Tuesday, February 05, 2013
I LOVE (and hate) Les Mills Combat. This is a team beach body program by the makers of p90x and Insanity. My husband has done p90x in the past and I thought about doing it. Then I saw what he was doing and pretty much laughed until I cried at the though of me doing it. Ridiculous.
When I saw an ad (on the side of the Spark website no less) for a program called Les Mills Combat I checked it out. As a lover of tae bo when the craze was on, this was right up my alley. When I saw it was by beach body I almost reverted to OLD-KIRSTIN (capitalized for gloomy emphasis) and laughed myself out of it. Instead I said SCREW IT!! I CAN DO THIS $HIT! (Capitalized for excitement emphasis) And jumped in.
Combat is a full program designed to be done either 5 or 6 days a week depending on the calendar you choose. I chose the 6 day option, since I'm lucky enough to have lots of time. The whole program is based on several different martial arts disciplines and you get to fight for either 30, 45, or 60 minutes on cardio days according to your schedule. It also gets progressively harder throughout the 60 day program.
I'm not every $hitting you, this is pretty FUN. I like punching and kicking my way to my goal. I feel like I'm fighting for my life back. And even though my punches are floppy chicken punches that probably wouldn't even hurt a child, it makes me feel powerful. And SORE. I could barely get out of bed the next day. But my husband encouraged me and I got up and did it again, and I really felt more loose and better after the workout. But then SORE again. Yes, mostly sore.
I'm also still getting on the bike at least 3 days a week to get some low impact cardio and strengthen my knee.
Down 2lbs this week, and also... a pair of my old jeans FIT! That felt pretty damn good.