Saturday, October 24, 2009

Will power & frog push-ups

So yesterday a girl I coach sent me a FABULOUS chocolate mousse cheesecake (it was FedExed from THE Cheesecake Factory um OMG). I'm proud to say that even though I was literally shaking as I sliced it, I commenced to wrap each slice with wax paper, wrap the WHOLE THING back up & put it away in my freezer. THEN I cleaned up all the chocolate crumbs that fell on the counter & floor without any nibbles. It was hard. The only thing that helped was the fact that I saw the nutrition stats and I had to tell myself I need to hold out until my planned cheat day cuz WOW! It's fabulous looking and I can't WAIT!

I joined this group on facebook that does these neat weekly challenges. You can join & enter. There are 2 weekly winners (one female & one male) and each get entered to win a monthly prize drawing. This month's winners get these super-cool wrist saver POWER STANDS. Just sayin' it's pretty cool. Here's my entry vid.

BeachBody redid the coach websites & I totally personalized mine. It's neat you really should check it out! At the top of it there's this big window with the #s 1-4 at the bottom of it. If you click on #3 it goes to the P90X screen. If you THEN click on "SEE REAL RESULTS" you'l watch a video and see MY pics Red bikini before & orange bikini after. SO cool that my 5 minutes aren't up. SO click here & check it out!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My plan for Insanity round 2

I just decided (on Wednesday) that instead of a P90X/Insanity hybrid I'd just go through Insnaity a 2nd time but just with slight modifications. On Cardio recovery & Max recovery days I'm going to do P90X YogaX instead of those workouts because I want to get back to doing that weekly & the benefits are so worth it. I'm also going to try to add on 2 extra upper body workouts a week because I noticed my bi's aren't what they were before. SO! That means once a week I will add on the Insanity Upper Body weights routine and another day I will add on ONE of the P90X upper body workouts that include pull-ups. More than likely it'll be chest & back or back & bi's. Of course also the first week or 2 you don't really add on the Insanity abs videos so I'm adding those on from the start. I MIGHT skip fit tests all together, I'm not 100% sure yet on that.

Yesterday I did the insanity upper body weights video & found I need to go up in weight, didn't realize what I could do. So next time I'll do that. I do have some DOMS from it still. This morning I did Plyo cardio circuit & added on Cardio Abs for good measure. I'll probably take mid-round pics too for the heck of it, depending on where I'm at. I'm hoping to lose a little more fat, BUT I don't want my bodyfat to drop too low.

That's about all I got for now :) OH! When I sent in my pics for the T-shirt I got a form to fill out for them to use my pics (possibly) in the next infomercial & info on submitting videos to them of my telling my story & working out to INSANITY so I'll probably do that & get sent out to them next week as long as I get a response email from them saying they are still accepting footage :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Insanity round 1 finished

So here are ALL my fit test numbers, starting with my initial false start #s in brackets (I started, did about 2 weeks, got sick then rested a week & restarted).


Switch kicks - [50] 56, 63, 68, 67, 73 (1 = 2 kicks so that is 146 for today)
Power jacks - [47] 57,62, 73, 72, 76
Power knees - [87] 100,104, 120, 122, 137
Power jumps - [24] 33,43, 57, 60, 80
Globe jumps - [7] 10,12, 13, 12, 14 (1 = 4 directional wide-stance jump squats)
Suicide jumps - [17] 20,22, 24, 25, 29 (burpees without the push-up)
Pushup jacks - [17] 28,35, 40, 44, 50
Low plank obliques - [60] 82,106, 110, 116, 120

Yesterday I decided I was going to start a 2nd round of Insanity TODAY! With ONE day a week of the INSANITY upper body weights video, one day a week of a P90X upper body video with pull-ups & YogaX done in place of Cardio Recovery & Max Recovery workouts (cuz I want to do that video again). Rest days are scheduled to be Wednesday's, but I'll workout if I didn't get one of my lifting sessions in, etc.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Deluxe workouts & me update

So in the Deluxe version you get 3 extra workouts. INSANE abs - 32 mins instead of the 16 min Cardio Abs that comes with the regular INSANITY. Great workout! My core is so strong that I didn't get DOMS from it though (and I make sure to thoroughly squeeze the bejeezus outta my abs) I only got hip flexor DOMS, but I really liked it!

This morning I tried Max Interval Sports Training, SHEW baby! I REALLY love that one! There's some craziness, got my heart pounding, burned some muscles etc. I was happy. So I haven't tried the upper body weight one yet but I don't think I'm busting that out until I hit Round 2.

So I started the last week of INSANITY and TOM hit, lovely! I'm thinking I'll wait until Tuesday for pics just to make sure. Hubby starts this round of 12 hr nights tonight & gets off Monday morning, then attempts to adjust his schedule again so I figured I'd just say I'd do pics on Tuesday.

New plans - I FEEL like a need a rest/recovery week before going into a 2nd round of Insanity, so next week will be less intense, shorter workouts, and probably a YogaX, Core Synergistics, & maybe a P90X plyo too just for poops & giggles. Then I'll start again with using all the deluxe vids & such. The 2nd round I'm going to do the INSANITY deluxe upper body weight lifting vid once a week (once I get my plan written down I'll figure out when to add it) and one day a week of pull-ups (I miss those) those will probably be with a P90X vid, I'll just skip through the other parts that aren't pull-ups.

So there ya have it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Are you gonna BRING IT today?

I did! INSANITY Max Interval Circuit this morning, it was awesome LOVES IT! And I did vids, so enjoy :) Sorry no music, just workout sounds.

Just over one more week & I can send off for my FREE INSANITY T-shirt! Can't wait! I EARNED that baby!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Trend I've noticed for Insanity...

