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Insanity Day 3

Insanity Workout: Cardio Recovery

Today’s workout was a little easier than the past couple of days but it was still hard at the same time.  Cardio Recovery involved a lot of stretching and control.  It was a shorter workout but I was able to work up a good sweat the whole time.  I had to take a few breaks from some of the longer poses.  It’ll get easier from here and I won’t be holding up so much of it as I lose weight.

I have been testing the theory that if you eat an orange before a workout, you will experience less muscle soreness and they help you stay hydrated.  So far so good and I believe it does work.  I am still a little sore today but not as sore as I would normally be after a hard workout.  Can’t wait to dig deeper tomorrow!

Insanity Day 2

Insanity Workout: Cardio Power and Resistance

I woke up this morning feeling a little sore but not as sore as I thought I would be.  When I tried out Insanity a few weeks ago and P90X two weeks ago, I was so sore I couldn’t walk right.  I heard if you eat an orange before a workout, you will experience less muscle soreness and they help you stay hydrated.  I found that helpful little tip on Pinterest lol.  I have never eaten an orange before a workout so maybe it worked.  That and along with eating lots of greens, drinking twelve glasses of water, and drinking my Shakeology.  I ate another one before my workout today so let’s see how I feel tomorrow.

Today’s workout was Cardio Power and Resistance.  It focused more on the upper-body with strength-training and power moves.  I thought it was a little harder than yesterday’s workout as my upper-body strength isn’t too good at the moment.  I took a few more breaks than the other day and I paused the DVD once towards the end so I had a little more time to recover before powering through the final circuit.  I’ll be honest, I was thinking of just calling it a day and be done with it.  I told myself no, I can’t do that because the only person I would be hurting was myself if I stopped.  I don’t have to go all out in the beginning and I can go at my own pace.  Like Shaun T says “Take that rest if you need it, but don’t stop!”  I still have a long journey ahead of me and I know all of my hard work will pay off once I reach my goal : )

Insanity Day 1

Insanity Workout: Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Day 1 has finally arrived!  I had done my Fit Test the night before and I think I did alright for my first one.  Anyways, our first workout is Plyometric Cardio Circuit.  It’s 42 minutes long with intervals of intense lower-body plyo and sweat-inducing cardio.  Before I started it, I realized it’s the same workout I tried out before I decided to join the challenge.  I went too hard at first and only lasted about 25 minutes.  I’m not going to go into detail but let’s just say I didn’t feel too well after that.  This time around I took it a little easier and I took breaks when I needed it.  I didn’t pause the DVD it like last time but I finished it all the way through!  My room is always cold and at the end of the workout, I was drenched in sweat.

It feels great to work out again and it feels greater eating healthy again.  I had a Shakeology shake for breakfast and I’m surprised how much it made me feel full with only a scoop and 8 ounces of water with a little bit of ice.  I won’t really be strict on counting calories this time around.  I’ll use it as more of a guide but I’m going to be doing a max of 1900 calories a day.  I’m going to focus more on getting the best and most nutrients each day.  I purchased a book call “Eat To Live” by Dr. Joel Fuhrman that I know will definitely teach me more about eating healthier.  Eventually I’m going stop counting calories when I get used to eating right and getting the portion control down.

I’m ready to “dig deeper” tomorrow!