Insanity: Week 5

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I finished week 6 of insanity yesterday….. but since they don’t count the “recovery week” as a week (which makes no sense at all) it’s known as “week 5” in the program….so this post will be my review of week 5. Holy hell, the workouts in “Month 2” are a LOT harder!! They are longer by 10-15 minutes (which in insanity time is a LOT LONGER)….and a lot more intense. On Monday, my first workout of the week I burned 761 calories in 1 hour….. Continue reading

Answers….sort of

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Weekly weigh-in…beyond frustrated

garfield-on-the-scaleSo I weighed in this morning and I’m up 1.2 lbs from last week. I’m seriously so frustrated with this. Other than last Saturday when I had a few glasses of wine, piece of cheesecake, and tiny sliver of lasagna I’ve been spot on counting my calories this week….and haven’t missed ONE SINGLE workout! Honestly, it makes me just want to quit everything, and go back to my old eating habits. Continue reading

Chronic stomach pains?

For the past several months I’ve been experiencing stomach issues on and off, and when it’s on they’re terrible. For example I have really bad lower back pain (usually on my right side) that I think is from gas/constipation…and I feel like when I do use the bathroom I never get it all out (sorry, TMI). Typically this pain is at the end of the day, when I’m laying down. I tried taking some stool softeners last night, but I still haven’t gotten any relief….I may have to break out the Milk of Magnesia tonight!

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With Dr. Google’s help I diagnosed myself with IBS (not the kind where you go all the time, but the kind where you get bad pains and constipation regularly). Continue reading

Insanity: Recovery Week

Recovery Week Recap

This past week was my “recovery week” before starting month 2 of insanity. Let me be the first to say that it was definitely “easier” than my normal workouts, but not the “recovery” I had in mind. I had to do the same workout every day for 5 days, instead of the usual routine of a different workout every day. I definitely feel “recovered”, but I’m scared for month 2……which starts TONIGHT!!! Continue reading

Time to order more meds!

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Jeez, is it already time to order my meds for my August IUI??? Well, just to be on the safe side, to make sure they arrive on time (since they’re coming from Europe) it’s already that time again!! Just ordered 16 units of hMG (generic of Repronex) for IUI#5, hopefully MY LAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Continue reading

Weigh in Friday

weigh-less-on-FridayTGIF, am I right?!?! It has been a LONG week!! Well, as promised I weight myself this morning and it wasn’t so pretty……I’m up 0.8 lbs from the last time I weighed myself which was 6/9 (only 2 lbs down since I started Insanity). I know what needs to change though, and I’m okay with it. I’ve been killing it with my workouts, but my diet….not so much. I’ve decided to switch to shakes for breakfast and dinner….and have a “normal” lunch, which still will keep me within my calorie range for the day, and still allow me to eat some of the things I like. Continue reading

Insanity: Week 4

week4I’m really starting to get into a nice routine with my insanity workouts this week (although I opted for extra sleep this morning instead of working out, I’ll just get to it when I get home from work today)! I woke up early and did all of my workouts (except for Wednesday’s & Thursday’s) before work, which worked out so nicely with my schedule! On Wednesday I decided to sleep in, but was going to work out after work. Well…I came home to find we had no power (we had really bad thunderstorms that day). Instead of making an excuse I called my friend (next town over) and asked to use their power to do my workout…..they weren’t even home. I just went to her house, worked out, took a shower, then headed back home. Super proud of myself for not letting the power outage hold me back!!! Continue reading

Another angel

pT5ej4RncToday I went to the funeral of an infant boy. I know the mother, she works at an organization where I volunteer from time to time. She was 8 months pregnant and had preeclampsia. She was getting blood clots, and got one in the umbilical cord which cut off the oxygen supply to her son and he passed away. I just can’t even begin to understand the pain that the family is experiencing right now. My heart just breaks for them. Continue reading

Insanity: Week 3

week3I’m not going to lie, Monday & Tuesday of this week I found it so hard to get back into eating more healthy and working out. Monday I wasn’t planning to workout at all, but my husband suggested I do it because he knew how much better it would make me feel, and he was right. I never regret a workout, it’s just hard to get up and moving sometimes. It’s so easy to get home from work, put on comfy clothes, and sloth…..but I always feel so much better when I workout. I feel like I sleep better, have more energy, and just feel good about myself….plus I get to eat more food on the days I workout, if I choose to. Continue reading