Saturday, January 3, 2015

Insanity Max 30 - Half Way There Baby!

Insanity Max 30 - Week 4 In Review 

Cannot believe I am writing my halfway point review already! A month ago I never would have thought I would have survived the program let alone during the holidays. BUT I am here to tell you I made it! 30 more days to go and I will have completed the entire Insanity Max 30 program.  Feels good to stick with your goals!

My hubby joined me again a few times this week. We got the workouts in during the evening. It seems like the time passes by quicker when I have him to workout with me. We treat working out together like date night. It’s our time after our son goes to bed. Not only is our marriage benefiting, but so is our health. Our picture below is from one of our workouts. We were drenched by the end of our 30 minutes. Cardio challenge is no joke!


 Tabata Strength still seems to get me. My upper body is not as strong as it should be so all of the push-ups really kill me. I think I dislike the diamond push-ups the most. Completely shaking when I do them.  The video below shows a few of the moves from the strength workout.

video


For New Years we traveled back home to visit family again. Felt like we were just there but nonetheless we were excited to see everyone again. I slept in that morning before we traveled home and sort of wish I hadn’t after the fact. My little man joined me and he was the king of interruptions that day. My 30-minute workout took about 50 minutes. He needed a potty break, some snacks and completely made a mess of the basement. It was a great reminder of why I get up so early to get the workouts in. It’s my “me” time and I don’t always love to share it with anyone. It’s a good thing he is cute.


My nutrition was not great this week. New Years Eve and New Years Day were so-so.  I packed snacks when I traveled home and did fantastic all week with my water. For New Years Eve my hubby and I went out to dinner at a local restaurant back at home. We ate well – fresh bruschetta for an appetizer, we both had filet mignon and mashed potatoes with broccoli and cauliflower. It really hit the spot and was delicious. We also had a glass of wine. I was really filled up but since we stayed up so late for New Years, I did have some pizza around 10 pm. Not ideal but it was there and I just felt like eating it. Friday night I decided I wanted Dairy Queen. I wanted the ice cream more than I cared about staying on track. I hate when it happens but I am human too.  So I picked a peanut buster parfait and he had a cookie dough blizzard. I felt so gross after I ate it. You see once you eat clean all the time sugar and junk food actually makes you feel sick and sluggish.


Saturday I made up for the one workout I missed during the week so I wore my heart rate monitor to see how many calories I burned off in comparison to the parfait. The parfait had 710 calories and my workout only burned 227. I think we you see how hard to have to work for treats like that it makes those treats a little less appealing. At least for me it does.

 I am nervous to start the second half of this program. It will only get harder from here. I suppose I am now conditioned for it from month one, but it still scares me. My goal for this week is to focus on my nutrition and stay on track. I have done a meal plan for myself so that I have no excuses. I am also really excited about this coming week because I have an event for Beachbody in Pittsburgh Friday and Saturday. I will get to spend the weekend with all of the top coaches in my organization as well as the CEO of Beachbody and Autumn Calabrese the creator of the 21 -day fix, which is my favorite Beachbody program. We get to get all dressed up, Friday is a white carpet event and Saturday we have to wear sequin cocktail dresses. Trainings and celebrations! I can’t even wait! Love dressing up and love everything about Beachbody. The opportunity has been a blessing and completely changed my lifestyle. Beachbody coaches truly are some special people. I am lucky to have so many in my life!
Insanity Max 30
Week 5 Meal Plan
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Shakeology w/ banana
Shakeology w/strawberries
Shakeology
Shakeology
Shakeology
Egg Muffins w/Peppers & Onions
Egg Muffins w/Peppers & Onions
Steel Cut Oats w/ diced apples, nat. pb and cinnamon
Apple with natural PB
Apple with natural PB
Vegetable Soup
Mixed Berry Parfait with Greek Yogurt
Red Pepper Strips
Chicken Parm w/mozzarella cheese
Pasta
Apples w/natural PB
Frontier Soup
Greek Yogurt Parfait with mixed berries
Lettuce Wraps with Ham
Mediterranean Chicken
Kalamata Olives
Green Beans
Greek Yogurt Parfait with mixed berries

*Field Trip*
Soup
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli
8 organic wheat crackers
Peanuts
Peanuts
Red Pepper Strips
Hummus with ½ Peppers
Red Pepper Strips
Hummus & Crackers
Shakeology
Apple
Chicken Parm w/mozzarella cheese
Penne Pasta
Frontier soup with Sirloin
Egg Noodles
Mediterranean Chicken
w/ Kalamata Olives
Brown Rice
Green Beans
2 Tacos with whole wheat wrap
Onions & Peppers
Black Beans
Taco Cheese
TBD - Beachbody Event in Pittsburgh
Luna Bar
Peanuts
Red Pepper Strips

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