Results from my third round of Insanity Max: 30!

So apparently I haven’t done an update post since the mid-way point of this round of IM:30, and now I’m about to do my end results post.  Whoops!  I don’t know where that month went.  I guess I lost it in a blur of workouts and protein shakes.  Anyway, here are my stats and pics:

Weight: Day 1-132; Day 60-126.2
Stomach: Day 1-33.5″; Day 60-33″
Waist: Day 1-29″; Day 60-27.5″
Hips: Day 1-38″; Day 60-36.5″
Chest (over boobs, no bra): Day 1-35.5″; Day 60-33.5″
Chest (under boobs): Day 1-29.75″; Day 60-29″
Triceps (flexed arm straight): Day 1-11″; Day 60-11″
Calves: Day 1-14.5″; Day 60-14.25″

So, that’s a total of 5.8 lbs and 6.5″ lost.

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back60backflex60frontflex60And just as I said back in July when I posted my 30 day results, I don’t really *SEE* a big difference between these two pictures.  I look pretty much the same, at least to me.  BUT, let me tell you about the difference in how I FEEL.  I don’t know what it is, but something really *clicked* during this round of IM:30 for me.  Now, during the first round of IM:30, we followed the Nutrition Guide pretty closely.  While we allowed ourselves a few cheat meals, for the most part, we followed the book for the whole 60 days.  And honestly, I was pretty miserable.  I know I wrote about it here, but I was hungry most of the time, because the 1200-1500 calories per day that were allowed under the guide (and even though the IM:30 guide doesn’t spell out the number of calories, it’s the exact same plan as 21 Day fix or the other BB programs which do) just weren’t enough when we were doing such hard workouts.  Plus, I was just generally pissed off and in a bad mood.  A lot of that was probably due to the general detox that my body was going through since I started this plan right after being totally decadent throughout most of December.

But I also just felt like I was in prison. I know I said that before, but the lack of flexibility and choices just REALLY brought me down and I was not happy about it.  And yes, I know that there are technically an infinite number of choices to eat while on the IM:30 food plan, but having to follow the 4 protein, 3 veggie, 2 fruit, etc. just really sucked for me.  I know that lots of people really love this plan because of how easy it is, but the rigidity of it just wasn’t for me.  Plus, I knew that there was no chance in hell that I was continue to eat high protein/low carb forever, so I knew it wasn’t something that could work for me long-term.  Which is why this time around we decided to sort of wing it with our food.  We set our rules in place that I wrote about here (eating out only once a week, one lunch out, try to keep protein up, etc.) but for our meals during the week, we didn’t really follow any specific sort of “plan”.  Since my husband is vegetarian, I would say that we probably tended to eat more vegetarian meals, but not always (well, he always ate vegetarian, but sometimes he’d just grill up a chicken breast for me to add or something like that).  He does focus on meals that use whole food ingredients, and he always buys organic when it’s an option. So I guess we were doing a variation on traditional clean eating because we were avoiding processed foods and just really eating stuff that sounded good to us.  We definitely ate more carbs than would have been allowed on the IM:30 plan, but with my husband marathon training, he HAD to keep his carb intake up, and you know I’m not going to pass up on carbs…they just help me feel better while doing these workouts!  We also allowed ourselves more “treats”–we made a lot of homemade popsicles, we also bought a bunch of these Luna brand popsicles that are SO good.  The cookies and cream and the salted caramel are awesome.  And when we went out to eat, we ate whatever the hell we wanted.  Appetizers, entrees, desserts, drinks.  Whatever.  Now, granted, we weren’t going out to eat mozzarella sticks at Applebees and TGIFridays.  We were always picking local restaurants that focus on local, fresh ingredients, so even the choices that felt over the top were still “better” than choices we might have made elsewhere.  What I’m trying to say is that I felt really good about what we ate for the past two months.  I feel like we made smart decisions but didn’t deprive ourselves.  I didn’t feel like I was starving.  I wasn’t angry about not getting to eat good food.  I wasn’t bored with my food.  So I think we might have found something that actually works pretty well for us.

