Spring Time!!

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With the start of spring I am excited to get back outside.  I can’t speak for all black people but this black man does not go running in the winter. lol.  I will never forget going to Lake Tahoe and going for a morning run and the cold air hit my lungs and it felt like I was about to die. haha

Spring brings with it new life and it inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and do new things.  I don’t function well without a challenge. I get comfortable and lazy. I need something to go after.  I am starting the Insanity Asylum Volume 1 and 2 hybrid program and I will also be doing weight training 3 days a week.  I going to run 1 to 2 days a week and play basketball with my boys on the weekend.

I am going to post pictures of my 60 day journey so stay posted. 🙂

My journey today:  Insanity Asylum Volume 2 – Championship Fit test, breakfast grits, bacon and donut. 🙂

Have a great day!!

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10 Week Fitness Plan: Week 10 – 10 Minute Trainer Results

I completed my 10 week fitness plan.  I did 10 minute trainer last week.  I purposely placed 10 minute trainer at the end of the 10 weeks because though it is not easy it is only 10 minutes.  I used the week for recovery.  The hardest part of doing 10 minute trainer is you get spoiled by it.  Who wants to work out for an hour when you have a program that will get you a good burn in 10 minutes?  This week my goal is to rest and get ready for my next challenge.  I don’t know what I will start next but leaning towards the new Insanity Asylum volume 2 that I just bought.  Below are my overall results and want I did last week.

Monday: Total Body
Tuesday: Lower Body
Wednesday: Cardio
Thursday: Abs
Friday: Yoga Flex
Saturday: Total Body

Starting Measurements
Weight 197.8 Waist 34 1/2

Week 1 Insanity Workout Program Weight 195.6 Waist 34
Week 2 P90X Workout Program Weight 197.4 Waist 33 1/2
Week 3 TurboFire Workout Weight 194.2 Waist 33 1/2
Week 4 Supreme 90 Program Weight 191.2 Waist 33
Week 5 Tapout XT Program Weight 191.6 Waist 32 1/2
Week 6 ChaLEAN Extreme Weight 193.8 Waist 32 1/8
Week 7 Insanity Asylum Weight 193.4 Waist 32 5/8
Week 8 P90X2 Workout Weight 191.2 Waist 32 1/4
Week 9 Brazil Butt Lift Weight 191.8 Waist 32 1/8
Week 10 10 Minute Trainer Weight 191.2 Waist 31 7/8

Ending Measurements
Weight 191.2 Waist 31 7/8

After 10 weeks I lost 6.6 lbs and 2.6 inches off my waist.

Thank you for taking the journey with me.  Through all the ups and downs I really enjoyed the challenge of completing the plan.  I am happy with my results and know that I will only improve in the coming weeks.  My favorite programs that I did were Supreme 90 and Tapout XT, they are hard programs but they are fun.

Keep pushing toward the best you.

My journey today:  Insanity Asylum Volume 2 Agility Tutorial & X Trainer,  breakfast bowl of oatmeal

Have a great day!

I discover I am

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As I yearn to be,

I imagine a time where I am happy,

the pressure of performing is lost,

in the heart of struggle,

I know I can,

I believe I can,

I trust I can,

I discover I am.

With no care to fit the mold,

I discover love,

every blemish appreciated,

cleansed by contentment’s touch,

I let go,

releasing the weight of expectations,

freeing the mind to think,

I stand,

choosing life,

I take command.

 

10 Week Fitness Plan: Week 9 – Brazil Butt Lift results

Brazil Butt Lift is one of the hardest workout programs I have done during this 10 week plan.  The reason is the workouts are non stop, you get no breaks.  Of course the instructor takes a lot of breaks lol.  I like it though.  I love being challenged and though I had assumptions that this program would not be too hard my assumptions went out the door after the first workout. Brazil Butt Lift is more than a butt workout lol.  It is a complete program that I believe it will get you the results you desire.  In my last week I am doing 10 minute trainer.  Almost done.  Below are my results and the workouts I did last week.

Monday: Bum Bum

Tuesday: Sculpt

Wednesday: High & Tight,  Tummy Tuck (one of the hardest ab workout I have done)

Thursday: Bum Bum Live

Friday: Tummy Tuck

Saturday: Sculpt

Sunday: Rest Day

Last Week Results Weight 191.2  Waist 32 1/4

This Week Results Weight 191.8 Waist 32 1/8

One thing that I have been working on the last week is being more discipline in what I eat.  I love sweets and not ashamed of it. But this past week I committed to not eating any of my usual snacks. (Candy bar, fiber one bar, granola bar, donuts, cookies, crackers) don’t judge me lol.  I did great this past week and my goal is to like sweets not love them. A couple of days I was irritable but now I feel empowered to know I can live without my little friends.  The closer you get to your ideal weight the more things you have to sacrifice to get there.  I just don’t want to be addicted to things that don’t help me get to where I want to be.  I also need to say that eating “healthy sweets” don’t work with me for I just eat more of them.  It is better for me to eat one donut than 2-3 healthy bars. I know myself, how I win is to not bring things into the house.  When I win in the grocery store I win at home.  I will not cut out sweets entirely because I don’t want to.  I think it is funny that people will tell you to not eat sweets but they can drink alcohol and soda.

Everybody is an expert on how you are suppose to live. Leave my sweets alone. lol.  Everyone has things they enjoy but it is great know it does not control you.   When you work hard you want to see progress and you have to make choices that benefit you.  Enough sharing.  Have a great week.  Keep pushing to be the best you.

My journey today: 10 minute trainer Total Body