Hey guys, been gone for a long time, sorry about that. the last month or so has been hectic… finals for summer quarter, went home, got in many fights with the fam, came back for fall quarter, thought i had to drop everything and drop out of school (which as i am a senior would have sucked a lot) to move my mom outta house and home… got that fixed, then loss all motivation to do anything, including go to classes, almost dropped out of school on my own accord… ate pretty healthy but didnt work out at all :(
Then I got fed up with some people and decided… I am going to prove to you what it means to work your ass off.. so my friend and I went to the gym on saturday and did an intense cardio/abs/arms workout and burned almost 1000 calories in an hour and a half :D After that something clicked and I finally saw a solution and became more motivated to finish my senior year with a bang. I dont know if it was the workout or what but I am going to say it was. So I promised myself to get back on the bandwagon… I want to get below 200 before I go home in 6 weeks… so that is a little more than two pounds a week… Challenging yes, but since this is obviously not only good for my body but good for my grades, i am dedicated to it.
Burned another 1000 calories today with insanity and walking around downtown… so now shower and homework :D
So I was supposed to do my 2nd fit test last night, but my motivation was low so I watched an episode of Biggest Loser before I start, during that episode I passed out on my bed. I just woke up a few moments ago. So needless to say I didn’t get it done. So this morning I am going to do my fit test, maybe a run and then tonight I am going to do today’s workout of Ply cardio circuit. That will get me on track for tomorrow. But I have to say I noticed a difference when I filled myself up with junk yesterday. It didn’t make me sluggish really (i just haven’t been sleeping right lately, hence the passing out) but I got so sick feeling it was bad.. not doing that again…
Ok so I was supposed to do Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs today… because of this I could even excuse the fact that I ate pretty bad today.. well today was just a pretty all around bad day, I couldnt get to sleep till 6, then i slept for 14 hours through like 5 alarms. Then I woke up with absolutely no energy but a screaming stomach, so I decided, since i had two workouts today, i could fudge on my diet a little and I went and got a grilled chicken sandwich and some fries from the restaurant down the street (i didnt get a soda though, which i am proud of, I got a water) and then I came home, relaxed and went to go get dressed for my workout when my period started. I thought about just not doing it because my cramps were horrible, and you talk to any girl and they will tell you working out in the first few days of that sucks horribly.. its just feels weird.. but I sucked it up and went to do it.. I sadly only got through half of pure cardio but I got through pretty much all of Cardio Abs, so I guess its not too bad. I am just glad tomorrow is rest day, so I can just go for a quick jog and go to the gym to work my arms. This also explains why my progress might have been slow this week, i bloat a lot usually, so that is probably it.. hopefully everything is balance out by monday
I absolutely LOVE cardio Power and Resistance, its by far my favorite workout so far. Its fun and goes by fast yet I literally am dripping sweat ALL OVER the floor… It was the first time I used my new heart rate monitor while working out and I burned 602 calories and that is with taking a lot of breaks. I still take a lot of breaks but few than before and I am starting to notice a difference in what I can actually do, like i can actually do double digit push ups without collapsing (i still struggle with the moving push ups and such but still) and I can do the plank sprints ( i forgot the actual name of them but damn) which I wasn’t able to do last week. I am kind of nervous for tomorrow because its pure cardio AND cardio abs, and i plan on going running… so I am going to have to eat a ton of calories tomorrow so I dont crash. Speaking of calories, I should probably go eat because I do not like being over a 1000 calories below my budget… it just doesnt seem healthy, so at least another 300-400 calories tonight :)
I just realized that since the 6th I have lost 10 inches .. thats 10 INCHES!!! all over.. 4 of which have been around my stomach, I am down a pant size… And I am not even done with week two yet.. omg I can’t believe this :D
Didn’t get as much sleep as I would like… about 4-5 hours, but I got up, just ate some breakfast (I need to think of an alternative of kashi cereal almond milk and fruit because thats gonna get boring) and once I let that digest.. around 7:30 I am gonna star Day 12 of Insanity which is Cardio power and resistance. Then going for my second c25k run and walking a mile or so, then maybe walking straight from the park that I run at to the schools gym for some ab and arm workouts ( havent decided about that depends on how i feel.. I will probably do it, but I might drive there or wait a few hours if i dont feel up to it right after I am done running)… Safe to say that I will probably be taking a nap when I get back
I want to do more than just the one workout a day with insanity. I see so many people on here doing like 2 things of insanity, then going to a sports practice, then to the gym etc. And I have been watching how much they workout on biggest loser… So I really am thinking about doubling up workouts either insanity alone or doing insanity and going to the gym for an hour and see if I get better results (i know i should be happy that i have lost 3 pounds and 3 inches on my stomach in 18 days but I feel like it could be more)… what do you guys think?
sorry.. i got a little carried away with the y’s there lol but I just feel awesome today besides being a little tired… I woke up at like 3 am this morning and since I thought i had to take my computer in I decided just to stay up and wait till best buy opened. So I had a really healthy breakfast around 5/6 ish and then did cardio recovery and went to do c25k. I was only able to get halfway through, but I am still proud because I have NEVER been a runner, even when I was skinny in 3rd grade running track kindergartners would beat me (yes i realize how sad that is lol)… and I haven’t really run since (except one year of soccer) so the fact that I was able to go for as long as I did with only 4 hours of sleep, I think I did good.. not great, maybe not my best… but good. I plan to go out tomorrow. So I went to best buy and it turns out the problem was with the school’s internet not with my computer so I didnt have to leave it with them. And I went home took a nap, woke up to it pouring and it’s been raining ever since (or I would have gone for another run) But i have been fueling my body and watching biggest loser and I hope to get my first HRM in the next day or so, so i can have accurate calorie burn measurements. I am also calling my doctor in NC tomorrow to talk to her about how I can get more out of myself without going over board. And I will probably schedule and appointment with her for when I go home in a few weeks.. just to be sure.
I am starting to be able to tell the difference in my body when it gets the nutrients it needs versus junk food. I started the day early (it’s 6am and I just had breakfast) and for breakfast I had a cup of lashing go lean crunch and a cup of Almond milk with a banana and I feel amazing, happy and light but full (not like bursting out full, but I can tell I don’t need more) and I just love the way it feels. I can’t wait to do cardio recovery and going for my first run for c25k today. . Aka I am going to need to eat a ton of healthy calories today