Monthly Archives: May 2012

Don’t You Hate It…

When your body doesn’t want to cooperate with you when you want to do something? I want to do Insanity right now, but my stomach/GI tract is acting up and it hurts and I can’t stop running to the bathroom every half hour or so. Oye. Sorry if that’s TMI. But it’s true. T__T;

Did Insanity the past two days though, just didn’t have much else to say so I didn’t blog it. x_x;

Ugh. 

Maybe it’ll get better later this evening? I should go and be productive though since I wasn’t yesterday.


Being a Student…

Well… today was supposed to be my “off day” from Insanity, but because I didn’t work out last Thursday, I figured I’d just push through. There was a very good reason why I wanted Mondays to be my off day. Lab from 8am to 11am, then class from 11am to 4:30pm with only an hour break for lunch in between my first and second classes. I had a hard enough time attempting to stay awake during pathophysiology and pharmacology. From the looks of my notes, I managed to stay coherent enough until the last 15 minutes of pathophysiology, and pretty much was in an epic struggle for the first half of pharmacology. I was coherent and conscious during Therapeutics though! That’s the class that really matters for a future-Pharmacist right?

When I got home I was starving, Insanity does that to you. It speeds up your metabolism so that you’re always hungry. Usually I just work out when I come home, but I was depleted of my energy and needed something. So I ate a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon. I figured I’d give it half an hour to digest and went to change into my work out attire to get ready and everything. Went to lay down to stretch my back a bit, and apparently I passed out within five minutes because I didn’t even recall getting some of those text messages that I got. I ended up passing out for three hours because I was that tired. So working out today was a bust, but I’ll work out tomorrow when I get up since I don’t have class until 1:30 anyways. 

I’m so tired, I’m already ready to pass out right now. And I had a nap earlier. Oye. But what can I do? I’m a pharmacy student and school takes precedence over pretty much everything in life. Insanity’s 60 day program? I have a feeling is going to take a lot longer than that. But as I mentioned in my last post, it’s all about trying and making an effort right? 

I’m definitely seeing the results already. For professional pharmacy practice lab, I had to dress professionally and these dress pants I have they’ve been a little snug last semester when I wore them for rotation to the point where they’d give me a wedgie if I sit in them for too long (such as driving to and from my rotation site). I wore them today, and had no issues! They were completely comfy like they first were when I bought them. Huzzah! So glad I didn’t invest money in buying bigger pants. Now let’s see if I can fit into my other pants that had gotten uncomfortable to wear so I stopped wearing them. Hopefully!!!

But in any case, I’m trying to get my Insanity workout routine to get back on track so that I have monday’s as my off days. So I made the executive decision to forego tomorrow’s Fit Test, and do the video for Day 6 like I was supposed to do today if I had worked out. And then continue on the rest of the week as scheduled. Hopefully I won’t take these unexpected naps again. They’re rather inconvenient.

As for this week, I need to start studying for pharmacology’s exam next week. OYE. I don’t like this at all. 10-weeks of summer session is gonna fly by in no time, and I’ll be back home in CO for a good three months for rotations before coming back to MA. Huzzah!


It’d All About the Effort

So.. just finished Day 5 of Insanity.

I can say that I haven’t been able to fully follow each video in its entirety yet. But I’m not as out of breath as I was when I first started five days ago. I’m working towards it, and well, starting next week I’ll push harder and and “dig deeper.” I guess this week is just me trying to get a feel of it and not overdoing it to the point where I dread working out and eventually stop. 

I also weighed myself this morning: 123.4. I’m not entirely sure if that’s all water weight that I’ve been losing or I’ve really been burning the fat off of myself. I still can’t tell yet. I’ve definitely been eating at least four times a day, trying to maintain a 1500 calorie intake diet. I was originally 126.something when I first weighed myself on the scale when I got it on Sunday. A week later, I’ve lost approximately 3 pounds? 

The Biochemist/Pharmacist in me says that’s not healthy. Healthy weight loss is anywhere between 0.5 to 2 pounds a week. But it might just be a combination of the work out, the increased water intake, and the smaller more frequent meals making it so that my blood sugar’s more stable. We’ll keep this up another week and then adjust accordingly.

A few weeks ago when I was back home at my parents, I stepped on a scale for the first time in a long time and it measured 127-ish. That was when I realized that I was letting myself go with pharmacy school, whether or not it was due to inactivity (when I was working I was always rushing back and forth in the restaurant or pharmacy) or because I’ve been eating more (other than going to school, studying and sleeping, all that’s left is eating). But in any case, I’m going to aim to hopefully go back down to somewhere between 110 and 115. If anything, to fit back into my size 2 dress pants that are a bit too tight around the waist/hips now. 