In addition to the food revelation, I also had some body revelations during these two months.  I decided that I was actually pretty damn happy with how I looked.  Could I be thinner?  Of course.  Could I have more muscle definition?  Of course.  But I’m really feeling good about where I am at right now.  My clothes fit me better than they have in forever…in fact, today I am wearing a suit that I bought when I was in law school in early 2005.  And it fits great! I’m not squeezed into it like a sausage casing! And you know what?  I’m actually about 10-15 pounds heavier than I was when I bought this suit, but that’s just proof that weight doesn’t mean a damn thing!  Because I was not fit at all back then.  I probably would have actually died if I had tried to do an IM:30 workout then.  Seriously.  I was getting ready to head out somewhere this weekend, and I had on a jersey maxi dress–you know, the ones that cling to every single imperfection.  But I felt GOOD.  And I told my husband, “You know, I don’t want people to look at me and think ‘oh, she’s too skinny, she needs to eat a cheeseburger,’ I want people to look at me and think, ‘I bet she works out…'”  I don’t really know what caused that shift in my thinking, but I like it.  I want to keep it up and keep kicking ass, but I’m not entirely sure what’s next for me in terms of fitness goals.  But, I know that I will keep y’all posted!

 

Insanity Max: 30–Round 3, Month 1 results.

Ok, peeps.  I am now almost done with my first week of the second month of IM:30 for the third time now.  I can’t believe I’ve been through this program two full times before AND THE WORKOUTS ARE STILL SO DAMN HARD.  And somehow I always seem to forget exactly hard the “Max” workouts are in the second month, and then I start this week and I’m sore all over again.

Anyway, here are my stats from the first month (and when i refer to “Day 1″, I mean Day 1 of this round of doing IM:30, not Day 1 of when I first started the program back in January):
Weight: Day 1-132; Day 30-126.8*
Stomach: Day 1-33.5″; Day 30-33
Waist: Day 1-29″; Day 30-27.75″
Hips: Day 1-38″; Day 30-37.75″
Chest (over boobs): Day 1-35.5″; Day 30-35″
Chest (under boobs): Day 1-29.75″; Day 30-29.25″
Triceps (flexed arm straight): Day 1-11″; Day 30-11″
Calves: Day 1-14.5″; Day 30-14.25”

*So, my weight obviously went down a fair amount this first month, but in the interest of full disclosure, it was right back up to 130 by Monday morning, despite eating pretty well this weekend (our one meal out was tacos from Taco Luchador on Saturday).  There’s something about my body that automatically gains weight on the weekends and it’s SO frustrating.

Here are my “progress” pics for the first month.  Progress is in quotes because I really don’t see a change at all this time.

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I find it hard to believe that this is as good as my body gets, but it definitely doesn’t seem to be changing much at all anymore.  I’m not really sure what more I can do at this point that wouldn’t involve a million hours in the gym, which I just simply don’t have.

Anyway, that’s where I’m at after the first month.  Hope everyone is having a good week!

Writer’s Block.

Woah, so I haven’t posted since April 16.  And I don’t even really have a good excuse for not posting.  I haven’t been all that busy or anything, I just haven’t felt like I’ve had anything to say.  And the longer I go without posting, I feel like I need to have some epic awesome post when I come back.  So the longer I stare at the blank screen, the more the pressure builds to have something really important to say. And the truth is, I don’t really have anything important to say!  But, I will update you with what I’ve been doing the past month and a half.

First off, I finished my second round of Insanity Max: 30 on May 8.  The second month felt harder this time around.  Like WAY harder.  And I found that I was struggling more with the cardio workouts than with the strength workouts, which had never been the case for me.  I really just felt sort of “off” for this whole second round, and I have to wonder if it’s because I wasn’t following the nutrition plan.  I tried to generally eat “healthy” and keep my protein high and my carbs low, but I was not following the plan really at all.  I think I set out on this second round with the goal of following the nutrition plan, but it just didn’t happen.  My husband has been training for a marathon, and that means that he has to EAT ALL THE THINGS ALL THE TIME because he’s burning like 2000 calories just during his runs.  So without him following the plan with me (and thus being wedded to the idea of being diligent about planning), I just really lost all will to be a stickler about my food.  So, even though I got down to my lowest weight of 124 something right before we went on spring break in April (after month 1, round 2), I just couldn’t keep it up during the second month.  I drank alcohol; I ate sweets, and I was really ok with that.  I also learned that now that I’ve trained my body to get away from that 135 point, it will happily settle right around 130.  Each week I can usually get down to 128 by Friday morning, and then I’m right back around 130/131 by Monday, and that’s all good to me.  I’d rather be eating pretty well and still enjoying what I’m eating and be sitting around 130 than be miserable and starving sitting at 124–and really, that’s what I had to do to get my body to be at 124!

