Back to Reality

I have to admit that I was so sad that I had to set my alarm last night.  I was getting used to waking up whenever I wanted to!  Tony and I had a great weekend.  It was nice coming home from vacation and still having the weekend before having to head back to work.

Saturday morning Tony made me his famous eggs with leftover steak, with toast with pepper jelly.

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I decided to start my second month of Insanity on Saturday.  It was called Max Interval Circuit and I nearly passed out when I started it and it was 59 minutes long!  I did about 90% of it – there are still some moves I can’t do, but I just modify the best I can and keep moving.

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We stepped out for lunch – a place neither of us had been to.  Just a hot dog/beef place, but it was good – how can you go wrong with hand cut fries!  I ate all the hot dog and 1/4 of the french fries, even though I told Tony I wanted to eat them all.  They also had this hot sauce – how did I not know about this one??  And in case you are wondering, while ketchup never belongs on a Chicago hot dog, hot sauce is perfectly acceptable. Open-mouthed smile

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Saturday afternoon we went to my SIL’s house.  She was still on vacation but we wanted to surprise her by installing a garage door opener that she bought a few months ago.  Thank goodness Tony is an engineer, because there was no way my nephew and I could have figured it out without his help.

I love my SIL’s dog Brutus.  I love tiny dogs!!  Tony thinks a 50 pound dog is a small dog, so I won’t be getting a tiny one any time soon, but I can get my fix when I visit.

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But it was hot, it took all afternoon and by the time we got home, all I wanted to do was take a shower and sit down and not move.  We ended up ordering a pizza and I really hardly moved until it was time to go to bed.

When I put in the Insanity for Month 2, Day 2, I saw that it was only 54 minutes and actually told Tony I was happy about that!  That one was called Max Interval Plyo and it was tough.  Lot’s of balancing.  Again I did 90% of it and modified the other 10%.

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We ate a late breakfast, so we didn’t have any lunch.  I bought a beef roast and grilled it – the marinade was a bit of olive oil, garlic, dijon mustard and salt and pepper.  Take your meat off at 125 for medium rare.  On the side I had some broccoli with a tablespoon of blue cheese, corn and a slice of bread.

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I froze the rest of the beef and plan on making beef sandwiches later in the week.  When the roast is frozen, you can easily slice the meat thin, then reheat it in beef broth with Italian seasoning.

Here’s a few more pics from my Virginia vacation – Happy Monday!  Make it a great day!  It’s stormy out this morning, but I think I’ll still swim indoors at lunch – I actually missed the pool!

Please let me know if you need info on the next round of the DietBet.   I think I contacted everyone, but just in case, here is the link with info . . .

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44 thoughts on “Back to Reality

  1. Did you ever tell us what kind of engineer Tony is? I forget- I’m an IE. Your Sunday dinner looks just perfect. So summery. Loving cooking outdoors. Way to keep it going with the Insanity. Happy Monday

  2. I dind’t realize it was “our” Helen that’s behind the diet bet 🙂 Cool.

    Great of you that you immediately returned to Insanity when you came back home.
    You’re rocking Insanity.

  3. Glad you had a good vacation!

  4. Love seeing more of your vacation pictures!!!
    I’m pretty sure that Max Interval Plyo was the one I thought the hardest – is it the one with about a million push-ups? Great job getting those done!!

    • Um, yes Kim, it had a lot of push ups! But I have some shoulder issues, so I turn my hands inward and I can do them better – is that okay??

      • I think any way you can get them done works, right?! Push-ups are hard on shoulders and when you have to do all those insane versions and so many – modifications are fine!!!

  5. It’s good to have you back, missed your updates. Glad you had a nice vacation with your family – the photos are awesome! Have a great day! 🙂

  6. I feel like I’ve been on vacation for a month! Oh yeah, I have. But seriously I am tired and someone needs to do laundry STAT!!!

  7. Your Chicago Style Hot Dog looks great….there’s that one french fry in the forefront, looks quite crispy…I gravite towards the crispy fries…. 😀 My husband wants to know if there was celery salt on the dog, if it did, it was a true Chicago Style HD….if not ………just a fake 😉 😉

    Your dinner looks great, shall have to remember to take the meat off the grill at 125 degrees….that beef roast looked delish along with the corn and broc.

    After a nice vacation it is always hard to go back to work, but at least you are refreshed and ready to hit the road running or swimming. Best wishes on month two of your insanity workouts!!!!

    • Yep, your husband is correct – not official a Chicago Style hot dog without the celery salt – I think it makes the hot dog. Seriously Louise, it took all the willpower not to eat every one of those fries – and I like the crispy ones too! 😀

  8. Welcome back Biz! Glad you had the weekend to rest up before going back to work. My hubs just had 4 days off and still did not want to go back 😉 Keep on rocking the Insanity!!

  9. Great pics 🙂 I cant wait for my next vacation, but it’s always so difficult to find the time with family life and work. Hope it is soon because being a working mom is hard work.

    • Yep, I hear you. I’ve been an empty nester for over a year now. I just didn’t realize how much cleaning my daughter did for me until she moved out!

  10. Hey Biz! I’d like that DietBet info 🙂

    • I see that you got the link I sent – let me know if you have any questions Errign! So happy to see you are going to blog again – I’ll be your #1 fan 😀 Just be sure to post pictures of roosters!

  11. Vacation looked like a great last visit to the lake. Love that last picture of the house! And great job sticking the workout routine, vacation always is an added challenge. I am going to the DietBet, if I need anything beyond the link in the post let me know.

  12. Doesn’t reality kinda suck sometimes?? 🙂 I’m back to reality, could have used a few more vacation days…

  13. I made Tom Chicago dogs for 4th of July, we finally found sport peppers out here. That Cholula is my favorite, definitely like it better than the original. I hope you have a great week!

  14. It’s always tough getting back into the swing of things after relaxing on vacation, but it really looks like you have hit the ground running! Great job for sticking with Insanity! 😀

    Also, Brutus is SOO CUTE!

  15. I messed up my ability to sleep in this summer by getting a puppy. At least it’s light out at 6am now. It’s worse doing it in the dark, like I did with Buster! Hope the re-entry isn’t too tough!

  16. I joined the bet!! I started a diet today though, I wonder if that matters.

    • Great Randi! I am not sure it matters – you just have to do the WI on July 11 with the secret word for the scale, and then take a full body shot – these are not seen by everyone doing the diet bet, FYI!

  17. Im getting married on September 28th and I want to lose 20lbs before then.

  18. Hard to come back, but you have Tony! And that hot dog looks to die for and I don’t even eat hot dogs anymore. But oh, that house. That must be tough, but I bet you made some great memories there.

  19. Chili Lime Cholula?!?! I must find this! Your roast also looks perfect! What a great meal!

  20. I joined the bet…as a poor college student, I’m definitely motivated by money 🙂 I’m glad you had an awesome vacation, and that you’re still rocking insanity!

  21. That roast looks perfectly done – great job moving forward with the insanity workouts, I don’t know how you do it.

  22. findingradiance

    Welcome back to reality Biz! 😀

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