If anyone’s reading this and think that my weight goals are ridiculous, well… I’m tiny. 5’2″ to be exact. Up until this year, I was always hovering around 115 pounds plus or minus a couple of pounds. When I quit tennis during senior year of high school because I didn’t like the new coaches and how they let the JV team get enormously large, I started to develop those love handles. After all of that, I never really got back into any physical activity any more besides my racquet sports gym class freshman year of college. It wasn’t until December 2010 that I decided to do something different with myself, and start working out despite the fact that I had no idea how to start. I just got a gym membership and started to go three times a week or something like that after I got off work, refusing to let myself go home until I’ve been to the gym. 

Then I got really sick, as in it hurt to breathe sick. And that was the end of my work out streak. When I got to pharmacy school, the school gave us free gym membership to the gym at the hospital next door. And well, I started to go there more frequently, but exams got in the way and all that jazz. Then the weather got in the way cause it was always cold and there’s one thing I dislike doing and that’s going out into the cold and walking in it after working out super hard and burning up from the inside out. 

At least with Insanity, I can do it in the comforts of my own home and can just jump into the shower right afterwards like I’m about to do after I finish this post. Going to eat a bit afterwards, go to the store to get more cereal and some pineapple and then afterwards come back home and watch some Pharmacology and start studying for my exams. Wee!

Don’t we all love Pharmacy school?


Whoever Knew…

Stretching can make you break out in a sweat? Just did my Cardio Recovery video of Insanity today. x_X; I definitely have sweat dripping from my forehead and neck, and with some beading in my cleavage. But hurrah! Done with Day 4, technically. So I’m still going strong!

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Anything that looks like a sweat drop, really is a sweat drop after 30 minutes of Insanity stretching.

I also woke up today at 2pm, having almost 12 hours of sleep. I guess my period is taking a lot more out of me than I thought initially. I hate waking up so late cause I feel unaccomplished and unproductive. At least since waking up at 2 (three hours ago), I’ve cleaned up half of my bedroom, made my bed, took two quizzes, ate a bagel with some cream cheese and smoked salmon along with some cottage cheese, and worked out according to the Insanity Cardio Recovery video.

Now to clean the rest of my bedroom, do my dishes and watch a few lectures that I missed bits and pieces of. Sounds like a fun weekend!


Really Bad Timing…

Well… I didn’t work out yesterday. I feel pretty guilty about that. But for the record, I have this knack for starting things or wanting to do things when it’s inconvenient or harder for me to do so. I pretty much started insanity on the first day of my period. I’m not trying to use that as an excuse or anything, but I’m out of shape. I haven’t been to the gym since half way through fall semester (things got busy and the weather got really cold). So my period alone makes me super tired, where all I want to do is go home and curl up in my bed and sleep. Add Insanity to that? I got super tired. 

Pretty much everything was thrown off yesterday, from hormones, to meetings, to pointless deans forms, peers who hog the library reserved textbook, etc. etc. By the time I got home yesterday I was starving (I had only eaten two small meals by 6pm.) Usually by 6, I would have finished eating my fourth one already. Like I said, my schedule was thrown off by everything going on. Somehow, I ended up on my bed and well passed out for a good two or two and a half hours. By the time I woke up it was around 10:30pm already. Still tired though, oye. I did consider doing Insanity briefly, but living in an apartment complex where I’m not entirely sure how thin the walls are, I decided to be the considerate neighbor and keep to myself tonight without exercising. I had a number of things that I needed to do anyways for class the next day since I wasn’t productive at all prior to my nap.

In addition to the tiredness, man are my calves sore. Walking up and down stairs at the moment hurt because I’m so sore, my calves are super tight. I have to go up and down stairs all the time to go to and from class too. Lucky me. So I guess that was another reason why I decided last night was a good off day, my calves were so tight they felt like they were gonna snap at some point. I did do some calve stretches though to help that out.

Anyhow, I just finished Day 3 of Insanity: Cardio Power and Resistance. I’m not as beat as I was the second day, I tried just as hard but I had to stop more frequently today simply because some of them required a lot of jumping up and down and my calves started to tighten up and hurting again. But I did my best, and hopefully soon it’ll get better. I really like Insanity so far! As much as I dread it, I enjoy it too.

Now I’m off to shower cause I’ve finally cooled down enough that I won’t be sweating while showering now. Hurrah!


How Much Water Do You Lose?

Apparently an average person loses 500 mL of water a day. Average person, average amount of activity. I feel like I just sweated so much more than that, that’s for sure. Just finished Insanity Day 2 with interval training. Pylometric Cardio Circuit to be exact, all 45 minutes of it. Initially, I could feel the sweat beating on my face and rolling down the sides of my face, and I could see the sweat forming on my chest and dripping down between my cleavage.I thought that was about it. But when I felt my back, it was soaked to the point where when I took my and away it was covered in nice shiny wet sweat. x_X; when I went to wipe it all it was definitely sweaty.

I’m not to speed as those folks in the video, but I definitely pushed myself. A lot of the times, the jumping exercises hurt my calves cause my calves are already really tight in the fire place, so I supplement those with running in place when my calves feel far too tight. At least I’m still moving, and I’m doing the most that I can. 


ARGH!!!

ARGH!!!

Day 2 of Insanity: COMPLETE!