Monthly Archives: February 2013

I wanted to give you all an update on my Insanity workouts.  I stopped doing them.

Here is why:

I visited my nutritionist yesterday and we were surprised that my body fat% went up a little and my diet and activity had not changed at all.  I mentioned to her that I was doing Insanity and she is pretty certain that is the problem.  The exercise is a very high intensity workout.  It was causing my heart rate to rise above my target level for an extended period of time.  This was causing my cortisol levels to rise (same thing that happens when you are stressed) and I got reverse results from the workout.

This workout is great for athletes and people who are in outstanding shape.  I will get there one day and will tackle this workout!

Until then, back to P90X\P90X2 and running\elliptical.

It’s tax season, which means that I am very busy at work.  My 9th tax season to be exact – but who’s counting! 🙂

Exercise is always a challenge for me during this time of year.  A number of tax seasons have passed in which I have put my health at the bottom of my priority list.  Not going to happen this year!

I have been looking for a workout that is efficient and has a mix of cardio and resistance training so that I don’t have to do 2 workouts a day (cardio in the morning, weights in the evening).

I think I found it!


Yesterday was my first day – let’s just say that I understand why it is called INSANITY.  Wow.

Each workout is 40 minutes long so there is really no excuse for talking myself out of it.  It is a 60 day program which means that I should be finished on April 12.  Right before the filing deadline!

This is my accountability post.  Anyone want to try this with me?

Here’s to a happy and healthy tax season for all of my tax friends.

Oh, and don’t forget to eat clean.  It will allow you to move mountains!  🙂






Have you ever used this stuff?

butter spray

It is almost too good to be true, right?  It tastes exactly like butter and has no fat and no calories.  How can that be?

butter spray 2

Let’s look a little more closely at this label.  Two of the ingredients are sweet cream buttermilk and soybean oil.  The last time I checked, these two things were loaded with fat.

Did you notice that the serving size is one spray?  Who uses one spray?  I need at least 20 sprays to even taste it on my food!  These people have made the serving size so small that the spray appears to be fat free.  The truth is that it is loaded with fat.  You are better off buying a tub of low fat margarine or Smart Balance and using a teaspoon if you want a butter flavor.

You can also use Molly McButter.  It truly has no fat and very little calories.

Molly McButter