Tuesday, October 08, 2013
I successfully completed week 2 of Insanity! I was so happy too because my weekend was getting out of control schedule wise and I wasn't sure I could get my workout in on Saturday. Then my husband, who knows how important exercise is to me, said we should eat dinner a little later tonight so I can workout as soon as my son is asleep. He even cooked dinner while I worked out. So sweet!
Week 3 began with the fit test. Here is my improvements
Week 1 Fit Test - September 23
Switch Kicks 115
Power Jacks 47
Power Knees 97
Power Jumps 30
Globe Jumps 10
Suicide Jumps -skipped as I had a cold and this one hurt the head
Push-up Jacks 15
Army Knees 60
Week 3 Fit Test - October 7
Switch Kicks 120 (+5)
Power Jacks 57 (+10)
Power Knees 102 (+5)
Power Jumps 40 (+10)
Globe Jumps 13 (+3)
Suicide Jumps 20
Push-up Jacks 25 (+10)
Army Knees 80 (+20)
Super happy with my results. Especially the push-up jacks! Wow ten more than last time! Crazy!
So I had a goal of losing 4 lbs by October 14, 2013. So far I have yet to lose a pound. I decided that this actually is signifying something more important to my fitness goals.
I have hit a plateau. I have been at the same weight for over 2 months. So instead of aiming for my original 4 lb goal I am changing my goal.
I vow to BUST THIS PLATEAU by October 31. I have given myself time as I need to change things up and see what it is that will result in weight loss again. So I am not doing too many things at once.
Beginning this week my plateau busting steps:
- no after dinner snacks
- no pizza on weekends (only had every other week but now not until weight loss occurs and then may not still)
- track food
- green tea once a day
- more strength training
I feel it's my muscle mass that is the issue. So I am concentrating more on muscle now.
This also means I am changing up one day of the Insanity schedule each week. I want to get in more flexibilty training and work muscles at the same time. I am not a huge fan of the Insanity Cardio Recover workout. I like it but I like others better. So starting this week I have decided to replace the cardio recovery workout with PIYO Strength. It's an hour long stretching and strength workout by Chalene Johnson. It's tough. Full of full body balance moves, down-dog push-ups and lots of plank work.