Weekday Holidays Should Be Banned

Today is the weirdest Thursday ever.  Having a holiday yesterday, so a random Wednesday off was odd.  And it's odd because the 4th of July is specifically a night time holiday.  Yes people bbq and all that jazz - but the joy of the fourth happens after dark.  Which means I was up until about 11:30 pm listening to cannons outside my house being set off and then car alarms going off from said cannons.

The 4th of July is distinctively less fun when one is (1) by herself and (2) has no children and (3) has to go to work the next day.

Anyway, I did manage to get up at 5:30 AM and knock out my 3rd Insanity dvd - cardio strengthening or whatever. Okay, let's be real and call it what it really is - cardio jump around with a few pushups and squats.  Okay much better.  Seriously though - I kind of love Insanity so far (and no I'm not a beachbody coach, I don't plan on becoming a coach either).  It's hard, intense, and designed to make you basically feel like you should crawl into a corner and die after every workout.  I get that most people don't like that - but I do.  I'm pretty sore everywhere after this workout - upper back, core, thighs, bum - and it was only 45 minutes (with a good length warmup, stretch, and cool down).  Tomorrow is cardio recovery - because those two words go together?  I've watched bits of it and it looks like it's a yoga based workout so we'll see.  I am excited for a good stretch going into pure cardio which I've heard is hell on earth.  Like I told my friend who got me into this mess in the first place - if you don't lose weight doing this, you didn't want to lose weight in the first place.  It's that hard.

I'm also on day 4 of my nutrition plan.  Whoa.  I'm actually really proud of myself that I've stuck with it through the holiday.  I'm getting creative with making foods for dinner at least.  Lunch has been pretty standard salad with chicken and mashed sweet potato (oddly delicious).  Maybe I'll do a day of eating in pictures to show what I'm eating.  I did create a Pinterest board that shows some food ideas that I'm collecting that fall within the plan OR I think I can make fit the plan with very minor modifications.  I figure if this is going to be a lifestyle, I better collect ideas that make it work for me so I don't just give up.  I will be looking for more ideas for raw veggies (I'm supposed to have 2 cups at lunch time...and salad greens will get old really fast).  That board should grow a lot over the next 12 weeks at least.  I will probably be getting an update (minor I'm sure) in a few weeks based on how things go.  I'm positive eating the plan and doing insanity will be a sure fire weight loss plan.  I'm definitely going to be doing mainly Insanity for my workouts for the full 60 days (I may throw something else in here or there depending on travel or if I get bored or something).