I am challenging myself to do a FULL program from start to finish following the program calendar as it’s written because, well, i haven’t done it in years. and i have seen less than ideal results. I did the full ChaLEAN extreme program and that’s what kickstarted my fitness and changed my life. Then i did the full P90X program and saw some amazing changes in my body and confidence and honestly my life. And then i stopped doing full programs… I have done parts of TurboFire, Insanity, P90X2, P90X3, PiYo, Body Beast, TurboJam, Cize, and any other programs you can think of. I’ve done a marathon and half marathons and taken spin classes and zumba classes. And I’ve worked out on average 6 days a week this year. But i really haven’t seen great results and I think that’s because I’m not following a program all the way through. SO for the next 8 weeks I will be doing Insanity max:30. all the way through. And i’m going to blog about it daily (or close to it) to track my progress and keep me accountable!
Day 1 was TOUGH! I had to take my first break only 6:22 into it. But you know what? I did the whole 30 minutes and i know each time i do it i’ll get better! When I tried to do max:30 at the beginning of the year I was still healing my plantar fasciitis so i didn’t do any of the jumping and let me tell ya… that makes a difference! It was still an incredible workout but this was INTENSE. i got a little headache i think from being dehydrated after so next time i’m gonna make sure i’m drinking water throughout- something I don’t always do a great job of. Felt SO good to be done! The workout is sets of 3 exercises, 30 seconds per exercise and you do each exercise 3 times. So 4:30 per circuit and then you get a :30 break. And that’s how the whole thing goes for all 25 minutes after the 5 minute warmup. I love it because you’re getting new exercises every 5 minutes so it doesn’t get boring doing the same thing over and over again! and those 30 second breaks are SO key! And then you feel awesome all day after a hard workout like that! PLUS it’s only 30 minutes so you can totally get in something else if you have time! I sure didn’t but some days i know i will!
AND on top of the max:30 i’m going to be sticking to 21DF style eating 80% of the time. SO my day 1 meals were:
breakfast: shakeology + 1/2 banana + 1 tsp PB (1 Red, 1 Purple, 1 Silver)
snack: edamame (1 green)
lunch: tempeh + spinach + brown rice (2 Reds, 1 green, 1 yellow)
snack: baby carrots + hummus (1 green, 1/2 blue)
dinner: salad w/arugula, spinach, grilled asparagus, roasted red peppers, and avocado w/balsamic & olive oil (1 green, 1 blue, 1 silver)
Not bad for eating dinner out!! Day 1 is always the easiest… cross your fingers for me for day 2!