Can’t say whether I was tired, or what, but Insanity Max Interval Plyo just never got going for me today. I mean, I still burned 670 calories, but I was aiming for 750. I felt like I was pushing, just never could get my heart rate up enough to matter. It was a bit weird honestly.
Nutrition was solid today. I may be taking in a bit extra sodium, and I’m out of Shakeology and have been since last week, but hoping to have some in by Friday of this week.
Not much else to write. I’m tired from a long day, softball practice with the kids, and need a good night’s sleep!
Today was day 37 of Insanity – MAX Interval Plyo. And after what I guess to be a net of only 600 calories AFTER exercise, energy was low. I still pushed hard, but with the power that is requried in this routine, I had a hard time muscling through it.
Today the goal was to eat more. I wanted to increase the amount of intake at Breakfast, 1st snack, and lunch, and taper off the amount I eat later. My 2nd snack was 300 calories, and then aiming for a 400 calorie supper, which should put me around 2400 calories for the day.
I’m playing around with an experimental recovery drink. Here’s what I have so far:
12 oz water
2 tbsp Gatorade Orange Powder (100 calories, 28 carbs)
1 tbsp Orange Tang (60 calories, 15 carbs)
1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder (2 carbs, 1 fat, 13 protein)
This mixture taste pretty good and is a great alternative if you cannot afford the Beachbody Results and Recovery drink. It hits roughly the 4-1 ratio that is needed to refuel after a workout, plus will have some creatine, L-arginine, etc in it.
Today begins the last week of Insanity for me. Day 57 was Max Interval Plyo. The weekend obviously made me tired as I was feeling a bit drained today. The warm-up was a bit rough, was feeling the tiredness in my knees. The further I got into the routine, the harder I could push, which was a good thing. But towards the end of the workout, I was spent. Level 3 drills were bad today. BAD!
I have 5 more days of Insanity, and then going back to P90X (look for a post on that later).
This being my birthday weekend, I feel behind blogging. But I can recall this:
Insanity day 40 was Max Interval Circuit. I was feeling much better this morning and decided it was time to push. In 60 minutes and 915 calories later, I was drenched in sweat, exhausted, and feeling good that I could push that hard. Don’t get me wrong, I could still push harder, and I plan to this week.
Insanity Day 41 was Max Interval Plyo. If you want a grueling routine, this is it…so much fun, but so hard. Some of this is a bit less cardio and more focused form movements for strength, but still will fatigue your body. I love how at the end you hit the Level 3 drills…at the end….after being put through the ringer…but a fun challenge. My goal is to get through all 32 push-ups on all 3 sets of intervals by the end of this round. Oh yeah, only 715 calories burned according the HR monitor, but I’m sure that doesn’t take into account the billions of push-ups in this routine (I just thought P90X Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps were killing me on push-ups).
With that, I ended week 1 of month 2 and weighed down a full pound. Not bad. I’m having to watch myself this weekend as my birthday was the 29th and it’s been a long celebration. Still waking up to crush out Max Cardio Conditioning in the morning.
Insanity Day 37 was Max Interval Plyo. This routine was rough the first time through. There are a lot of new moves in here and a lot of power moves. It took me quite a bit of time to get the form down on some of these. But now that I know, I LOVE this workout. My HR monitor read 750 calories burned during this routine. My goal is to do this again and top 800 calories when I do it the next time.
If you love routines that push you, that make you sweat, that will leave you just a bit sore, then this one is for you.
Diet was good today. In fact, very good today. I feel like I’m eating just the right amount: Just getting to the point of being hungry between meals, never feeling starved, etc. My throat is a bit swollen tonight, so taking it easy and getting some extra rest (i.e. about to call it a night!).