The next 30 days….
I don’t know if it’s the wine from last night or my pure excitement for starting a new program tomorrow that’s got me all wound up and unable to sleep any longer! It’s 6:30am on Sunday morning and I couldn’t wait to get out of bed today! I have to work, I have a 4 year old, I even have a broken dog that needs to go to the bathroom every 5 minutes, but man I couldn’t stay in bed! So here I am, calendar in front of me, crayola markers with the caps off, I'm so ready to get my schedule ready for the month!
The 1st day of the month is such a symbolic day. It means so much more than Day 1 of the month. To me it means a fresh start. A new beginning! Oh, and I need to change out my contacts. But, seriously! My next 30 days just so happens to begin on a Monday too! O.M.G. I seriously cannot contain myself! A new month! 30 days! Aren’t you people jumping with joy?!
So what are my plans for the month? I’ll tell you. I’m totally going to clean out my garage! I’ll take pictures, you’ll see, this is not your average garage. Or maybe it is? But to me it’s my burden, the thing I see everyday and am disgusted with. This is not an, “I’ll do it in one day” type of project. It’s an absolute DISASTER! Which means I really need to spend some quality time. I have four, 4 hour windows while my daughter is at school to accomplish this in the next 30 days. If I take it a section at a time, I should be able to knock it all out during my time slot and even have time for a shower before having to pick her up.
I’m so excited!
So that’s my days off and what I’m planning on doing. Self love to my home. She’s been good to me, and now it's time to be good to her. We do so much for our things and our families. We plan our date nights, we plan our outings with the kids & friends. We plan our yearly vacations in advance and put them on the calendar. And then we show up! We show up on time and rock our Hawaiian getaway like Rockstars! So why can’t we show up for our bodies? Without our bodies we can’t go to the Bahama’s, we can’t push a broom to sweep the garage, and we definitely can’t function at work or take care of our kids, our signifigant others, OURSELVES!
Why is taking care of ourselves always on the back burner? Why is cleaning out the garage more of a priority than my own physical & mental health? I literally said that I look at my garage and am disgusted. Do I look at my body and think that? Well, no, I happen to love my body and I have been taking care of it, but I know I can always do better! I can always improve! I love seeing the changes that are taking place. I love putting my size 12 & 10’s in a super air tight bag, way back in the dark side of the closet, never to be seen again!
Guess what, the next 30 days, my new workout that I’m doing is 30 minutes long. So you know what that means? I can wake up, put the coffee on, push play on my new workout, and then rock my day. 30 minutes is literally 2% of my day. I can make the time. And I’m going to! Swimsuit season is right around the corner and this Mom is going to show up this year! I don’t want to wear a one piece anymore. I don’t want to wrap a towel around my waist the second I walk outside. I want to wear a bikini! Or at least mentally feel like I am! I know my goal isn’t a quick fix. This will take time, dedication and focus. But I know I can do it!
So get out your calendar’s & your wacky gel pens and write it down! Write out your agenda, put it pen to paper! I’m telling you when you sit down and use an actual pen, and not just type it into your device a connection happens. To me, it’s like I’m signing a contract. I’m in. Locked in! No going back once it hits my calendar. It’s 30 days. Not a New Year’s resolution. Just the next 30 days! The time is going to pass either way. Let’s make it count!
Results are in & I AM LOVING THEM! 8.5 Inches GONE! & Down 7.5lbs!
My Oh My What A DIFFERENCE! In only 60 Days!
Just goes to show hard work does pay off!
I can't stop staring at these photos! High five to myself!
Here’s what I did: My program began on November 1st and ended December 30th: 60 days long. I printed the calendar and followed the program guide every morning. Insanity's workouts for the first 30 days are about 40-50 minutes long & 6 days a week. The next 30 days are about 40-60 minutes long & also 6 days a week. You get a full day of rest on Sunday’s and an easier routine on Thursday’s. I personally wasn’t a fan of the “easier” routine on Thursday’s so I did CIZE or Turbofire, during this scheduled time.
