Insanity Day 7: 1 Down, 8 To Go

March 21, 2013 § Leave a comment

I did it!  6 days of torture and today I rest.  I think I’ve earned it.  I’ve survived.  I’m feeling pretty darn good.  I think I can do 8 more weeks like this.  Yesterday I realized, though, I really need new sneakers…OR I need new feet, because my feet are KILLING me during the workouts.  I read on the Insanity community boards that a lot of people have this same issue.  Of course, lots of people with the same issue, but not a lot of people with a good solution.  Some people said that they do the workout barefoot.  Unfortunately, my pain does not stop when I’m barefoot.  This used to happen to me every time I did Bikram as well (and I was barefoot).  Bad bad foot cramps is what it feels like.  It’s pretty horrible.  It’s worse when doing the stretching parts; don’t ask me why.  Anyhow, my V.I.P. Zappos delivery should arrive any second now with a brand spanking new pair of super cool sneakers and gel inserts for more cushioning.  We’ll see if that helps.  Course I won’t know today cause it’s my day off!

Insanity Day 6: It’s starting to work

March 20, 2013 § Leave a comment

I have not done my workout yet for the day but I have to report that I legitimately lost 1lb!  Woot!  Now, 1lb may not seem like anything to write home about but when you are only consistently seeing weight gain, then 1lb down is like Christmas morning to an eight-year-old.  It’s the best feeling in the world!  So, if I ONLY lose 1lb every 5 days, I’ll have lost 12lbs by the end of the insanity.  I can live with that.

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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