So, because I wasn’t diligent about my food, I didn’t really see any real changes in my body after the second round on IM:30, and that was sort of disappointing.  BUT, it totally proves my point that I’ve made here a million times–IT DOESN’T MATTER HOW HARD YOU’RE WORKING OUT IF YOU’RE NOT EATING CORRECTLY!  I busted my ass on these workouts for two months!  But I ate crap I wasn’t supposed to, so I didn’t get the results I wanted.  I finished up my first round of Max 30 at 128.6 lbs, and I finished my second round at 128.2 (even though I ended the first month of this round at 124.8) and I didn’t lose ANY inches this second round, and I think I even added back an inch on my abs!  So that really sucks.  And as you can see in these pictures, there was no real visible change either:

results round 3 back results round 2 side results round 2 frontThe picture on the left was taken on Day 60 of my first round of Insanity Max 30, and the picture on the right was taken on Day 60 of my second round.  I basically look the exact same.  But I guess I’m glad I didn’t gain weight, when you consider that in between those two pictures I took a trip to New Orleans and a trip to Destin, where I ate and drank a ton.

But I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed by the lack of results.  I guess I thought that these workouts were so damn hard that there was no way that I wouldn’t continue to tone and lose weight even if I wasn’t paying much attention to my food.  But DUH, totally not the case.  I know, I know, you can’t outrun a bad diet.  Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym, blah blah blah.  Maybe someday that will sink into my thick skull!

So, I finished up Round 2 on May 8.  My 35th birthday was on Mother’s Day…May 10.  And that same day, I hopped on a cruise ship with 3 ladies I work with, and we went on a 5 night cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.  It was my first cruise, and, despite being skeptical of cruises in general, I really had a great time!  But, I also ate and drank A TON.  I mean, how can I not when there was late night buffets and 24 hours a day soft serve ice cream cones?!  And, while our ship had a really awesome looking gym, I never visited it!  But, I did go out to the top deck and run on our very last sea day.  It was SO hard to run up there because it was incredibly windy.  As you can see from how lovely my hair looks in this picture.

shiprunSo, since I’ve been back from the cruise, I’ve just been sort of winging it in terms of exercise.  I’ve done some Max 30 workouts.  I’ve done T25 Beta upper focus a few times, and I’ve even busted out old school Insanity Pure Cardio.  I’m not really following a plan right now, but I am trying to stay active and not eat *too* much.  I want to keep my weight right around 130 while I’m deciding what I want to do next.  My husband’s marathon is this Sunday, so that means he’ll finally stop eating nonstop when that’s over, and maybe we can get back to some more healthy eating habits.  I know he wants to run another marathon in the fall, and I think he’d like to do another full round of Insanity Max: 30 before starting his training for that, because it really gets him in great shape before doing all that running.  So I guess we’ll see what happens.  I’ll try to remember to post somewhat regularly here, even if it’s not fitness related!

 

Max:30 Round 2, with a slice of humble pie.

Month 2 of Max:30

Well, we have finished the first week of month 2 of Max:30. I’m not going to lie to you and tell you that I wasn’t *slightly* dreading re-entering month 2. I knew it would be tough; it was still fresh enough in my mind from the last round. I knew those dreaded Iron Legs were waiting for me. And all those switch kicks. Good Lord, the switch kicks.

Just as I expected, it was hard. Like, way hard. A and I talk on the regular and are fitness soul sisters, as you’ve probably gathered by now, and we both agree last week was really tough for us. We both felt like our legs weighed 1,000 lbs and lacked the energy needed to get through each workout. I know I felt weak and I had to modify a lot last week.  Every workout kicked my ass.  Did it get harder?  I mean, dang!  I think I was expecting that going into this for a second time would be easier.  I’m more mentally prepared and I’m stronger now.  Right?  Well, last week served me a giant slice of humble pie.  Humble-PieIt was not easier by any means.  But I survived and you will too!   If you’re familiar with Max:30 or have read our reviews, you know that Friday Fight Round 2 is what we consider the hardest workout in the series. I maxed out really early on that workout, basically right after the warm-up during Iron Legs. Ugh–IRON LEGS–I love to hate you! That set the tone for the rest of the workout. I maxed out a lot last Friday. I made it through and worked as hard as I could, but my energy was lagging. We all have days (weeks) like that and at the end of the day, I pushed play and tried my best.