I modified A LOT. We’re talking, literally every day! It wasn’t until the last 2 weeks that I was able to complete the warm up all the way through without modifying or taking a break. BTW, the warm up is 6 minutes long…it’s not hard physically, because the moves are simple. It’s hard mentally. What I mean is, your body CAN do the workouts, you just have to get your mind on board as well. You’ll breath heavier than you ever have before, you’ll sweat like no other, your heart will beat faster and you’ll probably drop at some point and say, I can’t do it anymore. There’s a reason why it’s called INSANITY. But, don’t let it scare you. You push through, or "Dig Deeper!" As Shaun T, the Amazing Trainer behind Insanity, says.
I did what I could, modified when I needed to, and most times completed 40-45 minutes of the workouts (Who’s got time for an hour??). And LOOK what happened to me?! I literally transformed! I LOVED this workout! The fat MELTED off of my body & I will definitely do it again!
I tried to stick to the eating plan as best I could and never missed a single day of my Shakeology. This is a vigorous workout so you get to eat a good amount, as in, all day long! I truly couldn't have made it through this program without my challenge group. I seriously LOVE this group of women! They're all so supportive, positive and up lifting. THEY are what kept me moving forward day in and day out. One of the gals keeps count with every post she puts up. "Day 49:60" I'd see her post every day for her own workout and think, "Okay only 11 more days to go! I got this!" It really became my driving force to stick with it. Never mind the fact that there's a counter on the app, that wasn't the point. It's the little things like the human element & relationships that keep you pushing play each day. I'm so grateful I fell into this!
BTW.......Did anyone pick up on the fact that this transformation happened during the holidays!?! Were talkin' Christmas, New Year's, work parties, bunco, wine - just because it's cold and it sounds good, AND cookies!! Oh so many damn, delicious, amazing, sugar filled cookies!?! Imagine what I could've done if it were January! Another high five to me!!
So here's the 411 on the program INSANITY by Shaun T:
INSANITY Program Details & What comes included:
No weights just you, a water bottle, and a towel...maybe 2!
Fit Test - To measure your progress
Calendar - which workout to do & when
Fitness Guide with FAQ's
Eating Plan - Recipes & what to eat & when to eat it. PLUS you get to eat CARBS!! YEAH!
11 INSANITY Workouts Included with Basic Package:
Fit Test 30 Minutes
Plyometrics Cardio Circuit 40 Minutes
Cardio Power & Resistance 40 Minutes
Pure Cardio 40 Minutes
Cardio Abs 20 Minutes
Recovery 35 Minutes
Max Interval Circuit 60 Minutes
Max Interval Plyo 55 Minutes
Max Cardio Conditioning 50 Minutes
Max Recovery 50 Minutes
Core Cardio & Balance 40 Minutes
5 INSANITY Workouts Included with the Deluxe Package
(Included with purchase of "Deluxe" OR Always Included with the All Access Pass on BeachBody on Demand)
Fast & Furious Abs 15 Minutes
Sanity Check 26 Minutes
Max Interval Sports Training 55 Minutes
Insane Abs 33 Minutes
Upper Body Weight Training 48 Minutes
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Purchase the Base Program Only with DVD’s & Program Materials Mailed Directly to You
Purchase One Year - All Access Beachbody On Demand (The Netflix of Fitness) & Stream INSANITY + All the other fitness programs Beachbody has to offer, right to your device. AND, you can download the program materials (see above included materials + bonus workouts) right to your phone, computer or iPad.
Purchase the Challenge Pack - All Access Beachbody on Demand, 30 Days of nutrient dense Shakeology, & portion control containers. BEST VALUE!
*Disclaimer alert - Kristi Rae is an Independent Beachbody Coach and results may vary from individual to individual. These opinions are totally her's and her's alone. She is a true product of the product and is damn proud and wants to share it with the world! ...You gotta admit she does look good! :) Get this girl some makeup already!