Thursday, March 21, 2013


So, I had put a post on my Facebook about losing 10.5 pounds and last night my friend's husband sends me a message that says, "Thanks!" and I am like what for!? And he says, "I want to thank you for your post because it motivated me to go for a run tonight! I really needed the motivation!" I was like you're welcome! It's nice to know that I motivated someone to work out! It's a good feeling!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Weight Loss

So, this morning I was hestitate to weigh myself because I didn't eat well this weekend, at least not Saturday! But I went and ahead and weighed myself AND......I used to weigh 186.5 and now I am....176.0lbs!!! I've lost 10.5lbs!! I am so excited to see that number because I thought I'd never get there and I did! This gives me big motivation to work harder and push myself to reach my other goals and lose more weight! I am just so happy...after I weighed myself I must of been to excited because I spilled coffee all over me right before I walked out the door! AWESOME...but I didn't care I was too happy to be upset or mad about it! HA!!

Well that is all I have right now, I will do a update on Insanity Recovery week later today or this week sometime! I just wanted to share my good news! :)

God Bless

Friday, March 15, 2013

Smoothie Experiments

Almost done with month one of Insanity, woohoo!! The only thing scares me is not the next month BUT my right knee has started making a popping noises! It doesn't hurt it just pops when I bend my knee! I WILL COMPLETE INSANITY! Even if I have to do it on one leg! HA!

I have one week of core and balance I think it's called then it's crazy month two of Insanity! It sounds scary, MAX is in all the titles lol! I heard month two is when you start losing the most weight so hopefully that is how it works for me! :)

I love this smoothie! Totally looks weird and nasty but tastes pretty amazing! I love the Berry Blast and Mango one as well! I just wish these things weren't like $3 to $4 a bottle! I need to buy them in bulk or something! ha.

For lunch I experimented making a smoothie! It tasted somewhat weird but I still drank it. Next time I probably won't do the mango, I think that's what gave it a weird taste! I need to get more Greek Yogurt so I can make my normal smoothies but I had to improvise a little! My lunch smoothie consisted of: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/4 cup rolled oats (dry oatmeal), 1/4 cup strawberries, 1/4 cup blueberries, 1/4 cup mango, 1/2 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder, and a little bit of honey! I think there was about 280 calories in it, not bad!

Good News Time: I did my measurement last night I've lost a WHOLE inch around my hips! Yay! I can tell I've lost some weight and it's an amazing feeling! I must keep going!!!!! :)

Alright, almost time to get off work and go do a workout! :)

I will update on Sunday about the past week or two of Insanity, it's just the same workouts at the first two weeks, so no need to an every day update! :)

God Bless
-Kathryn :)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

6 Foods To Add to Your Diet for Weight Loss

I was searching the Internet to find out if "quinoa" was a clean food, because I want to start eating more clean foods. Those that don't know what clean foods or clean eating is, it is "avoiding all processed food, relying on fresh fruits, vegetable and whole grains rather than prepackaged or fast food." - Stephanie Hasbrouck, Special to CNN

I love quinoa so I was happy to find out it was considered clean food, I may use this instead of brown rice in my meals. But as I was searching this I came across a good article called "6 Foods You Should Add to Your Diet for Weight Loss" and you can check it out HERE! It's definitely good information! I love me some Green Tea so I was glad to see that on the list! :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Slim Down...

Click Here to check out this article! I love number 7, which is LAUGH!!! I love laughing! :)

No Days Off

So, does anyone have Instagram?! I Do! I love it! Most of the people I follow our fitness people and I think I am going to do the "No Rest Days!" So, no more rest days for me, every day I am going to do a workout whether it's going to be Insanity or Yoga or light lifting! Yoga is amazing, it relaxes me and de-stresses me! HA. I am becoming a workout junkie! haha jk!

Last night I got my ass handed to me in the Plyometric Cardio Circuit! But I can now make it through the warm up without taking breaks of my own!  Yay! Go ME! :)

Life is starting to turn around for me and I am so grateful for that and for the people in my life! It's amazing how much better you feel when you work out and eat healthy! Also I am 4 pounds away from losing 10 pounds! woohoo!

Tonight is PURE CARDIO & CARDIO ABS! That's a killer workout!!