So why did we both struggle last week? I’m speaking for both of us, but I think it’s mostly food related. We are both coming off a vacation and getting back into our healthy habits. It’s been really hard for me personally, because we have been so busy with family and friend get-togethers. There has been so many dinners and/or parties lately that involve all the delicious things. You know, like cake, fried foods, and alcohol. Personally, I think it’s ok to have a few treats here and there and I don’t want to be miserable going out with friends and eating a dry salad. I mean, I’d go CRAZY if I ate 100% clean all the time.  85/15 baby!  

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I do have a confession.  Last week I was feeling a little blah and was craving chocolate.  I broke off a piece of a Hershey bar and dipped it in peanut butter.  Then, I ate 3 bites of a glazed donut.  It was so delicious.  I normally don’t have chocolate or donuts in our house, but last week I did.  I wanted sugar and sugar I had.  I wanted to motorboat all those donuts and make them mine.  Luckily, I only had a few bites.  You know, it happens.  Mindless snacking is/was my forte and I know it’s not what I need.  I’m human and I’m not going to beat myself up about it.  I’m sharing this with you because you’re human too!  It’s ok to have a down day.  We all have them and the most important thing is to recognize it and move on.  I just need to reset and make sure I plan out healthy meals and dial it in on the diet.  Self control.  It’s a b!tch, isn’t it?

21 Day Fix Extreme

I wanted to also share that I recently bought the 21 Day Fix Extreme.  I wanted to incorporate some weight training and another food plan into my last month of Max:30.  The Max workouts will come first, and then I will plan on doing the 21 workouts if I have the energy or time.  Really, I was more interested in the food plan/containers. 21 Day’s food plan is exactly the same as the Max:30 plan, so that was a nice surprise.  What wasn’t a nice surprise is how freaking TINY the food containers are!  I literally laughed out loud when I got them out.  They are like the little baby stackable cup toy.   For reals…this is no exaggeration.  Then I cried a little when I saw the size of the carb container.  And I cried some more when I realized that my portion sizes have been too big!  Dudes, I thought for real, that I was eating small portions the past few months.  This has shown me that I’ve basically been doubling my portions.  What?!  Time to get to work on my food portions!

Here is a pic of the red container, which is the protein container, next to my nail polish for sizing purposes.

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As you can see, it’s not very big.  It really puts things into perspective.  I’d say about 4 ounces of chicken breast will fit into that red container.  The veggie and fruit containers are a little bigger; however, I could fit only 5 strawberries into the fruit container, but could get a fair amount of grapes in there.  Again, puts things into perspective.  The containers are color coded for each food, which is handy.  Here are a couple pics of the color-coded containers and food items that are approved.  Remember, this food plan is the same as Max:30–4 proteins, 3 veggies, 2 fruits, 2 carbs, and 1 healthy fat.

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I’ll review the 21 Day Extreme workouts this week, so stay tuned on my thoughts on them.  Also, stay tuned on how I do with the food containers.  I’ll post pics of my food so you can get an idea of food sizing.

Good luck to you all this week.  Make it a good one and never give up!  🙂

Pura Vida!
K

Insanity Max:30 COMPLETE! DAY 60 RESULTS AND REVIEW!

Hey everyone!  The time has come to post my results of Max:30!  A posted her awesome results yesterday and I wanted to share mine.

I wanted to start by saying what this program has taught me and what I need to continue doing here on out.  I think this program has taught me a lot about food and my habits.  Whenever I did a workout program in the past, I would eat whatever I wanted, of course within moderation.  I never ate terribly, but I would mindlessly snack every single day.  I’m like my child when he gets home from school and is ravenous.  I would also get the afternoon munchies and usually go for chips and salsa, or chips and hummus, or maybe some more chips.  And maybe some peanut butter and a handful of chips.  You see where  I’m going?  Girlfriend LOVES herself some salty chips!  Don’t worry; I didn’t eat the whole bag at a sitting.  Just a handful here and there.  But that’s where 5 lbs will sneak up on you quickly!

The plan through Max:30 is strict in the sense that you only get a certain allotment of foods, veggies included.  It really teaches you portion control.  That was the hardest part.  I always thought I could eat as many greens as I wanted but that’s not the case here.  Was it easy?  No.  Food habits are SO hard to break.  In fact, it was easier for me to give up my Diet Coke addiction than it was to control my “nasty” food cravings. But it is doable. I’m here to tell you all that it is doable.  I think if you had an accountability partner or loved one to share in your journey, you’ll be even more successful.  That brings me to my next learned lesson.

