Wednesday, January 8, 2014

workout wednesday - the insanity begins


I know, I know – I never post on Wednesdays. What could possibly be important enough to get off my schedule? Well, this week marks the start of my “Insanity” fitness routine, and I want to take full advantage of the accountability and post my results on the blog. I figure I’ll be less likely to eat that extra cookie if I have to tell you about it, right?

So for the next 8-ish weeks {at least} I’ll be posting updates on my progress {or lack thereof}. I plan on being pretty honest {i.e. it’s the first day and I did in fact eat half of that cookie mentioned above}. Maybe this accountability thing won’t be as effective as I’d like…

Anyway, here it goes…

the exercise

I’m doing Insanity fitness DVDs, because #1 I hate going to the gym in January {it’s way too crowded} and #2 it’s too dark and cold to run outside. I do however plan to go on runs with the husband whenever I can convince him to go. So far that’s been twice this year {which is two times more than last year}.

the food

I’m also following the nutrition guide that came with the DVDs. It’s five meals a day, 300 calories each. And you can add 100-calorie boosts to meals according to your dietary needs. Since I’m a whopping 5’2”, I only get 1500 calories a day if I want to lose weight, so no add-ons for me. I like this plan because there aren’t a lot of crazy ingredients and I don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars at the grocery store each week. PB&J is an actual option! We’ll see how well I do with the five small meals instead of three bigger ones…

the brain

Right now I’m feeling pretty excited and hopeful. I always feel this way before an exercise/diet program, though. My exercise/eating last month has been the worst of the past three years. I’ve gained the usual 10 pounds that women gain when they get married or start a job – and I’ve done both so I can’t blame one or the other. My goal is to shed all of that and comfortably fit in my jeans again – and if I happen to get a six-pack, too, I won’t complain.

the numbers

Oh man, this is the juicy part. I originally started this blog because I wanted to record my journey to fitness and self-acceptance. I know I’ve come along way, because it doesn’t bother me to share these numbers when I’m not in the best shape of my life. Here it goes:

Weight – 128 lbs {was as high as 132 in November}
Fat – 25.5%
Water – 51.7%
Waist – 30”
Hips – 38.5”
Thigh – 22.5”
Arm – 11.5”

the pictures
The lighting in these pictures is horrible because #1 it was cold and raining so we couldn't go outside and #2 Daniel has his desk light on. I would have asked him to turn it off and take more, but he was already tired of taking pictures. So, no, there is no sweat on me - this is pre-workout.

Let’s do this!


7 comments:

  1. Eeek! Good luck!! Let me know how it goes, maybe I'll try this one. The food guide is a nice touch.

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  2. You look great to me!

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  3. Well, after two workouts, I'm soooo sore. But I guess that's a good thing. The food guide is helpful, but I'm not sure how doable it is yet. I'm working on it. Thanks for the encouragement!

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  4. Thank you, Christina! I'm actually not too worried about how I look {which is a huge improvement for me}. I just want to -feel- great again, which means getting back into healthy habits.

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  5. I think you look great! It's all about how you FEEL though. I like how it seems like you're focusing more on that then an actual "diet." Sounds more like a lifestyle to me. :)

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  6. My best friend did insanity and she LOVED it. Best of luck to you!! Looking forward to following along with your journey!

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  7. excited to see what you learn and love!

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