Hope you all have a wonderful Hump Day! :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Fit Test 2


Okay, I will tell you my first fit test and then the results I got today! I am super proud of myself!

February 18, 2013
Switch kicks: 78 (39 each leg)
Power Jacks: 40
Power Knees: 70
Power Jumps: 12
Globe Jumps:  8
Suicide Jumps: 8
Push-up Jacks: 10
Oblique Plank Crunches: 36 (18 each leg)

March 4, 2013
Switch Kicks: 108 (54 each leg)
Power Jacks: 61
Power Knees: 104
Power Jumps: 30
Globe Jumps: 12
Suicide Jumps: 13
Push-up Jacks: 22
Oblique Plank Crunches:  48 (24 each leg)
     - I am surprised I got that many because right when I started this one my nephew tried to crawl underneath me!!! I was like seriously...haha!

So, as you can see I have improved in all my stats, my Globe Jumps and Suicide Jumps didn't improve that much but at least I improved a little bit and that's all that matters!

This was the only workout for tonight, so it was short workout about 20 minutes! You do each of these exercises for a minute as fast as you can!!!

I don't think I'll post every day for the third week, just at the end of the week I'll update but we will see how it goes and I'll decide then!!

Well hope you all had a wonderful Monday like I did! It was a good Monday for me!!

Wednesday is my second interview for a new job, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!! :)

Take care and God Bless!

- Kathryn :)

Weight Loss Mistakes

I am noticing small changes in my body and it's AWESOME! They keep me motivated and going towards my goals! I feel really good about myself and can't wait to reach my goals!

When I am lacking motivation I tell my three year old nephew to tell me to work out! He goes, "Kitty GO WORK OUT!!" haha. It's so cute and I can't resist so I do as I am told! HA.

I found this article that could be helpful for some of you! I learned a few things from it and hopefully you will to! The article is called, "Why Your Weight Loss Plan Isn’t Working (and Sneaky Ways to Lose More)" and you can click HERE to read it!

Tonight is FIT TEST number 2...will I improve in my stats?! We will see! I've got to get back to work, it's going pretty good for a Monday!! Hope I haven't spoke too soon! HA. :)


Sunday, March 3, 2013


Okay before I get into my review there are two things I can not stand about Insanity:

1. Tonya - the asian lady that's always in the front, she is such a camera hog! She's always like dancing or something on water break and she's always the one you hear yelling during the workouts! I just can't stand her!! ha!

2. This goes beyond Insanity, like gyms and workout classes...GIRLS that have their hair down when they're working out! It's like get your freakin' hair out of your freakin' face!! I guess that goes on the same terms of girls who put make-up on to go to the gym! It drives me crazy, it's like really is that necessary!?


Okay review time...

This workout was suppose to be Saturday but a lot stuff happened and was unable to do it so I did it Sunday!!

So it's PURE CARDIO and CARDIO ABS!!! Killer Workout!!

Stats from this workout:
Time: 1 hour, 2 minutes
Calories Burned: 638
Avg. Heart Rate: 156
Max Heart Rate: 190

I did a review on PURE CARDIO already which you can go HERE to read about it! I know I am improving because I actually made it through the WARM-UP without taking a break, which in itself is a mini workout! But the actually workout I had a hard time doing, I took a lot of breaks but I can tell I am improving on some stuff! Towards the end my arms and legs were giving out at the "Suicide Jumps" and the "Push up Jacks!" I came so close to smack my face against the floor! HA.

After that you go straight into CARDIO ABS!

This starts out with a small warm-up which consist of:
- Jog- a nice, steady pace
- High Knees: Arms straight up and lifting your knees to hip height *Use your core to lift your knees*
- High Knees w/ Twist - Same as above BUT arms now move side to side! Elbows got to opposite knees when they rise
- Jump Rope - Pretend to jump rope
- Tuck Jumps - *SUPER HARD MOVE* in a ski-like crouch, jump up and use your core to bring your knees straight up to where they meet your elbows!
- Wide Tuck Jumps - Same as before but legs opened wide!

