I've been doing Insanity since the end of January. If you missed my first post about my feelings about exercise you can find them here. I've made a list of 10 common things people usually ask me about working out.
What time do you get up? 4:30am
Whaaaaat? What time do you get out the door for work? I try to be out by 6:30 but that never happens. Usually 6:45 we're rolling out.
How long are the workouts? In the 2nd round the workouts are longer or you have more than one work out but everything is generally under an hour.
How often do you workout? I've done an awesome job of making it 5 days a week. Monday - Thursday and a workout on Saturday morning. That is the most challenging no matter what because the boys are usually up when I do it.
How much do you sweat? Freakin buckets
Is it Insane? Yes
How do you feel? Amazing! I have more confidence now about my body image than I've had in a long time. I feel strong and solid.
Where do you notice the most improvement? Definitely my thighs. Everything else is definitely firm, but there is such a noticeable difference when you compare a thigh of someone who works out vs one of someone who doesn't.
How much longer do you have to go? I have about 2 weeks left.
What are you going to do next? I have no idea but I want to maintain. I probably won't start Insanity over again, but I will definitely do something to keep moving.
This has been an amazing journey so far. I felt strong and accomplished after the first 30 days, but when I turned the corner to the max workouts it was completely different. I was sore. I thought about giving it up because I thought my knees couldn't take it and my body couldn't take the longer workouts and getting up a little earlier in the morning. But, I didn't. I stuck to it and I'm feeling better. The payoffs are what I'm after.
There are exercises from the 1st set that I thought were hard and now I can handle them with no problem. Ski abs and In and Out abs? Pffff, simple. It feels great to keep up with the ones on the video. Kicking their ass feels even better. Yep, that's my motivation, kicking people's asses at workouts that are on my TV!
Here's a chart of my progress so far. I only charted it to display here. I'm not that much of a spreadsheet psycho!
If you look at the April 2nd Fit Test results they are lower than some of my recent numbers. I have an excuse....This was the day of our family friend's funeral. I was completely run down in every which way. I had a horrible time just getting started and it was the first time that I felt so horrible doing the workout. I didn't think I was going to make it through.
April 17th's workout? That one was after a 37 minute workout because I felt the strongest I have felt in this journey. I was actually supposed to do the Fit Test the next morning with an hour long workout. But, I got it in because of how good I was feeling.
So, you can see by the numbers how I'm feeling now. I'm really proud of myself for keeping it up. I'm almost done and have no plans of quitting even though getting out of bed in the morning with an hour long kick ass workout is what I have to look forward to.
My energy has been good and my appetite has actually gotten smaller. I expected the opposite to occur. If I was burning more calories I expected my body to crave more. That didn't happen. I'm not finishing a lot of my lunches when I eat out and my portions at dinner are smaller.
Weight? This never was about weight for me. I have a small frame and always have. This was about getting healthy and strong. I actually don't own a scale and it isn't something I focus my attention on.
My abs and rear have been the hardest thing to get in check. My lower abs have been stubborn, but I think this week we have made a lot of progress. I'm not worried about them anymore, so that should tell me something.
And the rear? My sister is working for her pro card in physique competitions. I've been to a few shows. These girls are in amazing shape and still they have a little dimple on the backside. The majority of them do. So, just know that you can do all you can do and work extremely hard, be in great shape and STILL have those freakin dimples on your backside. So eff 'em!
So, how have you been doing? Have you been working out? Do you see the difference? Any suggestions on what to do next?