Cardio Power & Resistance

Holy Muscles Batman... I AM SORE!! Not only that but sore in places I never knew existed! Thank you Insanity... thank you muscle confusion! I tell people who are just starting P90X not to let their soreness stop them. So, I took my own advice and pushed play. As soon as I warmed up, my legs felt better and I was able to hit it hard.

Cardio Power & Resistance is a heart thumping good time. Jumping, pushups, hurdles, globes and more is what is waiting for you. I burned over 500 calories in 40 minutes and boy did those minutes fly by! You are movin' groovin' so hard with tiny little breaks and before you know it your doing your stretch and cool down.

I found out I for sure need to get some new shoes. My feet are killing me when I work out and I know I'm just not getting enough support or the slope of my shoe is wrong. I'll go shopping this weekend and try to find something that will get me in the pain free zone.

If you have finished P90X I highly recommend this program. It's such a good change and you still get that validated as an athlete feeling. I'm gonna take the advice of others and throw in some arm workouts, somewhere along the way, to keep up my strength and tone. But so far so good! I love this program!!

Let the Insanity Begin!

After much anticipation, finally the UPS guy delivered the box I've been waiting on for what seemed like forever. Insanity! I tore into that sucker like a kid on Christmas morning and may I just say... niiiice packaging! I decided to watch Plyo Cardio Circuit just to see what I was getting myself into and OH-MY... I think I burned a few hundred calories just watching the thing!

So ok... I was trying to go over the days and decide when I should start. It would be nice to have Sunday as my rest day but I'm so busy on Wednesdays that it would also be a good, logical rest day. But in all my excitement, I decided to start right then. It makes my rest day on Tuesday which makes absolutely no sense for me so I might have to do some juggling to change it. Anyway, I popped in the fit test DVD and had at it! It was late and I'm sure my numbers could have been better but that will just make my improvement look awesome right? LOL! I don't have my stats here with me now but I'll post my numbers soon. It was quite a workout in and of itself and it made me hungry for more! (I know, I'm getting a little nutso here.)

Today, I have to admit, I was a little nervous to do the first hardcore workout, Plyometric Cardio Circuit (PCC). I pushed play and thought, there's no turning back now! I tell ya, I was huffing and puffing during the stinkin' warmup! I finally hit my stride and I was feeling pretty good. My HR got up to 174 which is pumping pretty good for me. I had to take a few too many breaks for my liking but I know that will improve. Right?

People keep asking me if it was harder than the Plyo from P90X but it was so different it's hard to say. I would say it was a harder cardio workout but I think the One on One Plyo Legs is the mac-daddy of them all. I would not recommend this (PCC) to a person just beginning to workout. It would be too discouraging because you'd be stopping all the time. It's intense, it's insane and I LOVE IT!!

I did it!!

I ordered Insanity! It should be here on the 8th (I hope) and I'll be starting on a new 60 day journey. I've heard so many great things about it from all my Beachbody friends and I feel just as excited as I did before I started P90X. First off, I want to say that I absolutely LOVE all the Tony Horton programs I've been doing, P90X, P90X+, and One on One and I know I'll continue to do them after Insanity. I just need something new and fresh to keep my momentum going. Jeremy has recently started biking with a friend of ours and has really benefitted from the new change and I admit, I became a little bit envious of his new found challenge so I want to challenge myself with something new. I hear it's tough, that it will probably shred me to pieces, but in a crazy, messed up way, I'm looking forward to it!! This time last year, I never thought I'd be at this place.

I'll begin blogging about every step of Insanity as soon as I start it but if you ever want to ask me about P90X or anything else, please don't hesitate! Also, if you're out there thinking that these programs are too tough, then fine. Just get moving and go for a walk at least. Get started today with something that will get you on the right track. Make yourself a priority and don't let all the hoopla of these programs intimidate you. We all have to take a first step so take that first step today!

Be blessed!