Insanity Week 5: Fit Test, Heart Monitor, & Holy Max Cardio Pain

April 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

So, I was feeling pretty darn good after recovery week.  So nice and relaxing; it did not prepare me for what was about to happen: Week 5.  On the first day was the fit test.

Fit test 3 (day 36) results:

Switch Kicks-93

Power Jacks-33

Power Knees- 55

Power Jumps- 17 (decrease)

Globe Jumps- 6

Suicide Jumps- 10

Push-Up Jacks- 12 (decrease)

Low Plank Oblique- 33

I blame myself for the 2 decreases.  I usually look at the previous results so that I can push myself to do better but on those two I just didn’t look and was pretty disappointed because I think I could have pushed myself harder to beat my last score.  So when the fit test was done, I was like “what?  they want me to do a whole other workout now?  What the fuck?!”  I’m already exhausted from the fit test and I put in Max Interval Circuit.  Now, that is just mean, Shaun T. Mean!  Another 60 minutes!  Huh?  Wha?  Seriously?!  Ok, let’s do this!  It also so happens that this was my 2nd day wearing my brand new super groovy Polar heart monitor.  On my 1st day, I burned 345 calories in a 40 minute workout. Below are results for day 2.

Heart Monitor Results (4/19/13): My ideal heart rate is 121-158.  Workout duration: 1:23:54.  Calories burned: 771 (that’s right bitches).  Average heart rate: 148.  Max heart rate: 167.  In zone: 1:03:58

That night I was in pain.  The next morning, more pain.  That shit was hard.  It was like take month 1 and adding a new element to every move.  It was grueling and the time extension was I think the worst part.  I had to skip 4/20/13 because I was just too exhausted and in too much pain.  I vowed that today (4/21) I would do 2 workouts.  1 in the am and 1 in the pm.  I totally kicked cardio butt today.  Woke up, did my Max Interval Plyo and burned 480 calories, then just finished (5:30pm) Max Cardio conditioning and burned another 407 calories!

I also broke out into hives on my neck, but that is a totally different blog topic.

Insanity Day (I’ve lost count): High Knees = Death

April 4, 2013 § Leave a comment

I don’t know what it is about those 3 rounds of warm-ups but every single time I get to “high knees” I want to shoot Shaun T in the face.  I end up doing something that might resemble high-knee-marching-in-place slooooooowwwwwwwly.  I’m still trying to lift my legs up high using my core, but at a rapid pace?  Hell no!  The weirdest part is that the only time my body is willing to do the high knees is in the 3rd round.  My mental process is ridiculous.  I make my body do it because I’m thinking…it’s almost over!

So now I have a new goal during the Insanity program- 3 rounds of high knees!  And no replacing butt kicks with high knees!  When I’ve done 3 rounds of high knees I know I’ve accomplished something great.

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 : )

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