Insanity-Day 6

  Plyometric Cardio This is the second time for this workout. I was much improved from the last time we did the video. Even my husband noticed. Although it was another tough day getting out of bed, I feel very determined. This is by far the most difficult video out of the ones done so far. I don’t come close to doing the number of reps the instructors are doing, but I try to go at my own pace , always sweating, keeping energy high and ,careful to maintain good form. I try to only break for the allotted water…

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Insanity Day 5

I’ve heard it said the battle for the next day is often lost the night before. As a result I have been putting forth a diligent effort to go to bed early enough so I can easily get up early in the morning. I’m not regularly a morning person so this is a struggle for me. My head hit the pillow at about 10:30 last night. So far, so good.  Then I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep.  I usually read, but found myself watching a show on Netflix in bed on my phone. Fell asleep close to 11.…

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Insanity Day 5

I’ve heard it said the battle for the next day is often lost the night before. As a result I have been putting forth a diligent effort to go to bed early enough so I can easily get up early in the morning. I’m not regularly a morning person so this is a struggle for me. My head hit the pillow at about 10:30 last night. So far, so good.  Then I just couldn’t seem to get to sleep.  I usually read, but found myself watching a show on Netflix in bed on my phone. Fell asleep close to 11.…

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Curry- Day 11

Curry is a spice I’ve always wanted to use. From most of my research it seemed curry was a spice you served with vegetables and rice.  Well, stir fry I can do.  There is both curry paste and curry powder. Prior to knowing curry paste existed I purchased the powder. I would like to try the paste.  My husband who lived in Sri Lanka for a couple years  wasn’t impressed by the mild curry flavor. I’m going to attribute most of his objection to the fact I used curry powder, I don’t think I used enough and I don’t know…

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Curry- Day 11

Curry is a spice I’ve always wanted to use. From most of my research it seemed curry was a spice you served with vegetables and rice.  Well, stir fry I can do.  There is both curry paste and curry powder. Prior to knowing curry paste existed I purchased the powder. I would like to try the paste.  My husband who lived in Sri Lanka for a couple years  wasn’t impressed by the mild curry flavor. I’m going to attribute most of his objection to the fact I used curry powder, I don’t think I used enough and I don’t know…

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Chili “Chicken”- Day 10

Don’t panic people, I didn’t eat meat. On my mom’s side of the family there is a recipe and we all make our own little version.  We call it Chili Chicken. I’m not sure why, but it’s the only name I can use comfortably. I am the first to tackle the vegan edition. I was skeptical of subbing out tofu in a family favorite, but eating foods so new and different has made me really want familiar tastes. So…I made our old family favorite with tofu!!! I should take this moment to let you know, until ten days ago I…

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Chili “Chicken”- Day 10

Don’t panic people, I didn’t eat meat. On my mom’s side of the family there is a recipe and we all make our own little version.  We call it Chili Chicken. I’m not sure why, but it’s the only name I can use comfortably. I am the first to tackle the vegan edition. I was skeptical of subbing out tofu in a family favorite, but eating foods so new and different has made me really want familiar tastes. So…I made our old family favorite with tofu!!! I should take this moment to let you know, until ten days ago I…

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Insanity- Day 4

Cardio Recovery For a workout with the word ‘recovery’ in the title I still found myself quite challenged. I tried to work on my form and stay with the workout, but I found myself needing to rest a few times. I’m always amazed at how difficult deep stretching can be.  My 3 year old, Noah started out pretty early in the work out with me this morning. As a mom who wants to teach her children to do her best, I found myself pushing a little more because he was watching. His form was terrible, but the fact he came…

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Juicing- Day 9

60 Vegan Experiment Juicing is such a healthy way to get a large quantity of fruit and vegetables. I already loved juicing. We have an old Jack Lalanne Juicer that works wonderfully. Over the last few years we have experimented with juice. My favorite is a mix of carrot, spinach and apple. This batch of juice was especially yummy: 1 bag of spinach from Costco (huge bag) 1 bag of unpeeled carrots from Costco. (we cut off the end, but not necessary) 1 bag of small apples from any grocery store. (we used red.) The kids helped make the juice…

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Insanity-Day 3

Cardio Power and Resistance I was SO sore yesterday! Thankfully we had an opportunity to swim for a few minutes and stretch out in a hot tub yesterday afternoon. So even though I was terribly sore this morning too, I know it was a fraction of what I would have been without the water play yesterday. The kids were up with us this morning when we started the workout so there was a little more distraction to overcome. Since we set up our workout area in the garage we just gave the kids a bucket of water and some paintbrushes…

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