Sunday, September 30, 2012

Day 39 of Insanity

So today was Max Cardio Conditioning. It is still one of my favorite work outs for this second month. Not really much to talk about other than I was able to really push myself more today.

Yesterday was my off day, but I didnt go running. I decided I needed to relax.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Day 38 of Insanity (Week 6 Completed)

So like I mentioned in my previous entry, I planned on skipping Max Interval Plyo today. I went with Cardio Abs. It was just what I needed. I wanted to do something where I was having to focus strictly on my abs. Now don't get me wrong these other work outs are definitely helping me, I just wanted to do something a bit different today. Plus, if I am coming down with something, I would rather do something a little light.

Tomorrow is my off day. I may go for a 2 mile run. I will see. I am going to be at a Braves game tonight, so it will depend on when I get home tonight and how late I sleep in tomorrow.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Day 37 of Insanity

Ok, so now I have three work outs that have made me want to puke during them. Max Interval Cardio Circuit killing me. Part of it may have had something to do with how I was feeling the day before. Who knows. I just know that I literally was wanting to run to the bathroom about half way through it. I was able to do finish it though. That counts, right?

Tomorrow is suppose to Max Interval Plyo, but instead I am going to do some cardio abs. Next Friday I won't be doing a work out period. I have a race the next day. I never do anything the day before a race.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day 36 of Insanity

It was suppose to be Max Recovery, but my max recovery consisted of me being lazy and on the couch. The reason I was like that was because I woke up feeling awful. I hate the change of weather.

Tomorrow is Max Interval Cardio Circuit. Let's hope I feel up to it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Day 35 of Insanity

Today was Max Cardio Conditioning. Let me just say out of all the work outs this one and Pure Cardio are the only one's to make me feel like I am going to puke. I don't want to scary anyone with that though. I was able to get past that feeling and finish the work out. I know over time I wont be feeling like that.

It was sort of rough getting started this morning since I was so sore still, but once I was up and moving I didn't feel it anymore.

Tomorrow is Max Recovery. I am REALLY looking forward to that. Still have to work out, but get to take it somewhat easy.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day 34 of Insanity

Max Interval were interesting.

The whole work out wasn't too bad. There was only one thing that I wasn't able to do because of my wrist and that was the side push ups. Ever since I broke my wrist back in the day I have never been able to get it stronger. I tried doing the work out, but I had to stop and sit it out before I hurt myself. Other than not being able to do one of the work outs, I have to say I did pretty good. Granted I did have to stop a few times, but that is to be expected plus if I did it all without any sort of rest I would be dead right now.

I can definitely tell that I am sore already. Not complaining though. Its a good sore which is what I want to feel. I at least know I worked out my body. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Start of month 2 (Day 33?)

I am getting confused with the number of days. I don't count my day off cause I don't do anything on that day.

Anyways, so today was the start of month 2. I decided that I was going to only do the fit test. I would have done both the exercise and fit test, but I really didn't want to kill myself the first day, PLUS I am always sore after my run.

So with the fit test I did okay. I definitely improved in some areas and others I seemed to stay the same. No biggie. I will get it.

Tomorrow I will do Max Interval Plyo. Not going to lie, I am scared but I will be fine. I know I can do this.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Off Day...sort of

Today was suppose to be my off day from doing anything, but since it was really nice out I decided to go to the park for a walk with the dog. One loop around the big lake at the park is 2.2 miles. I walked her 2.3 miles. I then decided I wanted to run it. I can't go to the park just to run...I have to run. So I ran the 2.2 mile loop. I have to say I did better than I had expected. I wasn't tired in the legs like I normally am after tackling the hills there. I was having more trouble getting my breathing under control. I felt like I was a tad faster with the hills. I didn't struggle going up them like normal. I hope to some day soon go a total of 4.4 miles around the loop to see if the hills give me trouble the second time around.

Man, I miss running. 2 weeks until my 5k run. Hopefully I can get some more 2 or 3 mile runs in there to help me out some. If not, I am going to be relying on Insanity. LOL!

Tomorrow is the start of the new month. Yikes!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Day 32 of Insanity (Week 5 Completed)

Well, I have completed week 5. I wasn't able to do as much as I wanted, but I finished nonetheless.

Tomorrow is my off day and then on Sunday I will begin month 2 of Insanity with the Fit Test.

