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All this from some exercise...

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.
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NEWCHINELO 12/5/2013 3:17PM

    emoticon dear!

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SWEETNEEY 12/5/2013 7:39AM

    If you just idled here for the rest of the year, you would have had a great year. You have exceeded expectation.

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SONGWRITER8 12/5/2013 7:16AM

    You've made some awesome progress ! Yes, you are correct, the Insanity workouts will be longer in Month 2. They are 55 and 59 minutes, but the workouts in month 1 are a touch faster. If you feel that you want a little more but not too much more, go ahead and add in the "Cardio Abs" DVD. It's about 16 minutes, you may not think it's working, but it is, you will still sweat and those moves help condition your core as well. Great job !

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DRKYASHI 12/5/2013 4:34AM

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MNABOY 12/4/2013 9:40PM

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GYPSYGOTH 12/4/2013 2:35PM

    You are so inspiring! I hope to get to your level someday!
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SHEWWIMONSTER 12/4/2013 11:40AM

    My friend did Insanity this past summer....I'd love to get to a place where I can give it a try! You're doing great. :)

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LIZ324_NYC 12/4/2013 10:41AM

    emoticon That is great progress!!!

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GRACIEGOES 12/4/2013 9:08AM

    That's awesome progress!

I had the same issue going into the 30DS with only 25 mins to workout when I was used to being on the bike for an hour and a half at a time. Just like you, I was tired from the workout but my body felt like it was lacking movement. I ended up doing Bootcamp or yoga and a bit of cardio just to balance it out. But then, my workout wasn't Insanity, lol.

Just keep listening to your system. And make sure you're eating enough. Wouldn't want to plateau from overexercising.

Very awesome job with everything and glad your family is joining in :)

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NICOLETTEJJ 12/4/2013 9:04AM

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I know what you mean about wanting to do more. I find the warm up for insanity is intense so I do a hip hop abs cardio workout before insanity on most days then I try and get in 30 mins strength training afterwards at least three alternate days per week.

I just mix it up but month 2 videos are longer and my fitness is getting better so then I'll cut out the hip hop abs and keep the strength training. I'm 2 weeks away from month 2. wow!

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WALLINMW 12/4/2013 9:01AM

  Stay motivated!

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