Another 24 Day Challenge – Day Five

It’s day 5!  And how did I start my day?  WITH INSANITY!  OMG it was tough!  I had to drop down to the modified movements and take breaks, but I finished.  The instructor was super fantastic.  He did a fit test first, then showed us how to do the routine before jumping right into it.  I’ve never done some of those exercises so the pointers he gave us were a big help.  The Diamond Jumps, Squat Push-Ups, Frog Leaps with Burpees and oh the Pike Up on the stability ball… WOWZERS!  Talk about testing my abilities… WHEW!  Anyway I video taped myself before and after.  The after one really cracks me up.  You have to watch it.

 Before Insanity Take One

After Insanity Take Two

My Recap of 24 Day Challenge this Week

Day 1-3

Fiber Drink and Herbal Cleanse

Fiber drink is a great solution that not only supports digestion but also enhances weight management program.

herbal cleanse advocare

Easy Lunch Meal –  Lemon Pepper Tuna Wrap

Lemon Pepper Tuna Wrap

Low Activity – Crunches and Walking

Beautiful Sunrise

Day 4-5

Probiotics and Herbal Cleanse

Easy Dinner Meal – Turkey Patty, Long grain rice with black beans and steamed broccoli.

turkey patty, rice, black beans and broccoli

Activity – Crunches, Spin Class and Insanity

spin class

Insanity Fitness Guru – Matt

Insanity Fitness Instructor

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Another 24 Day Challenge – Day One

I started my 24 Day Challenge today.  The first 10 days is the Herbal Cleanse.  This gentle cleanse can help you get rid of your body toxins and waste with its unique blend of herbal ingredients.  It can also supports a healthy weight loss.

Herbal Cleanse

Herbal Cleanse

I had one egg white, regular oatmeal with blueberries and strawberries and Spark for breakfast.

Oatmeal

Oh how I love Green Apple Spark!

Spark is a fantastic sugar-free source of energy, nutrition and mental focus. Formulated with 21 vitamins, minerals and nutrients, Spark has been a consistent top seller and trusted source of nutritionally advanced energy for more than 15 years.

Green Apple Spark

Lunch time, I had tuna with tomatoes on whole grain bread and did 50 crunches. Dinner tonight was baked chicken with broccoli and carrots.  I have 50 more crunches to do before I go to bed.  I’ll be back on day 5 with an update on my progress.

I completed a 24DC the first part of this year. You can read more about the first 10 days here: 24 DAY CHALLENGE JOURNAL (1/13/14 – 1/15/14) .

Post 100 Mile Challenge

I was exhausted after completing the 100 mile challenge.  I took off four days to recover and regroup.  Four days of no running, no spin class, no gym time… Just core exercises, stretching and foam rolling at home.

During that time away from the gym and running, I caught up with my friends and family and celebrated 18 years with my better half.

Me and B – Happy 18th Anniversary

Wedding Anniversary

The following week I eased back into the routine and scheduled a massage  appointment to help my achy muscles.  Oh and let me tell ya this massage therapist has magic in her fingers and hands.  She worked every kink and knot out of my back and my legs.  An hour and half of pure awesomeness.

After getting the deep tissue massage, the massage therapist told me to take a hot bath with Epsom Salt before bed time.   She said soaking in a hot bath with Epsom Salt for 10 minutes is a good way to recover from a deep tissue massage.  She said soaking will help get more of the toxins out of my body (Epsom salt draws the toxins out into the water).  She also said my muscles needed some rest after one of these massages, and not to workout that evening .

The Epsom Salt bath with lavender really helped me to rest and relax.

Epsom Salt

When I woke up the next day I felt like a new woman!  I felt so great I worked out with my fit fam at the park.  Oh man those Barfee (Burpee) Suicides in the sand was tough!

Fit Fam in the Park

Burpee Suicides

This past week I got back to Spin class and running.  I had a 5K race over the weekend and I did pretty well.  It was a hot and hilly one but I managed to get a new PR with hills.  Yay me!  It feels good to know my training and hill repeats are paying off.

A quick shout out to B for taking this pic at the finish line.  Love it!

Hustle for Health 5K

Hustle for Health 5K

My next challenge is Advocare 24 Day Challenge.  I’ve blogged about the 24DC before.  You can find my posts and progress under 24 Day Challenge.  I can’t wait to get started!!!

24 Day Challenge Journal – Max Phase (1/23/14 – 2/5/14)

The next step is the 14 day Max Phase. The 14 day Max Phase is designed to help you fuel your body with core nutrition, increase your energy, control appetite and shed unwanted pounds and inches.  These 14 days help put your metabolism back on track and pushes your body to a fat burning mode.

During the Max Phase you want to continue to eat similar to how you ate during your first ten days with an addition of Meal Replacement Shakes.

Meal Replacement Shakes

When you need a nutritional meal on the go. Just 220 calories per serving, you’ll satisfy your grumbling tummy, feed your muscles with high-octane fuel and give your body wholesome nutrients for a healthier you.

Meal Replacement Shakes

Max Phase

Whether your focus is on increased energy or appetite control , each MNS contains ingredients to help boost energy and fight sluggishness.  I use the Max 3 for energy, appetite control and overall outstanding core nutrition and wellness.

Each day you will be taking a strip of supplements which look similar to the photo below.  Each packet is clearly labeled about when to take them.   When you wake up in the morning take the packet that says 30 minutes before breakfast. Then eat your breakfast.  There is also another packet to take with your breakfast.  The same for lunch. Take the packet that says 30 minutes before lunch, then the other with your lunch.

Max Phase

I’m pumped up and excited to start this next phase.  Looking forward to burning calories and seeing additional results!