Insanity Max:30 FINISHER

Max30 transform

The End is Here.

Measurements:

  6-6-16     8-5-16

CC Max:           7:35          15:55

Waist:              28″          27.5″

Bust:                 33″           32.75″

Hips:                38″           38.2″

Left Thigh:        22″          21.25″

Right Thigh:     22″          21.5″

Left Bicep:       10″          10.75″

Right Bicep:     10″          10.75″

Weight:            139 lbs     137.6 lbs

 

My personal takeaways from this program:

Mentally I feel stronger and more capable. I started with a Max Out time of under 8 minutes and finished with just under 16 minutes on my last day of the Cardio Challenge. The first day I struggled to hit that time and the last day, I kept cheering myself on saying I could do it, I cheered every time I hit the next milestone until I could go no more. The saying “mind over matter” is true. In the first month one of the girls says, if I can’t do one more, I do three, and if you go into it with that mentality, chances are you’ll push yourself further than you expect. It’s crazy to think about how far I’ve come in just 60 days. I mean sure I had 22 Minute Hard Corps before this and really focused on getting my nutrition in control, which led to me making even better choices with Max:30 but all in all I feel like the ab portion of this program is on point. I don’t enjoy crunches or planks or sit ups but focusing on keeping my core tight really helped me with that area.

Physically, I am proud of how far my body has come. I didn’t have a huge weight loss or size loss but I did lose a little. I gained leaner muscles and gained more self confidence. Not just in my physical appearance but emotionally too. Just an overwhelming sense of I can do anything I put my mind to. It’s hard work but it’s worth it!

If there’s one thing I could tell everyone when they decide to try this program, it would be KEEP YOUR CORE TIGHT! The second would be nutrition, nutrition, nutrition! I get it, I’m human too, there will be good days and bad days, bbq’s and birthdays, but the important thing is to focus the majority of the time on making progress. Have some cake but don’t eat the whole thing and don’t do it every day!

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Insanity Max:30 Day 52-56

Day 52:

My Coach Summit Vacation….

Last round of Max:30 I felt like I didn’t do the program justice because it was the holiday season and well, I like cookies. This time I of course take a vacation my final week. Good thinking right? Best part about this vacation is it’s with a bunch of other Coaches! So I had some accountability to get my workouts in and stay on track. I wasn’t perfect but I was mostly good.

This is how we do it!

Max Out Sweat err… Nevermind

Today was supposed to be Max Out Sweat, while I did sweat, I didn’t do Max:30 today. Instead I settled with working out with all my house mates. And boy did I sweat! We tried a new workout that was cardio and yoga. I think Jericho McMatthews is going to be one of my favorite new trainers. It felt so good to stretch after a spending the day at the airport yesterday. You ever sit for so long that your body is just stiff? I always tell myself that I don’t like yoga and then I do it and I feel so much better.

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Day 53:

Max Out Strength

Today was epic! I worked out yesterday but it wasn’t Max:30. So that means I’m definitely not going to skip it today, even if I’m going to do the live workout with Tony Horton tonight. The whole crew got involved with the workout again today. I felt a little bad because a few of my house mates that were doing Max:30 were only on month one but they all did awesome though. Even the people who had never done Max:30, it really is for everyone. I’m so thankful for the modifier this month. Something about maxing out with a bunch of my favorite people made today’s workout so much more motivating. Hearing everyone laughing and struggling through it too made me feel like no matter how tough, it was possible to keep going. Today I maxed out at 13:10, good time but my knees and feet are bothering me a bit today. I only 38 seconds longer last week.

22 Minute Hard Corps

So thankful for Energize today. Tony is awesome at getting me sweaty in no time flat. Today was the first time I actually did his cold start before 22MHC. So we ended up getting our sweat on for almost 45 minutes. My fave fave fave, program. Is it Monday yet? I’m so ready to get started on this program! Special thank you to Judy Fish getting some pictures of us πŸ™‚ I think today has been my favorite day of all my vacation so far.

 

 

Day 54:

Friday Fight Round 2

Two weeks ago I maxed out at 9+ minutes, I’m not sure if I was having a good day or what. Last week I maxed out at 6:10 and I’m proud to say I made it past that today, barely… (#IMaxedOut @ 6:29) This trip has been so exhausting that I’m not sure if I’m just tired from all the happenings and the not so perfect eating schedule but I can definitely say I am glad I don’t have to do this workout again. Well, not for now at least. Only having a 30 minute workout was perfect for this morning because I will be in Coach training all day. Getting to listen to people teaching me more ways to grow myself mentally instead of just physically is perfect. Mindset and determination will get you places as long as you put in the work!

