Well here goes – My planning is complete and I am mentally prepared to take on Insanity Max:30!
I have to share – this was not part of my Holiday fitness “plan”. I was all set to do the 21-day fix up with my challengers up until Christmas and then dabble in the Les Mills Pump, Les Mills Combat and Turbo Fire programs until the 21-day Fix Extreme was released in February. I watched the Insanity Max: 30 preview videos, I heard people in the test group talk about it, and I just didn’t really think this was going to be a program for me. I was thinking more along the lines of a “maybe I’ll sub the Friday – Cardio Fix – for an Insanity Max:30” workout here and there.
Years ago I watched my husband try to do the original insanity and quite frankly it just looked too hard. But when I had an opportunity to work out with our team Beachbody Coaches last Sunday I couldn’t pass it up – but I also didn’t think I’d really enjoy it. Well….30 minutes later I was hooked and counting down the hours until I could purchase it myself! I’ve been regularly working out now for over 9 months and I think I am ready for a more intense program! Plus the whole fact that there is a modifier really helps ease the mind 🙂
I couldn’t “wait for a Monday” to start and I gave the Cardio Challenge a whirl last Friday. I first maxed out at 8:35 and then a few more times after that but I LOVED the workout and I felt amazing when it was done. No weights, no equipment – just you along with your body and mind! I also did the pulse workout Saturday and loved the ab workout and stretching and strengthening!!!
So I’m shifting my plans and committing to myself and my cyber world that I will do the complete 60 day program…and Day 1 is TOMORROW!
I know what I need to do to succeed – and that is all done in the Kitchen! And this is another reason why i was so excited to jump in…this meal plan is so similar to the 21-day fix meal plan. And most people who know me know this is what got it ALLLL started for me with my journey in February. The portion containers just make it so easy to follow and adapt no matter what situation you’re in!!! The initial starting calculation is a bit different – actually even easier – but the concept is the same. Eat the right foods in the right portions and use the containers to make it as easy as possible!!!
So in an effort to really get my mind set I woke up early today (on my rest day!) and made my week 1 meal plan!
I like to include my workouts on there so I know in advance what I am going to be doing! Its my own little reference guide on multiple levels! I also like to look at my week ahead and put that splurge meal on my calendar! This week it will definitely be my MOMs night out with my girlfriends Tuesday night! You’ll notice I don’t have any yellows on my meal plan earlier that day – and that’s because we’re going out – Italian style!!! I will still practice portion control but I’m not going to be unrealistic either – I will focus all day, have fun and without a doubt – PRESS PLAY!
After I finished my plan, I enjoyed breakfast with my kiddos I headed off to the grocery store.
I already had some staples at home including oatmeal, sweet potatoes, pasta, etc…but you’ll notice we eat a lot of the same foods…yogurt, bananas, apples, eggs, lots of fresh produce, some frozen veggies and gluten free bread and almond milk for the hubs! I’ll occasionally add a splash of milk to my shakeo but when following the portion containers I’m not willing to give up a yellow so I just stick to water in my Shakeology! It tastes so good no matter what way its blended!!!
I can’t wait to get started with my test group TOMORROW and kick off with a bang! I know its going to be hard but the struggle is so worth it!!! That feeling of success will last a lifetime!
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