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INSANITY Round 2 Complete!

As of yesterday I can proudly say that I have completed two complete rounds of INSANITY!  I’m pretty excited about that and am really proud of that fact.  I completed my fit test and was pretty much blown away from the results of this test compared to my first test back in May:

  • Switch Kicks – 111 (+26)
  • Power Jacks – 51 (+13)
  • Power Knee – 125 (+32)
  • Globe Jumps – 12 (+3)
  • Suicide Jumps – 16 (+2)
  • Pushup Jacks – 36 (+14)
  • Low Plank Oblique – 70 (+21)

I lost 11 lbs this round and went from a tight-ish size 16 to a very comfortable size 14.  On top, I am down to a medium in most tops, however if it has a tight fit on the arm, I will need a large.  All in all – I have NO complaints and once again this program has exceeded all expectations and given me great results.

Diet wise – I didn’t 100% follow this program guide.  I continued to eat very clean, mostly vegetarian but not strictly at all, and tons of water (about a gallon a day).  Nothing very written out, but you have seen many of the recipes I eat posted on here.

Life wise – I’m so happy to be done with this round!  I love the program…but I don’t understand how people do it back to back, lol.  I am ready for a break and am really pumped about my current 2 week regimen before I go into Focus T25.  I will post that tomorrow.  Essentially it’s a fun mix of a lot of programs that will keep me going but ease down from the hour of INSANITY.  Today was Turbo Fire 30 class.  Awesome and FUN.  Not that INSANITY isn’t fun…but it’s a totally different thing than a dance party with Chalene Johnson 🙂

 

INSANITY Fit Test #3

Yesterday was the doozy workout – fit test + max circuit intervals.  1.5 hours of crazy insane fun with Shaun T and the crew.  I both loathe and love this workout.  Loathe it because it’s a long day and I have to get up really early.  Love it because I feel like a super woman after working out and actually making it through the workout without crying.

So the fit test results are (drumroll!!!)

  • Switch kicks – 108 (+3)
  • Power jacks – 54 (+8)
  • Power knee – 109 (+2)
  • Power jumps – 35 (+3)
  • Globe jumps – 10 (no change)
  • Suicide jumps – 16 (+1)
  • Pushup jacks – 34 (+4)
  • Low plank oblique – 53 (-6)

Overall not a bad fit test.  I went down only on one thing from the fit test #2 and it was the last exercise so I’m wondering if i was burned out by then.  Who knows…but I’m really happy with how much I’m improving every fit test and how much stronger I am getting.

So now – I’m 2 workouts into month 2.  Month 2 is where the change happens IMO.  The workouts start to really push your endurance and strength more here.  I can tell I’m in much better shape than my last round of INSANITY because I’m jumping more during my workouts and burning more calories at a lower weight because of that.  I just bought some inserts for my shoes to help my poor little flat feet out and they made a world of difference already.  I also bought new shoes since the inserts were kind of big and didn’t fit well in my old shoes. Sucks since I just bought those a month ago…but necessary to protect my feet so I’m not complaining for real.  I do NOT want to get hurt and be out of commission for weeks (months?) and I know that having flat feet means that I have to pay attention to what is going on with them and baby them now that I am doing more plyo during INSANITY.

INSANITY Fit Test #2

It’s been 2 weeks so it’s time for another fit test!  The past few weeks have been really busy for some random reason – but I’ve been consistent with my diet and exercise.  I read a quote from Chalene Johnson about fit people eating the same thing every day and if that’s the case – I’m on the right track, lol.  Keeping my menu easy and repeatable has been key for success while busy.  I almost hate to report the lbs I’ve lost just because I know that it’s off because I had a bump up before I started since I was in NYC eating and drinking off of my normal plan…so I won’t report that.  But I will say I feel much tighter and my clothes are much looser even from a week ago when I went shopping, yay INSANITY 🙂  I also am eating a LOT of food, which is awesome because I’m not hungry at all, even on days when I do yoga and INSANITY and I’m still losing weight and inches….I’m finally learning the nutrition game 🙂

Anyway, fit test results!

  • Switch Kicks 105 (+20)
  • Power Jacks 46 (+8)
  • Power Knee 107 (+14)
  • Power Jumps 32 (+1)
  • Globe Jumps 10 (+1)
  • Pushup Jacks 30 (+8)
  • Low Plank Oblique 59 (+10)

I’m 100% sure the reason I jumped up so much this test is that prior to test #1, I wasn’t working out this hard because I was building up (calories and exercise) from finishing the Ultimate Reset.  Now I’m in a groove and moving pretty good.  I do think that I’m going to have to keep pushing hard to beat these numbers in 2 weeks….so time to DIG DEEP!!

 

INSANITY!

Today is the start of my 2nd round of INSANITY!!  It’s my favorite program because it’s short, intense, and gives you visible results fast.  Well as long as you are sticking to a good clean diet along with 100% commitment to the program that is.  The first day of INSANITY is the fit test.  You repeat this test many times over the course of the program to track your fitness levels and progress.  This test is only 25 minutes long (including warm up, stretch, and cool down) and you rest about a minute between each exercise.  So you only are intensely moving for 8  minutes…yet I still burned almost 300 calories, lol.  It’s a sign of things to come.

Today’s fit test for me was the first time that I was going to put my action plan for this round of INSANITY into play – by focusing on form.  The last time I did this program I was a lot heavier and had to modify a lot.  I focused on getting through the workouts the best I could.  This time I want to focus on form and getting the max results I can.  So for items like power jumps, I focused on making sure I went into the squat at the bottom and pulled my legs up, instead of just going as fast as I could.  The same for suicide jumps – I wanted to make sure my plank position was on point at the bottom and I pulled my legs forward right.  Last time with my bigger gut I had trouble getting my feet pulled up and had to go wider.  Little performance changes like that will result in MUCH better results this time!

So, today’s fit test results were as follows:

  • switch kicks – 42.5
  • power jacks – 38
  • power knees – 93
  • power jumps – 31
  • globe jumps – 9
  • suicide jumps – 14
  • push up jacks – 22
  • low plank obliques – 49

In comparison to my first round of INSANITY, I improved or performed the same as my first fit test on everything except the power jumps.  I performed the same as my last fit test on suicide jumps and was only one away from my results for globe jumps.  I’m pretty pleased with that especially considering my focus on form right now.  I did the fit test at 6:30 am this morning and I ALREADY feel the burn in my hips and thighs and arms.  I’m pretty pumped to get into the program and get this body into awesome shape!  I was running late so I didn’t take my photos this am because taking them would have meant turning on the light and waking up the man, but I will take care of that tomorrow before the official workout start 🙂

Ciao buddies!