Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I am back.........and so so so glad to be back. So, let's talk about what's changed since my last post!

Many of you know that I finished Insanity and it was great. It's a great cardio workout and if you don't want to buy a treadmill or go to the gym you should get Insanity.


After Insanity I was kinds in a workout depression. I wanted to continue working out but I was unmotivated. I tried to go back to L.A. Fitness and do the gym thang again but I couldn't. I went there and I was bored to tears. I tried to do P90x again but again.............B-O-R-I-N-G! The pace was way too slow. Then I thought, "ok, I'll just run again!" Hell to the NO!!!! That knee is too raggedy!

So I was a workout depression..........and my rear end was getting fluffy in the meantime!

Andrew Gamble (Drew) kept telling me about this workout he was doing. Everyday during my Cross-Country season, Drew would talk about CrossFit......CrossFit this, CrossFit that.......blah blah blah. At first I thought.......hmmm that sounds nice........or mmmm seems cool......but he kept on and kept on! Then he got Joey Vela on board! So then I had to hear Drew AND Joey go on and on and on and on about this workout!


They invited me out to a workout (that story will come in another blog)...........I've been hooked ever since! It's my new thaaaaannnnnngggg!

I will attempt to take you through my CrossFit experiences........the peaks and the valleys......the victories and the defeats.

But I must warn you............only read this blog if you want to laugh with me, cry with me, be happy with me when I win, be pissed with me when I lose and be proud with me as I try to do what's right for my body!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Gremlins........the wagon.......the rubber and the road

The gremlins have returned and I can't seem to get back on wagon......or in the saddle or on my grind.

I've decided that this is where the rubber meets the road. This is where it all happens. Anybody can workout when they have absolutely nothing to do. But what about when you have to be at work at 6:00 AM for cross country practice. And what about when you have to take kids to swimming and dance and choir and praise dance...........oh and spend some time with your husband and write lesson plans and fight with the idiots that know a fourth of what you know and get paid triple your salary! Now is when I have to decide who I'm going to be. Am I going to stay the course, albeit Insane, or give up? I'll admit it, I need some inspiration. I need a reason to push through. I know that I am physically able but now I don't know if I want to.

Ok shut up Roni just shut up!!! Get over yourself and get tough already. Your word is your said you'd do Insanity for 60 days now get your a$$ to it already!!!!

I had a moment there could you tell? The gremlins (Pearland HS students) have already driven me to the point where I don't feel like working out. They've kicked me off my proverbial wagon or saddle but I'm back on it or in it!!!! YEEEEEEHAAAAAAWWWWWW!!!!

Check me tomorrow because I'm going to knock out 2 workouts in 1 day!!!!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Gun Show.........

Many of you have frequently heard me talk about non-scale victories. For those of you that are new, a non-scale victory is seeing/feeling your success somewhere other than the scale.

I had on a tank top today and I received several compliments about my arms!!!! WooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!


Ok, I need to calm down!

Today I did Max Plyo Circuit. And this work out sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks sucks and then it still sucks some more!!!!!!! It is so hard and physically demanding. And more than anything I wanted to stop the DVD midway through and take a bubble bath instead. I guess in many ways, that's a non-scale victory too you know.........pushing through when you want to quit. That's a victory! I didn't quit and made it through the ENTIRE 55 MINUTE WORKOUT!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Insanity Deconstructed

5 am: Alarm goes off
5:00.23: I hit snooze
5:07: Alarm goes off again
5:07.23: I hit snooze again
5:14: Alarm goes off and I get up
5:15: Potty.....brush my choppers.....put on my contacts and workout clothes
5:24: Put Insanity DVD in
5:25: I say many bad words under my breath as I realize the workout is 54 minutes long
6:00: I'm feeling near death as Shawn T is making me do power push-ups and squat push-ups............they are so hard I don't even have the words to explain what they are
6:19 am: The workout is complete
6:20: I'm walking around the house feeling pretty proud of myself!!!!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back in the Saddle

Well family I'm baaaaaaaaaack!!!!

Last week was my recovery week and so needed it! It gave the old knees an opportunity to recover and heal.

This morning's workout Fit Test AND Max Interval Circuit training. So essentially, I did two beastly workouts today. I woke up at 5 and popped the Max Interval DVD. Almost immediately I thought about giving up.........why you ask??? That workout was 59 minutes long!!!!! Shawn T are you craaazzzyyy!!!! This workout is tough tough tough tough tough. Any workout that goes beyond 40 minutes is truly insane! The first 9 minutes is warm up and stretching then the h e double hockey sticks begins! I must say though, I was seriously proud of myself today. Because after that workout, I had to report back to work today (actually, going back to work was much harder than any Insanity workout).

Part 2 of my workout was the Fit Test. Yes, I pretty much "beasted" on my fit test! I went up in every the verdict? I'm pretty much the bomb!!!

Friday, August 6, 2010


You ever been so close to something you can taste it? I'm so close to my recovery week, that I can taste it! Literally!!!!!!

I have two more days and then I go into my week of recovery. I'm looking forward to less pounding on these old knees. But what's really cool is that I'm just at the half way point with Insanity.

I've seen so many changes in my body. But more importantly, my mind has been changed. Because this workout is so tough, because it is so physically demanding, because it is so mentally grueling, I've had to be on my mental p's and q's.

I guess...............I'm stronger...........I'm wiser.........I'm much better.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tired Tired Tired

I am so so tired. My knees ache my back is sore and I don't have anymore spring in my step. I think my body is telling me that I need a break! Next week is my recovery week and hopefully body will let finish this week. I have nothing else for you today...........