INSANITY Day 12 - The (Nearly) Naked Edition

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

First, let me correct my entry from yesterday - It turns out Cardio Abs was not on the calendar for today (aw, shucky-darn!). It is in fact on tomorrow's docket. So today was Cardio Power & Resistance. However, I did switch it up today by doing the entire workout NAKED...from the ankles down, that is. Guess what? No foot cramps. Nada. YAY!!!!!!

I also got super-brave with a likewise-naked midriff. Shaun T is always telling me to "engage my core" I thought, maybe I'll be more conscious of doing so if my core is exposed...and I was right. Plus, seeing my bare midsection in my workout mirror is a good reminder of not only how far I've come, but also, how much work still remains to be done.

As you all know by now, I am a huge proponent of positive self-talk. What we focus on is what grows in our lives. I believe it, and for the most part, I live it. But I am not perfect. And life is not perfect. I suffered a financial and professional setback this morning, and had to cancel my Minneapolis trip. It sucked. Boo-Hoo. There are a lot worse things that could happen. And now that my workout is done - my body strengthened and my mind cleansed - I am clear enough to look for, find, focus on, and be grateful for the positive angles on the whole thing:

1) I have learned from this experience - some new things as well as solidifying in my mind some things I've been ignoring far too long. I come out of this with a strengthened resolve to get my financial house in order and the positive effects of this will be far-reaching into all areas of my life.

2) I am not giving up - Now may not be the time, but who knows? Staying here may well open a door to an even better opportunity. I am learning to trust that things will happen as they are supposed to happen.

3) If it hadn't been for scheduling this trip, I never would have sought to promote it, and I never would have scored an interview on the "Sex Is Fun" podcast, which has a huge audience and will help my business regardless of whether or not I EVER do a boudoir event in Minneapolis.

4) I am learning the values of patience and preparedness.

5) I was previously stressing over how I was going to keep my INSANITY going with a week-long trip to Minnesota, but now I am free and clear to keep going without interruption! This is important because my #1 PUSH goal for 2011 is to get down to a permanent size 2. Nothing will stand in my way!!

That's it for today, my Speeps! I love and am grateful for all of you!

12 INSANE days down, 48 to go! Tomorrow we ATTACK the abs!
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    Are you having problems with your feet? I prefer to workout barefoot. My feet go numb in shoes because they are too narrow. I must buy wide workout shoes but I find during workout videos, my feet slide around too much in wide shoes. So barefoot works for me. I also just bought Vibram Five Fingers and love them! They do not bother my feet at all. They are amazing.
    2637 days ago
    You are just wonderful. I know that everything happens for a reason, and as frustrating as all this crap could seem at the time, your positive self talk is a great way to help yourself remember that. I'm so excited about the podcast opportunity! You got the podcast, and you don't even have to pay to go on the trip! :) YES!

    Keep up the great work. I know you're going to do this size 2 thing! And I can't wait to see your podcast!!! :) xoxo
    2637 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/3/2011 9:13:53 AM
    I haven't been around sparkpeople for awhile, but it's so great to see that you have been keeping up the amazing work!!! wow, bare midriff workout today?? awesome! emoticon that's such a good idea!
    2638 days ago
  • JADUNN68
    I really like reading your blog. Thank you for being so candid.
    2638 days ago
    LOVE the positive spin! You are gonna be ripped at the end of this! Sooo proud of you! When are you posting progress pics? Or are you saving it for the FINALE? You're an inspiration girl!!!
    2638 days ago
    Of course you are not going to give up! This is you we are talking about! *smiles* Now, you do not have to worry about keeping with Insanity. You will be able to KILL it every day as you have been doing! Tomorrow, we have a date with those abs!

    2638 days ago
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