Today I was walking out of Target and had my hands full and a little four year old boy held the door for me… despite the fact that it was an automatic opening door. How sweet.
Happy July 1st!
I have successfully completed Week One of Insanity!
I am now on Week 2, Day 2.
This time around, Insanity is much different.
-When exercises like push ups come on, I don’t skip them. Shaun T goes from regular push ups, to push up jacks, to moving push ups, etc. I go down as far as I can go and complete the move. Before, I would skip those segments and wait until the next move comes. Not anymore. I’m so happy about this.
-I find myself feeling completely depleted after each workout video. I’m drenched in sweat. I feel accomplished.
-Cardio Recovery is a stretch video. It’s not intended to burn a ton of calories or be intense. It’s always in the middle of the week and to stretch out your muscles. This past week, I found myself super exhausted and craving that Cardio Recovery video, where as in the past I would dread it or want to skip it because I thought it was a ~waste~ of time if it didn’t burn a lot of calories.
-The next day after doing Cardio Recovery, I was super sore! Shaun T has you do lunges and pulses. I didn’t think anything of it, but the next two days I was really feeling it! I was NOT expecting to feel muscle soreness after a “light” stretch video.. so it was definitely a nice surprise and shows that I am following the program correctly.
-Even though I completed Week 1, I found myself struggling a lot this past weekend. I ate well the entire week, but I ended up indulging in sweets way too much during the weekend. Because of this, t made me feel as though this whole week of Insanity went to waste. I decided to put those negative (and ultimately triggering) thoughts behind me, and continue on to week two. The more you dwell, the easier it is to feel sorry for yourself and just keep on that path.
-I’m visiting my best friend in Virginia/Washington D.C. for 4 days for July 4th weekend. This will put me off schedule for Insanity, but we will be doing all sorts of fun ways of working out (hot yoga, gym, running, etc) so as soon as I get home, I will continue where I left off.