Tuesday, March 12, 2013


I had been contemplating a second round of the insanity program since I completed only 45 days in Round 1, shortly after the little lady was born last year. So, the last week in January after much mental motivation and watching videos of TiffanyDarlyn's transformation (one of my fave Youtube Gurus who is now pregnant), I began Insanity Round 2.

It has been 6 arduous and mentally challenging weeks since Day 1. And I have to say, I am not very pleased with my results. I was hoping that by now my 6-pack would be breaking through and I would have a semblance of Mrs. Obama’s guns – Wrong!!!

By the end of recovery week, with neither pounds nor inches lost, I was disappointed and ready to nose dive into a bucket of Oreo Cookies ice cream. But then, after my temporary insanity (pun intended) dissipated, I remembered that  I still have 4 weeks left to make a difference. I decided to evaluate the reason for the lack of changes (although I did feel stronger)

-          I exercised religiously every day at 5 or 5:30a
-          I had a salad everyday to make sure I got my vegetables in
-          I tried not to eat late at night 

So what the heck was the problem!!!

PROBLEM: I did not give up my sweets, white carbs and did not count my calories, so I was easily going over my daily calorie allowance which was somewhere around 1500 (according to MyFitnessPal). I felt since I was doing such a rigorous program a few desserts here and there shouldn't impede my progress - well...news flash on that one.

SOLUTION: Document my journey publicly every week. The rationale being that  the possibility of public failure might motivate me enough to put the damn chocolate down. So here goes the plan

-          Breakfast: Oatmeal or Herbal Life
-          Lunch: Baked Tilapia on a bed of spinach 
-          Dinner: 2 hard boiled eggs
-          Snack: Greek Yogurt (pref Chobani to satisfy the sugar cravings)

I estimate this to be somewhere around 1200 calories a day which is pretty low but I plan to give myself reasonable allowances here and there.

I will post pictures post pictures on Day 60... 

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