Insanity Day 4: Coup d’état

March 18, 2013 § 2 Comments

Actually, day 4 hasn’t really happened yet as I dismissed my alarm this morning and slept through my workout.  It’s a good thing, though, I don’t think my legs could have handled a morning workout today.  Unfortunately, this means I have to do it tonight AFTER I have worked all day long.  Woo hoo!  Looking forward to that one.

Any, since I’m a masochist, I weighed myself this morning (like I do almost every morning) and found that I had gained 1.5 lbs since starting insanity.  Yes, that’s right, GAINED 1.5 lbs.  I’m pretty sure my body is rebelling against my choice to torture it into submission.  My body is trying to trick me into stopping the insanity (pun intended).  It is saying, “hey look, this insanity thing isn’t going to help you.  It’s only hurting you and making you gain weight.”  Now, I could look at this weight gain and get depressed and say, “fuck this, why should I keep exercising if I’m only going to gain weight?”  But I won’t.  Instead, I will pretend that the weight gain is a sign that my body has gone into shock and is storing all the food I eat.  It won’t last long and my body will give up the fight and eventually just go with the flow.  Yeah, that’s it…sure…  Anyway, we’ll see.

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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.

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!

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