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Insanity Day 4 – 10:32 – Seeing results

Tonight’s workout was Tabata Power again. Last time I did this workout I felt a little guilty afterwards.

Along with the regular evil moves there’s a modifier move. An easier, low impact version. Last time is switched to using that quite early on. This time I was determined not to use it until after I’d maxed out.

I maxed out at 10 minutes 32 seconds

I’m delighted with that. I pushed myself to the limit, as usual though my arms failed me. The push ups were too much. But I managed more than before. Crazy considering how few days it’s been.

I’m already seeing some results though. I have an “anterior tilt” I think it’s called. My pelvis is rotated forward too far and the curve of my spine is overly pronounced. It makes standing up for any length of time painful and I can’t walk for as long as before. I’ve got exercises from my physiotherapist to keep my core muscles tight and support my pelvis, keeping it where it should be. But I tend to forget about them till the hurts. Oops!

Later in the day is when its worst, walking home from work especially. I noticed today though, I was powering home through the snow at a fair speed, and it didn’t hurt. I was standing upright instead of the strange crumpled walk I normally end up with.

I’m standing straighter. It’s just proof that my core muscles are tightening already, I’m delighted.

I’m already getting excited about the first set of photos and measurements at Day 30, halfway!

Getting impatient waiting for the Charge HR UK release day. Hurry up already! Haha!

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Insanity Day 3 – 6:52

Wow. After going tonto on day 2 I was really feeling it doing my day 3 work out.

Everything aches from the first second. But I stuck at it and managed to get to 6:52 before I maxed out.

After a quick breather I got back in the game but I definitely had more breaks this time than before.

We saw our neighbour who’s a week or two ahead of us doing Insanity and he assured us that the all over dying ache doesn’t last the whole way. I’m hoping he’s right!

It’s one thing hobbling round the office but I have meetings next week lol.

Insanity Day 2

Ouch ouch ouch!!!

Today was Tabeta day. I still have no idea what that means, even after hitting Google.

I didn’t max out today. I was yelling at my TV and grunting like a Grade A Headcase but I didn’t max out.

I’m not going to cheer though, I did have to swap to the modifier moves a few times and the water break saved me at the last second, twice!! Otherwise I would definitely haves maxed out early on.

It hurt, it really hurt. My grumpy husband didn’t like this one, he struggled with a lot of the moves. The push up style moved killed me but I found it easier than yesterday’s cardio.

Cardio is definitely my weak spot.

Tomorrow is my big exam, I’m really hoping I haven’t overdone it and can actually get in and out of my exam chair lol.

It’s going to be interesting explaining the carpet burns on my hands though…

The jokes right write themselves don’t they?

Insanity Day 1 – Maxed Out 7:52

Today my husband and I started Insanity Max 30.

It involves a healthy eating regime and a 30 minute high intensity workout. There is a 30 second water break every five minutes but apart from that it’s all go go go!!

The idea is that you go until you can’t go anymore and need a break. The point where you stop you note the time. That’s your max out time. Then after a brief rest you keep going till the end of the 30 minutes.

Today I maxed out at 7 minutes 52 seconds.

I’m not very fit so I was only expecting to get to maybe three or four minutes so I’m delighted with my start.

Although, I had really wanted to Beaty husband. He managed eight minutes 25 seconds.

I think this is going to be a really hard one to keep up. I need to stay motivated. I can feel already why this works so well. I just need to keep at it!

I did tag an extra little workout on at the end of today. Doing the workout highlighted a rather embarrassing problem, my pelvic floor really isn’t as strong as it was pre-children!

So pelvic toning exerciser was out tonight as well! Need to get back into using that on a daily basis too.

After a lovely long, hot shower I even managed to cram in a couple hours exam revision.

Feeling very on top of things today. It’s a good feeling.

I really need to figure out food though. That can be a separate post!

Approaching Insanity

Long story short, our neighbours are going to be doing the Insanity Workout.  Mr Neighbour has done it before and knows what he’s in for, Mrs Neighbour hasn’t neither have we.

My husband and I are both keen, but definitely not up to the task yet! I read a review blog that recommended not starting until you can do 10 push ups, sit ups etc and run a mile.  Fine with the first part, but I can’t run a mile.

So task one, get to the point where I can run a mile, then INSANITY!

Diet wise we’re going wheat free, more for the health reasons than weight loss.  Been reading a great book about it, but I’ll post more on that later.

Time to find a training plan to get me running a straight mile!

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