JOURNEY1986's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOURNEY1986 JOURNEY1986's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Lets Put It Together Now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678242 Hi All!!! <BR> <BR> It's been forever and a half since the last time I blogged and I've been doing really, really well!!! Well, in terms of exercise... my eating habits are still crap. I have little willpower. I really need to wake up and do this. But first things first: <BR> <BR> Exercise: I'm doing awesome and am very proud of myself! I have a gym buddy from work, someone I had always wanted to get to know better and I am becoming friends with. We keep each other accountable and motivate... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:01:34 EST Pretty proud right now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649294 I've had a great week, I'm feeling pretty proud of myself. <BR> <BR> In the past week (Mon-Sun, today) I went to the gym 3 times, I did 2 Fire30 classes at home, and I did an Insanity Recovery workout at home. In total, 6 different workouts in. At the gym two of the days I did my jogging routine, two of the days I did arms (one day I did just arms and one day I did just jogging), and at home I did well with my Fire 30 classes and I had to tough my way through the Insanity Recovery today (ma... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:27:31 EST Feeling Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645455 <BR> I’m feeling great today! My muscles are sore, I had a fantastic workout last night followed by a fantastic workout this morning – I’m eating pretty clean and healthy – loving things right now! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day – I was super tired and was concerned I would wimp out of my workout after work, and I did procrastinate a bit I but got it in. I was planning on doing a Zumba workout but decided out of laziness that I wanted to do a shorter workout. So I popped in a Turbo Fir... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:45:43 EST 12 Weeks to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644020 12 more weeks until the Warrior Dash - what a week it's been! <BR> <BR> I started strong but didn't end so well, but I had good eating during the week and no binging! <BR> <BR> ~ My bridesmaid dress came in! I hung it up on the wall and it's been a great motivator for no nighttime snacking. I have about 5 weeks until my fitting. My dress fits great and given my size I don't think I'll need any changes to it - I won't have enough time to lose enough to make a difference. But the dress is so... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 23:05:51 EST Weekend Wrap Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638119 I got in my workouts this weekend - not the ones I thought I was going to do or had planned on doing, but at least I stayed active. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had planned on getting up and doing an Insanity workout... but I really didn't want to. I was completely unmotivated to do a cardio workout. I was still half asleep, low energy, and feeling kinda blah. So I decided to do a Chalean workout instead. I didn't make it more than a few exercises in before I was super bored with the Chalean worko... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 23:10:32 EST Ughhhhhh and Blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636449 I haven't been on Spark in forever. Ok, a month, but it's felt like forever. I had to try my password a couple of times to get in. Ugh. <BR> <BR> The past month is one big blur. One big binge eating, no working out, crazy hours working, weight gaining blur. I don't know what I weigh right now, but none of my clothes are happy with me. But I'm refusing to purcahse new clothes darnit! <BR> <BR> I had a wake up call today. I'm signed up for a 5K obstacle course that was scheduled for the last... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:01:28 EST Coming Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599394 Hello Sparkers!!! <BR> <BR> Training is coming along well! I've been getting in all 3 jogging workouts every week, although I've found that I don't like doing my Friday workout on Friday, so I end up doing it over the weekend. I stepped on the scale yesterday to take a peek at what it would say and I lost 2LBS! Woo hoo! I was really not expecting a loss at all because some of my food choices weren't so good, but I did get my workouts in and my portions were in check, so I guess it made sense... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:02:17 EST A New Resolve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592329 Hi Sparkers! I meant to blog last night but man, I was exhausted! <BR> <BR> Things are going well – I got in all 3 jogging workouts last week, the last one being on Sunday. Today I did my first workout of this week, which means it was my first workout at new numbers: 3 minutes walking and 2 minutes jogging 5 times for a total of 25 minutes. It wasn’t easy and oddly enough the first couple of reps were harder than the last couple of reps (in some ways). It’s kind of like once the wheels are g... