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Hip hop abs in review – the bad and the ugly

I started hiphop abs yesterday. I was expecting a vigorous exercise programme focusing on my abs however it turned out to be an exercise program (I’m using the word exercise very loosely) that teaches geriatrics how to dance to Β very melancholic pop music beats. It was beyond ridiculous!!!!!😐😐😐😷😷😷😷. I protested and we decided to revert back to insanity max 30. I need to become a size 8 and I’m struggling to see how hiphop abs will help me achieve my goals. There wasn’t a bead of sweat on my body by the end of yesterday’s session. I just can’t take Sean T serious when he’s wearing dance clothes from the early 90s whilst performing the campest versions of hip hop dance moves (did i mention that I’m using the word hiphop loosely?) . Having previously completed the original version of insanity & insanity max 30 consecutively; hip hop abs cannot be remotely considered as an exercise programme. I would not recommend hiphop abs to my worst enemy,it was torturous.

D-day

I completed the insanity max 30 programme today and I’m extremely proud of myself.

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I’m not sure about having achieved any weight loss . I’ll do my measurements tomorrow to determine whether or not I’ve lost inches. However i’m beginning to fall in love with my naked body. I’ll be posting a few pictures which highlight my body’s journey. The most recent pictures are at the top. I’m apologising in advance for the quality of the pictures Β ( my 7 year old took them)

I still have a long way to go so I’m remaining focused on my body goals. I’m going to be doing insanity at home from henceforth. My abs still require a lot of attention in order to develop. I’ll be starting hiphop abs in approximately 2 weeks yippee 🀸🀸🀸🀸🀸.

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The final round

We’re finally in the final week of insanity max 30 and I’m not sure how I feel about it. On one hand I’m glad that Shaun T’s torturous reign is coming to an end but on the other hand I’m worried that I’ll crawl back into bad habits and undo all the hard work . I started this week on a high,I sailed through Mondays session of insanity max 30. Yesterday’s session was lacklustre. Today was a mixture of lacklustre and energetic. My eating habits have been fluctuating between good and slightly bad πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ. I decided to readjust my bodygoals this weekend. My initial plan was to become a perfect 100 but I’ve decided to up the ante and work towards becoming a size 8 …

Oops I just remembered that It wouldn’t be my last week of insanity max 30 because I missed a week in between so I’ll be making it up next weekπŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯. My body is tired…Shaun T has pushed my body to its full capacity and I can feel it.

 

Digging deeper

I’ve made better eating choices today and my body feels much lighter and I’m feeling great. I started off the day with a pineapple/beetroot/grape/mango/spinach/carrot smoothie.

I discovered a new salad joint and I loved the salad i had today.

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This is called Accra Hustle- Wheatpasta/avocado/tomatoes/lettuce/cucumberΒ 

Today’s session of insanity max 30 was max out strength . It was ridiculously hard to follow but I had to keep moving even when my body was trying to give up on me. I had to focus on the results I’m hoping to achieve. This stomach must disappear!!!

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What being #MaxedOut looks like

Comme ci comme ca

I started today off with a bang .. I went for a 20min run at 5am

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and then I did a few arm and ab exercises then i made my (pineapple/spinach/beetroot/grapes/carrot) smoothie and I had that for breakfast. Β I had rice and goat meat soup for lunch. I’m really trying to push myself through my insanity sessions. Today’s session of insanity max 30 was Β πŸ”₯πŸ”₯.

Ps .15 days until my birthday

It’s the weekend and so what?

Since I’m running a tight shift until my birthday I can’t afford to take any days off. I do know that my body needs to recover from insanity max 30 so I decided to do a 30 minute slow jog with my 2kg dumbbells. I then did 50 narrow squats, 20 weighted lunges,30 crunches, 30 single leg crunches and a few other random exercises. I will be doing my fruit/veg shopping today and I’m looking forward to that. 😚😚😚😚

Happy Saturday

Smoochez xoxi

TGIF

Today I decided to incorporate my 2kg dumbbells into my insanity routine. I generally avoid most of the burpee infused exercise moves so instead of just standing around doing nothing I did some (dumbbell presses with lunges / various other dumbbell motions that Jillian Michaels taught me). Insanity seems to be getting harder each day and Shaun T seems to lure you into a false sense of security and then he sends you into a state of real confusion mixed with anguish πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”.

I have two weeks left and I know that I’ll miss being challenged physically on a daily basis.