February 21, 2013

New Year New Me, Week 6

Ladies and gentlemen, the healthy weight loss challenge is back ON! I am not at 100% health just yet, but I have been working my tail off to eat clean, snack smart and train to the best of my ability with Insanity, while listening to my body.

Switch kicks, hi-low jabs, and diamond jumps
How am I feeling? Well...I am having a hard time getting through a workout right now without wheezing since I have been sick for the past week and a half, but at the end...holy endorphin rush. I have to say, the sense of achievement...the rush that I just kicked butt and even if I'm on the floor in a pile of sweat...I did it. It feels absolutely amazing and I am so much happier after I've done an Insanity circuit.

Insanity is hard. Eating clean {as clean as I can, while still allowing myself to have certain things here and there....I wouldn't be working this hard if I wasn't allowing myself a chunk of chocolate here and there!} is hard. But how I feel is awesome!
Week 1 Wednesday Challenge - planks
Yesterday, I met with Kristine Cook to finalize all of my clothes for BlogHer, and as soon as she saw me she said that we were going to have to remeasure and asked if I've had to go out get all new clothes. Do you know how great it is to see someone and have them notice your body changes immediately? Again...I feel awesome! It validates all of this hard work and shows me that it's not just me seeing these changes, it's the whole darn world!

Stretch it out, warrior
  My Beachbody Coach, Dara, shared with me an awesome app this week that you can use on your iPhone and it will take timed photos. Yay! Now I can share actual realtime photos of my working out with TimerCam and doing the moves!

She has also started a weekly Wednesday fitness challenge in my Facebook motivation and accountability group - this week was planks. Oh how I love me some planks! They're difficult {especially after having a baby!} but they are SO rewarding! Follow me on Instagram and get in on the challenges every week!

Stay tuned for next week when I share some yummy Shakeology snack recipes from Dara!

Beachbody Coach, Dara Distel, after Shakeology
*Disclaimer: I am provided the Shakeology shakes by my Beachbody coach Dara Distel for the purposes of getting healthy, and blogging about the product.

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8 comments:

Sarah [NurseLovesFarmer.com] said...

Fab-u-lous, my friend! Anytime I wanna slack in the work out department, I think of your sweet face!

Heather said...

You are doing such a great job! Keep it up girl!

Kaymee said...

Nice work, Momma! You are so rocking this!!

Shan said...

Thank you SO much for all of the support everyone!! Who's in this challenge with me??? Post links so I can return the support!

Ashley said...

You're doing awesome! I so need to do this once I'm given the go-ahead to work out after my 6-week pp ob appointment.

Censie said...

I love your motivation!!

Shan said...

Ashley - it's definitely a lifechanging type of exercise program. It's all about challenging yourself and pushing your own limits - I would probably start with something a bit lighter after just having had a baby, then do Insanity after your body has adjusted to physical exertion.

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