Insanity: If it’s not on the scale, It doesn’t exist

May 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

I have not abandoned my blog!  I have not stopped exercising!  Ok, so some days here and there, I’m fucking exhausted and the last thing I want to do when I get home from work and picking up the kid is to exercise.  Nor do I want to shorten my sleep length by waking up at the butt crack of dawn to exercise.

That being said, I really have not stopped.  I’m loving my new heart monitor.  I understand its purpose now.  If I’m in my target heart rate and am moving around, I will burn calories.  If I’m at the peak of my target heart rate or slightly higher and move my tush I burn even more calories!  The other day I burned something like 530 calories in a 55 minute workout where the time before I did this workout, I had only burned like 485.  Why?  because my heart rate was much higher and I pushed myself much more.  So what’s the problem?  I haven’t lost any weight.  Nothing.  Nada.  Zero.  I don’t care how my clothes feel or if my friends say that my waist looks slimmer.  Bullshit.  I want to see it on the scale.  I want to see it on the scale or what’s the point?  I know I’m stronger.  My last fit test showed me that in spades.  Some exercises I double in from the first time.  My push-ups especially!  But not 1 fucking pound.

I’m not going to give up though.  I’m not stopping until I can look at a picture taken of me and proudly tag myself on facebook.  That moment won’t come anytime soon but it has to come eventually.

Insanity, 4th Week: The Difference

April 9, 2013 § 2 Comments

So now I am motivated more than ever. After a horrifying dress shopping adventure with my friend, reality really hit home. That being said, I got on the scale today and another pound GONE! Yes, 5lbs altogether off my body and 1 inch all around! I couldn’t be happier. It’s not a lot, I know, but it’s something. The scale is going down instead of up. Anything positive helps so much. I don’t think I’ve seen the scale go down in almost a year! So, now I can’t wait to get home today and do more power squats, suicides and mountain climbers. Bring it on!

Insanity Day 7: 1 Down, 8 To Go

March 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

I did it!  6 days of torture and today I rest.  I think I’ve earned it.  I’ve survived.  I’m feeling pretty darn good.  I think I can do 8 more weeks like this.  Yesterday I realized, though, I really need new sneakers…OR I need new feet, because my feet are KILLING me during the workouts.  I read on the Insanity community boards that a lot of people have this same issue.  Of course, lots of people with the same issue, but not a lot of people with a good solution.  Some people said that they do the workout barefoot.  Unfortunately, my pain does not stop when I’m barefoot.  This used to happen to me every time I did Bikram as well (and I was barefoot).  Bad bad foot cramps is what it feels like.  It’s pretty horrible.  It’s worse when doing the stretching parts; don’t ask me why.  Anyhow, my V.I.P. Zappos delivery should arrive any second now with a brand spanking new pair of super cool sneakers and gel inserts for more cushioning.  We’ll see if that helps.  Course I won’t know today cause it’s my day off!

Insanity Day 6: It’s starting to work

March 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have not done my workout yet for the day but I have to report that I legitimately lost 1lb!  Woot!  Now, 1lb may not seem like anything to write home about but when you are only consistently seeing weight gain, then 1lb down is like Christmas morning to an eight-year-old.  It’s the best feeling in the world!  So, if I ONLY lose 1lb every 5 days, I’ll have lost 12lbs by the end of the insanity.  I can live with that.

Insanity Day 4: Coup d’état

March 18, 2013 § 2 Comments

Actually, day 4 hasn’t really happened yet as I dismissed my alarm this morning and slept through my workout.  It’s a good thing, though, I don’t think my legs could have handled a morning workout today.  Unfortunately, this means I have to do it tonight AFTER I have worked all day long.  Woo hoo!  Looking forward to that one.

Any, since I’m a masochist, I weighed myself this morning (like I do almost every morning) and found that I had gained 1.5 lbs since starting insanity.  Yes, that’s right, GAINED 1.5 lbs.  I’m pretty sure my body is rebelling against my choice to torture it into submission.  My body is trying to trick me into stopping the insanity (pun intended).  It is saying, “hey look, this insanity thing isn’t going to help you.  It’s only hurting you and making you gain weight.”  Now, I could look at this weight gain and get depressed and say, “fuck this, why should I keep exercising if I’m only going to gain weight?”  But I won’t.  Instead, I will pretend that the weight gain is a sign that my body has gone into shock and is storing all the food I eat.  It won’t last long and my body will give up the fight and eventually just go with the flow.  Yeah, that’s it…sure…  Anyway, we’ll see.

Am I Insane or What?

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow, that is, the day after today, I will start the Insanity workout thingy.

So, nothing works anymore.  I got married with a size 4/6 body and after 6 years, 1 child, and 1 enormous glass of wine later, I’m a whole lot bigger.  It’s really not a pretty site.  Anyway, I try to eat well (when the heavy drinking isn’t clouding my judgement).  I exercise regularly.  Oh, and when I say “exercise regularly,”  I mean it.  I go to Bikram Yoga 3 times a week.  Now if you’ve never done Bikram you are saying to yourself, “uh, so what?”  If you have done Bikram before you are thinking “you go girlfriend.”

While Bikram is so good for you and it has seriously changed my body’s insides and my life for the better, it has not effected the outer body…the body that everyone sees…with their eyes.  In fact, I’ve been gaining weight steadily.  It’s like, you’ve got to be kidding me!

So, the other night in Napa (a whole other blog) while the room was spinning away, I turned on the tv and watched the Insanity workout infomercial.  Holy shit!  These people are looking good!  It reminded me of the boxing class I used to take but that class was only once a week.  This thing is a 60 day challenge.  6 days on, 1 day off, 45 minutes each day.  OK, let’s do this thing!

So tomorrow will be the beginning.  I’ll try to keep you posted (by you, I mean me, cause I’m probably the only one reading this shit).  Maybe posting my progress will keep me motivated to keep going.  And, no, I will not post before pictures.  No one wants to lose their lunch over me.  Maybe I’ll post body snippets and people can just put them together like a puzzle.  Ha ha!  Here goes nothing!

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