Insanity Day 16 – Plyometric Carido Circuit
Insanity Day 16 – Plyometric Cardio Circuit was a challenge today. Today was the first day that my body told me to consume more calories. I was not winded hardly at all during the warm-up, yet struggled to push. I was low on energy, and I knew that it was time to increase my intake. I managed to finish the routine somehow, although felt like I did not (or rather was not able to) push hard today.
So a bit of a bummer, but no big deal. This is part of the process of getting nutrition and exercise in balance: Listening to what your body needs and adjust accordingly. I did burn over 550 calories according to my heart rate monitor….a bit lower than what I’d like, but hey, calories burned are calories burned.
So today, I’m adding in 200 calories. I wanted to start with a minimum addition to see how I feel tomorrow during Pure Cardio/Cardio Abs, and if I feel pretty good, continue with the 200 calorie addition until my body tells me to increase again.
In all reality, I am eating quite a bit below what the book says, so increasing by 200/day probably will not hurt my progress too much.