I'm on week 3 of month 2 (OMG only a week and a half left, this really FLIES BY!) and have totally noticed a trend.

When I was going into the Month 2 workouts I really didn't know if I could adapt to them because the Month 1 workouts seemed so hard in the first place. I have to say that you NEVER KNOW what you can do if you don't try. MIND OVER MATTER! I use mind over matter so much during my workouts, self talk in my head if you will, to keep going, push through the muscle burning, fatigue, nausea (yea it still comes but goes when I tell myself I'm not going to get sick), etc. and just keep going no matter how much it's burning & I want to stop. Why? Why not? I want to see what I can do.

Anyway back to the trend for Insanity (at least for ME). The first week (month 1 and month 2 both) was a lot of muscle DOMS & a LOT of mental shifting to make myself push through & survive & just complete it. The 2nd week, DOMS minimal (still there, everywhere) & way more manageable & you start noticing improvements on how hard you can push on the workouts. The 3rd week definately less DOMS, can most definately push HARD on the workouts & start keeping up with the people on the video.

The first & second weeks of Month 2 I could say max interval circuit was my favorite, probably because from the beginning I felt the strongest on that WO than any of the other month 2 ones. Yesterday I did max interval plyo & ROCKED IT for the first time, I LOVE getting better! This morning was Max cardio conditioning & cardio abs (for the 2nd time together) & I did NOT have that lay on the floor/mat wanting to die thing happen. I was stronger, I pushed through & it was AWESOME. I love the feeling of accomplishment I get from these workouts!

That's about all I got for right now. Booty is a burnin, good stuff!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

INSANITY fit test #4

I can't believe how fast INSANITY is flying by! This is NUTS! I don't know why but at first I felt sluggish. Maybe because I'm used to a LONG warm-up now and the fit test warm up is way too short? I don't know. I don't feel like I have the cold anymore, just some congestion that is typical for me anyway. So I can't blame it on the cold. Most #s went up, I honestly don't see myself being able to get much better, BUT I'm gong to hope my final fit test numbers [for this round] will go up! I'm going to push HARD!

Here we go:

switch kicks - 56/63/68/67 boooo!
power jacks - 57/62/73/72 was still feeling "slow" at this point
power knees - 100/104/120/122
power jumps - 33/43/57/60 effing hate these lol
globe jumps - 10/12/13/12 - last time the 13 felt like I wouldn't be able to redo, no biggie
suicide jumps - 20/22/24/25
pushup jacks - 28/35/40/44
low plank obliques - 82/106/110/116

2 more weeks & I can send off for my free t-shirt! I want it badly LOL.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Channeling the inner Bad Ass

So Halloween is like 4 weeks off from today. I decided a few weeks ago that'd be my goal date to get where I want to be (which is a bit leaner than I am right now, not so sure what my BF% is). I will most definately hit my goal measurements by then. I'm pretty stinkin happy with where I am right now so I figured I'd show a pic as me as Lara Croft - Tomb Raider. I'm not 100% if I'll wear shorts to go out, more than likely I'll put on some warm Under Armor pants; but for picture purposes it's shorts ;)

INSANITY will get my where I want to be in no time - it has leaned me out a LOT since I started. Yep everyone gets off track once in a while, shit happens!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Almost done with INSANITY week 2 month 2!

I HAVE to say this has got to be the MOST amazing program I've ever done. And everyone who knows me knows how much I love P90X (and will eventually go back to it for muscle, just ya know... Anyway!). I can't believe how my muscular endurance & cardio ability has improved since I started this about 7 weeks ago. Yes P90X made me almost feel like an athlete but INSANITY definately does. Even if I'm just an athlete in my basement ;)

You can not carb cycle with this program, unless you want to have a low carb day on a rest day. You can NOT do the workouts in a fasted state (MAYBE the month 1 workouts you could, but ONLY if you've already done them for weeks & built up) you need SOMETHING in your system to fuel you through your workout or you WILL bonk during it! I eat a small banana & wait at least a half hour before I start my workout. I can not imagine getting through one of the workouts (especially the month 2 LONGER & HARDER ones) with nothing in my system, there is no way that would be possible. Let me tell you, eating first WILL NOT hinder your fat loss! This program works WONDERS, I am NOT kidding you, it is THAT amazing. If you don't believe me, then get it, dig DEEP & prove me wrong. If you go HERE to order I'll be your coach & can help you get through it. I can say I've NEVER felt better and I'm not done, I'm nowhere even close to finding out what I can FULLY do.

Anyway this morning was Max cardio conditioning & cardio abs. This was the first time in month 2 we tack on cardio abs to this workout & BOY OH BOY was it hard! I was SOOOO spent after the ~ 1 hr & 5 mins that I literally crached on the floor/mat. And I NEVER do that. I did not want to get up, but I made myself. Good GAWD IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME!!! Just sayin'! After this morning's workout I was thinking HOLY FREAKIN HECK I do NOT want to do another hard cardio tomorrow. When I got up & looked at the calendar BOY was I relieved to see that tomorrow is Core Cardio & balance. Much better ha!

Week 2 the DOMS is mostly gone, I haven't used any Tiger Balm as my lower body is MOSTLY used to it now. My calves still get on FIRE during the workouts (as well as my glutes) but they don't seem to result in DOMS so I'm obviously doing something right & my muscles must be recovering better. I don't know what I'd do without the Recovery Drink! Right now the only thing that has actualy DOMS are my obliques.

I can't WAIT to start Round 2 of this with the deluxe videos & REALLY see what I'm made of. This stuff is just so amazing, I can't praise it enough!