To insanity and beyond...fasting and exercising to shift the pounds
Time for a fresh start and a commitment to a single diet for the 9 weeks I have left before I go away.
I'm going to fast twice a week and avoid bad carbs most of the time. Oh, and do 60 days of insanity work outs. I'm not going to diet hop or get bogged down in details like I usually do. Just two rules: fast twice, avoid bad carbs most of the time.
I'll still weigh daily with an official weekly weigh in (mon am). Done
Last edited by Dietninja : 20th May, 2014 at 05:44 AM
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This may be a weird breakfast...but it was filling and yummy. 2 homemade scotch eggs (boiled eggs wrapped in seasoned turkey mince) covered in homemade tomato & chilli sauce. About 320 cals for both.
My first soup in my new soupmaker:
Curried butternut squash and apple soup
Last edited by Dietninja : 20th May, 2014 at 05:16 AM
Love the photos! Your breakfast sounds tasty to me. Take care - hope you can fight that cold off fast!
So today's a fast day.
Ex: insanity day 1 - plyo circuit
B - black coffee
L - s&s spag bol pack
T - salmon fillet, cabbage
S - s&s truffa bar, cup of tea
My first successful fast day in a while
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I actually slept well after my fast day...that's a first for me! Arms and back aching after insanity day 1 yesterday - a good ache and I've got a headache....boo. better weigh in so I can drink some water.
Plan for this week:
Mon - (12.12.5) Fast / insanity plyo circuit
Tues - (12.8.5) insanity power & resistance
Wed - (12.7) am: fit test, pm insanity cardio recovery
Thurs - fast, insanity cardio max
Fri - funeral, no exercise
Sat - run, 3 miles
Sun - Fast, plyo cardio circuit
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For anyone who doesn't know, insanity is a 60 day intense workout programme on DVD. The first three weeks consist of 6 45 min high intensity workouts a week, followed by a recovery week.
The first workout was plyometrics and cardio circuit, with a ten min warm up (that nearly killed me!), a six min stretch, then 20-25 mins interval training (3 mins on, 30s break). It went really fast and I was dripping sweat by the end...I didn't leave enough time to cool down before getting ready for work so couldn't put my makeup on.
As yesterday was a fast day, I've decided to wait until this evening before I attempting the second workout. Hopefully I'll have more energy.
Insanity day 2....cardio power & resistance
I enjoyed this (as much as you can enjoy an exercise DVD...obviously I'd have rather been sitting on the sofa eating cake...). Again a ten min warm up (power squats, in the warm up, why??!) Followed by a six min stretch (by which time im
soooo grateful for the break) which breaks up the workout nicely and helps time fly. Then 2 different circuits you repeat 3 times each. Had to take some mini breaks (on the triceps dips!) And modify the press ups but otherwise I survived. Was shaking afterwards though!
B - toast, smoked salmon, soya latte
L - egg sandwich, carrots & hummus, O% Greek yoghurt, coffee with milk
S - one maryland cookie, 25g cheddar
T - bolognese, cabbage, broccoli
S - 0% Greek yoghurt
Last edited by Dietninja : 20th May, 2014 at 06:43 PM
Great job! It sounds like you had an intense workout!
Well done! I completed the challenge early march. Loved it. It's 9 weeks in total though ( 4 weeks followed by recovery week then followed by a further 4 weeks ) 63 days! I loved/hated it in equal measure but my after measurements and day 1-day 63 pics were not to be sniffed at. I managed my fast days as well as I always exercise first thing before any breakfast. Take your measurements as my weight went up 5.5lbs but I lost loads of inches xxx
ultimate goal to eventually hit target and stay there!
A good point! Thanks! I haven't done my measurements yet. I have 9 weeks before I go away so should just complete it...!
I can see why the love / hate relationship!
Insanity day 2 & 3
Did 2 days of workouts together as I have to go away to a funeral this weekend, so I got up early and did the fit test (20 mins) Followed by cardio recovery (35 mins). The fit test was hard, and I was expecting cardio recovery to be easier. It wasn't! It is the workout, so far, that I've had to modify the most. Lots of slow and controlled leg work, like slow squats followed by holding a squat position for a min followed by pulsing in a squat position for a min....i had to take lots of mini breaks to get through it....
Now in order to tighten up my healthy eating and loosen my grip on calorie counting I am thinking of sticking to slimming world on my food days. I'll carry on fasting to give a little boost. I'm just seeing how it goes but certainly today it has helped me stick to healthier options!
B - skinny latte (hexa), fruyo vanilla yoghurt (2 syns) banana
L - chicken salad (no dressing)
S - chicken pieces, natures path granola bar (hexb), grapes
T - veggie frittata (to use up leftover veggies) with eggs, onion, peppers, green beans. Side of homemade tomato & chilli soup.
S - 20 almonds (hexb), 2 squares dark chocolate (5.5 syns)
Weekly syns used: 7.5 / 50
Last edited by Dietninja : 21st May, 2014 at 08:51 PM
Well, looking back on today's eating, I really did eat better than I usually do on an up day. So this may be the way to go. Even if I don't stick to it every up day, the healthier they are in general, the better
Mon - (12.12.5) F / insanity plyo circuit
Tues - (12.8.5) insanity power & resistance
Wed - (12.7) B / fit test; insanity cardio recovery
Thurs - (12.6) F / insanity cardio max
Fri - I / funeral, no exercise
Sat - B / run, 3 miles
Sun - F / plyo cardio circuit
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