Today I decided to one-up myself.
I’m back to Insanity – I did 8 out of the 9 weeks over the summer, and I made about 2 weeks in late fall. This time around (I’m two weeks in; just did my second Fit Test) I’ve decided to follow Shawn T’s workout schedule exactly. The first time around Continue reading One Up
You would think after six weeks of going through the program and subjecting myself to untold amounts of pain while culminating a deep hatred for Shaun T (and wondering whether he and Ariel hooked up) and pity for Josh for having his legs too wide I’d have figured out that the best bet was to keep going.
Yeah, not so much.
I managed to Continue reading My How Soon We Forget…
I’ve hit this link four times already and I’m still laughing out loud…because it’s so true (especially #10 – #13). A friend of mine (the one who introduced me to Insanity) sent me this link and it’s absolutely hilarious. “24 Things That Happen When You Decide To Do The Insanity Program” (found on Buzzfeed) is a pretty dang accurate (and hilarious) representation of the Insanity program. There are some inside jokes in there but even if you’re not familiar with it you’ll get a kick out of it.
I rebooted Continue reading Insane Reboot
Thus completes the sixth week of the (now, since I added two weeks) 11-week course. As you can tell by my tracker I’m not exactly sticking to the plan of the course, and I’ve only really gotten five weeks completed, taking effectively a week off over the last two for a variety of reasons (two days were somewhat legit – a broken and horribly swollen toe that made walking excruciating – but the last were either “lazy” or “rain”). I think part of the lazy was also “bored”; I talked with a friend of mine on Friday who’s doing Insanity, too, and he mentioned something about wishing there were more variety, as well.
So yesterday I forayed into the “Max” (second half) of the program – hour-long (vs. 40ish-minutes currently) routines – and they kicked my butt. I was dying in my driveway, maxing my heart rate out at Continue reading Pushing It
OK, maybe not quite as bad as the #FAIL on the left (only from Microsoft…), but one nonetheless. This morning, for the first time in 3+ weeks, I did not complete every exercise of every set of my Insanity workout.
Up to this point I’ve been doing pretty well. I haven’t had the consistent speed of exercises and I tend to take longer breaks than the others but I’ve managed to at least do a material number of every single exercise in every single set up to this point, trying to keep the proper form on each one.
However, Continue reading First #FAIL
With the exception of Suicide Jumps (aptly named, I might add) I improved in every single category on the Insanity Fitness Test (and I stayed the same on those). The improvements ranged from 15% (33 Power Jumps to 38) to 121% (13 Push Up Jacks to 30) with an aggregate improvement of 29%. Not bad for two intense weeks. What’s more is I managed to keep my commitment to the program for two weeks thus far despite pain, massive amounts of volleyball and a burning hate welling up inside of me with each minute of the workout.
I can see a noticeable difference, as well; my cardio is definitely better and my jeans are now a size too big (thank God for belts). I’m seeing a Continue reading Insane Improvement
I’m rescinding my earlier comment (from this post) about not feeling the soreness in my abs while doing Insanity.
They’re making it abundantly clear right now that I was obviously not paying close enough attention to the pain sensors. In fact right now they’re daring me to turn my torso left, right, up or down and see what happens. Thus far I’ve Continue reading Rescinded