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:06:51 EST Still fighting this cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586271 I'm still fighting this cold/sinus thing, but so far, I'm winning! Typically I hate taking medication or medicine, other than cough drops, but my friend offered me a cold and sinus tablet and with the pressure in my sinus's building I thought, "what the heck" and went for it. It really did help, so I bought some to help to try fend this off. No straying from my healthy eating and I am all packed and ready to head to the gym tomorrow. I can't wait to get there and take another step in progress... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:47:39 EST Food tastes so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584278 Last night/this morning was rough. I had a really hard time falling asleep last night. I just laid there for hours and finally fell asleep some time after 2am. My alarm was set for 5:45am for the gym. I woke up twice between the time I fell asleep and the alarm went off. I am exhausted… yet alert at the same time. When my alarm went off I was still semi awake from having never really fallen into a deep sleep, so I stood there holding my cell phone (alarm) in my hand, and thought to myself, “i... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:22:16 EST Can't wait to start the week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583387 I've had a great weekend - yesterday was super de duper de busy, but a really great day. <BR> <BR> I woke up later than I wanted to, but I did make it to the gym in the morning. Unfortunately it was really crowded but most were in classes, the gym part was pretty calm and I had no problems jumping on a treadmill. I did my workout: 3 minutes walking and 1 minute jogging alternating for 24 minutes... then I decided to do 2 minutes of jogging, just to see if I could. And I could! I made sure t... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:12:29 EST What a good weekend this will be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581355 Tonight I went out... kinda... for the first time in a long time. I didn't go out partying, I just went to the local watering hole after work. A mixture of the normal group was there and I stayed for a few hours. And you know what? I liked myself. I was ok. I only had 2 beers, I wasn't caught up in anything going on any drama or stupidity. I laughed a lot, I had fun. It wasn't the right combo of people, and there were times where I was treated as an outsider (there are still some bad feeling... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:01:04 EST Chapter 2014: Page 1 out of 365! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577878 I saw my blog entry title as a caption on a picture on facebook and thought it was a really neat way of looking at things. <BR> <BR> I semi finished that board yesterday that I mentioned in my last blog. It's still a work in progress though - I hate all the white spaces, but any time I laid out more decorations to see how it would look I didn't like the way it looked. I should have put a background on it first, but I also didn't want it to look too busy. <BR> <BR> But once I started think... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 12:51:32 EST Day 1 out of 178 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575407 <BR> Well, I did it! I went to the gym this morning! <BR> <BR> I did have difficulty getting up, as always. My alarm went off and I hit snooze, as per usual (I know, hitting snooze is bad, but it works for me) and I laid there in bed thinking. Going over my day in my head, any reminders like grabbing my lunch from the fridge, anything I need to get done today like mail my thank you letters from the holidays, etc. And then it came time to think about the workout. And as always, I didn’t want... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:10:55 EST January Goals... Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574131 I have 180 days until the Warrior Dash. That's a lot of time. I have 165 days until the wedding that I am a bridesmaid in. So I decided to take baby steps, thanks to some wise advice from some very smart people. <BR> <BR> So my January Goals are to do cardio/jog 3X a week, and do toning 2X a week. In short, as long as I get in those exercises, whether I double up on cardio and toning in the same day or not, I'm going to get these in. I figure this is a good foundation to start out with this... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 21:49:51 EST Who I Am vs Who I Think I am vs Who I Want To Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573787 <BR> I’ve been thinking a lot lately about who I am because I’ve changed so much in the past year. Who I was, who I am, and who I am becoming, and if it’s on target with who I want to be. <BR> <BR> Let’s start with the easiest: Who I THINK I am… I live my life pretending/thinking that I am hot stuff. I’m more than confident - I’m conceited. Five years of being told how great I am at my job, what a rockstar I am, how far I’m going to go, etc, etc – it has made me conceited! I found a random... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:40:37 EST Focus T25 Day 9! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561669 Today was Focus T25 Day 9: Total Body Circuit, and once again: MAN! What a difference 1 week makes! I was defintely better prepared this week - not only am I stronger and can reset my positions more quickly, but since I did the video once already last week I remember most of my modifications without needing to wait for them to show Tonya. I felt it in my abs more during my planks, I was doing pushups on my knees and going all the way down and my arms were shaking, and I had sweat dripping off... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:03:05 EST Focus T25 Day 8!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560816 Todays workout was Cardio, and I KILLED IT!!! By the end of the workout I felt like a machine! I was so proud of myself! I was sweating bullets, exhausted, and sore - but I was in the zone! It was such a great workout! One week really, really makes a difference. This was the first workout in the program and I did it exactly 1 week ago today, and I can very, very much feel the difference already. <BR> <BR> I had the ambition of getting up and doing the workout this morning, but Monday's are ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 21:09:09 EST Day 7 of Focus T25! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559791 Hello Beautiful Sparkers! Hope you're all having a great weekend! <BR> <BR> The past few days have been kind of rough - my grandfather's health quickly declined and is now in hospice. He was given 2-3 days and today is day 5, so at this point we're playing the waiting game. Every text or phone call I get my first thought is, "Is that Mom calling to tell me Grandpa is dead?" I wasn't handling it very well. I have no experience with someone dying and me being affected by it, as horrible as th... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:43:50 EST Day 4 of Focus T25! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557608 <BR> Today is Day 4 of Focus T25 – Total Body Circuit! I switched the Saturday rest day to Wednesday’s so my schedule doesn’t match their schedule anymore. Yesterday was a rest day, and it was nice. I was sore in interesting places, like my oblique abs and my thighs, which was pretty exciting! And I was able to sleep in that extra 45 minutes, which was super nice. <BR> <BR> Today’s workout, total body circuit, was interesting. I can’t quite say it was enjoyable like the other two have been... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:33:53 EST Focus T25 Day 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555837 Today was Speed 1.0 and I loved it! It was hard, but had several stretching breaks worked into it which felt absolutely wonderful! I love stretching, it feels so good. Because of all of the stretching I had to take less breaks than I did yesterday when I did the Cardio workout, which was nice. I still had to take a few water breaks, but yesterday I was stopping to catch my breath so that I could keep going, but today I was stopping for only a few seconds to grab some water, take a deep breath... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:25:32 EST Focus T25 Day 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555397 Today was Focus T25 Day 1, and man did it kick my butt!!! <BR> <BR> I was all mentally prepped for today, I set my alarm, my DVD player was loaded, I was ready for that alarm to go off! <BR> <BR> And then it turns out that instead of hitting "save" on my alarm I hit "close" - so my alarm did not go off until 6:45 instead of 6. REALLY!?!? Come on now! <BR> <BR> BUT - it actually wasn't a bad thing! My sleep pattern was all messed up from getting home so late on Saturday from babysitting, so... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:37:53 EST Focus T25 Day 0 - Journey 1 for the best year of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554563 Since I was a teenager I always thought to myself that 27 years old would be the year that I would have the best year of my life. I have no idea why, but I was always fixated on it. I wanted to be healthy by 27, living in my own place by 27, be doing really well at work by 27 - I wanted to be the best me possible by the time I was 27 so that I could have the best year of my life (to date). Well, I've been 27 for almost a month now and don't really feel any different. I want to make 27 the ste... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 21:26:02 EST Checking in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531956 <BR> Hi All! <BR> <BR> Just checking in! I am officially NOT on the T25 program right now. I only got in a couple of workouts last week before I went away for my work conference. I’m going away again for 3 days this week for my birthday so rather than do another false start I’m just going to get some workouts in and then “officially” restart the calendar when I return. <BR> <BR> I’ve been conscious of my actions lately though, and this morning I stepped on the scale to see where I was and... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:59:52 EST Focus T25 Day 2 and 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527561 <BR> Quick Blog – yesterday was day 2: Speed 1.0. I really liked it. When I woke up in the morning yesterday my abs were sore! I loved that! T25 has simple moves that allows me to focus on things like lifting with my abs and keeping my core tight, etc. So even just doing a cardio workout the day before left my abs sore the next day. I felt them a lot last night when I did Speed 1.0 – and again I was able to focus on keeping my core tight. <BR> <BR> I’ve had no knee pain and I feel like I’m... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:50:14 EST Focus T25 Day 1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525368 <BR> Today was Day 1 of Focus T25! Too early to really get a good opinion on the program, but all in all, it was an ok workout. Nothing complicated or exciting, but I was breathing hard and sweating. The moves were all easy to do so that helped me focus on things like lifting with my abs and not twisting my body, as opposed to Insanity where I was so busy trying to remember good form so I don’t get injured and just trying to make it through the workout that I mostly wasn’t keeping my abs tig... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:02:28 EST Insanity Wrap Up and Focus T25 Day 0 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524742 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I'm sorry I haven't been on in a while. I felt a bit ashamed and didn't want to face my blog - I didn't finish Insanity. After I got sick I tried to do a workout a few times but I was like a zombie all day at work - couldn't concentrate, kept getting congested again, fighting not to fall asleep during the day, and sleeping 8-10 hours and still being a zombie. By the time I felt better (about midweek a few days ago) I just wasn't feeling Insanity anymore. I didn't w... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 16:00:16 EST Insanity Day 58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516799 *sniff *sniff… hear that? That’s the sound my nose is making! I’m all stuffed up and coughing today. <BR> <BR> I got up this morning ready to workout Max Cardio Conditioning style – well, not quite ready, but I was able to pull myself out of bed because I WANTED to workout. That was nice. I got ready, started my workout, and halfway through the warm up I was fighting trying not to be sick. I got to my stretches and drank some water and the feeling went away during the stretching, but came b... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:39:28 EST Day 57 Part 2 - my "check in" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516424 Good evening Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I came home and got my Spark on! Today was Plyo Day, which is a workout I typically really like doing because I really get a good arm workout with all those pushups and floor moves. But today... ugh. Today was unreal. <BR> <BR> I mentioned in my earlier blog that I am moody and emotional when I'm PMSING- I'm totally blitzing out on PMS right now, and it really affected me during and after my workout. I'm not ever usually this bad, but this month, holy gosh!... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:09:43 EST Insanity Day 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515997 <BR> The good thing about failing is that you can always bounce back. <BR> <BR> I “failed” this morning. My alarm went off, and I was too lazy to get up. I wasn’t too tired, I wasn’t too sore, I didn’t need a rest day – I fell back into an old pattern and was too lazy to get myself out of bed to workout. I was so annoyed with myself I couldn’t even fall back asleep. I laid there, past the time of being able to fit my workout in before work, and then got up and showered and got ready for wo... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:19:18 EST Day 55 Part 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514600 I got my workout in as I hoped! Not only that, but I conquered the dreaded last part of the workout that is all shoulder burning arm rotations for 3 minutes. I made it through the entire time without having to lower my arms!!! I was so happy! <BR> <BR> I felt pretty good while I was working out and had pretty good energy. I swapped out my usual water for some low cal gatorade and did some extra stretching. My body is tired now and I'm ready for bed (and have been since 8!) but I feel a lot b... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:52:15 EST Day 55 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514249 <BR> I’m sick and rundown. Not a good combination, ugh. Yesterday morning I had a sore throat and congestion and all day long I was head fuzzy and spacey and my body was lead. I crawled into bed around 8 last night to read, and then lights were out by 9:30 or 10 oclock. I woke up still exhausted and didn’t do my workout. I slept in. My throat is still sore, but I’m not as tired today. My body still feels rundown, but better than yesterday. I’m hoping that I’ll have more energy later today so... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:30:44 EST Day 54 of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513119 Today is Day 54 of Insanity and I cannot wait until rest day! My body is really sore and tired. It was Max Interval Circuit, which is the 60 minute long one that I really like, but man it kills me. Tomorrow is Core Cardio and Balance, which is a workout I really like, and then a rest day! My last rest day in the program! Crazy! Yesterday was my last time doing Recovery for this round, I am definitely going to try to incorporate it into my next program, I just love the workout. It really fati... