I originally wrote this post on Tuesday, however the snow storm that hit the North East wrecked my internet for a while. Anyways…
Before you start reading, take a look at the Geico commercial ” The Oldest Trick In the Book” because it is the inspiration for the title of this post. This commercial makes me giggle every time!
I am proud to announce that I am indeed, still standing on two feet after the second week of Insanity. As addressed in my most recent post, I have invested in a the Polar F4 heart monitor to train with. I am sure glad I did because I can track my heart rate and calories burned for each workout. As of right now I’m averaging between 330 and 430 calories burned per workout. I admit, I’m a little displeased with those numbers because the program claims that the user should be burning 600-1,000 calories per workout, so when I push myself and only see about 430 calories being burned it is discouraging. I’ve also adjusted my intake accordingly so that I am not overeating during the days.
I also am not a patient person, so it comes difficult for me to keep doing something without seeing results. I do however realize that I’ve only been at this for 2 weeks now and it’s unrealistic for me to expect to see ANY results other than maybe a pound or two less on the scale. I think that this workout program will teach me more than just to get myself in better shape. I think it will instill in me a better sense of self-discipline.
This week my schedule was as follows:
- 1/14/2014 : Cardio Power & Resistence
- 1/15/2014 : Pure Cardio
- 1/16/2014 : Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- 1/17/2014 : Cardio Recovery
- 1/18/2014 : Cardio Power & Resistence
- 1/19/2014 : Pure Cardio & Abs
- 1/20/2014 : Day of Rest
For this post I want to focus on “Pure Cardio & Abs”. This exercise was not in the first week’s schedule and I looked forward to it. It turns out that the session is about 17 minutes, but the ab exercises were intense for me- in a good way. Since I am not as in shape as others I think I got more out of this workout than others would, but I could see very fit individuals getting bored with this session. In summary, the video leads leg rises, planking (high planks and low planks) as well as C-Sit positions with A-Frame ab twists. As difficult as some of the exercises were, I do wish that the workouts on every other day of the week featured some kind of ab move that was featured in “Pure Cardio & Abs” because I feel like I would get a more overall workout.
Many of the forums that I have been reading reassure me that results come through in the second month, so until then I will hold out and keep pushing through. I’ve only lost about half a pound, and I have been good about following the program’s meal choices so that I do not over eat or under eat. If you have any suggestions or advice I would like to hear it!