Day 6 of Insanity was Plyo Cardio Circuit. I could tell I was a bit more tired today for some reason. I struggled a lot through this routine. But the important thing is to always show up, press play, and do what you can. At least, that is the philosophy I take with each one of my routines.
One week of Insanity is complete! 8 more weeks, time to get a bit more serious and start pushing a bit harder.
1/3rd of the way through Insanity! Today was Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit.
I made a pact with myself today: Today was a day of pushing. I determined that I was going to push through this one today. There were times where I shined at this. There were times where I struggled. My biggest struggle seems to be with the upper body holding plank while doing the floor/ab work. I have to improve at that.
But I didn’t just survive, I thrived. Sure, I had times where I was tired, getting frustrated with my body, but I still did a lot better than other times.
I’m struggling with exhaustion/fatigue at the end. In fact, I feel more tired in my days than what I used to. I think I may be short on calories and working to figure that out.
So, that wraps up the first 3 weeks. We’ll see what the next 9 weeks have for me.
Insanity day 24 was Plyo Cardio Circuit. The extra calories really helped today, as I was able to push harder. I actually felt really good about how this went today until the second circuit started wearing me down. I’m hoping getting more calories in will really kick in by Friday when I do Pure Cardio/Cardio Abs again.
According to the monitor, I burned just shy of 600 calories in 42 minutes.
Diet was very good today. Tonight we tried Insanity “Turkey” burgers although we used 96/4 lean ground beef. Nothing against ground turkey, but we did not have any (and unless you are getting ground turkey breast, there is not a lot of difference nutritionally between the two).
Here is the video of the burgers, the recipe, and more. Hope you enjoy, and I’ll see everyone on here tomorrow!
Insanity day 13 was Plyo Cardio Circuit. This was actually yesterday that I was doing this, so most of it was a blur. I remember being very dry in the warm-up. I remember making it through the 10 minutes at first only stopping once to shake out my feet.
And then I remember my thighs burning a lot.
My in-laws actually arrive in enough time to see me do some of this (they’ve seen the videos and infomercial). My mother-in-law made a joke asking telling me I was not sweating enough as it dripped off of me constantly.
But all this weekend, I ate bad. Not 100% bad, just not good. Today (Sunday) I ate better and am working on increasing my calories. But I’ve got to do better. I’m shooting for 2200 calories this week, check how I feel, and then look at increasing it again.
No video yet this week, but will have one tomorrow recapping week 3 and looking forward to week 4.
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.
I have no doubt in my mind that I”m going to burn off the fat after doing this routine. The warm-up was actually pretty good for me. Tiring, but good. I took a couple of very short breaks during it mainly to shake out my muscles (felt like I was cramping in the arch of my foot, and calves were on fire).
Once the actual circuits began, the burn really hit! Legs were on fire, gasping for air, trying to push hard but man, this is one tough workout! I just thought P90X Plyo was hard….cakewalk compared to this (no offense, Tony H., but this one is just a level up in intensity).
I survived, and feel really good for it. My heart rate stayed close to 170 for most of the routine until the end, when exhaustion set in and I was only hitting around 158-162. But it stayed up there quite a bit.
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