Shape it Up Monday AND Upcoming Insanity Challenge

by BusyMama on January 7, 2013

First off, I am proud to say that this is the first weekend I have gotten through in a long time where I am proud of my eating! There were no extreme sugary indulgences, no binge eating episodes, no guilt or diet shame moments!  Woohoo!  I had a moment of truth on Friday morning: I realized that I was starting to gain weight that I was not able to blame on muscle.  I don’t generally diet but instead, rely on my high activity level to keep my weight in check.  However, with a broken foot my activity level has dropped some and I have not made the dietary adjustment.  Depression due to my drop in activity and inability to do the workouts I love has made me eat more, and the foods I have been enjoying haven’t essentially been ‘clean’.  Time to get real! I am not going to diet – I have an eating disorder (Binge Eating Disorder to be exact and I don’t just mean the occasional binge here and there that most everyone does – I absolutely lose control and on occasion, end up with some bulimic tendencies) and I know myself well enough to know that if I add a deficit right out of the gate, I’ll lose it.  So far, I have made it for a full 7 days on maintenance calories.  Woohoo!  Feeling good!

Today is Monday and I have a renewed sense of energy! I was a little nervous – this week marks the beginning of real life after having the hubs home for the holidays.  However, waking up at 4 am to get to my Les Mills RPM spin class fueled my fire and I would love to spread it to you by sharing some workout ideas I’ve stumbled upon this morning. While *I* have to save most of these for when my foot has healed, I would love to hear how they went for you!

At home CrossFit workout routine:

Functional Core Circuit from Tina Reale

best body fitness
Extreme Jumping Jacks Circuit (This is AWESOME when you’re short on time!)

Last one (my fave) Bitch Please! 6 Min Workout from Fit in Heels (who is awesome if you haven’t discovered her blog yet)

And, this has NOTHING to do with fitness at all, but here is a cute video of Mini Terrorist doing the Badger dance.

One more thing before I tackle Mini Terrorist to give the boy a bath: if you don’t follow me on Facebook but have been interested in trying Insanity or have Insanity and are looking for some motivation to start it up, please check out my post about my upcoming challenge group starting January 14th.  If you aren’t familiar, Insanity is an amazing fitness program that can help you lose weight (we’re talking major pounds), improve your endurance and power – if you’re a runner, Insanity can tremendously help you with hills; tone up and get more muscle definition and also really improve your willpower.  Getting through Insanity was one of the most worthwhile experiences I have been through and I couldn’t have been more proud of myself for making it through.  My agility, endurance, power and physique all improved thanks to that workout program. Holla! If you’d like to join but need to pick up a copy of Insanity, you can get it HERE.

What does it mean to be in a challenge group?

Well, basically I take a group of people all wanting to do a workout program and divide them up into teams. This way not only do you have a great source of support, but you have even more incentive to stay motivated and stick with the program because now you have a team of people depending on you to show up. You see, I give each team a list of weekly challenges to complete to make sure that everyone gets into the best shape possible and every challenge you complete together earns you a team point. Get the most team points, get a t-shirt.  Who doesn’t like free shwag?

I still have spots left so if you would like a boost with getting in the best shape of your life, email me at and tell me you want in! I would LOVE to have you!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Alvin January 7, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Great stuff as alway!


BusyMama January 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Thanks Alvin!


Rededdie January 7, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I can always tell a difference when I eat clean and then workout.. I have more energy and push hard.. Very important. Great stuff..


BusyMama January 7, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Definitely! Especially after getting in some workouts without the clean eating – like night and day in terms of performance!


Paul M. January 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm

The bane of my existence!!! WEEKEND BINGE EATING! I also need to add that your transformation is AMAZING! Pure awesomeness!

Love the video’s and everything you do! Thank you for being…well….awesome!


BusyMama January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Thanks Paul! I think weekend binge eating is something most EVERYBODY deals with! I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t! Which actually makes me feel better! :)


Jana January 7, 2013 at 10:03 pm

Great job – 7 days clean is great. I agree, so much easier to work out than to eat right all the time!


BusyMama January 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm



Rick Repin January 8, 2013 at 2:06 am

Awesome job!!! It is hard to eat “clean” when we get depressed. It is so hard to skip workouts too!! Keep up the good work!!!


Alvin January 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Great stuff as always!


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