Tuesday, July 31, 2012

insanity week 4 day 1ish?

Okay, so clearly my plans were foiled. It had been three days since I worked out at all, and I was feeling REALLY down on myself, but I went through some stressful couple of days, helping a friend move and all that. Also ate pizza. Delicious failure.

And today was no exception, going on the 4th day of not working out? This can NOT happen! But the day got away from me and before I knew it, it was midnight. But I had just watched women's gymnastics finals, so...I was inspired. And I did plyo. I don't even know what day that's supposed to be, probably Saturday last week. Whatever. I kicked butt. I got my heart rate up super high very quickly, so I had to take longer breaks, but my form for each exercise was better than last time. Slowly but surely!

So, back on track eating-wise and exercise wise. At some point Monday I made a pomegranate greek yogurt pineapple banana spinach smoothie, which was DELICIOUS. Definitely doing that again.

Tomorrow, more insanity, and will try to see a friend's show, go to the zoo, and get my life together! :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012



Yesterday I started plyo, got through the warm up and the stretching, and started watching mens gymnastics on the olympics...and did not make it through the rest of the workout. Today I helped a friend move all day long, so I didn't work out today either.

Plans foiled. I'm frustrated, and when I get frustrated I want to eat junk food and not the loads of fabulous salady stuff and veggies and health that I bought the other day. So today I had pizza for lunch. And dinner. UGH! I am dreading this week of equity auditions, I HATE equity auditions. Especially dance calls. Not like I ever go to dance calls ever, but there are a couple on my list this week that I couldn't make the singer calls. Errrrrrgh. Cranky pants!

I know it will get better, I just have to stay committed. Not sure how I want tomorrow to play out. If I get up early, sign up, do insanity, go back for a dance call, or just go to the singer call (which they recommend if I want to be considered to go to the dance call), so...bleh. Will try to figure it out.

Off to a rough week, feeling really fat (regardless of the progress I've made). Can't go backwards.

Guess not every day can be super pumped I'm feeling awesome kind of days. Hopefully tomorrow will be.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

gettin behind!

Okay, well...here's the scoop.

Monday I did Saturday's workout, hoping Tuesday would be Week 4 day 1, but I didn't do it yesterday. So I'm two days behind. PLUS, I decided to go B's workout session, she's training to get certified, so her hour long classes are free. It's a mix between insanity, pilates, weight training, and death. Much harder than insanity, because she kept telling me to keep at it, improve my form, etc. Which held me accountable, and for insanity, I can take breaks whenever I want. BUT, I don't want to get behind with insanity!

So here's the plan.
Thursday: week 4 day 1
Friday: week 4 day 2
Saturday: week 4 day 4 (skipping recovery)
Sunday: B's class

Monday: week 4 day 5
Tuesday: B's class
Wednesday: B's class
Thursday: week 4 day 3 (making up recovery)
Friday: week 4 day 6
Saturday: OFF
Sunday: week 5 day 1

aaaaaand finally back on schedule. I will be working out, it will just take me two weeks to get through week 4 because of B's training classes.

Yay! Gettin' fit y'all!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Insanity week 3 day 6/7

So, I'm technically supposed to be on week 4 day 1, but alas, going to Ohio proved to be more than I could handle trying to add in workouts. I did manage one workout while I was there, but I really would have liked to get in both. So that means I'm a day behind, and doing Saturday's workout today, Monday's workout tomorrow...etc. Will probably skip recovery (I just hate it!) so I can catch up on the real workouts. Not that recovery isn't real, I just don't feel guilty skipping it.

Anyway. Ohio was good, spending time with family is always a good thing, even if it's sometimes stressful.

So, I don't have a scale, which is unfortunate, but I checked my weight on several scales when I got back from tour, and in checking it this weekend, I'm down about 10 lbs! It's not exact...because the measurements weren't on the same scale, but there's definitely a difference! Woo! Serious inspiration to keep going. Yay!

Pluggin' and chuggin' for the week, let's do it!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Insanity day 5 ish

This week I traveled from the city to NJ, PA, through WV and into Ohio to see my grandmother. All tht travel and lack of routine made me think I wouldn't be able to work out, but I think I'll fit in all the insanity workouts (other than the recovery vid, which I hate). I did yesterday's video tonight, and I'll do today's vid tomorrow in NJ. Not a lot of time, just wanted to send a quick update. Also, lots of slow walking on concrete today, so my knee is very sore. Eep.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

week 3 day 2

So every other Monday is a fit test for me, but I HATE the fit test. I don't feel like it accurately measures how well I'm progressing, so I don't do it. And since last week I skipped the recovery vid altogether, I decided to do it on Monday. Success.

Today the lovely D and I did Plyo together. I felt like I wanted to throw up, but having someone else around really forces me to keep going when I don't want to. I wish she'd come around for pure cardio/cardio abs (which is tomorrow), because that crap KILLS.

