Wednesday, January 15, 2014

workout wednesday: week 1

Week one of Project Insanity got off to a rocky start. My brother came into town and took over the couch, which is conveniently located right in front of the only TV in the house. I couldn’t bear to wake him up at 5 a.m. so I could have a date with Shaun T.

We were also celebrating his birthday, and I couldn’t find cupcakes and quesadillas on the Nutrition Guide, but that didn’t really stop me. I pretty much got on track after he left, and I’m proud to say I’m back on schedule. Here are my notes for the week:

the exercise:
· What does it say about me that the yoga-like stretching is my least favorite part? Probably that I’m unbalanced and inflexible, because I am.
· A part of me died after pure cardio – I sincerely hope it’s the part that’s addicted to chocolate.
· I don’t recommend this workout if you’re new to exercise. I didn’t make it through a single video. It was tough.

the food:
· I’d like to take this moment to express my absolute hatred for deli turkey meat. I tried to eat a turkey sandwich and made it three bites in before the gag reflex kicked in.
· I can’t eat five medium-sized meals a day. I don’t like feeling full all the time. And I don’t really have time at work to eat three meals. So, I’ve switched it up where I eat three regular meals and two snacks. That way my metabolism stays up and I stay comfortable.
· I just really suck at diets. I love chocolate too much.

the brain:
· I already feel better. I had more energy throughout the day, and I was a lot less grumpy.
· My day is so much better when I get up early. When I rush through the morning, I feel rushed the whole day.
· Rest is good for the body. Sleep!

the numbers:
Kind of disappointing, but… I didn’t lose any weight. The scale stayed at a steady 128.6 the entire week. And, my fat and water percentage stayed the same, too. Oh well, I feel better and that’s what matters!

the picture:

This is what I look like after a workout. No one ever said sweaty was sexy. And I sweat more than any man you know.

Didn't even have the energy to smile. Wiped.


  1. Okay, so I used to workout all the time in the mornings when I was nannying and I loved it.
    But now that I have an office/more stressful job, I am terrified that I will be tired all day from a morning workout and that all i will want is a nap all day.
    So my question for you is: Are you wiped out once you get to work? When you come home from work, do you still have energy to cook dinner? What time do you go to sleep at night?!


  2. Hi Jenny! When I started at my office job, I was really worried about my workout routine. I knew I did better with working out in the morning, and I wanted my evenings to be free to spend time with my husband. So, I wake up at 5 a.m. to workout.

    I went through a slump in December where I wasn't waking up, and I told myself I would workout when I got home, but then I got home and I was exhausted and didn't want to do anything. Now that I have started waking up at 5 a.m. again I find that I have MORE energy throughout day than I did when I was sleeping in. And yes, I still come home and cook dinner and do housework.

    It sounds counterproductive, but I promise I have more energy when I workout than when I don't. And, I usually go to bed between 9:30 - 10... which is probably kind of early for a 22-year-old.

  3. hahaha what do you mean cupcakes aren't in the nutrition guide?! Guess I won't be doing this one...

  4. Okay you inspired me- I am going to try this too and see how I do in the office.

    I NEVER want to workout in the evenings either because I am always exhausted and have housework that needs to get done. My fear of starting to work out in the morning again is that I will be too exhausted to do housework in the evening... but I think I may need to just get over that 'fear' and suck it up...

    Thanks for the push! I will give it a try!

  5. Well the least you can do is try, and then if you feel too tired and don't like it, then you can definitely stop! But at least give it a week or so before you stop. :) Good luck, Jenny!!!

  6. Thanks, Robyn! I feel better when I can actually complete a workout without stopping!

  7. It's a nutrition "guide" so I'm treating it just like that a "guideline" - so as far as I'm concerned cupcakes are perfectly fine... in moderation... which usually means no more than one a day, right?

  8. "I feel better and that’s what matters!" YES!!!! I try not to obsess too much about what shows up on the scale... you can tell that you're getting healthier in other ways!!! :)

  9. Yes! My clothes fit better and I have more energy, but the scale hasn't even budged.