Insanity Day 20

Insanity Workout: Plyometric Cardio Circuit Max Interval Circuit
Additional Workout: P90X – Ab Ripper X

Happy Leap Day!  Today was a pretty great day.  It was warm and sunny (minus the wind gusts) and I was just feeling so good in general.  On top of that, I won a free 1 year membership from Planet Fitness ( by Retweeting one of their contest posts on Twitter (!/planet_fitness/status/174991042385428482).  I actually had to cancel my membership there on Sunday because I wanted to freeze it for a couple months until I was done with my Insanity Challenge.  They only allow people to freeze memberships if you have a medical reason or are on military leave.  I haven’t been there since before Thanksgiving and I was still paying each month.    It’s not expensive but it adds up.  I do love having a gym membership at my disposal and having the ability to go there one days I feel like doing a little extra on top of Insanity.  A BIG thank you to Planet Fitness for the membership!

I went over to Eddie’s house (my Beachbody Coach/friend) to workout to Plyometric Cardio Circuit and Cardio Abs.  We waited for Marina, who was another girl in our challenge group, so we can workout together.  Even though we have a little over a week left in month one, Eddie had us try out Insanity Max Interval Circuit and starting with P90X Ab Ripper X so we can see how it was like and showed us how to modify.

P90X Ab Ripper X was a harder ab workout than Insanity Cardio Abs and Max Interval Circuit was really no joke.  The workout was a lot longer, it was faster paced, and three or four moves (including new moves) were incorporated as one into circuits.  I did my best to keep up, took breaks when I needed to but I couldn’t finish the video.  My jaw was getting more sore as I went further into the workout and we had to pause.  It turns out that I’m not getting enough oxygen back into my system.  I previously noticed my jaw was hurting during my a couple of my workouts but I didn’t think anything of it.  I was having some difficulty recovering yesterday too.  They helped me catch my breath by taking in deeper breaths and I had to end my workout while they kept going.  I joined back up during the cool down.  By that time, most of the pain went away.

I guess I need to do a better job of controlling my breathing.  I need take more breaks and not go as hard and remember that it’s okay to do that.  Just when I thought these month one workouts were crazy, month two is purely insane.  That was the most sweat I worked up so far.  I can already feel a little soreness in my body and I’m sure I’ll feel it when I wake up tomorrow.  Back to the challenge schedule tomorrow!  So glad it’s Cardio Recovery : )

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