Friday, August 31, 2012
Recovery Week - Day 5 - Done. My computer stopped playing the workout right after the warmup, but because I've done this one so many times, I was able to continue and do the whole workout by memory. I timed myself and was able to do the whole workout. Yay! I guess that's a different way to change it up and not be so boring! I can't wait, though, until next week. I'm really looking forward to pushing myself. And, I know that last time it was the second month where I really lost some weight. I'm looking forward to a repeat on that!!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Recovery Week, Day 4 - Done. I'm so bored of this workout now (and it's so quick and gentle) that I ended up taking a spin class this evening too. I just had to do something as I had too much pent up energy. Now I'm looking forward to the second month!!
Cheat Day QUESTION: OK, so I've heard pros and cons of having a cheat day. I wonder if anybody who reads this does do a cheat day. I don't mean a meal, but a whole day of eating anything you want and as much as you want. Supposedly, not only do you get kinda sick and not want to eat that stuff anytime soon, but your body's metabolism gets re-charged because it sees you're not sticking to the low-cal plan anymore and can start letting go of the fat, and you can actually lose weight. Has anyone ever tried this and really lost weight after?? It seems too good to be true (so it probably is), but I'd like to know from someone who has first hand experience.
I know I'd be worried that it's too much of a slippery slope and once I got the taste of eating more, I'd want more down the road. I'm at a place where I'm content, so it won't be a bad thing if someone says don't go there, but I'm interested. Of course, I know your body should stay away from fried foods, empty calories, etc., and if you do go there, you use portion control and continue with your everyday plan after. But, it really intrigues me that there may be actual scientific facts that having an all-out gorge fest is good for you.
Let me know if you know! Thanks!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Recovery Day Three...still a really nice workout.
I just wanted to write today to explain why I keep these daily entries for Insanity. I know me. I know that if I did the program without any type of accountability, I would start to slack off. I did this program once before without writing about it. It was easier because it was new and a challenge to do the whole program, plus I had a group of people I did it with. Doing it twice is taking more effort to stay the course and not change it up. I really want to get to my goal through Insanity - a promise I made to myself. So, I am keeping this blog going of daily Insanity workouts to keep it up. Accountability is the name of the game.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Core Cardio & Power is the name of the workout this week. Basically, it's a recovery week to get us ready for the MAX workouts coming up the second month. I really like this week. The workout is so mellow (in comparison) that I feel able to do much more than that alone. I know that I need to rest my body, though, to get ready for the stress of the next four weeks.
Also, good news today! I just found out that I did well in the SAC group challenge that recently ended. I'm really happy that the accountability of that challenge, the intensity of Insanity, and all wonderful support I get here from my SparkFriends really helped me lose weight over the last four weeks. I'm very proud of reaching the goal I had set for the challenge (lose 2 pounds a week), and I can't wait until the next group challenge starts.
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