Hey Blog Friends ~ I have missed you, once again!!  :(

I am super excited right now because look what just arrived in the mail:


Yes, that is Lilly checking out the package, too!  My INSANITY workouts arrived today!  Thanks Beachbody for getting them here so quickly!!  And the weighted hand gloves I mentioned in a previous post also arrived.  I am so pumped to try these out.  Even though I hit the gym after school today, I may try to squeeze one of these babies in before bedtime.  Ben said he might even join me because these are supposed to be super tough workouts ~ even tough enough for Ben!


There are ten INSANITY DVDs total.  Wow, just looking at these pics makes me ready for a second workout this evening!  I really felt like I needed something new to add to my workout routine.  KT and I decided this would be a great addition.  I will still do Turbo Jam of course – but this will be a nice change for awhile.  I am most excited for the Cardio Abs DVD.

I decided I would post my gym workout today.  Just because I love seeing the workouts of others.  Perhaps you would love to see mine?

Today I started with a warm up on the elliptical.  Well, actually it did not start as a warm up.  It started as 25 minute gluteal workout.  But as I worked on the elliptical, I stared at and longed for the treadmills in front of me.  In my head I decided I would only do ten minutes of the workout.  I could not take it, not even for ten minutes, the treadmills were just calling my name.  I finally decided I would just do a five minute warm-up on the elliptical. 

Elliptical warm up:  5 minutes (resistance 7 / speed 12.2)

Yay ~ Treadmill time!!  :)

Note:  I always watch the distance on the treadmill, rather than the time.

Treadmill: 4.25 miles / ~45 minutes (incline 2.5)

  • 0.00-0.10:     3.5
  • 0.10-0.25:     5.5
  • 0.25-0.50:     6.0
  • 0.50-0.65:     6.5
  • 0.65-0.80:     7.0
  • 0.80-0.90:     7.5
  • 0.90-1.00:     8.0

Basically, that is my routine mile.  Tonight I continued the routine for 3 more miles plus a small cool-down.  I know it is not good for my bod, but I am rather impatient when it comes to warm-ups and cool-downs.

To finish up my workout, I headed to the machines (which often intimidate me).

Hip Aduction (or thigh machine, as I rather call them)

  • Inner thigh:  5 sets of 10 reps @ 115 lbs.
  • Outer thigh:  5 sets of 10 reps @ 115 lbs.

No arms or strength training for me today – once again.  I really need to work on this part of my workout, guys.  Any tips as far as strength training?  Any words of wisdom to pump me up about strength training?

Before I go, two more things I want you guys to check out:

My New Nathan


Lillian’s New Sweater

Both of these things make me happy.  And I honestly have not been very happy lately.  I have actually been a real Debbie Downer – getting mad at myself for ridiculous reasons.  More about this later, as I am currently in a pretty good mood do not want to ruin that.  I am off to have dessert ~ a new variation.  I will share soon! 

Perhaps getting INSANE soon?

Goodnight Bloggies  :)  Tomorrow is Thursday!