After a lot pushing through and A LOT of sweating, the first month of INSANITY is done and dusted! I'm actually surprised that I haven't felt like I wanted to quit. Not once! You know what they say; it takes 21 days to develop a new habit, and I definitely have. Sometimes I feel out of sorts on a Sunday (which is the one day out of the week that we don't have a workout), and kind of want to cheat and do one anyway.
It feels good that exercise is a part of my lifestyle, and not something I have to motivate myself too much to do anymore. It was harder in the beginning, but now I can't imagine my day without a ridiculously insane workout.
The past week just flew by, and we were totally on top of it. Here are my daily updates from week 4:
Day 22 - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs (Monday)
"I'm going to die!" "I can't do anymore!" "Aaaaah!" That was mostly what came out of our mouths today while working out and gasping for air. Pure Cardio is always a toughie and today wasn't any different. Sweating like a pig right now! Sexy...
Day 23 - Cardio Power & Resistance (Tuesday)
I went to bed really late last night, as I just had a million thoughts running through my head. I expected to wake up this morning feeling like crap after only 5 hours of sleep, but it turned out to be the opposite. I felt great and not tired at all. Weird! I ate a little more during lunch to have enough energy for my workout in the late afternoon, as I struggled a little yesterday on an empty stomach. Feeling great now!
Day 24 - Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Wednesday)
For some reason, I really like this specific workout and really pushed myself today. I'm feeling much stronger after 24 days, and that makes me feel so motivated to give my all.
Day 25 - Cardio Recovery (Thursday)
This is the "easy" workout of the bunch, and today we welcomed it with open arms. My legs do feel like jelly right now, and I know my bum will pay the price tomorrow after all those lunges and squats.
Day 26 - Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs (Friday)
For some reason we couldn't get the sound of the DVD to work today, and did the first 10 minutes of the workout in complete silence. That was too weird though, and my co-worker scrambled to go and get us some music while we were working out. We ended up finding some Avril Lavigne and Rihanna tunes, which was kinda hilarious to listen to while doing Pure Cardio...
Day 27 - Plyometric Cardio Circuit (Saturday)
I slept until 10:30am this morning, which is normally not possible for me as my body is used to getting up at 6am every day, so I usually wake up early. It might be a sign that I needed some proper rest. I procrastinated before starting my workout though and finally finished it now, just in time for lunch.
We've officially finished the first month of INSANITY and I must say, it's a little bittersweet. I have gotten used to this set of workouts and, if it's possible, I think I might even miss them when we start with a new set of workouts in Month 2.
Next week is called the "Recovery Week" and we'll be doing the Core Cardio & Balance workout for 6 days in a row. After that, Month 2 will have a whole new set of workouts, all containing the word "Max", as in "Max Interval Circuit", "Max Interval Plyo", "Max Cardio & Conditioning"... Yeah, that makes me feel "Max Scared" to say the least...
I'll take some Day 30 pics next week for my before and after photos, and hopefully after Day 60 my before and after pics will look good enough to post here. I do feel a lot stronger, and definitely more toned. I can see the biggest difference in my arms, abs and calves. My weight has stayed around the same, even though I've been eating a lot more to have enough energy for this craziness.
|Day 27. Sorry the pic is a little grainy, I had to take it with my phone.|