Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Cardio Junky
Confession, I am a workout junky. I can't help it. I am now, while late to the party, totally hooked on Insanity. I know, but I just can't help it. My sisters both had it and we worked out together (which I absolutely loved). I had to get it! So, guess who worked out with me this morning...the illustrator! I had an absolute blast working out with him today. I swear I peed a little laughing so hard. It felt great! The illustrator yelled at Shaun T the whole time. I was so stinkin' proud of him doing that workout. It is freakin' insane, to say the least! I hope he does it again. I think it was a bad call to ask him right after he finished if he would. However, he did tell me later that he thinks it would be a good idea to do it again. Heck yeah!  I have a workout buddy! I think we will alternate between walks and Insanity. I did do some Core Fusion first thing this morning and that was a great way to start the day. I love the balance of muscle toning and stretching. 


Food...so, dinner tonight was clean simple eating since we have eaten our weight in crack nuts. I will share my mom's version and my version tomorrow.


Tonight, I did a quick garlic roasted chickpea salad. So easy...take your chickpeas, put them in a nonstick skillet, add salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder, toast them up and perfection! Quick, crunchy, toasty chickpeas!

Have you tried Insanity yet? What do you think? Do you get the workout high? I totally did after these workouts. I never got it before, but I actually want more!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 8:07 PM  
22 Comments:
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:14 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    I soooo want to try the Insanity workouts. Very jealous you have them! I love that your hubby did the workout with you. I can't convince Jason to try any of my workouts! Well, except for the beach bootcamp I made him do this summer LOL. And those chickpeas...yum! I must try those. Hope you're having a great evening.

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:23 PM, Anonymous Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said…

    The Insanity workouts and the TurboFire workouts are the only 2 things I have asked for for Christmas. Too bad Peter & I don't exchange gifts and those are a bit out of the price range for family gifts. LOL

    How fun to workout with your man. It is always great to workout together, I agree. Something special about it.

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    I've never tried the insanity workouts, but people sure do love them!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:47 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    Megan @ Braise the Roof is starting Insanity, too! She keeps telling me how much she loves it. I might just have to jump on the bandwagon if the rave reviews keep coming in!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:48 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    Megan @ Braise the Roof is starting Insanity, too! She keeps telling me how much she loves it. I might just have to jump on the bandwagon if the rave reviews keep coming in!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM, Blogger Tony Shasteen said…

    Don't listen to her ladies! That workout is EVIL! I almost threw up!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 8:59 PM, Anonymous Ina said…

    Sareena - that looks seriously intense! Glad you enjoyed it so much...think I will stick to my yoga..I still get super energized and relaxed all at the same time...great dinner too!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 9:26 PM, Blogger Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point said…

    Is Insanity really high impact? That's the thing that concerns me about it.

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said…

    Caitlin, it is extremely high impact, but it is a combination of cardio and muscle toning. I would not do it everyday. The plyometrics are crazy intense, but the workouts range from 30-60 minutes so I choose to do what I can depending on how I feel that day. I know what you do and I am pretty sure you could run laps around me (literally). I am sure you could do this. I have never gotten that crazy high from working out like runners talk about...until I did this! I wish I lived in Charlotte (because I love it there)...I would totally share it with you. I would not have gotten it unless I tried it out first.

    I hope that helps!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    I'm such a cardio bum. I spend 4 days of my week in the weights room :P

    Love the post workout dinner! Makes me wish I could eat chickpeas!!!!

    And totally hanging out for those crack nuts!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Anonymous Carolyn @ texaseats said…

    I have never heard of Insanity but wow! I don't know if I could handle that, props to you!!! Keep us updated. :D

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 10:18 PM, Blogger Ann Claire said…

    I've been wanting to try Insanity for a long time. I really need to get it. Sounds awesome, love workout high!

     
  • At November 30, 2010 at 11:37 PM, Blogger Christina said…

    love that you had so much fun working out w/ your hubs! so sweet :)

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 4:39 AM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    Both Christian and I did Insanity. We had to stop though because it was killing his lower back and I was in pain for days from the jumping, push ups, etc...it was too high impact for my fibromyalgia to handle. Good luck, it's definitely a tough workout!

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 8:55 AM, Anonymous lee said…

    I've never tried Insanity but I think I would like it. I did P90X for three months last Spring and enjoyed it. Although I had to mute it after a while because the talking annoyed me.

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Blogger Emily said…

    Crack nuts are soo hard to stop eating!! :) Your chickpeas sound great.

    I'm so glad you and the Illustrator had fun working out. I love workout highs too - you usually have to work hard for them. I haven't tried Insanity, but maybe I should!

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Anonymous Madeline - Greens and Jeans said…

    I've never done Insanity! Of course, I just moved to a place where I don't have downstairs neighbors, so this might be the time to give it a shot...

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 7:11 PM, Anonymous Katie said…

    I did Insanity this summer and I absolutely LOVED it...while I was doing it...until the last week. I did the whole program, start to finish, as written, with additional weight lifting days 3 times a week (I'm crazy). Let's just say, I'd never do it that way again. The last week was TORTURE.

    I think you are wise to do it the way you are. As written it is entirely way too much cardio and plyometrics for a normal body to handle. WAY too much.

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 8:31 PM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    We LOVE Insanity in our house! I do the workouts a few times per week. For me to do a dvd is huge! I hate dvd's... but this one is hardcore!

    I have a little baby crush on Shawn T ;)

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 8:46 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    I want to try Insanity but I haven't because of the price. I have to find a way to get it!

     
  • At December 1, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Blogger Tip Top Shape said…

    Those sound delicious!! I'm assuming the chickpeas were canned?

     
  • At December 2, 2010 at 5:33 AM, Blogger Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said…

    Insanity, Turbofire, p90x, I have never done any of them and it seems the whole sphere was really "into" them about 3-6 mos ago and I never jumped on...and have no plans to just b/c I found my little at home workout groove thats working for me but good to know you love it!

    and your chickpeas sound great! skillet vs. the oven/broiler..good to know.

     
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