Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fit Test Round 2

Well, Sunday's run/walk, while fun and pretty was apparently not the BEST idea I have ever had in terms of the fit test for insanity. Apparently my legs were PRETTY tired to say the least. However, I enjoyed the 5-4-3-2-1 run/walk that I completed and will definitely be doing it again!

Below are the results of the first and second fit tests. Latest results are bolded.

Switch kick:                           69                         64
Power squat:                         42                         32
Power knee (right):                60                         85
Power jump:                          20                         20
Globe jump:                            7                          9
Suicide jump:                         7                           8
Pushup Jack:                         8                          13
Plank:                                    33                          40

I never really got into a rhythm for the power squat which I think shows in the number. Biggest disappointment are the first two exercises. I feel like I should have at least stayed the same. I am most proud of the Pushup Jack number increasing. I have been doing them from my knees but you can't for this exercise. The increase of 5 seems huge to me!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nothing like Measurement Day to Get You Back on Track

Holy shit I'm big. That is all.

Right Arm: 13 inch
Left Arm: 13.2 inch
Right Thigh: 24 inch
Left Thigh: 23.5 inch
Waist: 40 inch
Hip: 48 inch
Chest: 38 inch

Now, after completing another day of insanity... I need to go on a walk.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Insanity Panic Attack

I admit I am WAYYYY out of shape. But also super competitive. Which tends to lead to injuries if you don't reign it in. I've been pretty terrified of things like P90X, Crossfit and Insanity for this very reason. I'm terrified I'll end up one of the many horror stories you can google.

So when I woke up yesterday barely able to stand up because of the pain in my calves, I was pretty freaked out. I barely made it to my morning tinkle. It was then, after only 2 days of Insanity, that I decided I needed to take my rest day.

But, in the past when I would have literally vegged out, this time I decided I would lace up my fun shoes and go for a 40 minute walk around the neighborhood to loosen up the muscles. I'll admit, it hurt but I enjoyed being outside listening to music walking through the hood.

And I was proud of myself for listening to my body but blocking out the lazy ass.

So today, I woke up with a house guest. Not exactly the optimal situation in which to get a workout in like Insanity. I headed to my office, down the hall, a bit early and got some work in.

Just now I finished off Day 3 of Insanity... a day late but not a dollar short. It was tough and the calves were pissy but about 15 minutes in I finally felt ok enough. I had to modify the exercises a bit but I am drenched in sweat right now, guzzling water. Workout complete.

I gotta tell you... it feels good. Damn good.

Monday, September 9, 2013

insanity day 1: the fit test

Also known as I hate that skinny, smiling Asian bitch day.

What the fuck is she feeling so damn perky about?

So the boyfriend has all kinds of workout shut he never does including insanity. I decided to give it a shot. Day 1 is a fit test that makes you feel ridiculously inept and out of shape. Both of which I already felt so the video was never needed to get there.

Anyway the starting point: 192 lbs

Switch kick:69
Power squat: 42
Power knee (right): 60
Power jump: 20
Globe jump: 7
Suicide jump: 7
Pushup Jack: 8
Plank: 33

Also what the fuck is up with only doing the power knee on one said?