Insanity Day 15: Fit Test Results

March 29, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’ve now made it a full two weeks on Insanity.  While I’m not about to publish my measurements for the world to see, I will post my day 1 vs. day 15 fit test results.

Please note I have been a little sick for a couple days so I’m pretty happy I got through this at all.

Move                      Fit Test 1      Fit Test 2

Switch Kicks           26                42

Power Jacks           25                29

Power Knees          29                45

Power Jumps         20                 22

Globe Jumps          3                   5

Suicide Jumps        4                  6

PushUp Jacks         8                  14

Low Plank Oblique  21                25

I’m just happy the numbers went up!

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.

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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