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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Does it count?

I wonder, if you take a 56 minute workout and divide it in to 4 equal 14 minute parts separated by 5 minute breaks, does it still count the same?
For example, my workout today is Max Interval Plyo. I'm doing it right now because this is the ONLY time in my day that I can actually fit it in. However, because of that I am forced to do it while I'm hungry and I have a POUNDING headache. I can't eat because I'll puke during the workout. And I can't wait for the headache to go away because...well, I don't have the time. Basically this is due to poor planning on my part. I should have eaten something an hour or two ago so that my stomach wouldn't be empty. I also should have taken some Tylenol ahead of time to get rid of this headache. Lesson learned...but for right now, the only way I can seem to get through this workout is to do about 15 minutes and then take a BIG break. I have 31 minutes remaining (down from 56) and right now my eyeballs feel like they're gonna pop out of my head because of this pressure headache thing. I'm weak and exhausted and SORE from the previous 2 days workouts and pretty much being a major whiny wuss. (which I DESPISE!) I am actually blogging RIGHT in the middle of my Insanity workout because I needed to sit down for a moment and let my heartrate come back into the human range and I honestly wanted to VENT about this but there is no one here so it's going on the blog! ha ha
I know I've been doing a lot of cry-baby-ing lately and I don't like it and I'm gonna try to stop-or at least minimize it...but I also PROMISE to always keep it real...and right now...this is me being REAL.
Okay...I guess it's time to go finish this thing. Maybe I'll get the whole 31 minutes done at once...or maybe I'll be back in here to blog some more in about 14 minutes...!?!? :o)
Seriously though...does anyone know if it hurts anything to hit pause several times during the workout?


Anonymous said...

It does, just because that is how Insanity is designed. Per-longed high intensity cardio with short breaks. Instead of moderate intensity cardio with short bursts of high intensity cardio. That being said ... You are obviously not well, so doing what you can, instead of nothing at all, is better. SOOOO GREAT EFFORT. I had many workouts with headaches before I found out that I can not eat cheese and chocolate in the same day. LOL. Hope you feel better soon!!!

Rene' said...

isn't bootcamp and hi-lo intended to raise heartbeat and bring it down, then do it again? that's supposed to be good, so I'm sure u still got a great workout doing it this way.