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This blog was created to cover my experience on any fitness programs. My perspective right now is to follow others experiences, get motivated, always inspired and hopefully get done with my goals.

My first round of Insanity started February 6th 2012. After a year long hiatus and 8 kgs gain I started the 2nd round on December 2nd 2013. My ultimate goal is not a number but to feel completely unbeatable in terms of health. It has been a long time since I last felt that way, and I'm dead serious about achieving it all over again!


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65 second plank killed me. I am old. 

Insanity killed me today. I finished though, but it was so hard. I am not getting enough sleep apparently. And eating enough. Damn it. 

Fit Test #1 results in brackets.

Switch kicks: 88 (95) - Bad beginning

Power Jacks: 48 (42)

Power Knees: 100 (70)

Power Jumps: 50 (28)

Globe Jumps: 10 (0)

Suicide Jumps: 15 (13)

(Modified) Push-up Jacks: 22 (18)

Low Plank Oblique: 55 (43)

I feel my technique improves more than numbers. For instance yesterday I paused when I wanted to do some yoga. Also I have been really tired and constipated and I feel I need to fix this. Other than that I am so happy I’ve been able to stick with this and don’t let other evil thoughts change my commitment. In one month I will be swimming and I need to be happy about me and confident about my health. One month to go.  

Bad weekend alert. Not only I am not eating enough throughout the day but I also overate on bad stuff yesterday and today. I don’t care though. Insanity was smashed today, and I feel I am getting better on it. I will find a good yoga exercise for tomorrow and I will probably repeat cardio abs again.

I haven’t seen changes in my body as it’s driving me insane. I’m feeling better though, less bloated and heavy. But still. Normally volume is what I seek the most, after feeling great. I don’t care much about numbers on the scale but the results in the mirror are not making me any more confident and that is definitely not positive. 

I just switched my breakfast today and that was good. A change in pace is always nice. Today Cardio Power & Resistance and then I will spend the afternoon cleaning my room, so active, active, active. 

My body is definitely getting better at keep in pace with Insanity. Even though today’s Cardio Recovery was a pain sometimes, time flew and I actually feel pretty at ease and not that tired. I should probably do some yoga too, I will see if I feel like it in 2 hours. I know it will be tough to feel much better in January, because it is just around the corner, but I will try hard to do so. I just need to focus on eating more and better and drinking more and more water!  

It’s 7pm and I still need to eat 1000 calories to reach my daily goal. I really need to get more levels of vitamin A, calcium, iron and potassium. I clearly need to start taking multivitamins. This is what My Fitness Pal is telling me. It seems though as my intake of vitamin C is always reaching levels between 150-200%. I guess that’s fine by me. But I am not supposed to eat more than 31g of fat left and I still should eat more 148g of carbs to reach my goal. Also 27g of protein. God help me. 

It’s 4am. My body is going to kill me tomorrow during Cardio Circuit, but it will be worth it. Candice’s body will keep me focused. Like seriously. She’s the sexiest woman alive. And I normally don’t even think blondes are the prettiest. But she wins. Hands over. 

Goodnight.  

I can’t help but feel unmotivated and motivated both at the same time. These girls have the perfect body, but specially the perfect presence. I dream of one day walk the earth as fiercely as they do. Gotta work on that. 

And so another week of Insanity begins. I clearly work better under goal visualization mode than on pure healthy lifestyle enthusiasm. I need to feel confident mid January and even though I know I need more than a bikini body for that, I feel like that goal is keeping me on track. I will just need to keep focused on any given goal until I am able to change my mindset. I am working on that. 

Another thing I need to start working today is to eat more times a day and less junk. Yesterday I ate a small ice cream and a few hard candy and even though I almost drowned on tea right after and before bed, that doesn’t mean I get to clean that up or to keep doing it. I need to cross that possibility from my life because I simply can’t afford it. 

I feel even though my legs are exhausted mid-exercise that my upper body is getting stronger every day. I’ve been working on my core throughout the day, and not only when I am exercising and today I felt a great improvement in terms of arm strength. It has been hard, specially to adjust my eating habits, but I am definitely feeling improved. Getting through the first week is the most important and difficult part. After that your brain just quits on trying to make you stop and goes with the flow. 

Keep focused and keep trying.  

Just finished Yoga X from P90X. I gotta say that it was hard, but I still feel like Insanity is way harder. I feel like the few type of yoga poses Shaun T. makes us do while stretching are harder than the overall Yoga X video. Enough to say I feel like I got through 1 hour and a half of Yoga, and even though I feel accomplished at the same time I am not so sure I will endure another session like this. I was thinking on adding Yoga X every Sunday, since I really want to add Yoga besides Insanity, but I’ve found Yoga X to be really repetitive (even though I can understand it is quite necessary for anyone to be able to excel at it sooner than later) and even though I felt my muscles, bones and overall posture battling I didn’t felt like it was too hard (even though some things I couldn’t even do). I much prefer doing something shorter but more intense. I need to search for good Yoga videos. But I am happy I was able to finish it and I feel I worked muscles that Insanity does not work (if that’s even possible), or at least in different ways. I am so aware of body now and it is a wonderful feeling. I feel like my back is breathing, if that makes any sense, and I even feel taller! So I will definitely want to add Yoga every sunday, I just need to pick a video!

Insanity kicked my ass today. It has been harder this time than the 1st round. I need to clean my eating routine and fix my sleeping one too. Tomorrow is rest day but I feel like doing something since I just ate crap today. I am gathering strength to start drinking two protein shakes per day to get what I need and avoid having two big meals. I need to start eating more often throughout the day too. Sleeping and eating are so important and I’ve been doing them all wrong. That is the number one cause of my soreness and lack of energy. And need fixing asap. Tomorrow I might do some yoga. Yup. Goodnight.  

Even though I sucked at today’s workout, I really enjoyed Cardio Recovery. I’ve been really sore this time doing Insanity, and I feel like today contributed greatly to ease that soreness for the next few days. Even though I sucked. I stopped several times, I am pretty sure that my form was criminally wrong at times, and I clearly forgot to lock my core until the last 7 minutes, when Shaun T. reminded me of just that in his way too sexy voice. It was tough but I finished it. So, major win. 

Hey Shaun T stop smiling. You’re not the only one wearing a sexy sweaty body around here.