Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Whew.... INSANITY Day 2 officailly in the bag!!!!!!!

So what is INSANITY you ask... The INSANITY® workout might just be the hardest fitness program you will ever attempt. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 INSANE workouts packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves.


is the secret to these mind-blowing INSANITY workouts. Shaun T took traditional interval training and flipped it on its head—you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest. Each INSANITY workout keeps you constantly challenged as you alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals performed at your MAX. The result: burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour and get the most insane body in 60 days.

Sounds easy right?!?!? WRONG!!!!!

Awhile back my roommate/bestie Denise and I got this wild idea to attempt these crazy tough workouts... I will have to admitt that it kicked our ass the first time we tried it. Well, "If at first you don't succeed, try try again..." RIGHT?!?!?! So we tried again... FAIL!!!!! And we tried yet again. This time we managed to stick with the 60 day program for an awesome 40 days. We would have kept going, but unfortunately a really bad sickness set in on our household. And once recovered I was more focused on my running and life just seemed to get in the way. Well, excuses aside we have decided to start it again.

Monday was our Fit Test We absolutely despise the fit test, dread it in fact. Worst 30 minutes of my life. The fit test definitely does it's job by showing you just how UN-FIT you truly are. Here are my results...

Switch Kicks 65
Power Jacks 29
Power Knees 75
Power Jumps 12
Globe Jumps 7
Suicide Jumps 12
Push-up Jumps 0
Low Plank Oblique 40

Now I will be doing this Fit Test in another 2 weeks, so we will see the improvement!!! Let's hope for BIG numbers!! And on top of INSANITY, the roomie has decided to try and train for a long run with me. So we are going to be running together as well. Starting off at the beginning with her. Yesterday we got in 1.5 miles. All hills, took us about 10:45/mile. I was so proud of her for being able to push that hard with me!!!! :)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Starting Stats...

So after a long weekend of vacation, little exercise and bad eating, I am finally getting this going. I will be updating again this evening with my food journal and workouts for today. (I am planning on running and Insanity with my AWESOME roomie/bestie!!!) I am really excited to get going on this new journey in my life.

Wednesday December 21, 2011
Chest 35"
Hips 41 1/2"
Waist 35 1/2"
Thigh (left) 23"
Arm (left) 12"
Neck 12 3/4"
Weight 169 lbs

Not the best, but not bad right?!?!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let's kick things off....

Starting new, starting fresh... Usually you will see posts like this right around New Year's, but my determination to achieve fitness perfection has never been a once a year thing. It seems as if I am always dieting, always working out, always trying to make my body perfect. Always trying something new, something that is going to work this time. And in all honesty the only thing I have managed to stick with is my running. I absolutely love being out on the road, running shoes laced, Ipod blaring and the ability to be lost in my own thoughts. No matter the weather, wind, rain, blistering heat and even snow, I make sure to get out there. It is my therapy, my release, my drug.

My goal with this blog is to allow myself to track my progress from weekly to monthly. And if I happen to inspire others while in the process then that is great as well. So that said, starting Monday, December 19, 2011 I will be uploading weekly photos, measurements and weight. I will also be uploading daily workout regimens, and food logs. I will try to incorporate motivational quotes, healthy recipes (things I will be eating) and videos.

Can't wait to get started....