Over the first month, I have definitely learned that I can do it. No one said it was going to be easy, but if you push more and more each day you will be better than you were the first day. I am hoping that I can do the same in month 2. I am not going to lie I am sort of scared, but also excited at the same time.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day 30 and 31 of Insanity

Well, it finally hit me. I wasn't able to do work out Wednesday or today (Thursday). I woke up feeling like crap yesterday and this morning I woke up with a migraine. So yeah, I wasn't able to do Insanity. Oh well, I can't force myself to do something if I am not feeling right. I am hoping tomorrow (Friday) that I am able to get up and do something. Here's to hope I get to feeling better and I can finish this week out.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day 29 of Insanity

Just another day of my recovery week. Nothing too exciting to really blog about.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Day 28 of Insanity

So since I wasn't able to do Insanity yesterday (the first time I have missed a day since I started), I started up my recovery week today. It felt great to take it slow but still work out. I will keep doing this routine all week.

Next week will start the craziness!

I also decided that I am going to do a 5k trail run on Oct 6th. I did this run last year and had already decided that I wasn't going to do it, but after much consideration I have decided to do it. It will be a big test for me since I haven't ran since before I started Insanity. Bring on the hills I tell you! I am ready to see if I can handle them. LOL! I am sure with all the leg work outs that it wont be too hard for me. Or at least that is what I am hoping.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 27 of Insanity (Start of week 5 aka Recovery Week)

Well, today I was suppose to start week 5, but I ended up staying down in Auburn after the game on Saturday. No biggie. I would have been exhausted anyways since the heat from the game really took everything I had in me.

Monday I will start up my recovery week.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Off Day from Insanity

Today is my off day. I am going to be spending my off day in Auburn watching my Tigers play. I couldn't ask for a better day off. :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day 26 of Insanity (Week 4 completed)

I finished out week 4 of Insanity with Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I pushed myself more today than I have these last 4 weeks or so it seemed. So glad I finished out strong. :)

Saturday is my off day and then on Sunday I begin my recovery week. I can't say I am really looking forward to month 2 just yet, but I know I will be fine.

If my calculations are right I have lost a total of 3.4 pounds in the first month of Insanity and about a 1.5 inches off around my waist. If I keep it up in month 2 I am hoping to shed even more. If not, I will just keep doing this all over until I am at where I want to be. I am starting to see more of my abs and I can definitely feel them a lot more. So I at least know it is working. Each person is different. Some can tone up fast and others take a bit longer. I think when it comes to my stomach area I am going to be one that takes a bit longer.

Here is to staying stronger and going into month 2 with high expectations.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day 25 of Insanity

Well, I was going to do Cardio Abs first today before Pure Cardio, but of course I didn't think about it until after I had already started the warm up. :-/ Oh well! Maybe next time
I go through the month one schedule I'll switch it up.

This was my last Pure Cardio/Cardio Abs of month one. As much as I hate doing Pure Cardio, I love how I am pushing myself more and more. My legs were really feeling the burn. I use to think doing lunges in the gym with weights was bad, but after doing pure cardio that seems like nothing.

Cardio Abs was tough today. I pushed and pushed. I felt that crazy burn. I was so happy to be able to stretch out my abs afterwards. That has to be the most amazing feeling...ever!

Tomorrow will be my last day of week 4. I believe I have to do Plyomeric Cardio Circuit. I will also weigh in this week and see if I lost any weight.

Saturday, of course, is my rest day. Can't wait! :)

Sunday will start week 5 aka recovery week plus I'll probably start running 2 miles every other day to get back into it.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 24 of Insanity

My last Insanity Cardio Recovery of month one. :( I can't believe how quickly this month went by. It seems like yesterday I was just starting up this work out program.

Tomorrow is Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day 23 of Insanity

Good ole Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I really wasn't feeling it this morning. I went to bed at a descent time and yet still felt tired. I am glad though I didn't back out of the work out. I finished even if it felt like a crappy work out.

Tomorrow is Cardio Recovery.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Day 22 of Insanity

Cardio Power and Resistance is still one of my favorite work outs in Insanity. I did a lot better today then I have in the past, so that is a good thing. :)

Tomorrow is Plyometric Cardio Circuit which is probably my second favorite work out...some days. LOL

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day 21 of Insanity

Pure Cardio wasn't too bad today. Cardio Abs on the other hand was interesting. I was feeling the burn a lot more. I love that feeling. :)

I also decided to weigh in. I am down another 1.2 pounds. Not too bad. Again, I am not trying to lose weight. My main goal is to tone up. If I do lose weigh then so be it.

