Hello there!!! My name is Rosi and I have this blog for too long now (February 2011),
considering that my main goal is to lose weight--and keep it off!!!
 I have been successful on losing some weight in the past but,
I haven't maintained it which it is the most important part of getting fit.
I have learned a few things on the way
that I am going to AGAIN put on practice and share it with all of you out there.
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Insanity Week 5 Day 6: June 24-30, 2013

Day 6: I was suppose to do Max Plyo Cardio today but, I ran a 5k in 35:11 minutes and burned 485 calories, so I am happy with that. I will also play kick ball and baseball in tonight's family reunion, which will add some more cardio to my day. Tomorrow is my day off from everything, so have fun!!
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Insanity Week 5 Day 5: June 24-30, 2013

Day 5- Max Interval Circuit- ok, it was AWESOME!!! I had a lot of energy and I did my best trying to keep up with Shawn T and his team. I am excited on how my fitness level has improved so much.

For those of you that are following me and know about how much I am struggling to lose weight, know that I have not lost ANYTHING yet. I made an appointment with my doc, Aug 14, to get some tests done to make sure everything is aOK.

Also, I bought the Polar FT40, it came today after I did my Insanity® workout, so I'm going to try it tomorrow
Day 40 of 60
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Insanity Week 5 Day 4: June 24-30, 2013

Day 4- Max Recovery- it hurt, hurt, HURT a whole lot and I sweated a whole lot too! This was hard on my legs and arms. It wasn't cardio but resistance, a lot of resistance which hurt! I am loving the workouts thou. Did I mention that it hurt? ouch!!! I took 3 Ibuprofen an hour later because...you got it!, IT HURT!!!
Day 39 of 60
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Insanity Week 5 Day 3: June 24-30, 2013

Day 3: Max Cardio Conditioning- for the love of muffins!!! hard, hard, HARD workout. Seriously it was HHHHHAAAAAARRRRDDDD!
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Insanity Week 5 Day 2: June 24-30, 2013

Day 2- Max Interval Plyo- W  O  W!!! this was the mother of workouts!!! for heavens sake!!!! I am almost bathed in sweat and I LOVE IT!!!

Yesterday I bought a new battery for my heart  monitor and I used today, I think I need a new one because the reading on this one seems to be inaccurate. I sat down and it read 223, I worked out and read 68 heart beats. Looking at the Polar FT40 and Polar FT60, decisions decisions.

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Insanity Week 5 Day 1: June 24-30, 2013

Day 1- Max Interval Cardio- kicked my butt BIG time!!!! Oh my!! I am so glad that I took 2 days off because this workout was go-go-go the whole time and my knees were not feeling good but, by the end of it they were fine. Now that its been almost 12 hours since I finished my right knee is kind of sore. Anyways, pure sweat and hard breathing the whole 59 minutes. I haven't done the Fit Test, which I am suppose to do today and I am not sure I will do it anyways. In the morning I planned on doing it during the evening but now I am not so sure about it.
Day 36 of 60
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To Workout and Not To Lose???!!!

It is really hard to workout so hard and not to lose a pound. I have been doing Insanity now for 5 weeks, a whole 35 days and NOTHING. It can make anyone discourage BUT, I am determined to finish the program, which is 60 days. I want to finish to really know if it works or not.

I have had problems with how many calories I should be consuming and have adjusted it 3 times. Now that I am set to eat 1300kcal a day, I will start with phase 2 tomorrow doing all the MAX workouts and I will be done in less than 4 weeks.

Sometimes I wonder if I need to add more exercise, due that I only burn 440 calories doing Insanity but, I swear that when I am doing it I feel like I am doing it at my 90% of exertion or my heart monitor is not working properly, it might be old (thinking on buying a new one after I replace the batteries on this one).

Anyways, I have been keeping a food journal since week 3 and I keep weighing myself every single day and taking my stomach measurements with no results. This I don't like. I feel that I should be at least a pound or one inch smaller!!! In fact my BOOBS, my BUM and my THIGHS are BIGGER. And I weigh the same. Plus my knees are HURTING. What the crap?!

