My friend and I started week two yesterday. We should have started on Sunday but I was out of town. It was still killer!! I also find the push-ups to be difficult, so I try and do as many girlie push-ups as I can, which is not that many. I find by the end of every workout it's hard to lift my arms I'm so worn out. But it's a good worn out, and I enjoy the feeling afterward.... maybe not so much during the video, it is not as fun as Turbo Jam, but I hope I get results.
I just started Week 1again. I tried this program a year ago but quit after about a week and a half. I'm determined to not give up this time.
As for your "girlie" pushups, every things counts. This program was not designed for people to try to keep up with those fitness instructors in the video, this program was designed to get people in shape quickly. Push yourself hard to get great results but not so hard that you give up because you're exhausted or frustrated or injure yourself. It took me a year to realize this and I'm ready to give it another go.
WE CAN DO THIS!
Jan: 145 lbs Feb 1: 140 lbs March 1: 135 lbs
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Fitness Minutes: (5,034) Posts: 394 2/21/12 9:45 A
I started week two last night and am trying to stay positive and complain less. I gained two pounds and I'm hoping it's muscle. I'm trying to keep up with the meals but funny enough I'm tired of eating. I noticed there are times where I don't get every meal in especially the 4th. My partner and I split a Vanilla-berry protein shake after the workouts bc the recovery shakes cost too much. I heard that drinking milk after working out is good for you so well doing the shake should be good and it's half the serving. It refreshes me that's for sure.
I'm still ingesting less than 1400 calories and my intake should be about 1750. I'm just hoping there is some muscle definition eventually. I'm finding it difficult to do the push ups. I've never been good at them and have never full achieved one. I do the girlie knee push ups and can do like 25. Am I hindering myself by do this style instead?
Also I'm finding it had to do tricep dips because of the strain and stress on my wrists. When I do push ups and the dips my wrists hurt (weak). I'm adjusting things but the tricep dip movements I don't know how to adjust. I'm trying and well keeping positive is on my to do list.
current weight: 176.8
Fitness Minutes: (31,675) Posts: 8,283 2/21/12 7:51 A
INSANITY week 2 - wow. Stick with it. Week 1 is "culture shock" - getting used to the moves and routines. Getting used to the intensity. Getting used to the insanity! "What am I doing????"
Now you know!
Now, focus on the workout. Modify. Take a break. I notice that none of the people in the DVD go all the way through - they are taking breaks, too! I also notice it looks like the women have better form and intensity than the men!
Endurance = momentum forward.
WL = CB/T (Weight Loss = Consistent Behavior over Time)
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current weight: 191.8
Fitness Minutes: (9,998) Posts: 283 2/20/12 6:51 P
Ok fought the mind again and started second week of insanity. Did cardio resistance again this morning before I had to go to work. It is still kicking my butt, but I am feeling stronger. I think I have shin splints though, so my have to lay off all the jumping for now and modify, ouch. I am still determined to finish this workout even if I have to modify some. I know that my legs will get stronger and heal. I WILL CONCOR INSANITY!!!!
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