Insanity, The Asylum: DONE!

Put it in the books, my friends. Insanity Asylum is over and completed.

I’ve sent it home with my Uncle who’s in the last phase of P90X down in Indianapolis. He will bump up his cardio big time with this workout!

So, let me give you the pros and the cons to this workout.

Cons:
1. It’s just not fun to me! I like to workout, but I like to have fun when possible.

2. It’s not for the average person looking to exercise. If you are just starting out, don’t even think about it.

3. There isn’t a lot of demonstrating and guidance. I guessed on what dumbbells to use in the strength workout. (I used 10 lbs.)

4. Not much modification. There is a person who does each workout with a jump rope when one is needed, but not really any modifications for knee or joint problems.

Pros:

1. Short and intense. As a stay at home mom working my business and watching our neighbor’s children, I’m in need of a workout I can do at home and within a 45 minute period. The only workout that was longer was “Game Day” which only happened 3 times in the month.

2. Pushed me beyond my limits. I was comfortable with the workouts I was doing and really needed a challenge. This was it baby!

3. It’s only 30 days! Anyone can do something for 30 days! Just push play and get it done.

4. Team Sports. I really liked that he incorporated swimming, baseball, basketball, tennis, track, wrestling, distance running, football, and soccer (maybe even more?) into these workouts. I felt like I was on my college softball team again!

Do I recommend this workout for you?

Depends…if you are an elite athlete or you have trained with intense workouts and don’t have joint issues…then YES! Go for the push and do this! Such a feeling of accomplishment seeing myself improve on the Fit Test on day 30!

If you are looking for a fun workout or something a little less intense, I’d be happy to suggest some other options that I have found fun!

Next up….another round of Chalean Extreme, but this time in a hybrid with TurboFire. I’m excited to combine them!

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Have You Eaten Your Frog Yet This Week?

Brian Tracy is the author of Eat That Frog.

In his book he talks about time management, getting more done, and having more time to do what what’s most important to each individual on any given day.

I have incorporated many of his strategies into my every day life and what a difference it has made. He particularly talks about putting your biggest, ugliest, “i don’t want to do that” task first on your list of things to accomplish in the day. Take care of that before anything else. When you do, the rest of your day is a piece of cake.

We find that we can accomplish anything, and honestly, have accomplished more, by having done that task rather than just crossing off the little things on our list that mean little or nothing.

Earlier in the week I ate a HUGE frog! I was a teacher before our son Anthony was born 2 years ago. After having him, there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to be a stay at home mom.

I found Team Beachbody offered home business opportunities, and decided since I have had great results with their products, would love getting discounts on their products, and I didn’t have to carry inventory or have to hold home parties away from my already busy schedule, this was a no brainer.

I have enjoyed it so much that I want to expand working in this field. I thought about registering to get certified as a personal trainer.

That was awhile ago.

It was on my list, but I kept putting it off. Not this week.

First thing Monday morning…I registered for ACE personal trainer certification! Boy, what a great way to start the week!

So, my question to you is….what’s your frog? What is it that you have been putting off that will really make a difference once you take care of it? When will you accomplish it?

Do you write your goals down on paper weekly? Do you write a daily to do list? Does it just have tasks on it like: groceries, gas, laundry, pick up Johnny from soccer? Or does it contain those, plus tasks that will really move you in a positive direction towards your goals in life?

If you’d like, feel free to send me your frog. Often times, getting it down in writing really helps us stay accountable. It did for me!

If any of you are interested in more information with the income opportunities with Team Beachbody (and the 25% discount) send me a note too. I’m happy to help you.

Free Fit Club!

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Time: Saturday April 30th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
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Insanity: The Asylum, 30 Day Challenge

Losing weight, getting into the swimsuit, skinny jeans, capris, tank tops, and summer clothing! All things in my Spring Vocabulary!

This year was the first year that there was no yo-yo dieting, no weight gain in the winter, and no bloated depressive feelings setting in come March.

It’s April and I’m ready! But…always ready to push to DO MORE and be the best.

My dad always told me when I was living at home…never ever settle for what you have achieved. If you get comfortable, you’ll never improve. Many times that was annoying to hear when I wanted to celebrate an achievement, but he really helped me keep it “real”.

I have been loving loving loving my second round of Turbofire workouts. It fits me. It’s fun, has great music, and I can fit it into my morning routine before my full time job as Anthony’s teacher and stay-at-home mom kicks in.

The second round ends at the end of the month. I’m ready to kick it up and DO MORE!

I’m going to start Insanity: The Asylum. No, I haven’t done the 60 days of Insanity yet, but I’m jumping into the Asylum. Heck, I was a teacher, I can follow directions and stay on track! I’m jumping to new heights in my health!

I’m looking for others who want to do this with me! I am looking for others to check-in with virtually just to compare notes and keep me motivated!

Are you looking for an intense calorie burning cardio workout? Come on! Let’s do this!

Message me and let’s get ready for the beach by June the 1st baby!!

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A Challenge and Checking Things Off the Goal List for 2011

Did you set yourself some goals that you want to achieve in 2011?

I learned earlier in the year when I completed the 30 Day Challenge to write my goals down repeatedly once a week…same time…same place…EVERY week. By doing this, we WILL achieve our goals.

One goal I had was to jump out of my comfort zone and really increase my flexibility training.

Checked that off the list yesterday. 🙂

Even though we had a time change…that didn’t stop us. Grisel, Liz, and I hopped in the RAV4 at 5am and drove up to Madison, Wisconsin for a PiYo training with Katy Meuer.

We were so happy we did! It was a 9-5 training…full of intense working out, a practical exam, and a written exam.

We won’t know for a few weeks if we passed or not, but we all felt really good when we were done!

Katy had tons of energy and really made us feel comfortable.

Plus, we bought some cool Turbowear. 🙂 Here I am sporting my new Piyo tank. So comfy! I know…it’s sideways…I’m giving you the first step of the Piyo14 workout…a neck stretch! LOL!

Point being…check your goals for the year. Are you rewriting them every week? Accomplishing them?

Get outside of your comfort zone and do something different!

Katy told us that Chalene says to face your fear and do it anyway.

I even taught one line of the choreography to the whole class!

Fear? Faced it DEAD ON…and CONQUERED it!

Do you have a group of friends that want to learn Piyo (Pilates/Yoga fusion with some strength training in it…no weights or bands)? Let me know…I’d be happy to lead your group and share. Basements and family rooms are a great spot! 🙂 Send me a message on Facebook!