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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I'm on recovery week of Insanity. only 3 lbs have come off. HOWEVER over 6 inches came off with it. Win.

I'm struggling some with the diet portion only because the only socially acceptable act of gathering with friends in the winter appears to be over food and beverage. I know my limits and I look at portions and what I'm ordering most of the time. I stay away from pasta/carbs/sugar in large quantities. This process normally involves googling specific restaurant nutrition information and making choices ahead of time. I stick to protein and lean meats and lots of greens. It gets me through.

Surprisingly I don't miss junk food very often, but if I want it, I do have some, just a very small amount of it. Individual dark chocolate squares are a lovely addition and the powdered peanut butter is beyond a godsend (45 calories for 2 tablespoons? yes please!)

Insanity has been a challenge in the fact that I didn't realize how very VERY out of shape I really was. I was an avid gym rat-- 5-6 times a week, but Insanity challenges me in a very different and very NEEDED way. I'm happy to be dropping the winter bulk. Actually in a sense I feel like I look better than I did before the wedding. I see my body changing, its not the flabby "somewhat skinny fat" I had going on. There is a bit of athletic curves popping into the picture and my pants are slowly getting too baggy to be worn in public (but thankfully not yet :-) I'm too poor for new pants!)

Sunday I start month 2, which I hear is a new level of craziness. If all goes well, I might hit up a second round of Insanity before looking at the Insanity/P90X hybrid I've read about. We'll see.

How are you all doing?
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