Whoops, forgot to post my day 0f Insanity yesterday. I DID do it! No worries there! I have been super tired the past couple days, but I have been pushing through my workouts. Day 9’s workout was Pure Cardio. Beat my score on the X-box One fitness app too.
Insanity Day 8
Meant to post earlier, but I got my workout done earlier than I had anticipated. Pretty nice because it gave me more time to do what I wanted later. Today’s workout was Cardio Power & Resistance. Still had to take a few breaks during the v-pushups and the moving pushups. Even so, I am getting stronger though. I think anyway. I did the workout using the X-box One’s fitness app again and I was able to beat the challenges. I also beat my own average score.
Insanity Day 7
Pineapple Whip or “Ice Cream”
After looking at several recipes for pineapple whip or “ice cream” I came across one in particular that seemed fairly easy to do. It turned out pretty darn good. Here’s the recipe:
2 cups frozen pineapple pieces
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used coconut milk)
2 tbsp sugar, stevia, or sugar substitute
1/16 tsp salt
Scant 1 tbsp lemon juice
Pretty simple…. blend until smooth.
We did have to add some skim milk to the mixture due to the blender being fairly old. It needed a little help to mix.
Insanity Day 6
Well, this time for the Plyometric Cardio Circuit I utilized X-box One’s fitness app. I find that it actually helps me out a lot. It pushes me to keep going and work harder. I love the challenges that randomly pop up during the workout and you either go up against your old scores or against other women (or men if you’re a dude) in your age range. I find that I push myself really hard during these challenges, sometimes so much that I have to take a wee break to catch my breath after. Anyway, felt like throwing up again in today’s workout, but kept pushing through!
So, the past two weeks I’ve made a healthier version of brownies for my family. Needless to say, they were a hit. It’s an egg free recipe too.
1/2 cup applesauce
2 small or medium bananas mashed
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 and 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups finely shredded zucchini
2 cups all purpose flour (you can use alternative flour like wheat, but it will make the density a little bit different)
1/2 cup walnut pieces.
I actually add dark chocolate chips to it to make it more chocolately. Use them at your discretion. Sometimes I don’t add the nuts either.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 9 x 13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, mashed bananas, and sugar. Add vanilla and cocoa and mix together. Then add baking soda, salt, and zucchini and mix together. Add flour and walnuts and mix together (or the chocolate chips). Spread evenly into a prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until brownies spring back when gently touched.
Insanity Day 5
Today I completed Day 5 of the Insanity program. Oh boy, I was sweating all over the place. Today’s workout was Pure Cardio. It definitely was a lot of cardio. There were times where I did have to take a wee break to drink some water and to catch my breath a little. Anyway, I still pushed myself through some of the harder exercises even when I thought I couldn’t go any longer. Those pushup jacks at the end were killer! I also did the entire workout on X-box One’s fitness app. I beat the score for women in my age range! Woo!
Insanity Day 4
Well, today was day 4 of the Beachbody program Insanity. The workout for today was Cardio Recovery. Now, don’t let that name fool you! It’s been so long since I have done it and I had forgotten that it still actually makes you sweat. I needed a good stretch today and it definitely delivered that. My inner thighs, calves, and shoulders are sore. I love that feeling because I know that this program is working! I hope it gets me over the plateau that I have hit. I think once I finally start this new job in about two weeks I may invest in Shakeology again. It definitely made my nails and hair healthier. It was quite tasty too! We will see what happens int he future. 🙂 Looking forward to tomorrow’s workout!
Over the weekend my mother-in-law and I watched the Pioneer Woman on the Food Network. She made an awesome looking layered salad and we immediately knew we wanted to try it. Today, we made it. Now, it may have at least one unhealthy layer in it, the rest is simply amazing. You don’t necessarily have to put this layer in or use the salad dressing in the recipe either. We just decided we wanted to try the full effect.
Anyway, here’s the recipe:
For the Salad:
- 2 heads Iceberg Lettuce, Chopped
- 8 ounces, fluid Baby Spinach, Washed And Dried
- 8 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Chopped
- Salt And Pepper, to taste
- 16 ounces, weight Bacon, Cooked And Chopped (You could perhaps use turkey bacon or no bacon at all!)
- 4 whole Tomatoes, Chopped
- 1 bunch Green Onions, Thinly Sliced
- 8 ounces, weight Cheddar Cheese, Grated (You could use low-fat cheese or low-moisture as well)
- 1 bag (10 Ounce) Frozen Peas, Partially Thawed
- FOR THE DRESSING:
- 1/2 cup (Real) Mayonnaise (We didn’t use real mayonnaise. We used the mayo that has olive oil in it)
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar (more To Taste)
- Fresh Dill, Chopped
You just make layers of the ingredients in order listed above, or even make your own order if you’d prefer. The last layer should be the dressing. Next, refrigerate it for at least eight hours. You don’t have to cover it either because the dressing will seal all the freshness in.
Insanity Day 3
Well, today I woke up feeling ever-so-sluggish, but after I ate a little bit of breakfast I got enough energy to start day 3 of Insanity. It was definitely a bit harder than the workout yesterday. I sweat a lot and did take a few breaks here and there (again, with a pushup move!), but that’s okay! I also felt like throwing up during the beginning. I guess I was really pushing myself. I also used my X-box One’s fitness app to do today’s workout. Luckily, the app has a few of Insanity’s workouts on there. Today I did Power Cardio and Resistance. I like using the fitness app on the X-box One because challenges pop up from time to time and you try and beat other women’s scores that are in your age range. I did beat a few of the challenges, but some I did not. I am sure with time and completing more and more of these workouts I will be able to beat all of the challenges one day! Super stoked to do that.