Saturday, April 30, 2011

Insanity - Week 5 - Saturday - Rest Day

No workout today. I'm resting up for my Fit Test tomorrow, then Month #2.

iced coffee w/ skim milk [3]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
grapes [0]
hard boiled eggs [4]
spicy chicken caesar salad w/ avocado dressing from Wendy's [17] - I added some olive oil to get my GHG in.
banana [0]

I ate all 29 of my daily points and have 23 weekly points remaining. I made it through the day without sampling any of the fudge, coffee cake, and muffins I made for Monday's Teacher Appreciation Dessert Day. GO ME!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Insanity - Week 5 - Friday - Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3

Finally, the Crown Jewel of my cardio collection, my most favoritest workout ever!!! My net burn was 320 calories, good for 4 Activity Points.

apple & cottage cheese [5]
deviled eggs (made with avocado & olive oil instead of mayo!) [11]
carrot sticks & cheese [4]
BLT on rye bread w/ cheese & avocado [13]
banana & chocolate [2]
apple & cheese [4]

I used all of my daily and activity points, and have 23 weekly points remaining.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Insanity - Week 5 - Thursday - Core Cardio & Balance

I had an apple and a banana after I posted my blog last night.

I know I said I hated this workout and was not going to do it again (and I may not have said that in my blog, but I certainly said it somewhere) but I decided it was only fair to do it at least three times this week. I'm not normally one do make substitutions and it was really bothering me that I was going to blow this off. So I did it today, and I will do it tomorrow. Or Saturday. I don't know. I really want a rest day before my Fit Test on Sunday AND I want to do Turbo Jam Cardio Party 3. We'll see. Anyway, my net burn was 179 calories (2 activity points), up a bit from last time. It wasn't as horrible as I remember it being on Tuesday. I actually made it through the entire shoulder burner without a break! And I really tried hard with the jumps. I am short, barely 5'2" and I was trying to touch the ceiling. I ended up punching the chain that normally holds our punching bag, then getting with the ceiling fan on high speed. I don't even know if I was close to the ceiling during the jumps.

coffee w/ skim milk [3]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
turkey & cheese sandwich w/ carrot sticks [7]
chicken, brown rice, vegetables & egg roll [14]
ham & cheese sandwich [9]

I ate all 29 of my daily points, both activity points and have 29 weekly points remaining. Damn carbs...

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Insanity - Week 5 - Wednesday - Turbo Jam Fat Blaster

I know I said I was going to do Cardio Party 3 today but I was short on time so I did Fat Blaster instead. I do love this workout. My net burn was 274 calories, for 2 activity points.

iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
oatmeal w/ protein powder, walnuts & blueberries [10]
chicken breast w/ mustard on bun & carrot sticks [7]
cheese omelet w/ rye bread toast [15]

I used all of my daily and activity points and have 36 weekly points remaining.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Insanity - Week 5 - Tuesday - Core Cardio & Balance

I did not like this workout at all. It didn't give me a good calorie burn, it was rough on my legs, I just hated it. My net burn was 161 calories, earning just two activity points. I'd rather Turbo. I'll do this workout one more time, on Thursday probably. I'm going to Turbo tomorrow and Friday, then take Saturday as my rest day. For Month 2 of Insanity, there are some days that have one short workout (either the Fit Test or Insane Abs) with a longer one, and I absolutely do not have time to do two  workouts in one day. So I'll be shifting the Fit Test and the ab workout to Sundays. So that means I have 29 straight days of Insanity workouts, plus a 5K coming up. You can bet your ass I'm going to relax after Memorial Day.

banana, iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
grapes, apple slices & cheese [4]
turkey sandwich [5]
chicken salad w/ salsa [7]
turkey & cheese sandwich [7]
carrot sticks & apple [0]
sausage & cheese on homemade biscuit [12] - I am not happy that I ate this but I was hungry and craving it for hours.

