Holy shmoly guacamole! Somehow, some way, I made it through 14 days of freakin’ Insanity and am living to tell the tale! I can’t tell you how both humbled and proud I am that I have gotten this far. I admit that before I started I was bloody well terrified to do it! I almost talked myself out of it but I decided to give it my best shot and do the entire program with one of my Challenge participants (the things I do for my clients… ), and I’m so glad I did! Yes it’s hard, in fact, it’s the hardest workout I’ve ever done but, as usual, it was worse in my mind than it is in actual practice.
The fact that I am fit enough to get through each workout is a testament to the hard work I’ve put into my fitness over the years. I certainly don’t look like any of the cast members and I take a ridiculous amount of breaks but I can get through it and if I can get through it, I can keep going. Some days, that knowledge is the only thing that gets me through my workouts!
Yesterday was my two week Fit Test and these were my results (the first number is my initial results from the test):
My Initial Insanity Fit Tests Results:
Switch Kicks: 55/56
Power Jacks: 40/48
Power Knees: 76/94
Power Jumps: 24/28
Globe Jumps: 8/10
Suicide Jumps: 14/16
Push-Up Jacks: 9/14
Low Plank Oblique Twists: 36/51
Not too shabby if I do say so myself! My weight and measurements haven’t changed much yet but that’s pretty typical for the first few weeks of Insanity as your body gets used to the shock of what you’re asking it to do.
I also have to say that I probably wouldn’t have been able to get through these past two weeks if it weren’t for the fact that I decided to pay attention to the nutrition guide and drink a recovery formula after every workout. Because Insanity is so intense you really need to pay attention to the protein in your diet so I upped my protein intake to over 50g from what I normally take to help my muscles repair themselves. Combine that with the recovery formula that’s specifically formulated to help my body repair itself after stress and this is the first workout program I’ve done where I could actually walk the next day! I mean, this is Insanity we’re talking about! I was never a supplement person before but seeing first hand what having a recovery formula has done for me as made me a convert! I can’t recommend it highly enough and will be using it for all of my programs from now on!
Insanity is definitely not my soul mate workout – it’s too bootcampy for me but I do love what it’s doing for my endurance (I went for one of the best runs in a long time last week) and what I know it’ll do for me when the program is over!
Have you ever done an “extreme” workout or a workout that you didn’t think you could complete but did? How did you feel?