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Week 9: Insanity and Weight Watchers

Greetings!

I know everyone was expecting my final update on Insanity and Weight Watchers to be published today. However, a lot has happened over the past two weeks. I have not completed the Insanity program just yet. I’ve decided to redo weeks 8 and 9, and add an additional week. I will update accordingly. I apologize to those who were waiting and expecting a final update. It’s coming, it will just be delayed.

Due to the things taking place the past couple of weeks, I didn’t eat well either. At weigh in this morning, I found that I gained 5 pounds. Of course this is a setback, but I’ve come to realize that everything is not going to always be organized and done the way we want them. Life throws curve balls, and we have to learn how knock it out the park even if we strike out a few times.

With that said, stay tuned for my upcoming Insanity & Weight Watchers updates. If you’ve experienced a curve ball, I encourage you to get back up to the plate and try again! Keep moving forward.

Week Five: Insanity & WW

8/5-8/11

Note: When I list tea as a beverage, it is either green tea or plain tea sweetened with Splenda. The reason I ate out this weekend is because I wasn’t home..

Special Note: I’ve had a few people tell me that these weekly updates have been motivational and encouraging. That is extremely humbling. It makes me truly happy to know that I’ve motivated some of my readers to go out and lead a healthier lifestyle. While Insanity is difficult, I encourage everyone to give it a shot. You don’t know what your capable of until you try it.

Weight Loss/Gain: Lost 1.8 lbs

Day 27: (Insanity Day Off): With all the walking I did, I really wouldn’t call it a day off. lol.

Breakfast: Egg white & Cheese Omelet, 2 Slices of Toast, Turkey Sausage

Lunch/Dinner: Wendy’s Five Piece chicken nuggets & Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potato

Beverages: Water & Coffee

Day 28 (Core Cardio & Balance): Well, today starts my recovery week. I will be doing the same workout for the entire week. I didn’t know what to expect and neither did my body. As Shaun T mentioned in this video, he doesn’t want us to over exert ourselves and I definitely kept that in mind. I was trying to focus on my core and that was hard, but manageable.

Breakfast: Egg white, Cheese and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Progresso Pasta E Fagioli, Grilled Cheese Sandwich and 1/2 serving of Tortilla Chips

Snacks: Apple Crisp Granola Bar

Beverages: Water & Raspberry-Peach Crystal Light (Fiber)

Day 29 (Core Cardio & Balance): I pushed through this workout and focused on my weaknesses. I’m keeping in mind that progress is key!

Breakfast: Egg white, Cheese and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Broccoli & Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Progresso Pasta E Fagioli, Sliced Chicken Sandwich and Tortilla Chips

Snacks: Banana

Beverages: Water

Day 30 (Core Cardio & Balance): Each time I do this workout, I push myself to make it through the workout. I haven’t succeeded yet. That thing is tough! I can’t believe it’s been 30 days! I am half way through this challenge; I am grateful!

Breakfast: Egg white, Cheese and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Turkey Burger, Green Giant Roasted Potato & Green Bean in Rosemary sauce, black beans

Snacks: Banana, Apple Crisp Granola Bar, Fruit Bowl

Beverages: Water

Day 31 (Core Cardio & Balance): I didn’t make it through, but I am getting closer. I messed up at the end. The last two circuits are pretty tough. I hope to make it through the ENTIRE workout tomorrow.

Breakfast: Egg white, Cheese and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Fettuccine Alfredo

Dinner: Turkey Burger, Green Giant Roasted Potato & Green Bean in Rosemary sauce, black beans

Snacks: Banana, Apple Crisp Granola Bar

Beverages: Water

Day 32 (Core Cardio & Balance): So, the only exercise that I can not complete is when I have to bring my leg up, pulse and then extend my leg outward. That is tough! But, I must say I enjoy the burn.

Breakfast: Egg white, Cheese and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

Lunch: Smart Ones Broccoli and Cheddar Roasted Potatoes

Dinner: Turkey Burger, Black Bean (1/2 serving) & Reduced Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1/2 serving) on top of Tortilla Chips (3/4 serving)

Snacks: Banana, Apple Crisp Granola Bar, Fruit Bowl

Beverages: Water & Coffee

Day 32 (Core Cardio & Balance): This was my last day doing the Core Cardio & Balance. My body definitely needed this break after being pounded so much. However, I am a bit nervous to start the Max training videos. I’ve googled the second month, and the general consensus states that the 2nd month is way harder than the first. PRAY FOR ME!

Breakfast: Egg white, Cheese and Turkey Sausage Sandwich

Lunch: McDonald’s Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad w/ .5 serving of Caesar salad

Dinner: Chick-fil-a Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich & side salad w/ .5 serving of Berry Raspberry Vinaigrette

Snacks: None

Beverages: Tea

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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