Recovery day done!
What I love about Insanity and that it has a recovery day built right in. If you’re like me, you always wanna push yourself to the max. But recovery days are super important too.
So thank, Shaun T, for allowing me to rest while still getting me to sweat.
Insanity is easy.
There. I said it.
This program is easy af because I am in the right MINDSET to do it.
How many of you have said, “I’m going to eat healthy starting Monday” but then by Thursday/Friday you were grabbing take out? 🤚🏻
That was SO me. When I started this journey, hell even LAST MONTH, I would be ON POINT during the work week and toss everything out on the weekend.
NOT ANYMORE THOUGH 🙅🏻
My mindset has shifted an insane amount since starting Insanity (see what I did there? 😏). Do I want to work out every day? Nope. I procrastinated so hard today.
But, there is a little voice in my head that tells me to get it done. The voice tells me if I get the workout done, I will feel accomplished and happy.
Because of this mindset shift, Insanity is a WALK IN THE PARK.
You should try a mindset shift sometime 😘 (And don’t know where to start with it? I can definitely help 😉)
Today is my day off and I really needed to make a phone call for a bill (ughhhh 😩) and set up my work benefits and 401K.
I had no idea what the fuck I was doing. I mean, all I wanted was medical, dental and vision...wtf is the FlexSpend account and why are you making me do it?!?
And whyyyyy do I have to put a percentage of my paycheck into my 401K? Why can’t I just put $25-50 in every two weeks???
Look at dat tat poppin’ out 😍😍😍
On a more serious note, DAY 9 is effing done!
If ya peepin’ on my IG Stories, ya know Insanity is making ya girl sweat hardcore. If you’re not watching, what tf is wrong with you?!? 😂😂😂
This program is legit though. Shaun is motivating (as always) and I’ve never been this ON POINT with any program before.
I mean hell, Matt asked if I wanted to go to a new hibachi place in town on Thursday since we both have off. I have been DYING to go to this place since we found out it opened because ya girl loves hibachi.
I REALLY wanted to say “hell yeah let’s go!” but instead I declined. I got goals and I’m not gonna let buttery delicious gigantic servings deter my progress.
Turning down that hibachi was HARD but instead of wallowing, I’m just gonna push forward.
I’m gonna dig hella deep and push harder than I ever have before.
Just watch me 😏
Day 8 is done!
Guys, I have lasted one week with Insanity.
How insane is that?!? A program I said I would NEVER do in my life and I am in the second week 😱
When I first started this fitness journey, my body screamed at me FOR working out. Every muscle ached and I couldn't walk the next morning. I'd get so defeated and find myself making every excuse in the book. I couldn't do this, this wouldn't work for me - right? Feeling BAD was just my NORM.
Now? I laugh because now my body screams at me for NOT working out. I've learned that getting up and moving my body every day (and fueling it with the good stuff!) is what makes me feel GOOD. I feel better physically AND mentally. My body craves working out now; I feel off when I don't take care of myself.
I’m not always the jump outta bed and press play girl. Some days I just don’t LOVE working out. Some days I’d just rather be lazy and Netflix all day, ya feel me? 😏 BUT thanks to my accountability group and my lovely liquid gold, I get the eff up and press play DAILY.
It's a journey. It's about growth. It's about doing better for yourself because you FREAKING DESERVE IT ❤️
I finally got around to reading Charles Graeber's The Good Nurse after hearing his interview on Sword & Scale years ago. I remember Graeber saying, "If you like to kill people, if that is your goal and desire, this is the only place you can do it, besides war." The Good Nurse is a beautifully written investigation and biography of Charlie Cullen, America's most [likely] prolific serial killer, and nurse who nurse who intentionally murdered dozens of people throughout his nursing career in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He was quick & smart, using medications like insulin & digoxin to cause sudden & violent deaths in random patients doomed to his wards. Cullen flew under the radar for a long time in places like burn units where excruciating deaths are expected. But he moved around frequently, & his coworkers began finding evidence of foul play but he was allowed to continue working for far too long resulting in possibly hundreds of deaths, but only 40 were officially confirmed. Graeber is right though, killing people in a hospital is a clever way to get away with it. Sometimes, their actions can almost be justified, sometimes even called angels of mercy, ending suffering. But that's not the case here. Cullen was spiking IV bags & injecting digoxin into patients he didn't even know. Many patients died who were only being hospitalized for non life-threatening reasons. His childhood & bizarre life experiences both shed some light on how this monster was created. Some of the facts in this book are so crazy, it reads like fiction. Of course, those are the best true crime stories. I was recently watching the police interrogation of Elizabeth Wettlaufer who confessed to murdering 8 elderly patients in Canada hospitals by overdosing with insulin. She claimed she would become overwhelmed w/ a feeling that God was using her as a tool and that "it was their time." She sought psychological help several times & told numerous friends/doctors what she had been doing. Which raises the question, should those people be held liable for withholding evidence? Anyway, murderers can be anywhere & look like anyone, even the people we trust to save our lives. And that is truly terrifying.
Day 6 of Insanity.
Back to the workout I did Monday.
Holy shit, I am so glad I workout at home guys.
If y’all saw my InstaStories, you saw me rip my tank off during the workout. I was THAT sweaty.
This workout program is no joke.
After my workout I debated putting my shirt back on for my post-workout selfie (because, y’know, ACCOUNTABILITY) but then I said eff it.
I may not have my dream body but I am DAMN PROUD of my body. No, I haven’t had kids or any major surgeries but this body has been through hell and back thanks to depression and anxiety. I have stretch marks galore and rolls for days.
BUT I LOVE MYSELF.
And that, to me, is what this whole journey is about: self-love.
As long as I achieve self-love (and of course be better than the person I was before) I know I can accomplish fantastic things.
It’s been six days since I started Insanity and my meal plan has been 100%.
I REALLY wanna hop on the scale but I do not wanna be disappointed with what I see.
So instead I am going to drink my seltzer water, spend my evening working and just remind myself of this wonderful quote.