I used all of my daily and activity points, and have 41 weekly points remaining.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Insanity - Week 5 - Monday - Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2

I'm only doing 3 Insanity workouts this week, and since my legs are still a bit sore from my 5K, I'm taking it easy and doing Turbo Jam Cardio Party 2. It was so good to Turbo again. If my search feature on my blog works right, the last time I did Turbo Jam was in December. It felt good, but I really can't wait to do Cardio Party 3 - that one is my favorite. My net burn was 310 calories, good for 4 activity points. I also did Recharge from ChaLean Extreme, because I desperately needed some stretching. No AP for that, though.

banana, iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
deviled eggs & green beans [8]
apple [0]
homemade macaroni & cheese, biscuits w/ butter [20]

I used all 29 of my daily points, three of my activity points and have 49 weekly points remaining.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Sunday - Rest Day

A much needed day of rest, too! I'm exhausted. I didn't track my food. I ate what I wanted and didn't eat too horribly. I'm still very tired, but I'm looking forward to doing some Turbo Jam tomorrow. I know I'm supposed to do the Insanity Core Cardio & Balance all week but I just cannot do the same thing six days in a row!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Saturday - Bunny Hop 5K

I'd been so psyched all week for the Bunny Hop 5K and then last night, I just lost all motivation. I was dreading it. Then I had a horrible dream that I woke up an hour after the scheduled start time. I was so upset in my dream, but it wouldn't have been all that bad if I'd missed it. It was just a fundraiser for our Go Far program, and not our program's actual 5K and Fun Run. That's May 21. I definitely have to be there for that.

Anyway, this morning, I just wanted it over. I had no idea whether or not I'd be able to run at all. I worried my mp3 player would quit working on me at the beginning of the race. I worried the sun would be in my eyes, or I'd have sunglasses on needlessly.

You can read all the details and commentary with pictures here, but here is a recap:

I ran the entire race and my time was 27:51 - an even 9-minute mile pace, and I came in second in the age group they put me in, which was the wrong one. They put me in 30-34. Had I been in the proper group of 35-39, I would have been sixth. I was 29th out of 85 females. I don't know what I was overall. I didn't care. My net calorie burn for the 5K was 270 calories, good for 4 activity points.

THEN came the one-mile Fun Run. I wanted to run it, but I promised my son I'd stay with him, and he's not a runner. He surprised me by actually running a bit, then at the very end, I ran ahead so I could take a picture of him crossing the finish line.

THEN, there was a mix-up and some people came late because the advertised start of the Fun Run was different than when we actually started. So I left my son with my husband and ran that one, too! I'll take another 2 activity points for both Fun Runs.

So, to recap, my first run/walk 5K last November gave me a gun time of 33:11, and a 10:40 pace. Today, I ran the whole thing in 27:51 with a 9:00 pace. Not too shabby considering I don't run. I barely do short jogs with my Go Far kids so I'm really proud of myself for doing this. I know I won't beat today's time in next month's race because Insanity will surely kill me, but today, I was really hoping for improvement.

And speaking of Insanity, my legs did not really fatigue today they way they do with Insanity, and I was able to get my heart rate up and keep it up.

coffee w/ skim milk [4]
banana [0] - Actually, I had a banana an hour before the race and two or three after my run. I did NOT eat any of the junk food (cupcakes, cookies, brownies, etc) they had set out for the runners!! GO ME!!!
steak, shrimp & salad [20] - I promptly went to Applebees for the steak and salad I've been craving for weeks. It was perfect.
apple & cheese [4]
turkey salad w/ homemade dressing [11]

I used all 29 of my daily points and all of my activity points, and have 44 weekly points remaining.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Friday - Plyo Cardio Circuit

Yay, my favorite workout on the last day of workouts for Phase 1. Tomorrow is my (second ever!!!) 5K, with another in a month, just before my final week of Insanity. Next week is recovery week. I'm supposed to do Core Cardio & Balance 6 days in a row, but I think I'm going to mix in some Turbo Jam and probably even take Monday off. Or do Stretch X from P90X. My body needs it.