For you to really see results from doing any sort of work out you have to change your eating habits. I am not going to lie it is hard. There are days where I want to say screw it and just pig out on the most unhealthiest things. I don't because I want that body that I am fighting for each and every day.

I am ready for some more Insanity tomorrow. :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another day off

I have enjoyed my day off. I really haven't done much but watch college football ALL day.

I can't wait to get started on week 4 tomorrow even if I have to do Pure Cardio/Cardio Abs.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day 20 of Insanity (Third Week Complete)

Well I finished my third week of Insanity. Today wasn't too bad as far as doing the moves. I think what I dread the most is the warm up. I have a tendency of burning myself out during that, so when it comes to doing the actual work out I am worn out especially when it comes to the third set of them. Anyways, so today I took it a bit easy during the warm ups. I was able to push as much as I could to get the moves done along with Shaun T. Granted I don't go as fast as them (depending on the move), but I at least get it done. LOL

I decided this morning that since I hadn't really measured around my stomach in a while that I would do that. The stomach is the ONLY area that I really want changed. My arms were already toned before starting this work out and my legs come and go depending on if I am working on them at them, and if I am running a lot. Anyways, after the first week of Insanity I have lost half a inch. Today when I measured I noticed I have lost 1.5 inches. I am not expecting my stomach to tone up over night. I know that as long as I keep pushing it that I will eventually get the abs that I want. I am just happy that I can see results. :)

Tomorrow is a much needed day off. I can not wait!

Sunday starts week 4 with Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. Fun Stuff!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Day 19 of Insanity

Completed my 19th day of Insanity this morning. I just have one more day left of week 3. Wow, where has this month gone? It seems like yesterday I just started this work out program and now I am close to being finish.

Tomorrow is Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It's funny I either love getting up and doing this work out or I hate it. I guess we shall see if I loved or hated it tomorrow. The one thing I do love about Plyometric Cardio Circuit is the very end when we do jabs, cross jacks, upper cuts, and attack.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day 18 of Insanity

So today was again another easy work out. I love Cardio Recovery days. Only 2 more days left in week 3. Soon I will be done with my first month of Insanity.

I am not sure if I am going to be able to move on to the second month just yet due to some personal problems going on. If anything, I will do a bit of it just to stay in shape until I am able to do the full second month.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day 17 of Insanity

Whew! Man, I just did not feel right this morning going into Pure Cardio. Its probably because its a very yucky, rainy day. Who knows. I got off to a late start or so it felt like it.

I pushed and pushed through Pure Cardio and finished even if I wanted to quit (Yep, I still have some of those days. Not as many though which is good). After finishing up Pure Cardio I jumped right into Cardio Abs. Going from one intense work out to another not so intense work out is hard for me. I was completely tired so when we were having to Tuck Jumps and Wide Tuck Jumps I was struggling. I thought about doing the abs portion  first and then doing Pure Cardio, but I still think I'll be tired going into the most intense work out ever (until next month). Maybe I'll give it a try though the next time I have to do both.

Tomorrow is Cardio Recovery. Even though you are still working out it feels good to just somewhat take it easy and S-T-R-E-T-C-H out those sore muscles.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day 16 of Insanity

Cardio Circuit is slowly becoming another one of my favorite work outs. As each week passes I get better and better at certain work outs.

After coming off an awesome fit test I knew I was going to have to step it up a notch. I pushed and pushed. I still have to take water breaks, but so do the people in his videos. If I don't I am sure I would pass out or feel really sick to my stomach the rest of the day.

Tomorrow is Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. I am so not looking forward to Pure Cardio. I can handle Cardio Abs even after doing Pure Cardio.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day 15 Insanity Fit Test (Start of Week 3)

I went into this Fit Test thinking that I will probably show a little improvement, but boy was I wrong. LOL! I completely blew some of my last results out of the water.Some I only improved by 5 extra reps, but others I really killed it.  Here's to hoping the next few weeks are just as good as the last 2.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Off Day

Had another much needed day off. I wasn't able to sleep in like I wanted to.

Tomorrow is my fit test day. I can sort of sleep in tomorrow since it won't take me long to do the test.