So since running really isn’t working out for me these days I have to do something else. All day Tuesday I was thinking about what type of work out I was going to do when I got home.
I talked talked to Carolyn earlier in the day and she mentioned she had started back to Yoga and it was helping her injury. I thought I might do Jillian Michael’s Yoga Melt Down . Sounded like a good idea. It’s a good hard work out and it gets a sweat brewing.
Then I got home. Jillian didn’t sound like such a good idea anymore. I wanted something a little more intense. Something that would really make my heart rate sore. JM makes me sweat, but she doesn’t make me feel like I want to die.
I went to the on-demand work outs that Brighthouse offers, but as per usual for the last 2 weeks they are not working. DO YOU HEAR THAT BRIGHTHOUSE, GET IT TOGETHER. TWO WEEKS WITHOUT ON-DEMAND WORK OUTS IS HORRIBLE.
Nothing was sounding appealing. Bob Harper? No. 30 Day Shred? No. Hmph.
Then it happened. I remembered that my sister gave me Insanity for-ev-er ago. I tried the fit test a while back when my knee was bothering me. I couldn’t get through the warm up because my knee was so painful.
Today was my day. I was going to do that fit test and see how I did.
Insanity recommends that you do the Fit test first, and then ever 2 weeks during the program.
My results from my first fit test on 5/3/2011:
Switch kicks : 65 power jacks: 49 power knees: 72 power jumps: 45 globe jumps: 10 (this was a really weird test) suicide jumps: 14 push up jacks: 15 low plank obliques: 45
I am actually really pleased with my results. I didn’t know what to expect or the fit test since I didn’t make it to the actual test the first time I tried it. I thought the exercises were challenging, and intense. I’m pretty excited to try some more of Insanity.
I was trying to take pictures in between the exercises. Kinda shaky when my heart was racing 400bpm.
Phew. I survived. I also really liked the cool down. I felt like it was thorough and allowed me enough time to actually cool down and get my HR down to a reasonable level.
My only problem is that since I’m borrowing this from my sister I don’t have a book that goes with it. Does it have a book? I have a calendar thing that tells me which DVD I’m supposed to do each day. It has a work out Monday-Saturday. That seems like a lot. We’ll see how I do.
For dinner I made fish tacos. I’ve never made them before so I just used what I had in the fridge.
Clearly I’m not a food blogger, but you get the picture. I ate the broccoli separately , not in the taco. That would have been really weird. I baked the fish & broccoli for 20 minutes. Took the broccoli out then put the fish back in for 5 more minutes. I sauteed up the onion, zucchini & yellow peppers until they were soft. I also put a little salsa on my taco then chowed down. mmmmmmm.
Have you tried insanity or P90x, both? Did you do the whole program?