Insanity Day 9

Although still sick, probably too sick to workout, I did anyways.  I keep looking at the square on my workout calendar that read “Pure Cardio” and dreading it so I thought I’d suck it up and get it over with.  So glad I did.  At least I have three more workouts in-between this Pure Cardio and the next one which is oh-so-wonderfully paired with a SECOND DVD called Cardio Abs.  So, if I don’t pass out, cry, puke, or die from the first ridiculous strenuous workout, then there’s a SECOND one to finish me off!  Ahhh…can’t wait! 😉

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Insanity Day 8

Woke up today as Mrs. Snuffleupagus!  Full on cold…but only in my head, so I dared to workout and actually succeeded!

I did the ‘Cardio Power & Resistance’ workout again and had that weird ending that I did after my first full workout where I just cried uncontrollably during the last minute of the cool down.  I don’t know what is causing me to cry – whether it’s out of pure exhaustion or pure happiness  – either way, the bottom line is I got to cross another workout as COMPLETED!  Hell yeah!  😉

 

 

 

Insanity Day 5

To quote Shaun T, “This Shit is Bananas!” 

OH….. MY….. GOD!  Pure Cardio was pure hell.

Every other workout so far in the insanity series has been 3 minutes at high intensity with a 30 second break, continuous for about 30 minutes (and a 5 minute warmup/cool down).  But not Pure Cardio.  No…that would be too easy.  Pure Cardio is nothing but cardio for THIRTY EIGHT MINUTES (give or take 5 minutes for a slight warmup/cool down), with NO breaks!  I hated this workout, but the best part was seeing all the people behind Shaun T. curl up in child’s pose or laid out like a pancake on the floor.  Even Shaun T., himself, couldn’t keep up.  He asked himself, out loud,  why he did this to himself…and he said, “Because I like to look good”…lol.  At least he’s honest!

So, I made it through, barely, and then took my victory marker and crossed today’s hellacious workout off the calendar.   Success…another workout down!

So, as I drank my protein shake, holding up the wall and patting myself on the back, I glanced over the rest of the schedule and saw Pure Cardio AGAIN in only THREE more workouts and then AGAIN WITH an additional DVD called Cardio Abs FOUR days later!  OMG!  It’s only just begun.

OK, breathe…wooo-saaaah.  One day at a time, right?!

…I think I need a drink!  😉

Insanity Day 3 – I’m back…

Even if only at 75%…I’m back and I made it through today’s workout:  Cardio Power & Resistance.

To be honest, I was certain I was going to half-ass my way through this one since I’m  still not at 100%, but to my surprise, I actually started off weaker and grew stronger throughout the workout.  By the end, I was like, “let’s keep going”!  Maybe for only a few more minutes, but I definitely had a little more in me to give.

So, I learned today to never underestimate myself, no matter what the circumstances, and that working out at 75% today was a hell of a lot better than 100% of NOT working out.

Feeling so good right now.   Go me! 😉

Insanity Day 1 & 2

Wow – OK, Insanity is the PERFECT word for this workout.

Yesterday, I completed my first Fit Test and I have no idea how I did, until my next one in 2 weeks, so I guess I’m just going to pat my back on this one because I actually made it through.

Today was the Plyometric Cardio Circuit workout and I am almost speechless to how I feel.  I CAN tell you that I did better than I expected too; however, I did end up in a ball of tears at the end.  Even though I didn’t make it through every step of every move…I definitely held my own and it felt good to see people in the video that were taking breaks and struggling too.  I think if everyone was to be as amazing as Shaun T and nailed every move I probably wouldn’t be looking towards tomorrow’s workout.  (notice I didn’t say looking FORWARD to it).  LOL

In any case – I believe it did what it was supposed to do..

  1. It provided circuit training
  2. It provided 30-40 min of cardio
  3. It kicked my ass!

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s workout – Cardio Power & Resistance!

 

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