Insanity – Day 30

Note to self: NEVER eat before working out. It doesn’t matter if it’s 1 – 2 hours, it still makes me want to throw up. I know some people can handle it, but I had to completely stop myself every few minutes in the second half of the workout and I was sweating like crazy to prevent myself from vomiting. :-/ And I only had a half cup of cereal and 1/3 cup of almond milk 1 hr 45 min before working out. Ugghh… even the shoulder burners that didn’t require much aside from being in the plié position and holding up your arms straight out were too much for my stomach to handle. PLUS…my hips are killing me T-T…

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Insanity – Day 29 and Tales of Graces

Its’s been awhile! It’s recovery week, and when they say “recovery”, I assumed we take it easy. To that, I say a big NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Most of the focus was on abs and obliques. But it’ll be a good way to start burning the fat around my lower abs :-/.

On a geekier note, this is probably my favorite battle music from Tales of Graces:

Tales of Graces - School Battle Theme

Insanity – Day 15 Fit Test

My day one fit test:

  03/25/12
Switch Kicks 24
Power Jacks 30
Power Knees 72
Power Jumps 23
Globe Jumps 7
Suicide Jumps 8
Push-Up Jacks 17
Low Plank Oblique 39

Today’s results:

  04/08/12
Switch Kicks 110
Power Jacks 48
Power Knees 92
Power Jumps 27
Globe Jumps 9
Suicide Jumps 13
Push-Up Jacks 19
Low Plank Oblique 52

LOL! Maybe I was counting my switch kicks wrong (one per each leg?), so that jump from 24 to 110 might be erroneous?

I didn’t realize how out of shape I was on day one! I didn’t even have to pause the video to give me more time for rest like I did before! Of course, my numbers became worse when it came to leg exercises (darn you, Globe Jumps!) but did better at Burpees even though I felt dizzy. This gives me more confidence of the impending doom exercises to come!

Insanity – Day 12

Mood: Ohhhh yeeeeeaaahh!

We’re on to day twelve of the program and I was (kind of) on fire! Because of my binge eating yesterday, I decided to pick up the pace a little…with the warm-up. It’s silly, but I am now able to transition into the next routine without stopping…until I have to stop a little when I’m in the next exercise. But still, I am proud of what I’m able to accomplish! I got a little woozy from when he started jumping around during the main exercises (Globe Jumps, anyone?), but I did those at my own pace before I might have injured myself.

The one thing I have been noticing for the past few days is that I don’t feel as big and squishy even though I think I still look the same. I feel better about my tummy even though it still holds the same measurement as when I posted them earlier. I don’t feel bloated, and I can keep up with more of the workout. Yay! I’m not going to spiral down into depression if I don’t see those flat abs!

This is so much better than getting a trainer at a gym. I’m saying this as a person who has been through little bouts of exercise from time-to-time, not as a person who has consistently led a sedate life. If you need a trainer to help you get started, by all means, feel free to do so. I’m just bitching about how I could have saved a LOT of money because, looking back, I didn’t need a trainer. First of all, this is BY FAR cheaper than what you can find. Two, I know myself, so I can push harder or ease up as much as I can. And the most important thing is that I can do this in the convenience of my own room.

And as I type this, I’m not hyperventilating from the workout like I used to on the first few days while my head was pounding from the blood rushing to give oxygen to my brain. I know my body has created more mitochondria to help in deliver oxygen to my cells, and my recovery period after doing one session has shortened. I feel like I can do more! Well, not really.  ಠ_ಠ

Insanity – Day 11 and Burgers …Again.

Mood: Sluggish
Weight: 109.4

Ugh…it was Cardio Recovery so it was an easy workout, but I easily ruined it with burgers (watched Bob’s Burgers new episode) and open-faced steak sandwiches. These sandwiches the BF made are SO DELICIOUS!

Open-faced steak sandwiches!

So I know I’ll have to work extra hard the next day!  ಥ_ಥ

Lunch time!

Okay so this might not look very appetizing to everyone, but when you’re starving, counting down the minutes until lunch break, and hoping no one brings you any work to do, this was my equivalent of eating at Texas de Brazil.

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Tofu, broccoli, carrots, and rice

All this contains is tofu, carrots, and broccoli stir-fried in oyster sauce and soy sauce on top of rice.