Anyway, my net calorie burn today was 262, good for 3 activity points.

iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
banana [0]
grapes [0]
turkey BLT salad w/ light dressing [10]
cheese, hard boiled egg, coffee w/ skim milk [5]
cheese omelet & light English muffin w/ butter [13]
apple [0]

I used all 29 of my daily points and all of my activity points, and have 48 weekly points remaining. I want chocolate.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Thursday - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

It's supposed to be Cardio Recovery but I had to shift everything because of my 5K on Saturday. I still hate Cardio Abs. 1 activity point for that bullshit. Pure Cardio, my net calorie burn was 263 calories, good for 3 activity points.

banana, iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
corn dog nuggets [6] - grrrr!
turkey salad w/ light dressing [5]
homemade granola [5]
chicken breast w/ homemade mustard sauce on bun [8]

I used all 29 of my daily points, all of my activity points and have 48 weekly points remaining.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Wednesday - Cardio Power & Resistance

I like this workout because it's not constant, crazy cardio. Remember how I cried the first time I did it? Pfft! Now I look forward to the break it provides. Anyway, my net calorie burn was 243, good for a mere 3 activity points.

banana, iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
chicken nuggets & baked fries [10] - I am not happy about this. I hate when we have this on the menu at work.
turkey sunshine salad w/ light dressing [14]
banana [0]

I used all 29 of my daily points, all of my activity points, and have 48 weekly points remaining.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Tuesday - Plyo Cardio Circuit

I'm rearranging things a bit to accommodate my 5K on Saturday. I'm swapping today's workout with tomorrow's, skipping Thursday's Cardio Recovery to shift Friday and Saturday to Thursday and Friday. Got it? Don't worry about it.

I weighed down the corners of my mat today and didn't have any problems with slipping or coming apart. That's good. What's not good is my net calorie burn - only 265 today. My legs fatigue much sooner than my heart rate gets up. This sucks. So only 3 activity points today. I'm disappointed. I feel like I am pushing as hard as I can, but my numbers aren't really showing that.

iced coffee w/ skim milk [4]
oatmeal w/ protein powder & banana [7]
banana, salad w/ light dressing [4]
banana raw vegetables w/ cheese [4]
chicken salad w/ dressing [7]
apple, cheese omelet [5]

I used all 29 of my daily points and all my activity points, and have 49 weekly points remaining.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Insanity - Week 4 - Monday - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

Gah, the wretched Cardio Abs. I hate that one with a passion. I take 1 activity point for it even though that is probably too much. For Pure Cardio, my net burn was only 262 calories, so 3 activity points there. My legs are so tired, I can't even get my heart rate up enough to burn any calories. I am terrified of Month #2!!

I bought some interlocking mats. I know I said before that I didn't really care for that type of floor covering because of price and slippage but the price was really excellent and I was able to buy enough to cover my entire workout area. Unfortunately, it still slips and the mats come apart when I do floor sprints. I got so frustrated, I had to stop in the middle of my workout and kick the stupid things out of the way. So I don't know what I'm going to do - probably tape them together underneath and then stack weights in the corners. The area is big enough that I won't run into them.

coffee w/ skim milk [4]
apple & cottage cheese [5]
macaroni & cheese [10]
banana [0]
salad w/ cheese, almonds & homemade dressing [10]
apple [0]

I used all 29 of my daily points and my activity points went unused. Since I don't bank them, they are gone, and I have 49 weekly points remaining.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Insanity - Week 3 - Sunday - Rest Day

I don't even know what to say. I am so tired of this roller coaster. I don't know how much longer I can do this. I've been actively fighting this binge monster for almost three years and I'm getting nowhere. I'm not giving up, not by a long shot, but I am extremely frustrated. It's clear that I can't handle this bullshit on my own. I don't have enough accountability. I'm too lazy to things right. I know how to eat. I know how to exercise. I've researched this shit to death and I can apply it 70% of the time, but that 30% is what's messing me up.