Get an accountability partner!!!  I’m so thankful for A in my journey, because I talked with her nearly every day about successes and frustrations.  My husband wasn’t able to participate with me in the Max:30 workouts, but he did eat my dinners that I made.  I’m pretty sure he lost a few pounds along the way.  Anyway, having someone that can relate to your journey and support you goes such a long way.  It also helps keep you on track and motivates you.  I knew I could count on her to support me and lift me up whenever I needed it.  I’m pretty sure she’d say the same about me too.  Women just get each other and can be so powerful in their support.  I’m not saying men can’t help, because they do, it’s just that women seem to get on a deeper emotional level when it comes to our health.

So,let’s see what my results are.

Weight Day 1–135.  Then went up to 137. (remember I was gaining weight). Day 60- 134.8 lbs

Chest: Day 1–34″ Day 60–34″

under Chest Day 1–29.5″ (pretty sure mis-measured), Day 60–29.5″

Waist: Day 1–29″, Day 60–27″

Stomach (across belly button) Day 1–33″ Day 60–30″

Hips: Day 1–38.5″, Day 60–36.5″

Thighs: Day 1–22.5″, Day 60–21 3/4″

Triceps: Day 1–11.5″, Day 60–11.5″

Calves: Day 1–14 1/4″, Day 60–14″

Total of about 9 inches lost

But why the frick did I not lose really any weight???  I’m boggled.  How can someone lose 9 inches but not really any weight?  Any physics professors out there want to explain how this is possible?  Yes I’m pretty disappointed in the scale.  But inches lost is inches lost.  I feel stronger and I guess I look leaner, but I don’t feel like I look that much different.  Here are my pics.  What do you think?

 

 

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I’m going to continue my health journey with clean eating and probably start Max:30 over again.  A side disclaimer, I managed to break my hand last friday night playing a friendly soccer game.  I just got put in a cast yesterday and was told no exercise for 2 weeks.  😦  I’m so glad I was able to finish Max:30, but I’m so sad this happened!  I don’t want to lose my strength or endurance so I’m going to have to stay busy walking or something.  The cast is annoying!

How would I rate Max:30 workouts and would I recommend them to you?  I loved this program and I would absolutely recommend this program.  It’s challenging, and only 30 minutes.  I loved the explosive moves and I saw a huge improvement in my strength and endurance.  Hell, some muscles even started to show themselves! Woohoo!  I think this is a program for those interested in a challenge and wanting to lose inches while gaining strength.  Shaun T is excellent here and does a great job motivating and explaining moves.  Go for it!

Keep up with us because I’m sure we will continue to blog about our ongoing journey!  This isn’t just a 60 day adventure…it’s a new way of life!!

Pura Vida!!

K

INSANITY MAX: 30–THE RESULTS ARE IN.

Ok, A here.  I don’t have much time to post everything I’m thinking about right now, because I’m crazy busy at work and I’m headed to New Orleans tomorrow for a conference, so things are really hectic.  But, I did want to get up my before/after pics and stats, so here goes:

Weight: Day 1–137, Day 60 125.5/128.6*

weight60* Same weight disclaimer as the 30 day results.  The lower number is from the old crappy scale, whereas the higher number is from the new scale.  The weight loss is the same either way–approximately 11.5 pounds lost, but I just don’t know exactly what my Day 1 starting weight would have been on the new scale.

Chest: Day 1–37″ (over boobs), 31″ (under boobs), Day 60–34″ (over), 28.5″ (under)

Waist: Day 1–29.5″, Day 60–27.5″

Stomach: Day 1–33.5, Day 60–33″

Hips: Day 1–39″, Day 60–37.5″

Thighs: Day 1–23″, Day 60–22.5″

Triceps: Day 1–12″, Day 60–11.5″

Calves: Day 1–14.5″, Day 60–14″

Total of about 6 inches lost.

And here are the pics comparing day 1 and day 60.

Front60 Back60 Side60So there you have it.  I really only see a noticeable difference from the back, where I feel like I look much slimmer.  I still am not happy with how lumpy I look from the front.  I mean, with an 11lbs weight loss, you’d think that I would look drastically different.

