The Pain Exchange—I love this.

This is a very sad commentary that reveals what we’ve become in this country. We have the best of the best in the U.S. of A., but we hold the record for most fat people. Why do we reach for drugs, alcohol, sex, food, lies, blame, anger, hate, guilt, and self-pity far more often than power, courage, discipline, forgiveness, wisdom, and self-reliance? We’ve become a bunch of crybabies, filled with excuses, blaming everyone else for our problems!

The freedoms and conveniences we now enjoy were fought for by men and women who didn’t think twice when it came to hard work, taking risks, and failing over and over again. This generation’s selfish, lethargic, woe-is-me mentality is creating a country filled with folks who live in a constant state of quiet desperation. Our ancestors worked very hard to create a world with less stress and strife. So why are we more stressed out than ever?

The pendulum has swung way too far in the wrong direction. It’s time to stop all the bitching and moaning and wanting and wishing and hoping and dreaming. We must start to live in the real world and begin to take some responsibility for what goes on in our lives. It’s time to start exploring and searching and devoting and sharing and growing and working for what you want in this world.

It’s really a matter of right and wrong. We know the difference between the two but still fail to behave in ways that allow us to be great human beings.

Right

Work out 
Eat healthy foods
Fail and try again 
Persevere 
Forgive yourself 
Listen 
Be kind 
Find out what you love

Wrong

Don’t work out
Eat junk
Fail and quit
Blow it off
Blame others
Complain
Be right (all the time)
Ignore your greatness

This is a short list, but I think you get the point.

The wrong list will lead you down the road of endless short-lived pleasures that result in lifelong pain, fear, and sadness. The right list (which can be hard at first) will open you up to a world filled with happiness, joy, and fulfillment.

You might want to ask yourself how history will see you after you’re gone. If you don’t like the answer today, then it might be time to do the right thing.

—Tony H.

(Source: beachbody.com)

THE hardest workout ever: Max Interval Circuit

I just finished Day 1 of Month 2 of Insanity, and I really don’t know how I pushed through that hard ass workout, AFTER already doing the scheduled fit test. Back to back. Wth was I thinking? I cursed at Shaun T during the entire thing. Lol I’m so exhausted :/

this picture makes me smile :D! April 1st-May 20th progress, I started Insanity April 22, and I just finished the first month! Bring on month two! Also, excuse the dirty mirrors :)

Insanity month 1!

I can’t believe I’ve seriously reached this milestone. Overall, month one wasn’t easy, the scale says I initially lost 7 pounds, but I weighed myself today and it says that I’ve gained 5 pounds..yet I look more toned, my stomach is tighter, and I feel overall better. Those 5 pounds must have been muscles, or water weight or something since I already had food in my belly when I weighed myself (big mistake). Anyway, the scale could suck it basically.

Week 3 of Insanity was my worst because I had just came back home from school—and I just wanted home cooked food. I was indulging in too many things, too often. But, luckily, I didn’t look much different because I kept doing the workouts despite my horrible eating. 

So, now it’s time for recovery week. Core Cardio and Balance every day for a week. It sounds easy doesn’t it? I bet it’s not! I’m really tempted to post a progress picture but ehh I don’t know.

proud daughter

although my mom only did the Insanity warm-up, she’s determined to go a little further tomorrow. This goes to show that if you want your family or friends to embark on this new lifestyle—don’t stop asking. One day they’ll either do a work-out with you just to shut you up, or they’ll yell at you to stop bugging them, and if that’s the case, then there isn’t more you can do. But, never stop asking. 

LOL my mom has agreed to do Insanity with me tonight

let’s see if she actually sticks to her word.

I get SO happy when I check the Insanity calendar and it happens to be Cardio Recovery..

although it STILL kicks my ass, I get to somewhat recover. YAY for Cardio Recovery!

get it girl! i’m only on day 16 and it’s kicking my ass :p how are your results so far?

gurrl, you are NOT the only one, it’s kicking my ass too, “But I’m smiling because I laavv it!” This week has been tough though because I’ve always did Insanity barefoot, and yesterday I started using sneakers (completely dumb, I know), and now my feet/calves/legs KILL, but my legs do feel leaner though, so I guess I gotta stop complaining :/ we can get thru this!! :D

10pm Insanity Day 24

Plyo cardio circuit.

not too confident about putting this up here. I think it has definitely come time for a progress picture—this is moi. I’m 5’6, in the before I was at around 170, roughly, and now I’m at around 158-160, since I’ve given up weighing myself because the scale and I have a hostile relationship. This is now how I’m tracking my progress :)

My boobies were all juicy before can’t ya see?! And now they’re all itty bitty, I chose to cover them :/

(Source: tinyoyster, via ciiaaraa)

I’ll admit,

this week was sort of a slack-off week, first week home in a LONG time and I just needed some home cooking. I ate white rice and lots of red meat, too many calories, and lots of vegetables (surprisingly). I didn’t gain weight though, I must’ve gained a pound or so, but not such dramatic weight gain. I think it has much to do with Insanity—the fact that I didn’t stop working out—just maintained my weight. But, I have become a bit more jiggly in my tummy than I was before. It’s time to cut the calories, and up my endurance in Insanity—Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs tomorrow.

let insanity day 20 begin!

Praise the Lord for Cardio Recovery.

In all honesty, I was less motivated to keep going at Insanity, but I suck it up and do it! I was looking forward to Cardio Recovery, you get to RECOVER, besides your day off. Okay, not entirely because it’s still kinda hard, but omg I’ve been waiting for today for days now, and it’s here! And, on Thursday I’m doing two, yes two Insanity workouts because that’s what’s on the schedule..am I looking forward to it? Yes, of course I am.


Oh! And I get to go home for good on Friday, since I’m transferring! And it’s my day off!

thanks guys for answering my question.

lesson learned, lol. It sucks that I now have 2 Chobani yogurts to somehow find a way of eating. I might just make a parfait later, and use some Chobani, hopefully it’ll taste better. Anyways, off to do my workout, Insanity: Pure Cardio. NOT looking forward to it, but I gotta do what I gotta do ;)