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Romaine Lettuce 2-3 cups per person
1 cup red lentils rinsed
2 tomatoes diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 cucumber diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoons dijon
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
Mix ingredients for dressing. Add cucumber, tomatoes, cooked lentils, peppers. Stir to coat. Use slotted spoon to top lettuce with 1 cup of salad/dressing mix.
Shaun T really steps up his game in Month 2. He takes push-ups to a whole new level. He assaults every muscle in your body and by assaults I mean sculpts.
Even with the with physically demanding nature of Max 30 it is still doable to follow the modifier and get a killer workout.
Tomorrow’s my rest day and I can tell you what I won’t be doing… Push-ups.
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Transformation Tuesday is here so it’s time for my results! Here I am 30 days in and 4.5 lbs & 7 inches later. I could not be happier with the progress so far! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are ready to join me for Month 2!
I achieved these results by following the modifier for a lot of the high impact moves! I can’t wait to see what Month 2 brings!
This is the face of someone that just survived month 1 of Insanity Max: 30 with 26 days left before vacation. I am still on track to finish the day before we leave. Those of you wondering if I am still in love the answer is yes. Most definitely, this may be my favorite program.
I loved PiYo and it did amazing things for my running but there were days that my heart wasn’t in the workouts. There hasn’t been a single day so far were I have not wanted to workout. I even managed to get in my first run since September on Thursday. I felt great and haven’t lost any speed. Just another testament to how strong IM:30 is as fitness program!
I would have loved to tell you I lost 10 lbs but the transformation my body has gone through in the last 30ish days has been mind blowing. I feel so much stronger and leaner.
I have lost some weight doing IM:30, as of this morning I was down 4 lbs. I will be taking measurements in the morning and my transformation pictures will be coming soon!
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Happy victory Monday! Mondays are always better after a Packer win!
I wanted to give everyone a quick update on my Insanity Max:30 progress. I wrapped up week 3 this weekend and I am still in love. I did my first official weigh in this morning. My scale had broken right around Christmas. I finally got around to picking up a new one.
I hadn’t been rushing because I feel so much better. I feel firmer and my pants are looser. I just feel fitter. I didn’t have high expectations as I haven’t been strictly following the nutrition plan. I was surprised to see I had lost 4.2 lbs over the last 3 weeks. I started a clean eating challenge this week (which you can join) and plan one sticking to the plan for the rest of the program.
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I had to share this recipe from The Garden Grazer! Yesterday I was craving avocado something fierce so I made a grocery run this morning and picked some up. I wasn’t sure what to do with it but I came across this recipe on Pinterest and it called to me. I skipped the green onions because I didn’t have any.
I added some fresh Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar because cheese! Seriously I will find an excuse to add cheese to any recipe. I also added some organic Greek yogurt for dipping.
Next time I think I’ll add some black beans and a squeeze of lime?!?
It was amazing! Heaven on earth!
I am so excited about this recipe that I am writing this blog before even cleaned up from lunch.
Honestly this wasn’t a well planned meal. I desperately need to go to the grocery store so I just kind of made due with what we had.
Since I am begin honest you should also know I only had about half the whole wheat noodles I needed so I had to improvise and add some white noodles that I had laying around. I would also suggest doubling everything in the recipe besides the bacon if making for 4 people. It’s just me and the little man this weekend so I made a small batch.
1 1/4 cup whole wheat noodles
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
4 slices bacon (cooked and crumbled)
Prepare noodles according to box.
While noodles are boiling cook and crumble bacon.
Add cheese, milk, and butter to cooked noodles. Mix well. Top with bacon and enjoy.
The only way this could have been better is with beer and/or avocado.
Today was the first day of week 2! 7 more weeks to go!
So far I enjoy the program I feel like it motivates me to push myself to work harder each day. I love concept of maxing out! I go into each day knowing that it’s okay to take a break but I have to earn it. Each day I push to beat my time from the previous workout. I like some of the workouts better than others but I have yet to dread any of them.
Cardio challenge- I follow the moderator on a lot of the plyo moves to avoid sore knees the next day. I still end up drenched and Max Out well before the end. I love that there are no tricep dips or push-ups!
Tabata Power- This might be my favorite which is shocking considering the tricep dip series kills me every time . It works every part of your body; legs, chest, arms, abs.
Sweat Intervals- This one I was able to do a majority of without following the moderator. It was a good workout but it wasn’t as hard as cardio challenge. It focuses a lot on legs.
Friday Fight RD 1- Wowzers! This one was intense. It’s nonstop and I loved it. I did follow the moderator to make it lower impact for a majority of the moves. Favorite move in this one is the squat kick!
Pulse- Compared PiYo I was not impressed with this as a stretch/recovery workout. It was only 20 minutes which was nice but I would rather swap it out for PiYo:Sweat or Drench.
Overall I loved week 1. I lost 1 lbs in the first week. Initially I was disappointed but then I remember this little thing called Christmas. It happened right in the middle of week 1 and my eating was atrocious. The plan for week 2 is to manage the nutrition and keep rocking the workouts.
I have never had good timing. I believe that comes from my love of procrastination. For example, I just wrapped up week 1 of insanity max:30. The program is 8 weeks long (perfect length IMO), we leave for Mexico in 43 days. I’ll let you do the math on that.
If I follow the standard calendar, you know the one for people that plan ahead, I won’t be done with the program before we leave. I would have to take a break and finish when we get home or bring it with. I know myself well enough to know that neither of those are solid plans for me.
That being said I
want NEED to finish the program before vaca. So I did a little creative reorganization and removed some all rest days.
Before you protest and tell me your body needs rest, wait. I have a plan for that! I am doing the Ab Maximizer Plan. It has an extra day of work compared to the Max out Calendar.
So if I need a rest day I have two options. Skip the added pulse workout or double up later in the week.
As far as nutrition goes I plan on starting a 30 clean eating challenge on 1/5. I have a feeling that will be much more difficult on my willpower. More to come on that.
Week 1 results posted tomorrow!