Friday, June 29, 2012

Insanity and sweet tea. Two great things that should never be mixed.

Yesterday I decided to splurge and have Chickfila for lunch. Bad idea! It is ok to splurge sometimes but don't do so right before a super intense workout! It didn't help that I had 2 cups of sweet tea! Thank goodness I didn't throw up but I was close! When I was doing burpees and I could feel as hear the tea sloshing around in my stomach. Yuck!! So please learn for
My misfortune and eat a hearty but healthy meal before your workout! Even if it is 2 hours before you workout which is when mine was. Here's what I had today! Doesn't look like much but it was very satisfying and full of nutrients! Hopefully today's workout will go better than yesterday's!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My first 5k!

I am a little behind on this considering this 5k was over a month ago but I kept getting distracted and wanted to write about other things.
My first 5k was the flying pig 5k! If you live in the Cincinnati area you know that the flying pig is without a doubt the largest running event in Cincinnati. All in one weekend they have a 5k, 10k, a few kids runs, half marathon and a marathon! I was so excited for this to be my first ever 5k!
I was very anxious as the time of closer, knowing that I've been working for 3 months towards this goal! As I walked up towards the finish line 20 minutes before the race started I could see people lining up to start a long with families waiting along the side stacking their spots to see their love ones cross the start line. My mom and I found a location for her to stand and wait for me to pass so she could get a picture. After stretching out and running a few blocks to warm up I headed towards the start line. My heart starts racing with excitement and I knew that this was my moment, this is the moment I've worked for, this is the moment I thought I would never make it to. My eyes started to tear up a little thinking about how hard I have worked and how far I have come. As the race Coordinators were talking I wasn't really listening because I was so excited! The only thing I really heard them say was 5..4..3..2..1.. Then the sound of the horn and everyone took off. Here we go! This is it! I started my way around the city keeping a moderate pace. I started getting tired around the second mile and I look to the right and could see the finish line across the way. I pushed myself until I couldn't go any further then I thought about the finish line and I pushed even further. As I turned the corner at the 3 mile point I knew I was close! One .10 miles left!! There was a sign that said your almost there! Hightail it to the finish line! So I did!! I ran faster than I ever have before! I could see the finish line! I started running even faster! There were tons of people cheering as I approached the finish line and finally I was there! I crossed the finish line! I did it! I finished my first 5k! I was on top of the world! I could accomplish anything! After the race they had tons of free food and an after party with pancakes from first watch! I got my time printed out and I was one second faster than my goal time of 12 minutes a mile landing me at 11:59 minutes per mile! I know that's great but for my first 5k I thought it was pretty good :)
Here are some of my pictures from the race!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Crazy? Maybe. Insane. Apparently so!

Lately I have gotten busy (mostly spending time with my boyfriend and working to earn money for my missions trip to Panama along with my full time job) and I have not had much time to work out.
Being as that I'm a nanny and the boys still take about a 2 hour nap I have some free time in the middle of the day to do as a please. I am usually to pooped from chasing the boys around all day that I'll just plop down on the couch and watch some tv (yay for DVR at work and no cable at home).
I have still been fitting in some workouts here and there and doing some garden work for my grandma but I was doing no where near what I want to be doing.
So there for I have taken the plunge.. I am officially insane! I have completed my first two days of insanity! I am also sore all over my body!!
Let me tell you.. If you are looking for a flowers and butterflies kind of workout that makes you think your getting a workout then don't waste your money. If you are looking for something that will challenge you in ways you have never been challenged and to work and sweat like a pig then look no further! I am dripping in sweat by the end of the warm up! That's how insane this is! But guess what! It works! I am all about pushing as hard as I can for a small amount of time and getting fast results versus doing a low intensity workout for a long amount of time getting slow results. The plan is 60 days long and they say you will get results that normally take a year!
I love the feeling I get when I finish one of the workouts (only 40 minutes long!) I feel like I'm on top of the works as could accomplish anything!
I am so excited to start this program and I am going to work to keep on it!