I guess we need to wait until I am done with the 60 days.
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Insanity Recovery Week Day 6: June 17-23, 2013

Day 6- I did not do it! I needed a rest and I took it and I am glad I did. My knees need to feel better before I start the second phase of the program which starts tomorrow.
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Baked Oatmeal Bars

Yeah, I need to have something to snack on but, I like healthy better options. Here is a pretty good snack bar:

Ingredients

1 1/2 c quick oats
1/2 c chopped walnuts
1/2 c dried cranberries
2 T sesame seeds
2 T flax seed
1 t cinnamon 
1 t vanilla extract
1 t salt
1 egg
1 1/4 c 1 % milk

Procedure
mix everything
place a piece of parchment paper on a 9x13 bake safe dish
pour mixture on top of parchment paper and spread
bake at 350º for 40 minutes

After baked, let cool down. Used a pizza cutter to slice





Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 53 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 
113
Calories from Fat 
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 
4.5g
7%
Trans Fat 
0.0g
Cholesterol 
14mg
5%
Sodium 
211mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 
14.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber 
2.0g
8%
Sugars 
6.7g
Protein 
4.1g
Vitamin A 1%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5%Iron 4%
Nutrition Grade C
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol

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Insanity Recovery Week Day 5: June 17-23, 2013

Day 5- I did it!!! And I did it early, right after waking up on an empty stomach. I felt good during the whole thing, even thou my leg muscles are fatigued. I am glad I put in the workout early because I am going out and I don't want to have the "I have to exercise" thought on the back of my head, I wanna be able to enjoy the whole day.
Day 33 of 60
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Insanity Recovery Week Day 4: June 17-23, 2013

Day 4- Oh wow!! I tried putting in the workout in the morning, as I always do but, after the first 6 minutes I was feeling so bit and burned that I stopped.

 I stopped and I went on to do my day's duties and didn't even think about it. Then I looked at the time (1700) and said to myself c'mon, you are not a quitter! are you going to let this day pass without working out? 4 1/2 weeks done for what??? plus, if you want to watch the game (NBA game 7-Spurs vs Heat), you HAVE to do it NOW!!  and I changed my clothes and I pressed play. I am so glad I did it!!! and no, I didn't feel tired or burned but, proud of myself.
Day 32 of 60
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No Sugar Cookies

This cookies are LOW in sugar and easy to put together and 47 calories per cookie!!! what you'll need: 

Ingredients (Yields: 24 cookies)

2 c quick oats
2 ripe bananas
1/2 c raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c 1 % milk

Procedure
mashed bananas
add rest of ingredients
mix together
bake at 350º for 15-10 minutes








Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 25 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 
47
Calories from Fat 
5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 
0.5g
1%
Trans Fat 
0.0g
Cholesterol 
0mg
0%
Sodium 
3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 
9.6g
3%
Dietary Fiber 
1.1g
4%
Sugars 
3.3g
Protein 
1.3g
Vitamin A 0%Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1%Iron 2%
Nutrition Grade A
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

Good points
Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol


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Insanity Recovery Week Day 3: June 17-23, 2013

Day 3- Oh yeah!! I am done for today!!!! I felt kind of bit in the middle of the workout but, I finished it strong. I am going to make a post of the struggles I have had and what has helped me to keep going.
Day 31 f 60
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Insanity Recovery Week Day 2: June 17-23, 2013

Day 2- Ok, yesterday I went for a 1 mile jog in the afternoon. I don't think I will do that today. I am kind of tired and pounding a headache. The workout felt amazing and I sweat like crazy. I am excited that I have completed 30 days of the program and getting ready to start the second half. What I will do next? Asylum or Hip Hop Abs
Day 30 0f 60
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Insanity Recovery Week Day 1: June 17-23, 2013

Day 1: Ok, it wasn't bad. I liked the workout and I burned almost 400 calories which is good. It is slow pace but your heart goes up really well.

Day 28 of 60
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Insanity Week 4 Day 5: June 10-16, 2013

Day 5: Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs- So today I had appointments almost all day long and I came home to watch a RedBox movie I needed to return today and after I watched I changed unto my workout clothes and I did it. I struggle a lot during the Pure Cardio and stopped 100 times but, I finished it and I did Cardio Abs.
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Insanity Week 4 Day 4: June 10-16, 2013

Day 4: Cardio Recovery- I really really love this recovery, especially today that I woke up with a vague idea on not working out but, I got unto my exercise clothes and said to myself, you just have to get it done and I did. I am planing to go for a 1 mile run later this afternoon so will see.
Day 25 of 60
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Insanity Week 4 Day 3: June 10-16, 2013

Day 3: Plyometric Cardio Circuit- Ohh it feels sooooo good!!! I even feel that it went faster, don't get me wrong, it is really challenging and hard. I am so proud of myself for doing this program. I haven't lost a pound yet and I am gaining inches, which is kind of discouraging but, my Team Beach Body coach told me that I might be building up my muscles and then, hopefully, on the second phase I will lose weight. So, we just need to wait. Peace out!
Day 24 of 60
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Insanity Week 4 Day 2: June 10-16, 2013

Day 2: Cardio Power & Resistance- Loved, loved today!! this workout usually kills my legs but today I did so much better!! I am still taking cold medicine for my throat and nose, I hope this cold goes away FAST. I love this torture and the sweat.
Day 23 of 60
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