KIWIFAIRY7's SparkPeople Blog KIWIFAIRY7's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Update on my Insanity Workout routine!!! Thanks so much for all your suggestions in my last blog. Fortunately, I did find a place to start doing my Insanity Workouts again (BIG YAY!!! lol.)! We do have a conference room in our dormitory, and it has closed double doors (but tons of windows, but I have no problem with that), so I was thankful for that since I didn't wanna do it in the main lobby wear anybody could walk in and look at me like I was some sort of sweating maniac (but when you do Insanity, you kinda are, right??? lol). Si... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 07:58:57 EST I'm absolutely frustrated. I've missed two weeks of the Insanity Workout because of college. You know how you know you're committed to something? When you're mad when you can't complete it. I can't complete my Insanity Workout Program because I simply have no place to work out. It's very hard for me to except not being able to finish this. I'm trying really hard to think of a way to do it. Maybe I could take my laptop to the park, and do it outside (lol)??? But I know that will put me in danger of getting my things stolen from me, and I don't want that to happen, no matter how safe a... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 22:54:28 EST Day 30 of Insanity Workout: Heartaches and Perseverance. I'm in my recovery week of Insanity. I finished my second day of it and it was fine. Later on in the day I had to go through an emotional breakdown. It really hurts, but I'm gonna try not to slack this week because of it. I'm good at persevering for the most part. Even though it's gonna be hard with what I'm going through emotionally right now. Anyways, if anyone else is going through what I'm going through, please do not relapse to eating unhealthy things, or slacking on your workouts. I wil... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:37:31 EST A good day with eating and watching how much I eat. Day 25 of Insanity Workout. Today, was a great day for me eating wise. I was able to eat today without over-eating. Even though my problem is not with over-eating as much as it is drinking calories instead of eating them. I bought Crystal Light today, and I think that that helped a lot with my drinking habits. I've learned that I'm more attracted to the taste of what I drink, rather than feeling dehydrated or thirsty. With Crystal Light, I'm able to solve both problems without taking in too many calories, which is great... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 23:08:22 EST A Confessional: My eating is out of control. Here is something about me that has always made it hard for me to lose weight. Food. I really don't understand why. Now, it's never been to the point I've gotten obese. The highest weight I've ever been is 177, and I felt like that was ridiculous. It only to took me to get just slightly overweight to realize that this wasn't the life I wanted to lead. My ultimate goal is to get to the 140s. If I can get under that, that would be great. The only thing that's holding me back is my eating habits... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 02:58:42 EST "It's only a minute." Day 20 of Insanity Workout. Plyo circuit is just like the first day I did it. And I think the reason for that is because I push myself a little harder each time (even though the in and out abs STILL kill me, lol). I can't believe I got through my 3rd week. I'm a week and three days away from doing Insanity for a full 30 days. I just hope that after these 30 days, I can get through the next 30 days. Those workouts look soooo much harder, it makes me wanna crawl in a corner, lol. But I gonna try to keep pushing. I think t... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 10:56:16 EST I don't even wanna pay attention to the scale anymore. Day 19 of Insanity Workout. Well, I finished day 19 of the Insanity Workout. Whoo hoo! lol. Actually, the day before that, I did two workouts because I had missed a day Tuesday. But after that, I will try not to EVER miss another day again. lol. Good thing I did it on Cardio Recovery day, lol. Today was super tough. I really had to push myself because I really didn't wanna do it today, but after I was done, I felt soooo much better. Every time I get done with an Insanity workout, I feel rejuvenated, and that's what keep... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 19:28:59 EST There's nothing more discouraging than having the same measurements. Day 14 of Insanity Workout. So today was my fit test. Because I was so busy today, I didn't get a chance to do my test in the morning as I wanted to so I had to do it at ten o' clock at night. I had eaten 45 minutes ago as well. A few positive improvements were my switch kicks (90-97), power jacks(38-52), power jumps(23-48), globe jumps(7-10), and low plank obliques(36-53). The results on my power knees and suicide jumps were the same. My push-up jacks were actually lower this time than before, but the first time I did ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 00:34:15 EST I haven't disappeared on you guys, I'm still going strong. Day 13 of Insanity Workout! Tomorrow is rest day. Yay! Just when you think you can't make it through another week, you do. lol. It's really awesome. I can't wait to start next week. I'm am so pumped. I pushed really hard today. Maybe it's those raisins and gatorade I had before my workout. I am definitely certain that it helped. Anyways, I am happy to say that I am less than 2 pounds away from getting into the 150s . I am now at 160.8 and am very proud of myself. Sat, 31 Jul 2010 01:10:00 EST Felt kind sluggish today, but made it to Day 10 of Insanity Workout. This blog is gonna be pretty short today. I was feeling pretty sluggish before my Insanity workout today, and it wasn't because I ate anything bad today. I guess I wasn't feeling up to it to today mentally or emotionally, but I got through it, and I hope I can be in better spirits about everything tomorrow. It's been great being on this workout journey and hopefully I'll check in for tomorrow. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 20:12:37 EST Day 9 of my Insanity Workout, and I'm feeling really good today! Today was a great day to workout for me. I was feeling stronger than I was yesterday, and more enthused about it as well. I'm really grateful for all the support that I've getting, and it's feels good when I can encourage you guys as well. I think my most important goal for finishing this program is to be more in shape to get a better time for the second 5k that I'm gonna do which the NAMI 5k coming up soon. I should be done with the program just in time to do the race, and my goal is to get ... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:34:23 EST Trying to find the strength to get through this week: Day 8 of Insanity. Wow. Today was really hard. I didn't wanna work out because I was feeling a little down about some things in my life. But every time I get like that, I say to myself..."Well, I guess it's time to work out!" I try to use it to keep me going, and for perseverance. I don't wanna give up on this program. I have to try and push through each week, because none of these workouts are a walk in the park. It's torturous at times and challenging, but it's all the more worth it in the end; and you feel l... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 20:02:04 EST End of week 1 of Insanity. I lost 1.2 pounds :-) I was hoping to lose 2 pounds this week, but at least it's an improvement. And even if I only lose 1.2 pounds per week, by the end of this program I would lose a total of 10.8 pounds; which is not bad at all. But I'm going to strive to lose more next week. I just need to eat cleaner, and focus on my nutrition more, and lower my calorie intake to about 1400 calories a day. That will keep me in the middle of my calorie range and keep me out of the max which is in the 1500s. Well anyways, thanks... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:14:10 EST Day 6 of Insanity, Plyo Circuit. I'm done with week one! Whoo hoo! I'm so excited about finishing this week. I think I pushed myself harder today than any other day, and my face and chest were literally drenched in sweat. But after all that hard work, I feel so much better afterwards. The endorphins are really kicking in today, lol. I'm gonna take a quick 15 minute jog in the morning tomorrow, and enjoy the rest of my rest day. Fri, 23 Jul 2010 20:34:45 EST Day 5, Pure Cardio, wow, I cannot believe the week is almost over! So I finished pure cardio today. Shaun T makes me laugh everytime he talks about himself in third-person, lol. But it makes the workout so much easier to get through. I can't believe I'm almost done with week one! This week went by so fast, and I can't wait to check my improvement on Saturday. I try to check my weight every saturday, I NEVER check myself before then. I find that if I check the scales too much, that it will discourage me. So once a week is sufficient enough for me to keep up ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:38:19 EST Completed day 4. Cardio Recovery...wait...THIS ISN'T CARDIO RECOVERY!!! Even though I didn't sweat as much as I did on the other Insanity workouts, Cardio Recovery did not give me a chance to recover, lol. I know I didn't have to as much jumping around and cardio, but all the plank-inspired moves really make you feel the burn; and so does all the squats and yoga-inspired moves as well. But I guess it is a break if you compare it to what I have to do tomorrow which is Pure Cardio. That even sounds like you're not gonna be able to breathe, lol. I'm enjoying the jou... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 19:25:02 EST Day 3 of Insanity: Cardio Power and Resistance - Today was a rough day for me. Well, I finished Cardio Power and Resistance, and after I finished, I realized how much I CANNOT stand push-ups. Especially the ones that he makes you do. Despite that fact I kept it going. I sweated even more than I did the other day, and I think today I pushed myself even further. After the workout, I got kinda discouraged, as a lot of us do. I was looking at myself in the mirror and looking at how out of shape I was. I kept wondering if my stomach would ever be as flat as I wanted it to be... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 19:36:20 EST Day 2 of Insanity Workout To quote Gwen Stafani..."This sh-t is bananas...B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" I have finished day 2 of Insanity, and it was very intense. I just finished the Plyometric Cardio Circuit, and I cannot wait until Tuesday so I can do Cardio Recovery, which is probably still going to be somewhat intense. I keep hearing Shaun T saying "You can do it.", but it's really hard to keep up, especially when you're not used to doing something this intense. I had to stop for about two minutes sometimes instead of the thir... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 01:34:36 EST