Thursday, March 29, 2012
So I know the point of a newer and harder workout routine is so your body does not get used to your workouts and to prevent you from platau. I also know that you need to work harder to get more results. BUT OMG month 2 is going to kill me lol.
I did Tuesdays workout Max Interval Plyometrics yesterday, because I was sick Tuesday. And I felt like I spent more time on the floor gasping for breath than actually working out. I know that for a former couch potato, who up until Day 1 of Insanity had never done any workout remotely close to this, I'm doing great. I mean I know that I can do this and I'm very excited to keep working out just as hard after Insanity is over and done with. But the couch potato part of myself wants to say "Forget this" and shove this program under my couch to collect dust. But the chubby part of me says "You do that and you'll never look like you did in your profile pic again. You'll gain weight, you'll be flabby again." So I continue to torture myself.
It feels like a big step back, to go from not being able to do a lot of the moves, or not do them for very long, to working my way up to being in a place I'm comfortable with. No it still wasn't easy in month 1 but I was getting stronger. Now I'm back to day 1, not being able to do a lot of the moves. My arm strength is not where it should be and I've known this. My core isn't even as strong as I thought it was.
So I think in around 23 days when Insanity is over I am going to try Brazil Butt Lift. I hope to tone my legs and butt a little more (but we all know you can't target problem areas). When that is over I think I might give Insanity another go and work on my arm and core strength the 2nd time around. I mean its pretty sad when you're in your 2nd month of Insanity and I'm still only going half way down in a push up.