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:41:37 EST Day 51 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511875 Today is Day 51 - woo hoo! A week and a half left, wow! I did the Cardio workout today, and man! My legs felt like lead when I was done. I had to stop a couple of times in the workout to stretch my legs out - they kept getting this really tight feeling. Tomorrow's recovery day is going to be perfect! I also had a couple of time where my left knee had some pain. Not sure where that came from, but I'll need to be more mindful of my form. I think because I was pushing myself so hard I might hav... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 22:02:30 EST Day 51 of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510744 <BR> Well, I done did it! I got my interval workout in last night and this morning I still got up and did my Plyo workout! And I’m not dead on my feet! Woo hoo! Thank you to my body! <BR> <BR> Not much going on – just trying to figure out what I want for lunch. I’m taking my 9 year old niece out tonight to go to a plaster place where you pick a plaster figurine and paint it and they heat/seal it for you, and I said I would take her out to dinner her choice on where we go. So I’m trying to b... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:20:20 EST Day 50 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509667 <BR> Today is Day 50 of Insanity, and I’m having a tough day today. My body feels exhausted, just exhausted. I got up this morning and did my fit test. I decided not to bother measuring myself because I’ve already determined that for me it’s an unreliable method of measurement and I didn’t want to get discouraged. I DID measure my arms last night and there was a ½ inch loss there, and that is the ONE place that I am sure I can measure accurately because I have a freckle on my arm and I cover... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:08:38 EST Day 49 Wrap Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509341 Today is the day before my last fit test/weigh in/measurements until the program ends. GULP! <BR> <BR> Like always, I am both dreading and looking forward to it. The fit test I am very much looking forward to - I can feel the difference in my body so I'm positive I'll see some progress in the numbers. But the measurements? Not so much. I know that there have been changes since the START of Insanity, but I haven't noticed much going on in terms of body measurements in the last few weeks. I d... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 21:32:43 EST An Early Day 49 - Rest Day and Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508480 I got inspired at work and started jotting down notes of things I wanted to reflect on. Warning - this may be a long one... let's get started! <BR> <BR> Insanity - day 49 (or day 48.95 to be exact) - WHY? HOW? WHAT'S DIFFERENT? <BR> <BR> Usually when I tried to lose weight post college, after I had my first "grown up" job, I was either 1) Part of a weight loss competition at work or 2) shared my plans with people which wasn't good for me. When I would participate in the weight loss competit... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 23:38:38 EST Day 48 of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507826 <BR> Today is Day 48 of Insanity: Core Cardio and Balance! I know it’s supposed to be a “recovery” workout, but this one gets me sweating and working! It’s all about control and balance, but still gets you moving. AND it’s only 40 minutes long! I literally did a happy dance last night when I realized it was only 40 minutes long, lol. I’m looking forward to rest day, but can’t believe there are only 2 weeks left in the program! Craziness! <BR> <BR> Tonight I’m on my own for dinner! The fami... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:06:48 EST Day 47 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506772 <BR> Today is Day 47 of Insanity! Max Cardio and Conditioning Day, and man, did I feel it from the very first exercise!!! My legs were SORE and TIRED and it took a lot of effort to get through the workout, but I did it! Now today my goal is to eat plenty of yummy foods to fuel my body so that I can do tomorrow’s workout hard and then I have my rest day! Breakfast is my protein shake, a plum, and an apple, lunch is a broccoli based salad (I like to buy those bags of shredded slaw veggies to u... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:21:43 EST Day 47 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506771 <BR> Today is Day 47 of Insanity! Max Cardio and Conditioning Day, and man, did I feel it from the very first exercise!!! My legs were SORE and TIRED and it took a lot of effort to get through the workout, but I did it! Now today my goal is to eat plenty of yummy foods to fuel my body so that I can do tomorrow’s workout hard and then I have my rest day! Breakfast is my protein shake, a plum, and an apple, lunch is a broccoli based salad (I like to buy those bags of shredded slaw veggies to u... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 09:21:43 EST Day 45 and 46 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506311 Yesterday was Plyo day and today was Max recovery - both felt wonderful! Yesterday I pushed myself really hard - I think it was the best workout I've done all of Insanity. I did more jumping than ever, able to keep up better than ever, and able to push myself instead of babying out. Today during max recovery I had to take extra breaks, but it was legit - my arms were giving out on me during slow push ups, so rather than feeling disappointed I felt proud of how hard I worked my arms. There is ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 19:56:58 EST Day 44 of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504220 Today is Day 44 of Insanity, and I have mixed feelings. Today was max Interval circuit – it’s the longest workout in the whole program, a full 60 minutes long… and that really gets to me. Not the workout, but the number. Just the number. It’s hard for me to find the motivation to get up and do the workout knowing how long it is. My alarm went off this morning.. and I hit snooze, as usual, twice (I know you’re not supposed to hit snooze because it’s a time waster, but I do anyway). Then I laid... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:23:53 EST Day 43 of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503308 <BR> Today is Day 43 of Insanity, and I have determined that my body is crazy. I had trouble falling asleep last night even though I was tired, I remember hearing the clock toll 11 o’clock but I don’t think I made it to 12 o’clock. This morning I woke up before my alarm because I had to use the bathroom and just kept falling back asleep, then waking up, then falling back asleep, until my alarm went off at 5:45 for my workout. So I didn’t really get a good solid amount of sleep. <BR> <BR> T... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 09:25:33 EST Insanity Days 41 and 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502867 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Today is Day 42 of Insanity - rest day! And I'm glad!!! Yesterday I had a Plyo workout again, and by the end of it, I felt like all my energy was gone. I was going through the motions of the workout. My head felt foggy, I forced myself to keep moving and finish the workout, but kind of felt dazed by the time I was done (I made sure to keep proper form throughout the workout). I barely drank any water during the day, which is extremely unusual for me. Even pre-Insani... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 20:58:19 EST Day 40 of Insanity… WHhhhhhhaat????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500065 <BR> Today is Day 40 of Insanity… and I’m trying to absorb that. 40. 40 days that I’ve done a program. FORTY! That’s a lot! Especially for me, who has never, ever stuck to a program schedule for even a week. FORTY! MAN! Time to do my happy dance!!! <BR> <BR> Today was Max Interval Circuit again, and I loved the workout! I did a lot better than I did the first time I did the workout last Thursday, and I didn't swear or give the finger even once! LOL By the end I wasn’t dead on my feet, I ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:02:18 EST Day 39 of Insanity!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499479 Hello Beautiful Sparkers! Today is Day 39 of Insanity!!! And it was my first day doing max recovery, man, what a workout! My arms were jello by the end! I had to add on some additional stretching at the end because my muscles still felt some tightness from the workout. It was a great video, but I kept getting distracted by things and restarting sections, lol. It was a 45 minute video that ended up taking me about an hour and 15 minutes to finish. But today was a lazy Sunday anyway, so I don't... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:25:17 EST Day 37 of Insanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497589 <BR> I think my first week blogs are going to be like last month’s first week blogs: every day I’m going to say I love the workout and it’s my favorite! LOL. But really, I loved this workout! By the end I went down to start a new set of pushups and a couple inches down and my arms gave out and I just fell flat on the ground... and then starting laughing. It was a happy feeling to know I worked my muscles to that degree. What a workout! Man, I was burning and sweat was pouring off me! BUT – t... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 09:10:56 EST Day 36 of Insanity! Oh Gosh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496693 Today is Day 36 of Insanity! And my first workout of month 2! All I can say, is OH WOW! WHAT A WORKOUT! I was drenched in sweat and completely fatigued by the end. By the last set I was no longer jumping and not even stepping anymore. Even just standing in place and doing movement took a lot of effort and concentration! Even now sitting here at work my legs are tingly and I want to nap. What a huge difference between the 45 minute workouts and the 60 minute workouts! But – I LOVED the workou... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:08:37 EST Day 35 of Insanity! Rest and Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496321 Today is Day 35 of Insanity - a scheduled rest day. I thought about doing the core cardio and balance workout or the yoga workout since I missed a few during my "recovery week" but I didn't wake up this morning again. So it's to bed early tonight!!! <BR> <BR> I've been super anxious and feeling intimidated all day today just thinking about starting month 2 tomorrow. I don't know why it's freaking me out - other than because I don't feel prepared because of missing those workouts. So right no... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:50:01 EST