I don't know what I need to get control of this. Therapy? What the hell could I possibly have to say to a therapist that will help? Talk about my childhood? I had it far better than a lot of kids. Self esteem issues? If you're my Facebook friend, you know there's no lack of self esteem anymore. Self sabotage? I can't think of a single reason for that. I'm really good at self-analyzing. And I can honestly say I have found no psychological reason for my lack of control. I can blame it on lack of planning and being lazy sometimes. Okay, a lot of times. But even that doesn't account for times like this weekend.

I don't know what to do. I'm tired of not knowing what to do. It makes me angry. And I'm an angry eater.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Insanity - Week 3 - Saturday - Plyo Cardio Circuit

Good workout today. I got a little more sleep than normal and did the workout when I got up. I can finally get through the warm up without wanting to punch Shaun T in the tightly-shorted junk. I still have problems with level one drills, mainly because of the shoulder usage. I just can't plank that long. Well, I probably could if were not doing other things, like push ups and floor sprints and fancy footwork. Anywhoooooooooo - my net burn was 304 calories and I will take 4 activity points for that.

Let's not talk about food, okay? I'm pissed at myself. Again. Why the hell can't I have a normal relationship with food? It's a shame that all my hard Insanity work is for "nothing" because my diet is shit. I need to start planning better, keep fresh fruit and vegetables on hand (and not let my crisper get empty like it has been this week), and make a better effort to eat meals throughout the day and not snacks.

On a bright note, all my cookie dough is gone!

Insanity - Week 3 - Friday - Cardio Power & Resistance

Ah, my love/hate workout. I was tired this morning. Morning workouts when I am exhausted suck. I had a terrible net calorie burn - just 240, enough for barely 3 activity points.

coffee w/ skim milk [4]
cottage cheese [5]
spaghetti & sunshine turkey salad [17]
cheese [4]
salad w/ light dressing [3]

And this is where things got really bad. I started having terrible cravings for cookies at work. We'd made cookies but I did not have one. But when I got home, all I could think about was freaking cookies. I tried distracting myself and I even took a nap and nothing could get cookies out of my head. Then I wanted a Whopper. Then a steak. I seriously thought I was going to go crazy if I did not get one of those things. So I posted on Facebook that I was about to lose it, and I felt a little better. The craving subsided a bit. Then my husband got home and I talked to him about it bit. To my surprise, he didn't tell me to have the cookies. He did tell me to get a steak though. That's when I used the last of my points for the day on the salad. I needed more food though, and had 34 weekly points left. After much back and forth, we decided to go out for dinner. I knew if I stayed home, I would have eaten all the frozen cookie dough (no, I am not throwing it away). So we drove an hour and by the time we got to the restaurant, the craving for cookie dough and Whoppers was gone. I ended up getting a club sandwich with fries, and I'm going to assume that it used up all 34 weekly points I had left. I felt better. I didn't feel guilty for not perfectly tracking.

I do feel guilty about the 3 frozen cookie dough balls I shoved into my mouth just before I went to bed though.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Insanity - Week 3 - Thursday - Cardio Recovery

I didn't wear my heart rate monitor for this, but I'll take 2 activity points. I also ran a bit in Go Far today. My legs are total toast.

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
cantaloupe & cottage cheese [5]
apple & cheese [4]
ham, egg & cheese muffin [8]
cantaloupe [0]
crumb-coated chicken thighs w/ stuffing [18]

I used all 29 of my daily points, both activity points, and have 35 weekly points remaining. I'm so hungry and so tired!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Insanity - Week 3 - Wednesday - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

I really, really, really dislike Cardio Abs. I hate ab work on the floor, unless it's planks. I'll take 1 activity point for that, and 3 for Pure Cardio, where my net burn was 268 calories. I was exhausted this morning and I had done yesterday's workout not even 12 hours prior. It was hard to really push. I just wanted it over.

coffee w/ skim milk [1]
banana & cottage cheese [5]
turkey sunshine salad w/ light dressing [12]
crackers w/ peanut butter [5]
turkey & butternut squash [10]
cantaloupe & carrot sticks [0]

I used all 29 of my daily points and all of my activity points. I'm so tired.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Insanity - Week 3 - Tuesday - Plyo Cardio Circuit

I really love this workout. If there was one (so far) that I would do after I finish the program, it would be this one. I'm getting better with all the upright drills. It's the stuff down on the floor that kills me. My net burn today was 303 calories (4 activity points).

