New Lifting Plan!
Following the advice of the wonderful Rachel Mac and her workout posted on her Quest Blog, I'm definitely upping my strength training while continuing workouts on Turbo Fire for cardio. I thought I'd share my revised plan! (I don't have access t... Read more
Progress Photos after Turbo Fire week 1!
So these progress photos are probably some of the best I've seen since I've begun my journey, they were taken from the start of Turbo Fire's Inferno program, to about a week later... If you're a reader of my blog, you'll remember that I couldn't... Read more
Inferno Abandoned ... ):
Well, unfortunately as the title reads, after 3 days of following the Inferno Program I've had to stop. I thought I could do the 5 days but it has you eating only 1200 calories a day which i haven't done in SO long that I've been absolutely rave... Read more
Day 2 of Turbo Fire's INFERNO plan!
Well, I made it through the first day of the intense Turbo Fire Inferno plan, which has you eating approximately 1200 calories a day and working up a sweat with various HIIT workouts for 5 days before you start back up with your normal caloric r... Read more
Sugar Free in June - Day 1
So far so good! I spent the entire day at work clearing plates with succulent looking brownies, pastries, there were two trays of delicious chef made cake donuts, and lots of other high fat, high sugar items that I usually scarf down a MINIMUM o... Read more
I am a food sneaker.
Following a recent message board thread on the boards titled "food sneaker", it really got me to thinking.... all these people sound like me. They're posting the same feelings, the same thoughts that go through my head when I sabotage my diet by... Read more
So busy, plus the results of the Biggest Loser Spring challenge!
I've been so incredibly busy these last few weeks, but even though I saw no weight loss myself, my wonderful Purple Team pulled off FIRST PLACE! We were the biggest losers with close to 2.75% of our original weight lost! Yes I was a little bit d... Read more
Phase 1 Results for P90X
So it's been a full month since I restarted P90X from the beginning with the classic rotation and I'm feeling wonderful. I haven't been concentrating so much on the ab routines because I've been searching for a better workout than Ab Ripper (I c... Read more
So I've been somewhat MIA from Spark in the past couple of weeks, simply because I took a wonderful vacation to Puerto Plata and came home and jumped right into my new Co-op work term (for those of you who don't know what coop is, it's like a pa... Read more
It's been a pretty hard road, and the past month I've had a lot of slip-ups. I haven't been dedicated, and I've been really indulging, especially with my vacation to Puerto Plata in the DR.
That's why I've opted to start back at Phase 1 of... Read more
Quick Progress Blog + Photos
So I've been pretty busy these days, not making it onto Spark as often as I'd like. I've got 5 more official days until I'm half done school and my first year is over! As much of a woohoo moment THAT is, I've still got 4 major projects to comple... Read more
It's time like these that make you realize how far you've come.
As per the blog title, it's been a while. No, not a while since I've worked out (although after an excruciating 9 days off, I'm jumping back into P90X after having the horrible flu going around) or done anything else since I've been sick... but ... Read more
P90X Phase 2 Begun!
I've decided to switch from Lean rotation to doubles... I'm not seeing the results I'd like in terms of weight loss (I've come to the conclusion that it's from not doing enough cardio, doubles fixes this up). I've only lost 1 lb in the past mont... Read more
P90X Phase 1 Complete! + Progress Photos
Wow. I mean, just WOW. Only a month ago or so I started P90X and I've only lost 1 lb total (started with a 5 lb gain, from muscle I'm sure, then now down 1 lb from my starting weight) but after comparing photos of my start date to the end of pha... Read more
Today, I turned heads.
I have never felt as though I've had a toned body, and especially in the case of my legs. I never liked my legs. EVER. They have no muscle tone and are where I carry the majority of my weight.
HOWEVER. Since starting P90X, I have noticed a ... Read more