Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Insanity week 1 done!

Hello folks!

Well, now I can definitely say that I manage to do week 1 of Shaun T Insanity workout. All I can say is that DVD, for sure, is the most difficult workout EVER!

I'm literally sweating bucket of sweat here, no jokes peoples, It really lives up to the name...

Yesterday was our day off and it was well deserve. I can see a big difference though in my endurance and capability to cope with soreness compare to the first 3 days of this regime. I have so much more energy that it can be sort of a small problem because I can't go to sleep for a few hours and it cuts off my 8 hours sleep a night. We do the workout around 7h30-8 pm and we go to bed around 10h-10h30 pm so my brain is not on a sleepy mode just yet! Despite that small detail, me and M.O.M are feeling a lot more stronger and are still motivated as hell to continue on this insane journey.

Will continue again tonight with week 2 of Insanity with the cardio & endurance workout, will let you know the details of it tomorrow!

Am I crazy if I incorporate a half marathon training at the same time as Insanity? Is it to much to add 3 runs a week and have 6 days of insanity....? I really want to be able to run my half in is been 2 weeks since I last run 8 miles and if I do not want to lose all the training prior to my flu and the insanity challenge, I have to run in some way right...?!!?

I don't know! I think that I have to organise my schedule so i don't injure myself and go slow on the running at the beginning till the 60 days of insanity done.

Will really love to hear your thoughts about that!

Have a fantastic day !

Open your mind to new possibilities and say yes more often, that will lift up your spirit!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Insanity workout day 1


Well, i just came back from hell! What a week! I did catch a pretty bad flu, pinky eyes, got my periods and have cold sore all at the same time...! Came back from the clinic again this morning( can't seem to get ride of the symptoms of sinus pain and headaches) and the doctor gently give me another prescription saying :

"you have a sinus infection sweety, take this for 10 days and you should be back on your feet in no time "

I know, it is all or nothing with me, it's my karma i guest...You should see my face, not pretty! :) I feel like Rocky Balboa punch me in the face...

But that unfortunate event make me miss the gym for more than a week now and screw up my training schedule for my half marathon. I'm planing on running my first 1/2 marathon in may but hoping that this break will not affect my results. I did a 2 weeks break for the holidays and noticed a big change in my cardio endurance and capability of running a longer distance than prior to the break pause. I was running a 8 miles run last week and I'm guessing that this pause will put me back behind again....But hey, life happens right, will adjust the schedule as i have more time till the the big race.

My m.o.m. (man of mine) want to get in shape too and finally decided on what program he should begin with.....Of all the fitness program available, he chose INSANITY with Mr. Shaun T. After seeing a couple of before and after pics on the web, we decided to get on board with this as a team so will be summer ready together!

And so it began yesterday with the 1st day of that program with the fit test....

Let me tell you that INSANITY is really the perfect word to describe that piece of m.... fu... of Shaun T and his fitness boot camp! I was sweating like hell and guess what, that was just the fitness test!!!! I cannot imagine what will be the rest of this journey but if we stick to it, it is impossible to not see drastic and major changes in our body cause, did i tell you: IT IS INSANE but strangely how empowering and after doing the 1st fitness test, I want some more! Crazy ? Maybe! But Shaun T is really good at keeping you focus and keeping you in the zone. You definitely want to dig deeper and work your ass off for the amazing result after the 60 days program.

Insanity workout is base on a 9 weeks programs which include only one day rest a week. No equipment of any kind is require to do that program, just you, your body and your mind! We did took our measurements and before pics. will definitely share those with you at the mid point in ( cause it is more fun that way, you will be able to see that day 1 vs the day 30 picture side by side instead of day 1 now and wait 30 days till the other one!)

So tonight, after the kids asleep, we are going to do the day 2 training program with the super cut and fit Shaun T and his team of fitness crazies, wish us luck!

Will do that Insanity thing and go back to my running training program next week,

Summer, summer can't wait to see you in my smokin' swimsuit :))))

And tell me, have you a fitness plan to get you ready for summer swinsuit season?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I'm back!

Hello !

Yes, I'm back! Did you miss me? I sure did miss blogging and to be honest, I think that i needed that time to refocus, recenter myself and going forward with what is really crucial for me, right now: being completly honest, always be truthfull of who you are and admitting that somewhere along the way, you CAN do mistakes, having poor judgment, making bad decisions but, like they say, what doesn't kill, will make you stronger right! Is really what you do with theses situations that will really mathers...

little explanation

I've been (especially during the holidays) confronted with my choice of being a vegan. As you might know, I'm originaly from Montreal, Quebec and it is in our family's culture to eat, hunt and be gratefull for gooooood fleshy meat stuff! So, when the holidays hits home, is all about tradition. And traditionaly, there is no place for a vegan!

Don't get me wrong, they all accept and support my new way of eating but would they adapt their meals, as a majority, for my own little moi..? The concept of veganism is still obscur for some of them and still a bit confusing as they still think that a vegan an a vegetarian is basically the same thing, except the first one is a real snob!!! They did have a lot of vegetarians options thought: dip & veggies, cheeses, nachos, eggs salad sandwichs etc. But, nothing 100% vegan...

It is hard for me to say, but I went off the wagon

And since my blog's name is vegan zone, you can imagine my hesitation and lack of enthousiasm to blog again having theses facts over my head....I must say that I didn't actually ate any meat but was well aware of the chicken broth use to cook the veggies and sauce that they poor over my pasta, well aware of milk in my cafe and all the pieces of cheese along the way. And don't even ask me about the multiplication of non-vegan deserts....! Well, there you have it, I felt awfull and it took me awhile to figure it all out:

That is ok to not be perfect (and what is perfect anyway!)

I think that all of the people around me, I was the one putting all this pressure of being an examplery vegan who doesn't cheat and who's completily committed to this life style.

But the truth is :

I realised that i'm so much more than an etiquette. I can't resume myself to one. As an individual, we are so much more than one thing. I love so many things and my blog should honor all of them. I'm commited to a healthy lifestyle, and if being vegan is right now the path that i choose, so be it. Struggles happens along the road to test the main raison you commited yourself to a belief, a way of living. And despite all the management of preping, searching and cooking recipes for a family who eat meat and vegan food ; my heart is now clear of any dark cloud.

I can't change the fact that this way of eating make me fell: ALIVE!

I shall remain vegan but without any pressure of anykind.

Just pleasure...Pure delight of discovering new positivity and awesomeness!

So here we go again folks, vegan-zone is back, back with more fearless content and of course,

a new peace of mind!