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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.

 

Health Trip: Insanity & WW

I officially started Insanity yesterday (7/9). Let’s just say that the fit test made me tired. However, I’m motivated to complete this challenge. I’m not going to blog about Insanity (and Weight Watchers) everyday. Instead, I’ll give weekly updates until I complete my 60-day-challenge.

I’ve heard a lot of great things about Insanity, and have finally built-up enough courage to take a crack at it. I’ve actually had the Insanity set since 2009. I know, terrible. It is what it is. I’m ready now!

I’m also on Weight Watchers and have been on it for the past few months. Weight Watchers truly works, but I haven’t been reaping the full benefits because I wasn’t committed to any workout program. Now that I’ve signed on to Insanity, I can reap the full benefits of the Weight Watchers program. for me, Weight Watchers has reinforced portion control and eating less processed food. I am less inclined to eat out because most restaurant meals can use up a day’s worth of points. I’ve noticed that I also pay more attention to the fat/carb/fiber/protein content of the food I eat.

On Weight Watchers I lost 20 lbs, but  I gained back about 5 lbs because I went on a self-induced hiatus for the last month and a half. So, to-date, I’ve lost 15 lbs. I haven’t given up because I am determined to reach my goal no matter how long it takes. I’d like to lose about 20 more pounds.

I know some  of my friends and family think that’s too much to lose, but it’s not about how they view me, it’s about how I view myself. I by no means have low self-esteem; I just want to lose weight while becoming healthier and physically fit. This is something I have to do for myself and no one else.

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