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!
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!
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.
Day 2 of Insanity completed. Today’s workout was Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I had to take a little break during the level 1 drills, ski abs, and in-and-out abs. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to go the full time. My arms are just a bit weaker than I’d like them to be, but I am working on it!
Okay. New day. Picking up where I left off in my fitness journey. Not necessarily starting over, but getting over a bump in the road. I am really determined to finish the Insanity program this time. The first time I tried I ended up stopping because of some mysterious pain in my lower abdomen. Anyway, took measurements and my weight today. Need to do before pictures. I did the Fit Test of Insanity.
Here are my stats for day one’s Fit Test:
Switch Kicks – 80
Power Jacks – 43
Power Knees – 85
Power Jumps– 25
Globe Jumps – 8
Suicide Jumps – 10
Pushup Jacks – 14
Low Plank Obliques – 50
Can’t wait to see how much more I can do later. I am sticking to this!
Okay… the past couple months I have just made a ton of excuses when it came to me working out and eating right. I would do good for a little while, then stumble again. I would workout most days though, but then I would eat like crap and basically cancel out what I was trying to do.
So, now… I am determined more than ever to get my fitness and eating habits under control. I am determined to start and finish the Insanity program. I actually started it yesterday and started eating better as well. I really need to keep posting here, Instagram, and maybe Facebook. I feel that doing that helps me hold myself accountable.
No more excuses. I am STICKING to this. I did get a new job that starts next month, but I won’t let that stop me either.
Here’s one of the Beachbody challengers, Stephanie L., who won money for her amazing transformation! She won $500, lost 30 pounds, and 35 inches… she did this with using Beachbody’s Turbo Fire and Chalean Extreme (the program I’m doing now), and drinking Shakeology! If you or someone you know would love to start a journey to a more fit and healthier you, message me for more details!