Ok folks, time for an Insanity check in!
First off, I am LOVING it so far! Today is Day 18, and I am not hurt, overly sore, or dying…all pluses. I am still able to insert some running, which keeps me very very happy. And my family happy, too, let’s not lie. I’ve heard that the workouts for Month 2 are a little longer, and I’m sure they are more intense, so I don’t know how much running I’ll be doing when I get to Month 2, but I’m just playing it by ear. I have other stuff that will also impact my workout routine coming up, but I’ll get to that later when things are finalized.
Eighteen days in and I feel…..stronger, and definitely more flexible. One thing that I really like is that there is a stretching segment before and after every workout. I love the feel of a good stretch, but I’m not
always hardly ever the best at doing them. My oh-so-tight hamstrings are now more flexible thanks to all the stretches.
As far as strength goes, I am noticing that the exercises are getting easier to do. Not EASY, mind you…oh no! They kick my rear forward and backward. But at least I’m not standing in front of the TV looking at Shaun T going, “Now WHAT?!” So I guess my body is getting used to the WAY to do the different moves.
My least favorite moves: anything that involves tuck jumping. Like power jumps,
…hate these. I will do power knees all day long, but I reallyyyyy could do without the power jumps.
My favorite move: I like the power knees (like I said before), I don’t really mind the suicide jumps (burpees), and the sprints are ok too. It’s kind of hard to choose a favorite form of torture, though, so I just picked three that I don’t loathe entirely.
Everything improved except for the Globe Jumps, where I went down one. My legs were so tired! And that’s a 71 for low plank oblique, not a 91. But who knows, maybe I’ll get there!
I don’t think I’ve ever sweat more in my life than with Insanity. I am drenched by the time I am done.
Tyler and I went for a run yesterday morning and when we got back I convinced him to sit on the pool steps with me and use it as an ice bath to help prevent sore muscles. Look at the goosebumps on my legs!! We were freezing! Haha!