30 Second Water Break

C-Sit Position Moves:
Twist: While in C-Set, turn side to side
Twist with Knee: Same as above, but raise opposite knees as you bring hands down to each side
A-Frame Ab Twist: Same as Twist but now hands go above the head, then each time go up and down as tracing a capital "A."
A-Frame with Knee: As you bring arms up raise knees through them
Hold Center in C-Set (kinda like a plank holding position but you're in a C-Sit, you can really start feeling it if you weren't already! I had to take a break here!

30 Second Water Break!

Single Leg Raises: Back in C-Sit, but now one leg is extended out in front of you, while the other leg is bent with knees close to your chest. Lean back, hands on floor by your hips. Pull in the extended leg so that it comes to your chest then back out and with leg stiff raise it up, then repeat!

30 Second Water Break!

Both Legs: C- Sit with both legs extended straight in front of you then bring them both into your chest, knees coming up and then back out, then raise both legs up, extend, then raise back up!

** I could not do this one, I must not have any abs muscles or my legs were tired. I just couldn't raise both my legs I could bring them in but couldn't raise them! :( **

30 Second Water Break!

High Plank Position Moves:
-Alt Knees: Get in high plank position (in push up position with back straight, and core contracted) Alternate bring each knees to your elbows
-Alt Knees Fast: Same as above but faster and with a little hop.

Low Plank Position Moves:
Alt Knees: Same as high plank alt knees but in low plank position (in push up position but resting on your forearms)
Clild's Pose: This is a rest! You're on your knees, head down with arms extended in front of you!
Pulse Tucks: Going from High to Low Plank, you pulse your hips up and down kind of like humping the air a little bit. Keep your core tight and pulse count do it for an 8 count in high plank then back down to low plank for 8 and repeat!

**I laughed a little when he was showing us this move and I was like seriously but OMG you can totally feel this move!**

Then it's Cool down which only last a couple minutes! This work out is roughly 17-18 minutes!

I will say I thought it was kind of tough doing it coming right out of Pure Cardio!

Tomorrow is FIT TEST time, so I will definitely post about that tomorrow! Hope you enjoyed my review! :)

Friday, March 1, 2013

Insanity - Week 2

Hi Everyone! One more day and week two will be donw and only 7 more weeks! woohoo!!

Monday - Cardio Power & Resistance - I've done a review on that and you can read it HERE! I will say that I think this one is pretty hard!!

Avg. Heart Rate: 159
Max Heart Rate: 190
Calories Burned: 563 (51 minutes & 30 seconds)

Tuesday - Pure Cardio - You can also ready about it HERE! This was is very exhausting but it's definitely a workout!

Avg. Heart Rate: 163
Max Heart Rate: 195
Calories Burned: 574 ( 50 minutes 48 seconds) 

Wednesday - This was suppose to be Plyometric Cardio Circuit but I had an awful day at work and then I had to come home and do homework that was due online and our internet wasn't working so I had to go to my dad's office which I didn't get done there until about 10pm! By then, I had had enough of the day!! So, yes I took an off day!

Thursday - Was suppose to be Cardio Recovery which you can read HERE but I did Plyometric Cardio Circuit instead of the Cardio Recovery! I did a review on Plyometric Cardio Circuit and you can also read that review HERE! This workout is definitely hard, but for some reason I actually really enjoy this one! Maybe it's the end I like with the Cross Jacks and all the Jabs but I just feel like I had an awesome workout every time I finish this one!!

Avg. Heart Rate: 153
Max Heart Rate: 188
Calories Burned: 543 (53 minutes, 49 seconds)

Friday - I did Cardio Power & Resistance and like Monday you can get the review link there. This one has a lot of jumps in it and my tummy was wanting to up-chuck my dinner the whole time during this workout!! I hate when that happens. I didn't eat the best today so I felt pretty sluggish! It's amazing how what you eat can affect how you feel!

Avg. Heart Rate: 154
Max Heart Rate: 186
Calories Burned: 505 (49 minutes, 26 seconds)

Saturday - This will be Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs, I will definitely do a review on that once I have completed that exercise!

Overall I've lost about 6 pounds in the past month and half! Not too bad, that averages about 1 lb a week! I just need to keep it up and keep watching what I eat!

Well I am off to bed it's past my bedtime!

- Kathryn

Don't be afraid to ask me any questions or anything!?