Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Last week I began month 2 of Insanity and as much as I love the Insanity workouts doing them every day isn't working. I have discovered that I need variety. And that's okay. I am not going to feel bad about not doing the full 60 days of Insanity because the important thing is that I am still working out.
I am very happy that I am recognizing an issue and solving it. I strongly believe my plateau problem is due to the muscle I lost during my pregnancy. I was terrified to strength train while pregnant. Thus, I went nearly 10 months without any form of strength training.
My fitness goals are to build muscle, tone up, and lose the last 10 lbs while adding variety to my fitness routine.
This is where the hybrid schedule comes in. I went through all my fitness DVDs which include Turbo Jam, Turbo Kick, Turbo Sport, Turbo Fire, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme, Hip Hop Hustle and PIYO and divided the following groups:
- Intervals/HIIT workouts
- Cardio Workouts
- Strength Training and Toning Workouts
- Ab Workouts
- Yoga/PIYO Workouts
I then listed the times beside each one so I could properly pair the form or cardio with strength training. I next created my own 12 week Hybrid Schedule. This hybrid schedule is pretty intense. My goal is to come close to complete at least 90% off all workouts listed. I understand I have a lot on my schedule with a little one that often wakes up right in the middle of my workout time. I need to take that into consideration when I created the schedule and know that I may not complete all the workouts but I will do my best.
I started week one yesterday and so far I am very excited. It's fun because I get to do something different each and every day! Cannot wait to see if this helps break this plateau.
To view my complete hybrid schedule click here: