Calling All Health Nuts

May 13, 2013 § 1 Comment

Ok, one more post cause I just thought of something.  I’m obviously not doing something right so if anyone has suggestions on exercise, diet, etc…please feel free to chime in.  I’m open to everything!  I can’t starve myself and I have literally the biggest appetite on the planet but I try very hard not to eat crap (only) and to make good choices.  So, what I really need is someone who knows what they are doing telling me what to do, what to eat and when to do it.

If you are that person, you are hired.  I won’t pay you but seeing me lose weight will be payment enough : )

Insanity: I ❤ Recovery Week

April 16, 2013 § 2 Comments

Recovery week so far has been awesome.  I’m seriously in love with recovery week.  I love the workout and really strengthening the core.  You really feel like you are doing something positive to your body.  I also like that you are not supposed to over do it.  It lets me relax a little.

I totally cheat during the shoulder burner things at the end.  By the end of the “flapping” of the arms I’m ready to collapse, so I sit (still in plie) at the very edge of my short couch, so I’m basically in the same position, but I’ve got something holding me up.  I know, I know, but I still feel my core working while doing the exercises to the end and my goal is to get rid of the couch.

As far as weight loss goes, nothing more.  Some people would probably be like, “what?  how is that humanly possible to be at the end of week 4 and not have lost more than 5 lbs?”  Unfortunately, this is my life.  It’s nearly impossible for me to lose weight AT ALL.  I’m the gal who went on the HCG diet and gained weight…seriously!  I know I’m losing inches, though, and that is very important.  My favorite jeans I shrunk in the wash a month ago finally fit again!  I can totally see a difference in my torso and according to the measuring tape, I’ve lost about 1.75″ in the thighs- which is HUGE!

Anyways, I’m still happy, still going and already starting to plan which Beachbody program I want to do next.

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 8: Fooled Feet & Bikram Knows Best

March 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

So when I was pregnant with my 4.5 year old I gained 80 lbs.  Yes, 80lbs.  30lbs of which were water.  During my pregnancy I developed a hiatal hernia that pushed everything upwards and cause horrible heart burn and indigestion.  After H was born the heart burn and indigestion continued, almost every day.  I went to a doc who put me on meds but told me the only way to get rid of the heart burn and indigestion was to lose weight and that long term on the pills would do more harm than good.  After months on the medication, I tried to come off of it.  Every time I tried, I would get physically ill.  On the advice of my chiropractor, I started doing Bikram Yoga for my back issues, stress, etc…within 2 weeks of starting Bikram, I was off the meds.  It was seriously amazing.  Bikram really does change your body from the inside out.  I was going 3 times a week (as much as I could swing with a job, husband and child).  I think if I could have gone more, I would have been able to also lose weight in addition to experiencing the benefits of Bikram.  I’ve been doing Bikram for over 1 year now but decided that if I was going to try Insanity, I would have to put Bikram on hold for a couple months while tortured myself 6 days a week.  I can’t handle doing both.  So, now it has been almost 3 weeks since I stopped doing yoga, and guess what?  My indigestion is back.  I’m now going to really try to do my best with Insanity because I really need to lose the weight to stop the effects of the hernia.  Then, after Insanity, I can go back to Bikram to relax and maintain.

On another note, I’m returning my new Zappos clown kicks.  I was 5 minutes into my workout with them on when the same sharp horrible pain began again.  What did I do?  I did the rest of the workout barefoot and the pain went away.  Should I be looking into those barefoot sneaker things?  I don’t know what to do anymore.

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.

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