Training has been going great!   The Xtreme/Insane hybrid program is exactly as the title would lead one to believe.  Insanity was given the BEST name for it…it is for sure INSANE!  If you ever decide to do the Insanity program (which I think everyone should try) you REALLY have to dig deep and PUSH yourself.

Last week got a little confusing because it was the “recovery” week for P90X so it was yoga and cardio and the insanity program as well.  I added my own lifting routines at the gym so I wouldn’t lose momentum with my muscles.  I think I did myself a disservice doing this though.  This past Monday I felt incredibly burnt out and I could feel my body just running on E.  This is also due to the fact that I have been working 10-12 hour days and still training as well as not sleeping at night (I’m waiting to hear about a potential promotion at work so I’m stressing a little about that).  My lift on Monday was more high rep/high intensity/low weight and Tuesday was a long cardio session.  On days like these where I’m not going as hard as usual I keep my calories low and my carbs from just veggies.

This past Friday I made the BEST purchase of my entire life and bought a whole rack of dumbbells with sets from 20’s-50’s, also a full rack of plates and a 45lb bar.  I ALSO had a pull up bar put in in the basement.  It is now my sweat factory!  It’s GLORIOUS!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME OVER!  Gotta LOOOOOOVE craigslist!  Shout out to our good friend Cleveland who woke up at 7am to help me move everything to my house!

Speaking of poundages! I have made it down to 156lbs which was my goal for the end of February.  153lbs is my goal for the end of March.  I also want to be able to do 5 pull ups without the chair.

RANDOM NEWS!  My mommy and I have decided to do a 5K on Mother’s Day…so the former fatty and the fake hip are doing a race…THIS is going to be hilarious.  As a former fat kid the last time I actually ran was when I was FORCED to in High School.  I ALWAYS say that I don’t run… even if I’m being chased I try to negotiate.  Actually I think the last time I ran was for the ice cream man… he always ends up driving further on purpose to watch fat kids run…ASS!  I have started to add a little running into my post workout cardio.  I don’t want to go too crazy with the running because my body isn’t used to it so I will walk for 3 minutes, run for 3 minutes, walk for 2 minutes, run for 3 minutes in an attempt to increase my endurance.  I think this will be a great challenge for the two of us!

If anyone has any training tips PLEASE feel free to share!  I am TOTALLY in the dark here with how to get ready for this race.

Below is a picture I took in my mirror in my room that I look in every day.  Notice the picture in the top corner…it’s me… at my absolute highest weight which was 330lbs.  I keep that picture in my mirror to remind me of where I once was so I can appreciate every single day how far I’ve come and to get excited for where I plan to go from here.

Never again will I ever let myself get as unhealthy as I once was.

Never again will I ever let myself get as unhealthy as I once was.

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