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Week 8 (Redo): Insanity & WW

Alright folks, I hope I haven’t let too many of you down with my incompletion of Insanity as scheduled. As aforementioned, I am going to redo Weeks 8 & 9, and I’m debating on adding an additional week. With that said, here’s my Week 8 Redo week update…

9/10-9/16

9/10: Max Interval Circuit: Let’s just say that I got my butt whooped and didn’t even make it through the entire workout. I had a headache prior to starting, and once I started the first circuit, I began to feel dizzy, light-headed, and extremely nauseated. Usually I would have tried to push through, but this time I think if I would have continued, I would have passed out, seriously.

Breakfast: Peanut Butter Crackers

Lunch: Nothing

Dinner: Turkey Burger, popcorn

Snack: Apple Crisp Granola Bars

Beverages: Water, Coffee,  & Green Tea

9/11: Max Interval Plyometrics: This was tough, but I think I did fairly well considering I haven’t worked out in a week and a half. My body is definitely going to have to readjust to get hammered by Insanity. I’m going to take a slow, but push myself.

Breakfast: Oatmeal w/reduced fat milk

Lunch: Smart Ones Alfredo Fettuccine

Dinner: Yellow Rice 2/3 serving), Turkey Sausage (2 oz), Black Beans & Steamed String Beans

Snack: Peanut Butter Crackers

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

9/12: Max Interval Conditioning & Insane Abs: While doing this workout, I felt like it was the first time I’ve done it. Towards the end of the Insane abs workout, I noticed my heart rate increased signficantly. I allowed it to decrease, then I picked back up. Overall, I thought I did well, and will continue to push through until I complete Insanity.

Breakfast: None

Lunch: Smart Ones Broccoli & Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Yellow Rice 3/4 serving), Turkey Sausage (2 oz), Black Beans & Steamed String Beans

Snack: Peanut Butter Crackers (2/3 serving)

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

9/13: Max Interval Recovery: Like the other workouts during this week, it was tough to get through.

Breakfast: 1 Egg & biscuit

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Reduced Fat Clam Chowder w/Yellow Rice (1/4 Serving) & Grilled Cheese

Snack: Hummingbird Cupcake & 1 Godiva Biscuit

Beverages: Water, Coffee & Green Tea

9/14: Max Interval Cardio Circuit: I was able to get through this workout this time around. It was hard, but I managed. I definitely paid close attention to my body to make sure I didn’t experience the same issues I did on Monday. Overall, it was a good workout.

Breakfast: Egg Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Reduced Fat Clam Chowder & Grilled Cheese w/Turkey Sausage, White Cheddar Popcorn

Snack: Peanut Butter Crackers & Nutter Butters

Beverages: Water, Coffee & Green Tea

**Went over allotted points for the day.

9/15: Max Interval Sports training: As I mentioned before, this is my favorite Insanity workout. It was hard to get through, but it is the most manageable workout. I made sure to push through though. I think during this redo week, it was my best workout.

Breakfast: Shrimp & Grits, 1 Slice of Toast

Lunch: Banana & Cocoa Roasted Almonds

Dinner: Sliced Chicken Deli Sandwich (grilled), Black Beans & Steamed String Beans

Snack: Watermelon

Beverages: Coffee & Green Tea

Week 1: Insanity & WW

7/10-7/14 [Sunday was an off day and I didn’t officially start until Monday. I posted my official start with Insanity & WW on 7/9]

Day Two (Plyometric Cardio): I damn near died. I am not a sweater, but today I couldn’t tell. I looked like a chocolate glazed donut. Today was definitely a good a workout. I completed the workout, but I did take a few breaks in between. Next time I cross this workout, I’m sure I’ll be able to get through it with fewer breaks.

Breakfast: Oatmeal (Weight Control Maple & Brown Sugar) with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Broccoli and Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Progresso Light Clam Chowder, sliced chicken sandwich (whole wheat 45 cal bread, mustard, Cajun seasoned chicken (deli meat) & 1 slice of sharp cheddar cheese)  and Cheetos (1 oz).

Drinks: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries

Day Three (Cardio Power & Resistance): This was hard, too. I wouldn’t say it was as bad as the Plyometric Cardio though. I was able to keep up more with this workout. I pushed myself more and took fewer breaks. Once again, I was drenched in sweat.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Macaroni and Bean soup, sliced chicken sandwich and tortilla chips (1 oz.)

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries

Day Four (Cardio Recovery): Cardio Recovery is just what I needed. After two days of soreness, my body definitely need a good stretch and recovery. I’m quite thrilled that there are days like this that allow my body to recoup after so much intensity. Tomorrow is Pure Cardio, I can only begin to imagine what my body is about to through!

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Broccoli and cheesy roasted potatoes

Dinner: Progresso Macaroni and Bean soup, sliced chicken sandwich and Cheetos

Beverages: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries and Bananas

Day Five: (Pure Cardio): Umm… This workout was just as the title states, PURE CARDIO! There were no :30 second breaks once the workout started. I did take a few breaks though. During this workout, I realized my biggest weakness is push ups. I have minimal upper body strength. So, a few exercises within this workout were extremely difficult. I’m sure with time, I’ll build my upper body strength so that I can do a real push up and not a half one.

Breakfast: Oatmeal with Soy Milk

Lunch: Smart Ones – Broccoli and Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Tuna Sandwich, Baked Cheetos and potato salad (store-bought)

Drinks: Water & Green Tea

Snack(s): Cherries

Day Six: (Plyometric Cardio): I think this type of workout is the hardest on my body. I sweat a lot more doing the Plyometric Cardio than any other exercise. I pushed myself and took fewer breaks. Great workout!

Breakfast: None. I woke up at 11:30am.

Lunch: Tuna Sandwich, Cheetos

Dinner: Lawnmower Salad (Dave and Buster’s) – Romaine lettuce, 1/2 cup of Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette, 2 oz of chopped chicken breast, boiled eggs, red onions, avocado, bleu cheese crumbles, green peppers, red peppers, tomatoes. I ate 2/3 of the salad.

Drinks: Water

Snacks: Banana & Pretzels (100 cal pack)

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Tuna Recipe

Canned tuna (1), 1 tbls of olive oil mayo, mustard, chopped dill pickle, salt, pepper and cooked egg whites.

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Now, I know I didn’t eat the healthiest, but I’m taking steps to lead a healthier life. The key word is “steps”. I also forgot to weigh myself yesterday and this morning. So, I’ll update this tomorrow with my results from week one.

 

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