Going to PA/OH this weekend for family things and the dentist. Hoping to still get in my workouts for the week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

week 2 day 6/7

So I didn't manage to do two in one day, so I did the extra one today and I'm just not going to do the recovery for this week. I took 2 technical days off, that's recovery enough. Back on track for this next week, hopefully I won't have to rearrange schedule stuff and I'll just be able to do all the workouts as they are.

Did pure cardio/cardio abs today. Added in cardio abs for the first time and UGH. I was so afraid of what was to come, I didn't want to work hard in pure cardio. I took more breaks than I would have liked, and I didn't work as hard as I know I can. I think if I add in more veggies and antioxidant rich fruits (more protein's a given...) and less useless carbs (like pasta), that will give me more energy. Now I can't cut out carbs altogether, they are energy and we need them to survive these crazy workouts, but there are healthier carbs than others, complex carbs that also pack a lot of nutrition. Pasta does NOT. ha. darn.

Feeling chubby and bloated, bleh. It's only temporary, but this week will definitely be more of a challenge...I'll know for sure that I'm "insane" if I "dig deeper" as Shaun T says during my TOM (as D calls it). Woo! Let's do it!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

insane week 2 day 5

Well, I didn't do cardio recovery on wednesday. I think I decided to take that as my day off and instead of taking my day off Sunday, I'll do cardio recovery then. Yesterday I didn't do anything, schedule crap got in the way, so I did day 5 (power/resistance) this morning and I'll do day 6, what was supposed to be today (pure cardio AND cardio abs) tonight, if I have the energy. If not, I'll just skip the cardio recovery/day off Sunday and do pure cardio and cardio abs then. They'll all get fit in with plenty of rest and recovery in between.

I have a couple of friends doing it along with me (besides the crazy tour guys who do it all the time, on their second round...manly pushup talk bla bla bla). J is a day ahead and D is a week-ish behind. I LOVE that I have such encouragement from both ends, and we're all strong happy confident women who are absolutely insane. It's perfect!

On a more personal note, my upper undergarments which fit before tour, were too small and I was spilling out after tour, after trying one on today, they fit again! It's the little things.  I can't WAIT to get into my skinny jeans. YAY! So glad my insanity support system is growing.

A weekend with no roommates = awesomeness. I have to go to Duane Reade to pick up some things, but other than that, it's planting myself in front of the TV for an R&R afternoon. More insanity tonight.

Happy weekend! :)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

week 2 day 3

plyo again...I pushed myself harder than I ever have. I made it completely through the warm-up without stopping, and did just about everything except the last round through the 3rd circuit. And even then I did some of the pushups.

Plyo works like this:
Warm up: 3 rounds through 5 or 6ish exercises
3 rounds through a set of 5 or 6 jumpy/squatty exercises
3 rounds through a set of basketball jump squats/level 1 drills/more jumpy stuff in plank position
Arm work

So that last round through the basketball/drill/plank things just was not as strong as the others were, but last time through I didn't even do it at all, nor did I complete nearly as many of the other exercises in the other circuits. Woo!!

My body is tired today. Glad I have recovery today! Recovery isn't as difficult heart-wise, and I'm not so beat at the end, it's only 30 minutes, but I'm still sweating, it's a lot of slow squats. Let's see how we do! Enjoy the day y'all!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Insanity Week 2 Days 1 and 2

So, I didn't do insanity early in the morning, I did it in the evening yesterday, but I still did it! Yesterday was power resistance, today was pure cardio. My muscles are so tired! But I'm finding slowly that I'm starting to get a little bit better at some of the exercises. Definitely some modifications, for knee reasons, and for lack of strength and stamina reasons haha, but makin' progress!

Side note: NEVER eat Chinese food before a workout. Ever. That's all.

Sunday, July 8, 2012


So, it's been almost a WEEK since I last did insanity. Birthday festivities got in the way, and instead of trying to work insanity into my schedule, I decided to splurge and eat/drink whatever I wanted on my 25th. NOT the best idea at ALL, but it's over and I'm restarting week 2 tomorrow. Cardio power resistance. UGH. I hate it, but I love how I feel afterwards, so it's worth it.

Tomorrow the plan is to get up early and workout before getting ready for auditions, so I've got to get myself to bed!

Monday, July 2, 2012

insanity day 5?

I did tonight what was supposed to be Saturday's workout. DEATH. Harder the second time.

Felt so unmotivated today. But finally doing the workout at 11pm made me excited to do tomorrow. Glad I just did it anyway even though I didn't feel like it. Knee hurts a little bit, will try to take it easier (relatively) tomorrow.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Insanity Day 4 + weekend

Eeep, haven't posted!

I did day 4, the pure cardio on Friday, which was AWFUL. It's cardio, alright, my heart rate was through the roof!

Took off Saturday AND today, and I really am only allowed to take off one day...ugh. Went out to NJ, which screws up my schedule a little bit. Oh well, I still worked out 4 days this week, plus a 3.5 mile walk. So, I'm doing pretty good. Back to the regular routine tomorrow.

Workin it out! Keep chuggin!