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On An Off Day

3 Jun


I had a long day sitting behind a desk and was going to take a rest day. It was getting late into the night when I pulled up my shirt in front of the mirror in the bathroom and…BAM!!! Instant motivation.

I’ve been pondering how I would like to get rid of the stubborn lower belly fat. I know you can’t spot reduce or get rid of it by doing a million crunches daily. Diet, cardio and lifting heavy things is the only way. I looked back at all the hard work that got me where I’m at physically today and how much more work I need to put in. It seems for spending an hour a day, 6 days a week, you only enjoy you body for a couple hours a week on a night out on the town. Is it worth it? Yes!

Decided to have some fun today and threw in X Trainer from Asylum 2. I finished a sweaty mess and made sitting in front a computer all day not a day lost in vain.


Asylum 2 – Day 27 – Championship + Fit Test (Sudden Death OT) – Asylum 2 COMPLETE!

18 May


…And that my friends, is the end of Asylum 2. I reached a solid 8 rounds on the fit test. It’s harder for me to keep track of what round I am on while trying to remember the sequence and perform it as fast as possible. Who knows, I may have done 10 rounds but lost track. 😀

I’m still unsure of what I want to do next but one thing for sure is that I’m taking the next week off with some distance cycling and running.

I’ve lost a total of 15.2 pounds during Asylum 2 and I’m at the lowest weight I’ve been in 3 or more years, 166.6 pounds! What helped me the most is doing a juice fast on the last week of Asylum. I lost 10.6 pounds during that week of juice cleansing which would take me a month to lose. I’ve lost a complete 23.6 pounds from Asylum 1 and 2 combined and the truth is I still have at least 20 more pounds to lose! I still have no abs, no muscle definition, just kind of thinned out.

What Asylum taught me is that diet is KING. Learning and having discipline on making correct food choices is what many of us struggle with. Saying no while others around us indulge in sweet and fatty foods takes the strongest of wills. Having a support group helps with this, and is why I posted everyday even if it was just me talking to myself at times.

Asylum 2 – Day 26 – Off-Day Stretch and 5K Run

17 May


Woke up and did Off-Day Stretch. The sun finally popped out and also ran a 5k in the park. I have Championship tomorrow which is the last scheduled workout of the program then I’m finished. I don’t think is harder than Game Day so I got it in the bag. I’m happy to report that I have surpassed my weight loss goal and I officially have until Monday to keep dropping pounds which is Day 28, the last day of Asylum 2.

I’m on  Day 6 of my 7 day juice cleansing and almost gave in to popcorn, candy and a Slurpee when I went to watch that cheesy Godzilla movie. I sat there watching it while my stomach turned and grumbled probably more to the bad movie than to being hungry. I did my stretching and ran a 5K in a fasted state and I’m down 9.6 pounds since last Monday. What I lost in less than a week would take me a month to shed.  

Getting Juiced!

16 May


I made it to the end of the week on my juice fast with a couple more days to go. I might have to make a stop this weekend to pick up more produce. That’s the only downside of juicing, is the huge amount of vegetables and fruits you go through for juice. That’s my main reason to start a garden this year. I ordered some organic non-GMO heirloom seeds of 15 different vegetables and fruit. I’m going to donate half my seeds to the local Ashram as they are starting their own garden this year too.

Asylum 2 – Day 25 – Back & 6-Pack + Pure Contact

Back & 6-Pack is a welcome workout to break up the first 3 workouts of the week. Shaun T always amazes me with all his different ways he attacks the core without sit up or crunches. I did Pure Contact right after and it’s a perfect disc to throw in when you’re short on time but you need to get your sweat in. Pure Contact compliments Back & 6-Pack with additional upper back and core work.

Juicing In The Asylum

15 May


Last night I watch Fat Sick and Nearly Dead for inspiration and was truly moved by the transformations from people that wanted to break free from processed foods and medications.  When you hit rock bottom, the only way is to go up. Which is the easy part because you have direction but the process is the hardest part. Many want result now without taking inconsideration the years that people abused their bodies.

Phil Staples was a cheeseburger away from a fatal heart attack and started small with a 10 day juice cleanse and saw immediate improvement. A 10 day juice cleanse became a 30 day then a 60 day juice cleanse that not only changed his life but inspired others around him. Bravo.

It’s day 4 of my 7-day juice cleanse and I can say my body has adapted to my juice diet. I do feel energized and no longer feel like I’m going to die from starvation. I didn’t think I would have enough energy to complete intense workout from Insanity The Asylum but I’ve proved myself wrong. I’ve lost 5.4 pounds in 4 days. Normally that would take me 3 weeks to lose. Crazy.

Asylum 2 – Day 24 – Power Legs + Ab Shredder
Yep that 5 minutes of pulsing at the end always gets me too. Ab Shredder is real work especially that forearm plank walk and knee tuck. Another back to back workout scratched off the list.

Asylum 2 – Day 22 – X Trainer and Juice Fasting

13 May


Final week and just wrapped X Trainer. I’m pleased that I finally was able to hop 2 boxes over on the jumping push up sequence but skipped the seventh set of the 8 set strength pyramid. Can’t win them all.

Second day of my juice fast. I was a bit worried that I may not have enough energy for an intense workout like Asylum and daily activities. I’ve been having 4-10 ounce servings of vegetable and fruit juice and I may increase it to 5 or 6. I went on a 10.5 mile bike errand and felt a bit sluggish afterwards. Had another 2 serving of juice before attacking Asylum and going to have another after.

They say day 2 and 3 are the hardest when on a juice fast. When I get hungry, I try not to panic. I started to catch myself feeling irritable. When I was on my bike errand, it was impossible to ignore the smells coming from the restaurants. This experience is a process of sacrifice. When I get hungry I meditate to a higher power and the hunger vanishes.

Asylum 2 – Day 21 – Rest Day Bike Ride

12 May


Spend my day riding 25 miles for a couple hours. Mix between gravel and paved. I dropped off my bike at my favorite bike shop for a tune up and took the train back home.

My local ashram is having a 7 day juice fast that starts today so I put my new juicer to work. Made a carrot, kale, collard green, spinach, pear, grape, orange, strawberry and lemon juice. Never did a juice fast before so I’m going to take it one day at a time. Not sure how it will effect my Asylum workouts for the last week.