 

Nutrition:

B: Oatmeal with chia seeds, steamed broccoli and watermelon.
Pre: Energize
Post: Vegan Chocolate Shake
Snack: Vegan Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 banana
L: Salad with 1/2 avocado, veggie burger patty, more watermelon πŸ™‚
D: Salad with black beans, I even splurged and had some pineapple coconut juice… crazy right… πŸ˜‰

Day 55:

REST DAY

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Last week I vowed to myself that if the weather was nice on Saturday’s I would make a point to get outside. I may be out of town but missing the scheduled seminar was WORTH IT! I saw deer and squirrels, frogs and a lizard too. Just getting out there in the quiet brought me back to me. It’s amazing how surrounding yourself with different components and different company can make you question who you are again, even when you think that you are confident with that. I visited a couple different places after church and while the nature was beautiful, I sure do miss home. The humidity and the buzzing bugs are a little different than the birds at home.

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I loved this little bridge in the middle of the lake. My walk was a 2 mile loop but being in the center was my favorite part. You could see views from there that I would have missed had I not crossed it. I had originally intended to make the 4 mile loop but I’m glad I didn’t. I’m not sure I would have wanted to venture further because my feet were already tired and wanting to sit in my air conditioned car while I ate my lunch.

 

Nutrition:

Today I had planned to be out and about all day so I planned all of my meals. I bought these awesome tupperware that hold my salad, dressing and a couple snacks, along with an ice pack to keep it all cold. So worth the $6 I spent on them.
B: Oatmeal with chia seeds, fresh pineapple and thin sliced toast with peanut butter.
L: Salad with broccoli, pineapple, green onions and pepitas.
S: Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2 banana
D: Salad again with a spicy black bean burger patty, broccoli, pineapple and avocado.
I had a lot of fruit today but we found pineapple for 99 cents a piece so we bought quite a few of them. I’m not drinking and I’m keeping the indulgences very minimal for this vacation so I figured fruit was a perfectly acceptable treat. Plus the heat just makes you want cold sweet fruit anyway!

Day 56:

Cardio Challenge- AKA LAST DAY OF MAX:30

This girl is on FIRE!!!! I made the goal today of 12 minutes and made it to 15:55 minutes. Every minute after 12 I couldn’t help but holler 13 minutes, 14 minutes, 15 minutes, I felt proud! It super helps to have your mind in the right place. Just knowing that today was my last day made me want to kill it. My house mates didn’t get motivated to workout today but every time they walked by they cheered me on. I’m telling you, find your people, find the ones who are going to support you! If I remember correctly, last round of Max:30 I believe I cried after my workout, it was so emotional to finally complete it something I had started. Now I can say I’ve done it twice and I’ve completed multiple programs since the initial fire of finishing this. Getting started now is easier than waiting for tomorrow. Transformation pics to come!


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Insanity Max:30 Day 50

Day 50:

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I leave tomorrow for Nashville!! Eek! I’ve been planning for this trip for almost a year and the day has finally come ❀ I’ve decided to double up my workouts today because I know that tomorrow is going to be spent in the airport and then getting settled in at our house for the week. The struggle is going to be real! I’ll be in a house with a bunch of awesome girls but they all eat meat and I’m pretty sure they drink wine too. I have been alcohol free since November and I have no intention of being any other way but the temptation will be there. While I know being on the go is going to be tough for my meal plan and tough for squeezing in my workouts, I’m confident I will get them done. If I don’t, I’m not going to beat myself up about it either. I’ve planned as best as I can and will be going to the grocery store as soon as I pick up my rental car so that I will be prepared for breakfast and lunch at least.

Max Out Cardio & Max Out Power

I’ve been seeing such great results with this months round and as much as I hate to say it I’m little bit sad that it’s coming to an end. It’s nice to see all the hard work paying off.

1st workout was tough but I made it through. I maxed out at 17:04 and beat my last time by two and a half minutes. Just in time for some last minute shopping with my travel buddy. I kicked last weeks max out time to the curb! Hoping to do the same with workout two. It’s feeling like summer outside and I may be soaking up some vitamin D while work on this and convince myself that I’m ready for my 2nd workout… Ps my quads are really sore today. I’m thinking that run yesterday did more than just mental goodness.

Workout 2, Power… Uh yeah, maybe lack of, who’s grand idea was it to do two workouts today again?!? I beat last weeks score but it wasn’t pretty. I maxed out at 14:33 today. Now hopefully I’m exhausted enough to get some sleep before my 2 a.m. wake up. So so so excited for tomorrow’s trip!

