My honest review on Insanity

Hello ladies!So I know I said I would review Insanity earlier but then I was like "I haven't even done it yet, how can I review it?"  I'm almost at the 3 week mark which puts me roughly a third of the way through and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it.I'm not a professional in anything fitness related, but I really honestly like Insanity and think it's a great program. I'll bring a up a few points people have mentioned in other reviews that I've seen:...more

Eating Clean and Insanity

Back to life, back to reality. :/ It's not even been a full week since I returned from Mexico and I'm already back in the full swing of classes and work!However, I have changed up my fitness this year. And my diet. For fitness, I have started doing Insanity. I asked for it as a Christmas gift cos it is butt expensive (but my grandma got it for me used on Amazon! So if you don't want to spend the full $180 or whatever it costs, check it out used on Amazon cos we got it for like $70 and it obviously works just as well). ...more

The Stigma About Size

Awhile ago I remember a magazine (either Cosmo or Glamour - cos those are the only two I read on a regular basis) published photos of a woman who they said wasn't skinny.But then the following month a lot of reader comments said something along the lines of "How dare you publish this obviously thin woman and act like she's average? I don't look anything like that!!"  Can I be honest? It was upsetting. She was a size twelve. And yet women were saying she wasn't representative of real women.That's ludicrous....more

Better run run run

Today I ran a mile in 8:46 whooo!! 46 seconds away from an 8 minute mile!! :D I'm also doing bicep curls with 20 pound weights. I can only do 8 reps at a time but 15 pounds just got to be too easy. I like seeing my fitness improve slowly but surely. :D I think setting a goal for myself has really been what's led me to continue on with my excercise....more

My thoughts on 30 Day Shred

Yesterday I did level one of 30 Day Shred (the Jillian Michaels workout DVD) for the first time.I don't know how I feel about it. I keep reading reviews on Amazon, some people give it 5 stars while other people give it 1 star.The five star reviews talk a lot about how it's an intense/great work out shoved into 20 minutes and the 1 star reviews say it's hard on the knees. A lot of them do at least.However, my roommate bought the DVD so I decided to borrow it from her. ...more

Weight Training

Ladies! I want to talk about WEIGHT TRAINING today.Because I love weight training (again check with your doctor/healthcare provider before following any of my advice cos I know the equivalent of nothing, this is just all based on personal experience.)A lot of women are scared to weight train cos they don't want to bulk up. Women just don't have the testostorone levels it takes to bulk up. And weight training is great. ...more

Interval Training

Can we take a second to talk about how utterly OBSESSED I am with interval training?(remember I'm still not certified in anything...literally nothing so make sure to talk to your physician/health care provider before doing anything I talk about cos yeah. I don't know how fit you are.)But anyways. I'm in love with interval training.That sounds crazy. But I love it.This is my custom-made-for-me-by-yours-truly work out that I did last night.*Ahem*...more

Running Goals

As a kid I was never a runner. I started running when I was 19 and actually really liked how I felt (after the run was over, of course, haha.) I can run a ten minute mile no problem whatever, but that's more of a jogging pace and I'd really love to do an eight minute mile....more

Accomplishments and Failures.

Yesterday and today were full of some interesting...events.Let's talk about how yesterday was a complete failure for me. Because everyone fails and it's nice to read about someone who is also failing so you feel better. Sometimes.I'm a junior in college and I stand by junior year being the hardest year in both high school and college. You can see the top of the hill and know that you're about to be gliding if only you can make it up and over said hill. Yeah. I've been SWAMPED with work since October. ...more

Paleo Diet Progress

I hope all of you guys know that I'm following the Paleo Diet extremely loosely. Well, not that much but I don't know how to describe it. I'm not following it as strictly as I could/should be.and don't forget I'm not a doctor or a nutritionist, I know absolutely nothing about health/nutrition/fitness and you should always check with your healthcare provider or nutritionist before following anything I say. ...more