Wednesday, December 04, 2013
So I blogged before that I just started Insanity over the weekend, and so far I love it. There are some things I'm still getting adjusting to though. I was working on the Bridge to 10K program and I've set that aside for now (I think Insanity may help my endurance for that), just because I'm not in that kind of shape to do both programs at once each day. Insanity so far has been roughly about 40-45 minutes each day (that will vary I'm guessing as I get into further weeks), but I'm used to running longer each day. Now Insanity is a rather rough and intense 40 minutes, a lot more intense, and I'm completely exhausted afterwards...but part of me is still used to my 60-75 minute runs and I keep thinking I need to go do something else now for the rest of my exercise minutes (after I pick myself off of the floor). I'll probably get used to that feeling of shorter exercise periods, or maybe I won't and I will just need to go do something else.
I love the schedule of DVDs to follow, although I'm still learning as I go. Yesterday for some reason all day long I was thinking I had to do a "Pure Cardio" DVD which I was thinking was nothing but a non-stop cardio rush, and I was actually looking forward to that push. When I got home from work I found out what I was supposed to be doing was actually a "Cardio Recovery" tape, which to my surprise, was very chill, lots of stretching, strength moves type DVD. I am actually terrible at this type of stuff, with the flexibility of a 2 by 4, so this was actually really good for me. My 4 year old was watching me and joined in with some yoga moves! I am looking forward to the Pure Cardio though and getting super sweaty again!
I'm really proud of myself for the changes I've made since June of this year. So far since something clicked in me and I decided I've needed to make changes to get healthier for myself and to be a better example for my kids and family, I have:
1) Completed the C25K
2) Work to complete the Bridge to 10K
3) Dropped 31 pounds
4) Completed the 30 Day Shred
5) Exercise 6 days a week
6) Am now strong enough and confident enough to try Insanity (which I never would have done before - I would have said that's just for the "super fit people")
One of the best perks of all of the above? My kids are proud of me and my husband has been motivated to start working out too, he's recently picked up walking and jogging on the treadmill. All this from some exercise.