Insanity Max:30 Day 49

Day 49:

It’s hot out today, has been all day! I’ve got less than 2 days till I head out to Nashville so today has been all about getting prepared for that and spending some time with my most favorite guy in the world. Once the weather started to cool down, a little, I decided to go on the run I’d been thinking about all day. I used to go run 3 times a week and because I have so many problems with my feet I’ve quit. After yesterdays hike though I was on an I can do anything kick I guess and decided to hit the pavement. Something about getting sweaty, listening to some tunes or motivational podcasts and going until you can’t go anymore is so satisfying. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t love running all the time but it’s a great way for me to relieve stress. Not the fastest pace ever but you can only do what your body lets you and my shins were yelling at me for the first mile and a half.

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Pulse

After snacking on some blackberries and putting the chickens and ducks away for the night I laid in the air conditioned living room debating on whether I wanted to do pulse. I’m glad I did. As hard as it is for me to do slow controlled movements, I know they are good for me. It’s definitely one of my weaknesses. During the core portion of today, I couldn’t help but think, just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

 

I just realized this is my last time doing pulse! Next Sunday is going to be my Cardio Challenge and it is going to tell me how I progressed over the last two months. Crazy how fast the time has gone! Can’t say that I’ve loved it but I have enjoyed the results ❀


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Insanity Max:30 Day 48

Day 48:

Rest Day

MUCH needed! My phone is usually glued to my hand, unless I drop it… Today I decided to leave it at home and only bring my camera. I FEEL so much better after being away from it for the day, recharged really. I think this will be a Saturday ritual for me. And as long as the weather is nice I’m making a goal of getting out in nature too.

Today was an active recovery day for me. I decided to go for it and hike a trail that I’ve been wanting to hit up for a LONG time, almost a year actually. It’s called the Rock of Ages. It was steep and a little bit hairy on a few spots, definitely not maintained trail but the view at the top was worth it.

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My husband was supposed to go hike with me but he came down with a migraine so I decided to be brave and hike it alone. The last time I tried to go on this hike I ended up taking the wrong trail and hiked 16 miles. The loop is around 10 miles but today I just hiked to the rock and headed back down since my wonderfully understanding husband was waiting for me at the bottom. After the last try, I made sure to research and research some more because I didn’t want to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, ha ha, get it? I didn’t go out here today to get a workout, I went out here to unwind from all the busy of the week, to be with all of God’s beautiful things and just breathe. Plus I needed to break past the fear of being alone in the woods again. I met a couple of really nice people along the way, adventurers are some of the most friendly and out going people I’ve ever met. Most importantly, I remembered why I belong out there again.

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Hiking Tips?

I am by no means a professional hiker but I sure would love to try doing the John Muir Trail ❀ A few things I recommend for anyone that wants to try hiking, stick to the frequently traveled paths if you are going alone. Some things I bring on every hiking trip:

  • water
  • whistle
  • flashlight
  • small first aid kit
  • pocket knife (preferably a multi-tool one)
  • sweater or lightweight coat depending of the forecast
  • food, protein bars
  • Β lighter
  • map/gps (maybe extra batteries)

I love my Osprey Pack because I can fit all of that in it, along with 1.5 liters of water. When you decide to break away from the highly traveled paths, make sure that you are paying attention to all of the forks in the road, if you end up getting lost you will be able to track backwards.

Last note, ALWAYS, ALWAYS tell someone where you are going for the day. Give them your route planned so if you fall and break your leg someone will know where to look for you if you end up missing ❀

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Insanity Max:30 Day 47

Day 47:

Be prepared, I’m just laying it all out here today. I can’t help but feel anxious right now. I head out on vacation in less than 4 days, with some super inspiring people. I will be way out of my comfort zone for a whole week! (I mean literally, my house is my place! I’m truly a homebody.)

I’ve got 8 days of Max:30 left and all I can think about is how am I going to eat right? How am I going to fit my workouts in? How am I going to do this program justice?

I know that my muscle won’t disappear after a week but I do know that a week of bad eating can give me serious bloated gut and I don’t want that. I want to keep progressing with my fitness ability but at the same time I want to have fun while I’m gone. I also want to show you that being healthy shouldn’t only be when it’s convenient, sometimes you have to push through the hard times of work schedules, vacations and being a mom. I don’t workout all day every day and my nutrition isn’t strictly veggies, I enjoy eating lol, but I’ve got serious goals ya know?!? I know that me doing this program justice will show you that it really works and that all the hard work does pay off. I hope it helps you decide that your fitness journey is worth it too. I think this is all on my mind because the weekend is here and that’s when it’s easiest to slip up and eat out and skip my workout because our day is busy. So here I am putting it out there that I am going to do my best and that is all I can do. I’m going to stop worrying about the things I can’t control and I’m going to enjoy next week because I’ve worked hard to get there. ❀

Friday Fight Round 2

I’m feeling a little wishy washy with my emotions today. Started the day pumped because I was saw my calf muscle starting to show definition, then I pushed play. Today’s workout sucked! I didn’t want to, I couldn’t focus, I just wasn’t feeling it. I’m so glad tomorrow is a rest and recharge day because I think my brain needs some time off. I’m completely unplugging. My phone will be left at home, anyone who knows me knows that’s a big deal lol. Seriously though, today’s workout I maxed out at 6:10, last week I maxed out at 9:08 and now that I think about it, I’m a little hungry. It’s almost 3 and I haven’t eaten lunch or had a snack. That could have been contributing to my lack of energy and motivation to get it done. When Shaun T said it was time for the last move, I decided to push myself as hard as I could for that last minute and wow, I was dying! Who knew punching and high knees would put me over the top. I don’t want to share the rest of the video because seriously, I just couldn’t muster up the go power do do everything. BUT you know what, I pushed play. That’s the hardest part…

Nutrition:

It’s all been healthy but I haven’t eaten nearly enough.

B: Toast with almond butter and homemade apple chips

Pre-workout: Energize

Post-workout: Vegan protein shake

Snack: handful of almonds and a granola bar

Dinner: Salad with quinoa and pepitas (love leftovers, thank you simple) and a little bit of vegan mac and cheese

Dessert: Vegan strawberry Shakeology with 1/2 banana

Insanity Max:30 Day 46

Day 46:

Max Out Strength

Today was tough for my legs, and my arms, and my abs… Today was just tough. I wanted to Max Out at 8 minutes because of all the squat lunge pulse stuff but I kept pushing myself. I was looking at my video footage and I’ve gotten better at keeping my chest up while lunging but I noticed on the squats that are involved in that sequence I’m not getting as low as I know I can so I’ll be maxing out earlier next week. I hit 12:32 today but after seeing this video I know I’ll be pushing for deeper squats now. Perfecting form is hard! Especially when you’ve got to be the one to make sure you’re doing it right.

Nutrition:

I’ve been using my Vegan Protein powder for about a month now I believe, and I really do like it. It isn’t making me bloated like the whey protein shakes tend to. Ever heard of protein shake farts? Yeah, no bueno!Β  Any who, this vegan shake hasn’t upset my stomach one bit and I feel like having it added to my meal plan has been a plus for my muscle growth and repair.

I’ve been using rotating my pre-workout supplement between Energize and E&E for the last month also. I’ve decided after Max:30 I’m only going to use it if I’m going to have a long busy day after my workout or I have a workout longer than an hour. I’m trying to lay off the caffeine in my life and feel as though I might be a little dependent on my pre-workout. I don’t like feeling like I need something to compete, know what I mean?


Breakfast: Slice of seeded toast with almond butter and a banana

Pre-workout: Energize

Post workout: Vegan Protein shake

Lunch: Bomb salad with some quinoa and pepitas (natural protein for the win!)


Snack: Shakeology with half a banana

Dinner: Fajitas with beans and rice, and chips and salsa. Not too proud of this choice but it is what it is. I didn’t do any tortillas because I had chips and rice. That’s way too many carbs and I know I’m going to feel it tomorrow.

How I feel about today?

I feel like today could have been better. I feel like I should have worked harder on my form and had a better dinner. Tomorrow will be better.

Insanity Max:30 Day 45

Day 45:

Max Out Sweat

Today was canning day, yay!!! Started with strawberry jam and finished with blackberry jam. If you follow me you know that I’m a sugar addict… I have been very diligent about cutting sweets out of my diet every where I can. Fruit is my treat right now, especially watermelon. ❀ ❀ Β  Any who, something about making your own foods is SO COOL! I hadn’t made jam for a couple years and since we were able to pick a bunch of berries I decided to go for it. UM, HELLO SUGAR! I had completely forgotten that the sugar required for jam is more than the berries you put into it. Needless to say after my jamming experience, my kids will be VERY limited on pb&js. Ridiculous. I mean literally, 5 cups of strawberries to 7 cups of sugar. Makes me sick just thinking about it! After boiling the jam over on the stove multiple times and cleaning it up and then finishing processing it all, it was time to sweat.

