Friday, September 3, 2010

Menu - Sept 3 & Insanity Day 6

Late, late, late.  This is how today is going so far.  Woke up - late.  Husband woke up - even later.  Ok, let's go work out.  Nope.  Someone needed coffee first.  Barf!  Work out - late.  Shower - late.  Work - yeah, I was late for that too.  Ah well.  Let's hope the rest of the day brings me back on schedule.  TGIF!

On the bright side, today was the last day of our first week of Insanity with Plyo Cardio Circuit.  Woohoo, we made it.  We also did on this on Monday which really effected my lower back.  But today we found out why.  My form during the power squats was way off.  I am leaning forward too much.  As soon as I did one today, there was the pain.  Had my husband watch my form and help me correct it.  That's one of the nice things about working out with a partner.  Hoping next week I'll do better with those.  All in all though, now that we are done learning the moves, I can say that this is one killer workout.  My goodness, there was sweat flinging everywhere.  So gross yet so good!  Note to self - obtain heart rate monitor so I can see exactly how many calories we are burning during these grueling circuits.

Of course, after that killer workout I was starving with a capital S.  I knew I needed something hearty.  Irish oatmeal!  Yummy.  Today I fortified it with some pumpkin, honey and walnuts.  Recipe: 1 cup 2% milk, 1/2 cup oats, 1 tbsp pumpkin, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon, handful of crushed walnuts - cook.  Drizzled on some honey and added a pinch of brown sugar when it was done.  Twas good!

Someone recently asked about my supplements.  I only take one kind, two pills in the morning.  The Super Vita-CoQ10 Formula by BlueBonnet pictured below.  These are kind of expensive ($29 for 60), but I do feel differently since using them and they contain a ton of vitamins and antioxidants which I unfortunately lack in my diet.  They are supposed to be energizing, and I feel they help get me going in the morning.  The first few days I used them though, I had trouble sleeping and just didn't feel tired.  Thankfully, that wore off after a few days.

10am pb&j (I was a half hour early today - trying to counteract all the lateness from this morning).  Packed a slice of the Indian pizza from last night and ate it cold. OMG, so good that way too.  Side of red grapes.  Yeah, nothing green has entered my body yet today.  Sigh...

I had a bit of a drive this afternoon to pick up my kids from their dad's so 1/2 a pecan pie Lara bar it was.  Carefully eaten while driving.  Was hoping to ward off any cravings for NYC pizza during the trip - so hard to say no though.

Green!!  I had a healthy portion of broccoli with my oven "fried" chicken strips (recipe to post shortly) and brown rice.  It's not enough, but at least it's something.


  1. Definitely invest in a HR monitor... It's crazy what you burn during these workouts. That's the only thing I miss about Insanity at this moment... Crazy calorie burn! Enjoy your rest day tomorrow... And yay to 1 week down!!!

  2. Thanks Laura. I'll have to look into them this week.

  3. Congrats on completing week 1! And yes, invest in a heart rate monitor, if for no other reason than to have a daily comparison.

    I haven't stopped by for a bit, and I must say that I am really impressed with all of your recipes. I don't know where you find the time. I may have to steal a few of them from you.

    Keep pushing play. I assure you that each day gets better!

  4. Thank Ganoosh!! I've been reading your posts but haven't commented recently. Sounds like you are almost done though - thank god. :) Hope you like whatever recipe it is you try.

  5. You've completed week one. That's always the hardest. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  6. Thanks Mary. I think you are right.

  7. Congratulations on completing week one! Q10 is good....I take some L-carnitine before yoga..hope I wouldn't just forget about them just like I did with my Vitamin e and beer yeast.

  8. Thanks Angie. I'll have to look into those other supps as well. :)