Oh, and with this trip to New Orleans this week, I will undoubtedly be back up to my starting weight by next Monday.  (especially considering I am up 5lbs already just from eating what I wanted on Saturday/Sunday) So I will most likely be starting Insanity Max:30 all over again!

I’ll post more on my thoughts, disappointments, etc. when I have more time.  I also plan to post my husband’s results and an interview with him so you can get a guy’s perspective!

Success-ish?

So, I just wrote last week how 130 lbs has been my stumbling block and how it’s been driving me nuts.  Well, on Saturday morning, I woke up and hopped on the scale like I do every morning.  And it said 130.2.  SO CLOSE.  I went back to bed and laid there talking to my husband and watching Ocean’s 13 (the super exciting things we do when our daughter is at my parents’ house and we have the house all to ourselves on a Saturday morning).  When the movie was over, I got up and decided to hop on the scale again.  And what did I see?

weight129.8!!  (the smiley faces and hearts are to cover up my ridiculously gnarly toes.  My feet are gross anyway from running, but I also haven’t had a pedicure in over a year!)  I broke through the 130 plateau…barely.  Did I feel any different?  No.  But it was nice to see a “12…” number again.

So, do you think that I then busted my ass and stuck to my diet all weekend in order to get that number to go lower?  Hahahaha, of course not!!  Like I said, our daughter was out of town all weekend, so we had a date night planned.

[sidebar–I have to point out that we have no family nearby and no babysitter in town.  So our only real chance at getting to spend time together just the two of us is when our daughter goes up to Indianapolis to stay with my parents for the weekend.  Normally…aka pre-max 30…we would have a total weekend of gluttony when she’s out of town.  We’d hit up all of our favorite restaurants in the city, multiple bars, dessert places, breakfasts out, etc.  This weekend we had dinner reservations for both Friday and Saturday nights, but decided to cancel Friday to stick to the diet.  Which was probably a good idea considering how much we ended up eating on Saturday night.]

We were good with our food all day on Saturday in preparation for Saturday night.  We started off the night at a wine bar/tapas place called Louvino.  They have wine flights where you get 3 two ounce pours of different kinds of wines that all complement each other and then they have lots of different small plates.  We knew that we were going to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner after this, so our plan was only to share one or two food items.  Well, we ended up eating more than we should have there.  My husband got a soft pretzel with beer cheese and I got these loaded tater tot things that were like a tater tot filled with cheese, bacon, chives, and then deep fried.  We split some risotto, and then also some cookie dough beignets that were SO GOOD.  Oh, and I also did TWO wine flights there.  Go big or go home, right?  We then headed over to our main dinner destination–Jack Fry’s.  Seriously, if you want an old school Louisville experience, you need to eat here.  The atmosphere and food are always just perfect.

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Oh, and the cocktails are pretty great too.  You would think I’d be full from the stuff at Louvino, but you’d be wrong!  I’m a bottomless pit when it comes to GOOD food.  So I ordered a warm brie salad and the special for the night which was a giant bone-in 14oz ribeye with fingerling potatoes, mushrooms, and fried bleu cheese on the side.  While I’m generally burnt out on meat at this point in the diet, I love a perfectly cooked steak and that’s exactly what this was.  And I always get a kick out of ordering a giant thing like this when my husband orders the dainty vegetarian dish.  And I had two cocktails with dinner.

Then of course it’s time for the main event (in my eyes)–DESSERT.  We almost each ordered our own dessert (because you know how sometimes nicer restaurants give you a tiny baby sized dessert).  Well, I’m thankful we didn’t do that.  We shared a piece of chocolate truffle cake and it was huge.  AND DELICIOUS.

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And of course I had to have a Baileys and coffee with dessert.  I don’t even want to think about all of the calories I ingested from about 5:30-9:30 pm.  But you know what?  I don’t regret any of it, because it was all delicious, and it was also all made with fresh, local ingredients (the beauty of living in a foodie city like Louisville!).

I decided to not weigh myself on Sunday morning, and instead just jumped right back into following the plan exactly (although man, I really wanted to go out to breakfast!).  I got on the scale this morning before doing Insanity Max:30 Max Cardio/Ab Attack and I was at 133 something.  I got on after the workout and was back down to 132.8.  So I’ll take it.  My goal is to be back down to 129 by final weigh in/stats this weekend.  But if I’m not, it won’t be the end of the world.