workout. You will also need to make sure you eat plenty of calories, healthy things and more protein than you are eating this month. Your body will tell you. You are doing great ! emoticon
    1585 days ago
    Congrats on month 1! Just keep moving and sparkin' emoticon
    1585 days ago
  • BRADMILL2922
    Good job on the first month of Insanity! Good luck on month 2!
    1585 days ago
    1585 days ago
    4 1/2 pounds in a month is actually a good number. That's a pound a week. SP says that 1-2 pounds a week is good and anything more could be harder to maintain. Trying to change both food and exercise dramatically at the same time is often overwhelming and can lead to giving up. Be proud of what you've lost! That's really good! Plus pounds lost is only ONE measurement. Think about your exercising - the fact that you can do more moves easier and with less modifications means that your body is getting healthier and that's a wonderful measure.

    Keep changing your food habits slowly, and work on sticking to healthier foods on your rest days. When you can get through a rest day eating as healthy as your workout days then you know it's becoming habit. Plus, you're working on making this a lifestyle change - something you'll have to keep up for the rest of your life. It's better to learn how to get proper nutrition from real foods than to pay so much for special drinks for years to come.
    1585 days ago
    You're doing so well!!
    1585 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Get something in for fitness today, you can do it
    1586 days ago
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