1 month progress picture | Insanity

One month of insanity, with it’s ups and downs, along with a 90% healthy diet gave me this body.

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Now, my problem area was and has always been my stomach hence the reason for it being the focal point of the pictures however, once I complete month two I will post a full body picture.

Also, be mindful that I am also a breastfeeding mom. Why is that important? Because, although breastfeeding alone won’t burn your baby fat away, it does influence how much size you lose over time. I do believe that babies can L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y suck you dry! So eat up mamas out there, whether or not you’re slimming down the way you want to, you still gotta make sure you eat enough just like everyone else but salads alone won’t cut it.

Keep it clean and healthy and get down to sweatin’!!

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Postpartum hair loss?? or just plain old I-pull-my-hair-back-too-much kinda hair loss?? Here’s your miracle!

For most, if not all, of the moms out there, you know oh to well the experience of luscious, healthy hair during pregnancy. The lovely joy it can bring to a girl who has never had that kind of hair growth in her life! Only to be shut down by the blow of postpartum hair loss.

Whether it be by the chunk or at the temples, we’re all horrified and annoyed by the endless amount of hair in our brushes/combs, bathroom drains, pillows and floors! But most of all, the fact that our heads look like a complete disaster!!!

On top of all of that, if you’re nursing, there is only so little that you can resort to since taking certain medications can affect your baby.

I for one found it extremely distressing and ultimately gave up and instead of trying to hide my balding temples, I just decided to live with them and wait it out. I got used to the comments from my friends and resorted to the ever-so-faithful bun and combed my hair once every two weeks! YES! I swear by it! And for those of you who have curly hair, you know how much of a tangled mess that turns out to be!

However, that did not sit well with my boyfriend and he sought out remedies for my situation until we decided to try pre/postnatal vitamins after doing some research; some women shared that it helped.

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Day 7: Rest day | Insanity

rest-dayToday felt great! Not no so much because it was a rest day but really because of how I look and feel! Let me break it down to yall:

  1. Exercising makes me feel awesome!
  2. I accomplished my first week of Insanity.
  3. My body is already tightening up.
  4. I LOST ONE INCH ON MY TUMMY!!!! 😀

Even though my legs hurt when I walk and my shoulders are a bit sore, I’m looking forward to week two! My motivation for the next two weeks however, is my upcoming beach getaway in our sister isle Tobago! 😀 Gotta be bikini ready!

Don’t worry I will definitely post some pictures and let you know how it was! If you’ve never been to Tobago or the Caribbean trust me when I say the beaches are beautiful!! The weather is lovely! The people are welcoming! It’s great!

It will be my daughter’s first time on a plane and on the island! I’m super excited for her and myself since I haven’t visited in a while and I love the beach especially their beaches.

I’m extremely excited to see how my body turns out by that time and most of all by the time I’m finished with Insanity. Maybe I’ll go a second round?? Idk but let’s wait till I finish this one first!

Cheers to one week down, another week ahead, a new lifestyle, a new me!

Day 5 and 6: Pure Cardio and Plyometric Cardio Circuit | Insanity

At 7:40am pure cardio was checked off my list!! Didn’t get up as early as planned but I got it done and that’s the most important part. As I mentioned earlier this morning before I went to bed, I missed day five and so I planned to double it up today. (Good for me right?! lol)

2657116It is what it is, PURE CARDIO! One minute drills of heart-pumping, sweat-dripping exercises. Let me say once more, my sore legs make this sooo much harder! Is it just me? Or is it Insanity? Because I be seeing so many leg pumping exercises that I begin seeing myself with some seriously ripped legs at the end of these two months!

I really look forward to pushing through a workout without feeling like my legs are going to give up but I’m sure everyone’s goal is to be able to go through an entire workout without the numerous breaks.

 

Push-up jacks – argghh!!

High knees – ah ah ah ah!

Suicide jumps – dafuqqqqqq!! Listen to me, I hate burpees! Changing up the name ‘aint doin’ no good because suicide jumps don’t make ’em sound any better! Either way, they’re the ultimate killers!

I probably took some 20 second breaks (OK maybe more but just for those killer moves) but I know I’m a work in progress so I press on!!

Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Around 11pm I really got to get into this workout because of course my daughter decided to cut her sleep short, behaving very cranky, so I had to stop everything and tend to her needs. luckily I only just finished the warm-up.

The second time around however, I did one set of the warm-up circuit and got right into the workout.

This was my second time doing the Plyometric cardio circuit but it didn’t make it much easier. I’m sure I improved but not by anything big. I must say though, being familiar with it, it went by faster which was good lol.

Of course this post is in the wee hours of day seven since I had to tend to my munchkin once more (teething is a killer!!!!) and as usual she’s at the desk with me, nursing this time though. Thankfully, today (day seven) is rest day and as if that wasn’t exciting enough, I LOST ONE INCH OF MY TUMMY!!!!!!! ca5f9ec29a0e6b64b03b0a1ff744eeba

Yes! Results starting from as little as the first week! I LOVE IT! Makes me just wanna keep at it and push harder till the end! Man I’m excited to see a new me!

Screammssss in my mind (baby’s falling asleep)!

For all those who completed week one this week also, congrats! Don’t stop! And to those who haven’t started yet, what are you waiting on?!!!!

Looking forward to a relaxing day today (yeah right! said no mum ever unless her kids were all grown and out of the house lol).