Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Diggin It!

So...last time we talked, I was telling y'all about the Insanity Fit Test (that was on Wednesday). Thurday I did the Plyo workout after my class at the gym! Whew!! That was EXHAUSTING! I took some pictures of myself while I was POURING sweat...I know that's just what y'all are dyin' to I'll try to download them and post asap! (hee hee)
Yesterday I did the Cardio Resistance workout while Matt watched from the recliner saying "that doesn't look too hard". HA!!! He had worked the previous 24 hours and was he couldn't do it with me...but I seriously considered flipping him off (haha) while he was sitting there commenting on how it didn't look THAT hard. (so easy to say when you're just a spectator!) I knew he was TOTALLY just giving me a hard time--and it was all in good fun--but I'm really not in that much of a jovial mood when my heart is beating at 189 beats per minute and I can't even see for all the sweat running into my eyes. Something about that takes the funny out of things just a bit. :-)
Today was Cardio Recovery which was still very hard...but way less jumpy. I decided do P90X Chest, Shoulders & Triceps today also so I can keep my muscle tone where I want it (not sure how much Insanity is going to do for building/toning arm, back & shoulder muscles???) Anyway, Matt joined me for today's workouts and he's really pumped about doing the Insanity program. Several of you guys have asked what he thinks about it---and so far---he is just as excited about it as I am. It's a very nice (and due) change from Tony Horton. The energy level (and music) is just so exciting and energizing! So far, there is nothing I DON'T like about it. And Kandy, you asked about the lengths of the work outs....well...that is the BEST part! The shorter routines are just over 30 minutes...and the longer ones are about 45. It's SO NICE to be done in UNDER an ab ripper to do afterwards either!
Man...I feel like I'm doggin' on P90X. I am SO NOT. I think it's just that I've been doing P90X now for over a year and it was time to mix things up a bit. Even still, I am totally planning on throwing in some of the strengthening/weights dvd's with the Insanity program.
Also, I don't know that I would have the endurance or stamina to do Insanity if I hadn't already completed P90X.
The time seems to pass so much faster with this program. (hooray! I hate watching the clock!)
The real proof will be when I weigh in next week!
Matt and I took our Insanity "Before" pictures last night. We were a tad bit disgusted with them...but I guess that's good since we're well on our way to losing the blubber!
Eating has been good. Not perfect, but very healthy and comfortable. Even though we've been eating out a little bit, we are being careful and concientious which is a big improvement for me. I usually go hog-wild when we go to a restaurant. It's like I think I'm on vacation because I'm not slaving over the stove in my kitchen! ha ha
I am so glad I didn't wait until we were done with this Round 3 of P90X to order Insanity. I think I might have burned out...but not now! We are on FI-YAH!!!
I also have to give a SHOUT OUT to my newest team member Coach Michelle!! YAY! Congratuations on becoming a Beachbody Coach! You are SUCH an inspiration!


The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

I wanna try Insanity!!!!

Alissa said...

I took a picture of me all gross and sweaty too! I'll post it! I actually am a big P90X nerd and watched the infomercial yesterday... it made me miss it! I'll definitely be doing another round when I'm done with Insanity!

Rene' said...

woohoo-cant wait to see the pix!

Christina said...

I'm for sure ordering Insanity soon. I think it will be just what I need to stay motivated. I'm in a major slump right now. Ack! Please tell me we all go through it and I'll get back on track! Can't wait to read about your progress!