Insanity Day 3: Oy, My Aching Body

March 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

My friend just told me she would have given up by now, so that makes me feel somewhat happy about completing day 3 of the Insanity workout.

I woke up this morning ridiculously sore.  Soreness is really no fun.  The only positive I can derive is that it means my body is working muscles it doesn’t normally work, which probably can’t be a bad thing.  The point is to get out of the status quo.

It didn’t help that I had a 5-year-olds birthday to go to at a pony ranch.  Lots of standing, in the Vegas sun…I didn’t have time to workout before the party so it had to be done afterwards.  Plus, I was so sore this morning, I don’t think I would have been able to get through it.

Not only did I get through the workout today, but I felt pretty darn good about myself afterwards so I’ll wear my soreness like a proud badge of achievement.

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Insanity, Day 2…Now I Get It!

March 16, 2013 § 1 Comment

Today was day 2 of the insanity workout.  I decided not to do it first thing in the morning, mostly because I woke up a little late and wanted to take H to the new children’s museum.  I was a good girl, though.  Oatmeal for breakfast and not much else until after the workout…except for that Starbucks scone.  I almost forgot about that…oops!

So now I understand the workout.  I’m not sure if this Shaun T. ripped off my former boxing teacher or if my boxing teacher ripped him off but either way, it’s basically the same workout.  The difference was I was only doing boxing once a week but for 1.5 hours.  Shaun T. has me going for broke 6 days a week, 45 minutes a pop.  I could handle my boxing class.  It was hard but guess what?  I saw results.  And that was only doing it once a week.  I can only imagine the results I will see from doing Insanity 6 days a week.  Now I’m excited.  For the record, though, I’m not sure what my body will feel like each day.  It’s only day 2 and I’m in so much pain from head to toe.  My feet are so crampy during the workout.  They kill!  Plus I just realized while looking down that I really lean on the outside of my feet while exercising.  It’s pretty bad.  Ok.  Day 2 done.  Steak tonight with the hubbie.  I love me some steak : )

In It To Win It

March 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

OK, day 1 of Insanity is DONE! Woo hoo! Everyone jump (because I didn’t do enough of that this morning)! Ok, so it’s hard. It made Bikram feel like a walk in the park. It was only the fit test for goodness sakes; what do I have to look forward to? No, seriously, it wasn’t THAT bad. I mean, it wasn’t SO bad that I won’t continue. No way, I’m in it! It definitely reminds me of my old boxing class I used to take at the multigen. That class was intense. 1.5 hours long and before you started, you had to run a mile. What? But, I got through it. It was the same format…lots of old school calisthenics mixed with some newer cardio craziness. The difference is that the class was 1.5 hours once a week. This thing is 6 days on, 1 day off for 45 minutes each day. Honestly, though, I feel great. I love starting my day off with exercise. I practically skipped into work this morning. We’ll see how tomorrow goes!

Am I Insane or What?

March 14, 2013 § Leave a comment

Tomorrow, that is, the day after today, I will start the Insanity workout thingy.

So, nothing works anymore.  I got married with a size 4/6 body and after 6 years, 1 child, and 1 enormous glass of wine later, I’m a whole lot bigger.  It’s really not a pretty site.  Anyway, I try to eat well (when the heavy drinking isn’t clouding my judgement).  I exercise regularly.  Oh, and when I say “exercise regularly,”  I mean it.  I go to Bikram Yoga 3 times a week.  Now if you’ve never done Bikram you are saying to yourself, “uh, so what?”  If you have done Bikram before you are thinking “you go girlfriend.”

While Bikram is so good for you and it has seriously changed my body’s insides and my life for the better, it has not effected the outer body…the body that everyone sees…with their eyes.  In fact, I’ve been gaining weight steadily.  It’s like, you’ve got to be kidding me!

So, the other night in Napa (a whole other blog) while the room was spinning away, I turned on the tv and watched the Insanity workout infomercial.  Holy shit!  These people are looking good!  It reminded me of the boxing class I used to take but that class was only once a week.  This thing is a 60 day challenge.  6 days on, 1 day off, 45 minutes each day.  OK, let’s do this thing!

So tomorrow will be the beginning.  I’ll try to keep you posted (by you, I mean me, cause I’m probably the only one reading this shit).  Maybe posting my progress will keep me motivated to keep going.  And, no, I will not post before pictures.  No one wants to lose their lunch over me.  Maybe I’ll post body snippets and people can just put them together like a puzzle.  Ha ha!  Here goes nothing!

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