And sweat I did! Been feeling a little off with working out lately, partially because I keep having evening workouts, I’m going to quit that tomorrow. I had a head ache most of the day and I think it was because I usually chug water all day. I was so busy with all the other activities that I think I finally finished my second bottle of water around 3 😦 So I chugged down my Energize and pushed play. Since sweat is mostly cardio based I decided to wear my weight vest again. I was honestly expecting to max out earlier because I haven’t worn it for a couple weeks. I actually pushed through and went from 9:42 last week to 12:54! Say what?!? Yeah, I’m feeling really proud about that. I even did more of the full out moves than modifying!

Today’s moral of the story: Believe in yourself, only you can make you do what you want and sometimes the hard stuff is the best stuff!

I started out with the plyo hook lunge in the modified move and decided I was feeling froggy enough to do it full out. Hollah!

 

 

Insanity Max:30 Day 43 & 44

Day 43:

Max Out Cardio

Today was eventful from the very start. Normal morning stuff but I picked up a shift at the restaurant today. I’ve only got a week until I go to Nashville so extra vacation money never hurts! Of course that means when I go to the store I also end up buying a new tote because I want to look fashionable instead of using a functional backpack… That’s the exact reason I don’t carry cash anymore. I’m proud of myself though because I packed my Shakeology as a snack and also brought a lunch. I tend to get busy and forget to eat when I’m at work or I snack on french fries… Towards the end of the day, even though I wasn’t really hungry I made myself eat my lunch. That being said, after work I procrastinated getting home because I was “looking” and ended up having an even later workout in the evening.

Finally got my workout in at 7 and had toΒ  Our Pastor was coming at 7:30 for a bible study and I got done just as he knocked on the door. I’m so grateful that we are friends with our pastor, I mean he was actually playing racquetball with my husband an hour before he got to our house, so I don’t feel too guilty for being drenched. I of course changed out of my soaked clothes super quick so we could get back to business πŸ˜‰

I maxed out at 14:25 and I feel pretty good about that. I actually got a little emotional a few times during this workout. I think just knowing how much I’m progressing and knowing that it is coming to an end soon is a little overwhelming. One of the moves called 10 & 2 requires you jumping from the 10 to 2 position on a clock, in a jump spin motion. With my knee being sore I decided to do the modified version which is a stepping movement instead of a jump. It was still hard but I got so emotional knowing that I was okay with not being the hardcore person I think everyone envisions me as. Sure I push myself but I have limits too. Just pushing play and getting it done today was enough.

One good think about morning workouts, I have a little more privacy πŸ˜‰ The old me would have told him to scram but fitness is a good thing. If me pushing myself makes him or you push yourself, it’s worth it!

Day 44:

Max Out Power & CIZE Full Out

Note to self: When you ask your daughter to work out and she says yes, don’t give her options…

I am determined to finish out Max:30 with #noexcuses so I had to do Max Out Power today. I maxed out at 13:37 which is just under 30 seconds better than last time. No sweat off my back, but then had to CIZE afterwards because that’s what Paige wanted to do. My arms and legs were SO tired from the first workout but we got it done and it was a lot of fun. I told her I was going to video it and she said no, so you don’t get to see our killer moves today…

So glad that I had the energy to do both workouts. Exercising really does give you more energy. Plus got it done early enough in the day so I still had time to run errands, def needed a shower πŸ˜‰

 

This is my, I didn’t shower after last nights workout and now I’ve done two more today look! ha ha

Insanity Max:30 Day 40 & 41

Day 40:

Friday Fight Round 2

I woke up with some serious fight today! Like seriously, how on earth is it that last week I maxed out at 6:44 and today I hit 9:08??? Don’t get me wrong, after maxing out today I was pretty much out of go power. I feel like I rested a lot but my Fitbit says I burned 260 calories during that 30 minutes of fighting and rest breaks πŸ™‚

I have to give a shout out to my nutrition because what else have I changed? My max out times have all made bigger leaps this week and it has to be because my WHOLE body feels good, inside and out ❀

My hair came undone during the warm up and talk about distraction! I had a hard time focusing when my hair was flailing around in my eyeballs! Shaun T is a good motivator though and I was able to push through!

Day 41:

REST DAY!!!

LAZY, lazy day! But I started out with a strong breakfast. Fruits and veggies with toast and almond butter. PS watermelon, raspberries and banana best fruit salad ever ❀