That fit life! Can’t escape it.
So am back at it again. I don’t know if i bore you with this back and forth thing i keep doing with my fitness journey. Its definitely not like my hair journey which comes so easily to me. Working out is something else altogether. I go for weeks without exercising and then i come back to it and wonder why i ever stopped. So thats what happened a few weeks ago. I went without working out for a few weeks (i remember doing one workout during that time but i feel like once in about 3 weeks doesn’t count).
Anyway, 10 days ago, on a Friday, i felt the urge to get back on the grind. I didn’t want to wait till the following Monday which is what i would have normally done because…Mondays are like a fresh start to everything. So, on that day i did Insanitys’ Pure cardio workout. I mentioned it here. That workout wipes.me.out which is why i chose it.
The following day i missed my morning run and therefore opted to do some strength training. And the next day which was Sunday i did dome plyometric exercises (leg work…still from the Insanity program).
Come Monday (last week) i started a new workout program…
pic from web
Yup! Insanity max:30 which i first mentioned here. Its basically a 2 month (60 day) program. Each workout session is 30 minutes long. With this one, you try and see how long you can push yourself before you feel like
dying stopping, and that time when you do stop is your max out time. Here are my results for week 1…
I was honestly disappointed with my day 1 max out time. I mean, 6 minutes and 17 seconds?! With Insanity i could go for up to 10 minutes without stopping! The next days’ max out time was even more disappointing because i maxed out earlier but as the days’ progressed, i slowly came to realize that this program was different from the Insanity program i had been doing. It was harder. So if you thought Insanity was hard, try Insanity max:30 (why do i do this to myself?)
One thing i noticed after week 1 was that i have no upper body strength (well, its there, but just a smidge). During the Tabata workouts i recorded the lowest max out times. There was a lot of floor work involved and i just had trouble lifting my body off the floor! (Am only like 2 or 3kgs overweight according to the BMI chart but who cares?). Am good on my feet and i love plyo (which is why i love running i guess) so on the other days i did relatively well.
I have to talk about the soreness i experienced. Since i had gone for a long time without working out and then just jumped right into Insanity, my body did not take it well. I was good for the first 3 days and then BAM! Soreness. That is referred to as Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). My calves were killing me that Monday but i pushed through. On Wednesday my arms got so sore from the previous days’ workout (Tabata floor work – remember, no upper body strength). The pain sort of dissipates overtime thanks to proper stretching and eating well post-workout so right now, am good. Yesterday and today i did 10 minute workouts.
Since i don’t have the typical 9-5 job, am able to set my own schedule so i got most of my work done in the middle of the night. As such, waking up at dawn to workout was near impossible so my workouts got pushed to mid morning or late in the afternoon. That was not really working out for me because it seemed like everybody and their mother wanted a piece of me!
I get constantly interrupted during daytime workouts. I get phone calls, someone knocking on my door, and i also don’t like working out when there are people around (weird much? No.) Its a mess. Because of these, i switched up my routine and am now back to waking up at 5am to workout. Best.decision.ever!
I’ve committed myself to working out 5 days a week and when i say that am scared of not making progress in the next 7 weeks, i mean it. I even took starting pics (not pretty by the way) but having them in my face daily should push me to keep going till day 60.
Okay, ending the post here 🙂 I know its long but you know i use my blog to document stuff for my own satisfaction too. Its sort of an open journal.