LYNNA7499's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LYNNA7499 LYNNA7499'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/ So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557905 So You're Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed... <BR> <BR> This is a great article that really puts things in perspective. <BR> <BR> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/teresa-s-p<BR>orter/so-youre-feeling-too-fat-to-be-p<BR>hotographed_b_4351360.html <BR> <BR> <BR> On a personal note.... there are very few photographs of me. I am usually the one trying to capture memories. Every year around the holidays I create photo calendars as presents and am so disappointed that we have very few family ... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 20:46:05 EST Insanity & Goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544736 I am back doing Insanity and will hopefully complete it before the New Year. I am going to post my weekly goals and try to check in more regularly. <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> 6 Insanity workouts <BR> <em>267</em> Track everything & stay within range <BR> <em>311</em> Walk/stress break every day <BR> <BR> I completed Plyo Cardio Circuit today. It felt really good to get back on track with Shaun T & Insanity. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:05:17 EST Insanity restart.......again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497256 Hi Everyone! It has been a while since I have blogged, mainly because I haven't had any set goals or plans lately. End of summer was very busy - birthday parties for both of my kids, back to school for my son along with organizing Orientation at work. I feel like I blinked and September is over. <BR> <BR> I've kind of put healthy eating and fitness on the backburner and boy it shows. I'm not upset, angry or depressed about it. I just know that it is time to make healthy eating and exerc... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 22:05:42 EST Insanity & P90X Hybrid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468326 I know I have been MIA, but I am still here. Things are starting to slow down a bit now that back to school (for my son) and Orientation (at work) are over. <BR> <BR> I think we have found a daily routine which means I MUST get my workouts done in the morning. There is just no time in the evening to workout. <BR> <BR> I have created a hybrid of Insanity and P90X - my two favorite programs. This will take me into November. Hopefully I can shed some weight on this schedule and then move ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:18:59 EST Where does the time go? My baby girl is 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446934 <em>410</em> Last week Abby turned 4 and we had her party over the weekend. I can't believe how fast she is growing and I keep begging her to stop. I'm not allowed to call her my baby girl anymore, her name is now Abby Princess. <em>285</em> We had a great time celebrating with her. Here are some pics. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2113070593.jpg"> <BR> Here she is with her barbie cake. It took a while to decorate, but I think it came out nicely and s... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 21:27:57 EST My Focus T25 Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431044 Today was Day 2, Week 2 of Shaun T's Focus T25 workout. I have done Insanity off and on for over 2 years. While I really like that workout and the results it gave me, I LOVE this workout. It is a tough 25 minute workout. <BR> <BR> There are 2 phases - Alpha and Beta - both are 5 weeks long. The 25 minute workouts are scheduled 5 days a week - Friday there are 2 workouts scheduled. I've heard of people either splitting the workouts to morning and evening or putting the last workout on Sa... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:13:15 EST Shaun T's Focus T25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422368 I am a huge fan of Shaun T and I love Insanity. I have done Insanity off and on for 3 years. I wasn't sure if I was going to get T25 or wait a bit to see the reviews. I was so excited about it, I couldn't wait. <BR> <BR> Today is the start of the 10 week program. I am doing it with 2 girls from work. Day 1 was Alpha Cardio. There was a lot of jumping so it was nice to have Tania there as a modifier. 25 minutes is not a long time, but it feels like a lifetime when you don't stop. I sw... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:54:33 EST Rock N Roll Mini Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409075 Just registered for the Rock N Roll Mini Marathon (3.75 miles). The race is in October so there is plenty of time to train. So excited! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l749055937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some friends are doing the Zombie run in a couple of weeks. I will probably sign up for that one as well. It looks like lots of fun. Tue, 2 Jul 2013 22:41:59 EST July Goals & 15 Week Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407971 There is not much to report for June. I completed 11 Insanity workouts and walked a lot. My nutrition was 50/50 for the month. I must find a way to not throw away all of my hard work on the weekends. <BR> <BR> With the start of a new month, I have decided to create a new plan. I laid out a 15 week hybrid with Insanity, P90X, and Turbo Fire. I currently do not have the Chest & Back Video scheduled in this plan because I cannot do a pull up. My goal is to get stronger so that I can add ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:46:45 EST Reflections on last week and goals for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401844 Last week I had a plan to complete 5 Insanity workouts and stay on track with my nutrition 85% of the time. I laid out all the challenges I thought I would face. <BR> <BR> I completed 3 Insanity workouts last week - 2 shy of my goal. I did well on the challenges that I prepared for. What threw me off track was the challenges I was not prepared for. I found myself falling back into my unhealthy ways when things got stressful. I've been reflecting a lot lately on how to change this beha... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:21:26 EST Goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392580 Recently I have found myself focusing too much on the big picture and it has become very overwhelming. I have decided it will be easier to stay on track if I focus on small weekly goals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1598160537.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goals for this week <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> 5 Insanity Workouts <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1720865555.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutrition: <BR> <em>267<... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:03:23 EST Insanity - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385111 Today I restarted Insanity. I attempted it last week, but my mind was in the wrong place. My workouts and my nutrition really suffered, so I decided to try again. <BR> <BR> I did not manage to get out of bed this morning so I knew I would have to do it sometime this evening. When I was getting ready to start my workout, my kids were heading outside with DH. I decided to postpone my workout and chase the kids in a game of tag. Lots of fun, but man was I winded. I definitely need to star... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:50:44 EST Going Insane this Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377282 It has been a while since I have blogged. There is not much to say about May except that it was a fun month. I was in my friends wedding, lots of Commencement ceremonies at work, and family vacation at the end of the month. Lots of fun with little exercise. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to get back to it. I've printed out my Insanity schedule and have my journal ready. I've got a plan to eat healthy and will hopefully complete the program at the end of July with some awesome results. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 22:08:09 EST Insanity Max Workouts Week 2 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326998 First of all my thoughts and prayers are with the runners and families who were affected by the bombing at the Boston Marathon. Such a scary thing that I never would have imagined would have taken place at this event. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2034695812.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw this photo and from what I heard it is fitting in this situation. People stepped up and helped out during this very scary time. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:31:08 EST Switching things up again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320176 I am a planner. When I set out to do a program, I create a calendar for the entire thing. If I miss a few days, I throw the whole thing away and start again. <BR> <BR> After all the bragging I did yesterday about getting out of bed for my Insanity workout, I did not do it this morning. I quickly forgave myself and said this would be my rest day. While getting ready for work I convinced myself to bring my gym clothes to work and hopefully I could squeeze in a run on my lunch break. <BR>... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:10:50 EST Day 4 - Mind over Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319002 My bed was oh so comfy this morning. When my alarm went off, my mind quickly started listing the reasons I should stay in bed - work out later or take the day off and let your muscles rest. I forced those excuses out of my mind and dragged myself out of bed. <BR> <BR> The workout today was Max Interval Plyo. This is my least favorite Insanity workout. I pushed through and completed the workout even though my legs were working against me. After the workout, while passed out on the floor,... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:30:36 EST Switching Things Up A Bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317719 I have been doing Insanity off and on for over a year. My goal is to complete this program once and for all. <BR> <BR> I have written out a schedule that will take me through the first part of May. I am doing Insanity's Max Workouts along with 2 days of P90X. I really miss lifting weights. I think supplementing a couple of workouts a week will keep me from quitting again. <BR> <BR> I have a plan for the month to keep my nutrition in check. So far I have been on track, only going over m... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:16:32 EST April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309445 Here are my goals for April. <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> Complete 20 Insanity Workouts - completing Insanity <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Stay within my nutrition 25 days <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Extra Cardio. I would like to add some walk/runs every week. <BR> <BR> <BR> My main goal is to get my workouts in first thing in the morning. Also to stay on track with my nutrition all month long. Today I completed Max Interval Circuit. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 21:50:18 EST 7 Week Plan with the Advice from a Personal Trainer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295543 I make a lot of plans, schedules, and goals only to get two weeks in, see the next best thing and start to doubt everything. I cannot tell you how many times I have started and stopped Insanity in the past 2 years. While I enjoy the butt kicking Shaun T gives me, I always wonder if I should be doing something else - lifting weights, running, etc. <BR> <BR> A month ago I won a certificate for 3 personal training sessions with a trainer down the street from my work. I had my first session t... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:03:47 EST Pure Cardio & Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284540 Today was Week 2 Day 2 of Insanity which was Pure Cardio. I like this workout because you don't repeat any of the moves, but it is killer. Like Shaun T says "that ish is bananas". It always makes me laugh when you start switch feet and the camera catches Frankie going slow, but when he realizes that the camera is on him, he picks up the pace. This is so me! I am halfway passed out on the floor, but if my husband comes into the room I try to act like a rock star <em>334</em> . <BR> <BR>... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:21:50 EST Insanity Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283113 Today is the start of Week 2 of Insanity. I have written out the schedule to where I will complete Insanity right before our Anniversary weekend. Workouts went really well last week, but my nutrition was way off. <BR> <BR> I have learned that weekends are definitely my weakest times. I let myself indulge a little on Friday and don't stop until Sunday night. Big problem! Starting this week I am following Jillian's nutrition plan from Slim for Life. She recommends that you eat 4 meals ... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:45:25 EST March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267803 There is not much to report for February. I completed 13 Insanity workouts and did not stay within my nutrition range as much as I would have liked so there is no new weight loss to report. <BR> <BR> Here are my goals for March: <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> 20 Insanity Workouts <BR> <em>311</em> 300 extra cardio minutes <BR> <em>267</em> Stay within nutrition 25 days <BR> <BR> This should help the scale move in the right direction and have the clothes fitting better. <BR> <BR> <img... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:00:11 EST Insanity Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263918 There is not much to report from Week 1. I did really well and lost 3 lbs. I only managed to get in 3 Insanity workouts. I let myself take way too much time off over the weekend. Which also meant I let myself eat anything I wanted. This is the same rollercoaster I've been on for the past year. <BR> <BR> I am currently on Week 2 of Insanity and doing much better. I have gotten in my 2nd workout and I am really focusing on what triggers my endless snacking. Hopefully I can have a really... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:42:54 EST Insane Challenge - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258046 <em>320</em> Cardio Power & Resistance <BR> <BR> Today I managed to get out of bed and complete Cardio Power and Resistance. It was not easy - my legs were fighting me every step of the way. About halfway through the workout I was able to dig deep and really push myself. I'm so glad I got my workout in early and did not have to worry about it the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> Nutrition <BR> <BR> I stayed within my nutrition range today despite several temptations. When ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:57:51 EST My Insane Challenge (Day 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256823 There are 10 weeks until hubby and I are going out of town for our Anniversary. I've decided to commit to the Insanity program and finish it once and for all. <BR> <BR> Day 1 - Plyo Cardio Circuit <BR> I wish I had woken up early, but I didn't. I still managed to get a great workout in after dinner. Completed most of the workout with very few breaks. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> On track with my nutrition, but I have really been craving carbs. I guess that is what happens when you cut out ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:37:35 EST Insanity Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227912 Today starts Week 4 of Insanity. It is my last week in Phase 1 before I move onto Recovery Week and then onto Phase 2. I am really excited to be finishing up this set of videos. I think I have done them so much last year, that I am getting burnt out on them. <BR> <BR> Last week was full of eating out/fast food challenges. <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> I went out to dinner with my girlfriends, which was a success. I stuck to my plan and stayed within my range. <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> ... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:22:06 EST Insanity Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217742 Today I started my 3rd week of Insanity with Pure Cardio. I am not doing the Fit Tests and I am making up a workout I missed from Week 2. It was a great workout and I feel like I am gaining endurance. <BR> <BR> This past week I really focused on nutrition. My first challenge was going out to lunch with my girlfriends. When I couldn't find nutrition information for the restaurant online, I had them email it to me. No wonder they don't publish it - almost everything is over 1,000 calories... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:06:27 EST Insanity Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209184 I am currently in the second week of Insanity. Last week did not go so well. I only managed 3 of the 6 workouts. My daughter got a nasty head cold that turned into double ear infections. She gave the cold to my son and my husband & I spent last week trying not to catch it too. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1927463945.jpg"> <BR> Here she is at the start of the ear infections. She said her ears hurt and that she needed band aids. Everyone i... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:32:45 EST Insanity & Eeek I bought the dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193805 If at first you don't succeed.....dust yourself off and DIG DEEPER. <BR> <BR> Shaun T. posted that quote on Twitter last week. I have printed it out and hung it on my refrigerator. I attempted to restart Insanity last week. My restart did not go as planned, so I have decided to join a group starting on Monday. <BR> <BR> This weekend I purchased a dress for my friend's wedding in May. I have looked at this dress a few times and this weekend it was on sale, so I got it. Now I have majo... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 20:51:07 EST My goals for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184909 Here is a list of what I hope to accomplish in 2013 <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> Complete 2 Rounds of Insanity <BR> This is big because I have started this program about a dozen times, but have never finished it. To complete it twice will be a major accomplishment. <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> Complete Turbo Fire <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Lose 35 lbs. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Read 35 books <BR> <BR> I saw this on Facebook this morning and it got me really motivated, so I had to share it. <BR... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 21:48:33 EST