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
banana [0]
apple & cheese [4]
chicken salad w/ fat free dressing [8]
banana, carrots & chocolate milk [4]
ground turkey w/ broccoli [8]
peanut butter sandwich [7]

I used all 29 of my daily points and all of my activity points, and have 49 weekly points remaining. I'm so tired!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Insanity - Week 3 - Monday - Fit Test

Fit Test #2 today. I was so thankful for a short workout. Here are my numbers from two weeks ago, along with the numbers from the time I did the test for shits & giggles in December 2009.

Switch Kicks - (78) - 87 - 91
Power Jacks - (53) - 43 - 50
Power Knees - (86) - 82 - 90
Power Jumps - (25) - 26 - 30
Globe Jumps - (9) - 8 - 9
Suicide Jumps (Burpees) - (13) - 14 - 16
Push Up Jacks - (14) - 16 - 19
Low Plank Obliques - (32) - 34 - 36

My net burn was 182 calories (2 activity points). I actually did the fit test without the dvd. I don't know if I got the warm up exactly right but I did 6 minutes, then some stretches, then I set my interval timer for 1 minute work/rest intervals.

coffee w/ skim milk [1]
banana [0]
apple, coleslaw & tater tots [12] - I don't know why I ate this crap at work. It made me feel sick.
banana [0]
apple & cottage cheese [6]
omelet w/ cheese & mustard sauce [12]

I used all 29 of my daily points and both activity points and have 49 weekly points remaining. Meatless Mondays are really killing me. I snack all day, and even if I plan meals, I end up not sticking to them. No one else in my house will do Meatless Monday with me. I've been doing it for over 15 months now. I don't want to stop, but I do want to get back into real dishes, and not just eating things that aren't meat.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Insanity - Week 2 - Sunday - Rest Day

Well, today just sucked. I started off with a good weigh in (131.5, down 6.5 from two weeks ago). Then I messed up by eating some donuts. It wasn't so bad, except that I ate 22 points worth of donuts. I had plenty of points to finish off the week. I sent a text to my workout buddy and told her that I ate it, so I'd be accountable for it. I felt guilty, even though I knew I would have been fine on points.

It bothered me all damn day that I ate those donuts. I bought them yesterday to share at the mud bog, and I didn't have one at all. I didn't have one because I knew, if I ate one, I'd likely spiral out of control. So I was really good yesterday. And by eating them this morning, I felt weak-willed. That made me angry at myself. I ate a good lunch, and I was still good on points. But those donuts still pissed me off. So, I did say "screw it" and went out for dinner at a buffet, where I ate well over my points. And I'd had a lot of points stored up.

I'm so mad at myself for letting this happen. I knew I couldn't stop at one donut this morning. I knew I should have thrown them out last night, not even brought them home. I've been on this journey for over three years now, and aware of my messed up eating patterns for two years. How many times do I have to say, "Well, tomorrow is another day." I'm sick of screwing up. All I wanted was 63 days of good eating. And I blow it two weeks in.

Oh well. Tomorrow is another day.

Insanity - Week 2 - Saturday - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs

I am so glad I did not wait until evening to do my workouts! I got up at 5 AM to do them, even though I wanted to save them until after we got home from the mud bog. We didn't get home until way late, and I was too tired and cold. So I'm very glad I forced myself to do them. I did Pure cardio (net burn - 295 calories - 4 activity points) and, for the first time, Cardio Abs (I didn't wear my HRM but I'll take 1 AP). I don't like ab videos at all.

coffee w/ skim milk [1]
banana, cheese omelet & light English muffing w/ butter [10]
banana [0]
hamburger w/ bun [12]
carrot sticks [0]
turkey salad w/ cheese & light dressing [14]

I used all of my daily and activity points and have 44 weekly points remaining.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Insanity - Week 2 - Friday - Cardio Power & Resistance

Round 3 of this! It was decent. My net burn was 288 calories (4 activity points)

coffee w/ skim milk [1]
banana [0]
turkey salad w/ light dressing [6]
banana [0]
another turkey salad w/ light dressing & cheese [12]
homemade frozen yogurt [14] - I shared some of this with my son but couldn't tell how much of it he ate, so I'm just taking the points for the whole thing.

I used all 29 of my daily points and all of my activity points, and have 46 weekly points remaining.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Insanity - Week 2 - Thursday - Cardio Recovery

I did my workout in the morning so I could get other things done after work. It was "just" Cardio Recovery and my legs are worn out. I have Go Far this afternoon and hopefully the kids will run well. Anyway, I'll take 2 activity points for the Insanity workout. I didn't wear my heart rate monitor.

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
oatmeal w/ protein powder [7]
ham & apple [4]
cheese, carrots & orange [4]
pork loin & brown rice [9]
apple, light English muffin w/ peanut butter [8]

Yay, my appetite is back! I feel about 99% better. I used all of my 29 daily points and both activity points, and have 46 weekly points remaining.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Insanity - Week 2 - Wednesday - Plyo Cardio Circuit

I forgot I had a banana yesterday morning when I got to work. I never added that to my food in yesterday's post!

This was the third go-round for this workout. I really brought it, and my net burn was 312 calories (4 activity points). I'm able to do some of the exercises, such as mountain climbers and jumping/cross jacks without slowing down. I can do the final circuit of jabs and such without slowing down. I still have problems with the level one drills and that segment because my shoes still slip if I'm trying to go fast. So I still need to look into flooring options. But all in all, I am very pleased with today's workout!

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
apple [0]
salad w/ fat free dressing [1]
carrot sticks [0]
turkey sunshine salad w/ light dressing [14]
apple & cottage cheese [6]
36 ounces of water

I ate a little more today than I did yesterday - 23 of 29 daily points. My appetite is slowly coming back. I didn't use my activity points and still have 49 weekly points remaining. I hope to use all my dailies tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Insanity - Week 2 - Tuesday - Pure Cardio

I'm still feeling like garbage. I did end up getting some cheese [4] last night before I fell asleep, but it still didn't bring me close to meeting my daily points.

Today's workout was Pure Cardio, and I forgot to turn my heart rate monitor on and I didn't notice until I was finished with the warm up. There was no way in hell I was starting over, so I'm going to assume my burn was similar to last time, and I'll take 4 activity points for it. The workout was okay. Every time I put my head down, the sinus pressure got intense. Every time I jumped, my head throbbed. I can't wait to do these workouts at 100%.

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
yogurt [3]
orange & carrot sticks [0]
cheese [4]
52 ounces of water today.

And again, I ended up way under my 29 daily points. Shit, I didn't even crack double digits. I have absolutely NO appetite. I know I should eat but I can't. I'm not hungry and when I do eat, it's uncomfortable to breathe. This sucks.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Insanity - Week 2 - Monday - Cardio Power & Resistance

This is the workout that made me cry last week. This week was much better. I think it's because I'm feeling better, have more energy, and have better shoes. It was a good workout. I enjoyed it. My net burn was 284 calories (4 activity points). My heart rate drops quickly during the breaks. I don't know if that's good or bad.

coffee w/ skim milk [1]
yogurt & hard boiled egg [5]
baked sweet potato [4]
carrot sticks [0]
apple & peanut butter [7]
60 ounces of water - It's getting warm enough and I'm active enough now that I can get my fluids mainly from water. My goal is 80 ounces per day.

I did not even come close to meeting my Good Health Guidelines or daily points. I spent the entire evening trying to unplug my nose. My nasal passages are ridiculously inflamed. This was Day 3 of my Z-pack and prednisone. I went to the pharmacy for Sudafed and it didn't help. I got a headache from blowing my nose and all I had was children's Tylenol. So I took that. I've been flushing my nose out with saline and sometimes I get gunk to come out, sometimes it just backs up into my ears and creates terrible pressure so I have to stop. I looked inside my nose. It's swollen as hell in there and starting to get bloody. This is pissing me off. I can't afford to go to urgent care again. It cost $160 the other day, between the doctor and filling my prescriptions. Not to mention I have to work late for the rest of the week so the soonest I could get there is Saturday anyway.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Insanity - Week 1 - Sunday - Rest Day

I weighed in at 134, down 4 pounds from Sunday. It always happens like that when I get on plan and stop eating tons of carbs. The water just whooshes away.

I think I've fixed my slippery floor problem. I took my second pair of running shoes back and got a pair of cross-trainers. We'll see how it goes tomorrow but when I tested them out with a few moves, I stuck much better.

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
cheese omelet, waffles w/ light syrup [11]
taco salad [11]
orange & carrot sticks [0]
venison tenderloin & Asian Medley vegetables [13] - I actually couldn't finish all the venison and rather than eat it like I normally would, I gave the rest to my husband. I actually did eat a little more than I should have. That entire bag of vegetables filled me up.
sandwich thin w/ butter [5]

I used all 29 of my daily points and have 26 weekly points going unused.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Insanity - Week 1 - Saturday - Plyo Cardio Circuit

I thought I did better this time around, but I burned fewer calories - only a net of 285 (4 activity points). I'm still having issues with slipping on the floor during the Level One drills. I tried it on my yoga mat and it worked well, but I don't know if I can use a yoga mat all the time, or it will be in the way. I'll have to go back through the routines and see which ones cause the problem. I know during the stretch, slipping is an issue. I could use the yoga mat but I can't pivot very well on it. I didn't find any good flooring while I was at Home Depot so I guess I'll just have to work with my yoga mats somehow.

I am glad I did my workout as soon as I woke up. I ended up going to Urgent Care for my sinus infection and pretty much felt miserable the rest of the day. I could not breathe through my nose at all, and had a headache most of the time. My nose and face are so raw from blowing and nasal irrigation with saline. I can't wait to start feeling better. I can't remember the last time I was sick like this for so long.

orange & hard boiled egg [2]
McDonald's snack wraps [14]
cheese & red pepper slices [2]
cheese & avocado omelet, sandwich thin, turkey bacon [17]
apple & cottage cheese [6]
coffee w/ skim milk [1]

I used all of my 29 daily points and all of my activity points and have 39 weekly points remaining.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Insanity - Week 1 - Friday - Pure Cardio

Today's ridiculousness was Pure Cardio, 38 minutes of crazy drills. Okay, it's more like 20 minutes of actual drills because the warm up and stretch take about half of the workout (in most of the videos). But the warm up itself is enough to give one a heart attack. I still can't do the push up jacks and floor sprints because my feet slide everywhere. I really hope I can find some non-stick flooring soon. I was slow with the switch kicks and suicide jumps (burpees) and the level whatever drills. I like the suicide drills (because they are first!) and the hook & jump rope. Anyway, my net burn was 287 calories, so I'll take 4 activity points for that.

coffee w/ skim milk [2]
deviled eggs & apple slices [5]
carrot sticks & cheese [2]
three bean salad [8]
baked chicken parmesan w/ pasta [17]
orange [0]

I used all 29 of my daily points, all of my activity points, and have 48 weekly points remaining. I wanted some hot chocolate with Bailey's Irish Cream (because I was out of coffee) but decided that it wasn't worth the 9 points per cup.