I’m doing some special training this week, and due to particular circumstances, my diet and exercise are a bust. Will resume on Saturday for soccer. Oh goodie!
- Insanity: Day 7—Rest
- Breakfast: –
- Lunch: leftover BBQ chicken pizza, but with parmesan cheese; Coca-Cola
- Dinner 1: Raisin Bran
- Dinner 2: Cheerios
Today is a day of rest. Aside from washing my car, that’s exactly what I did. I didn’t eat breakfast though. Needed to go grocery shopping. Leftovers for lunch. Meh. Cereal for dinner, times two. Bleh. Not a good meal day. What can I say? It was a restful day.
- Insanity: Day 6 (skipped)
- Breakfast: yogurt
- Lunch 1: 5 pieces chicken nuggets; water
- Lunch 2: Pacific Mahi Mahi burrito from Rubios; chips and salsa; water
- Dinner: Papa John’s cheeseless BBQ Chicken pizza; Coca-Cola
I skipped Day 6 of Insanity in order to play soccer this morning. I had a lot of fun. And then one of the players snapped his leg. We called it quits after that. I did a bunch of yard work, which continued to burn calories no doubt whilst straining my lower back. I hate yard work.
My wife and I continued our horrid eating through the 24 hour cheat period with pizza, although she had a health mex burrito from Rubios for lunch while I had the carb heavy Pacific Mahi Mahi burrito. Bah, whatever. I ran a bunch and hoed a lot. I deserved it.
- Insanity: Day 4—Pure Cardio
- Breakfast: yogurt; black coffee; water
- Lunch: 5 chicken nuggets
- Dinner: Blue Moon; bacon ranch quesadilla; chips and salsa; Coca-Cola; a pretzel; and some popcorn
Breakfast isn’t cutting it. I need to eat something hearty, like an omelet or something. Lunch was the same old stuff. I went on a date with my wife to Chili’s and a movie. We had the 2-for-$20 meal. And we topped off with some theater snacks. It was our cheat day, so give us a break!
Insanity Pure Cardio really kicked my butt—the worst yet. It was 30 minutes of non-stop cardio. I had to take breaks as my stamina isn’t up to snuff. To keep it in perspective, so did the people in the video, so it isn’t like one can easily make it through this exercise as even those “fit” individuals couldn’t do it. I don’t feel so bad. But it gives me something to strive for. Must. Think. Long. Term.
- Insanity: Day 3—Cardio Recovery
- Breakfast: yogurt; black coffee
- Lunch: protein shake; chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce; water
- Dinner: graham cracker crumb baked chicken; couscous; brussels sprouts; water
Food was generally the same. Dinner was amazing though with this new thing my wife made. It was graham cracker crumbs rubbed on chicken, baked to perfection. Absolutely delicious.
Insanity was easy on the lungs but oh so rough on my legs. It may have been cardio recovery, but it was still a power workout. It still kicked my butt.
- Insanity: Day 3 – Power Cardio
- Breakfast: steel cut oatmeal with brown sugar; black coffee
- Lunch: protein shake; turkey burger patty; water
- Dinner: BBQ chicken breast with chicken seasoning blend; baked sweet potato fries (home made); water
Food is more of the same. Yay.
Insanity, well, that’s a different story. Shawn T? Frick that guy. I didn’t do as well in today’s routine as I did in yesterday’s. This one was more about power and core work than it was about agility. It kicked my butt. Oh well. I did do it though, and I’m sure I will be acutely sore tomorrow.
- Insanity: Day 2 – Cardio Circuit
- Breakfast: yogurt; water
- Lunch: protein shake and seasoned BBQ chicken; water
- Dinner: leftover corned beef and hash; water
Food was more of the same today, only I had BBQ chicken with—not in—my protein shake for lunch. Insanity, though, is tough. I’m quite sore from the fitness test. Today’s cardio circuit was really tough. Not that my lungs and heart couldn’t take it; my legs were just really heavy. Perfect! I’m addressing my stamina issue, which is a good thing. It incorporated a lot of quick movements to help me improve my agility as well. But it sure did kick my butt.
- Insanity: Day 1 – Fitness Test
- Breakfast: yogurt
- Lunch : half of a turkey burger patty with BBQ sauce; water
- Dinner: corned beef and hash with french bread and water
I didn’t really have breakfast or lunch, but I had just enough food to take with my antibiotics that I’m now taking for the next 7 days.
Today started my 60 day journey into Insanity. That’s right, project muffin-Top morphed into a 90 day kick start to healthy living as 30 days was not enough. I have seen benefits in my heart rate and endurance but virtually nothing in my stomach. Now that I have my heart rate up, I feel prepared just enough to tackle the madness that is Insanity and max interval training. Day 1 is merely the fitness test. Here are the results:
- Switch kicks (R + L): 52
- Power jacks: 45
- Power knees: 85
- Power jumps: 25
- Globe jumps (L + F + R + B): 5
- Suicide jumps: 20
- Pushup jacks: 20
- Low plank obliques (R + L): 30
Switch kicks, globe jumps, and low plank obliques are all counted in sets. As you might have guessed, R + L designates right plus left; L + F + R + B designates left plus forward plus right plus back. In all, the test is about 30 minutes, which includes warm up, stretching, the test, and cool down stretching.
Dinner was festive considering St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday. My wife wanted to have this dinner on 3/17, but due to traveling circumstances, it got pushed to Monday. It was delicious! I kept to one plate-full, and I did not get indigestion, even with a Guinness Draught pint later in the evening.
- Breakfast: 2 slices of Digorno’s pepperoni pizza left-over from last night
- Lunch: McDonald’s crispy chicken club sandwich with bacon, cheese, lettuce, and tomato; medium fries; medium Coke; and large mocha frapp
- Dinner: Rubio’s Pacific Mahi Mahi burrito
No working out today. I’m a bit sore from yesterday’s soccer, but that’s okay! It’s a good thing!
I had to go to the hospital today for an issue with my eye, so I rushed and had leftover pizza for breakfast sans water. On the way home, I picked up some fast food. Immediately I felt the effects of the poorly chosen bodily fuel. Caffeine, sugar, carcinogens, fried-food—yeah, my stomach hurts. Dinner was a good ol’ fish burrito from Rubio’s, only I didn’t select the health mex. It was my cheat day after all.
When I was at the hospital, I was weighed in at 176 lbs. I was fully clothed, plus I still have a medium pizza in my body, so my weight has really stayed level from where I started in the last 28 days. The difference has been my endurance and stamina; my lungs and heart don’t feel like they are gasping for oxygen. I know I am on the path to being healthy, but I’m not there yet. So, starting tomorrow, I’m going to step it up by switching to Insanity.
- Breakfast: water
- Lunch: 12-inch sweet onion chicken terriyaki sub sandwich with lettuce, tomato, mayo, and mustard on a sourdough roll from Subway; water
- Dinner: Digorno’s pepperoni pizza; water
My wife is out of town, so frozen food is my portion for my meals along with fast-food or takeout. I went and played soccer today. My endurance and stamina have greatly improved, but I’m still not near optimal performance. Running has done me some good, but starting Monday, I’m going to switch to max interval training a la Insanity.
I did skip breakfast due to a morning time-crunch to get my son ready for his grandparents’ to watch him while I was out playing soccer. I had some water before I left to give my body something rather than playing on a completely empty stomach. Lunch was Subway. I love sandwiches, and this was one excellent meal. I had a frozen pizza for dinner. It was good. It’s not as good as Roundtable or Papa John’s, but still good and far cheaper.