As in Shaun T’s INSANITYworkouts! 🙂 Today is only day 3 and we both were surprised at how much more we could do in our workouts!
If you aren’t familiar with INSANITY, I’ll give you a crash course in what it’s all about… It’s said to be the hardest workout program ever put on DVD (and I believe it). It pushes you past your limits with 10 workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and ab and core training moves. It’s called MAX INTERVAL training, meaning you perform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest.
This stuff is so intense I can’t even put it into words…. I can only put it into sweat, and sweat we do… I don’t know when I sweat more, during the actual “workout” or during the stretching periods (these are NOT rests). He has taken so many styles and forms of exercise such as yoga and tai chi then combined them with “traditional stretches” so even during this stretching you are working up a sweat!
During the workouts we are doing football drills, b-ball drills, “power jacks”, “power jumps”, push ups, jogging, floor sprints, and I could go on and on… The point is it is INSANE!!!!! but I LOVE it! 🙂 I know it’s working because I can feel it. I am sore, but it’s a good soreness! Like I said we made it further into our workouts without taking a break and we weren’t as winded. Our muscles were killing us at points, but if it hadn’t been for fear of my legs giving out I wouldn’t have stopped. There were times when I wanted to keep going, and had the lung capacity to do it, just not the muscle strength/endurance.
I’m not saying that after 3 days I am already “in shape”, I’m just saying that there is already a difference! I still had to stop throughout (which is encouraged, if you need it), but I can only imagine where we will be an a week, two weeks, or a month!
I am SO excited about this (as if you couldn’t already tell)!!!!! The best part for me is I am able to do it right beside my hunnie ;). Which is something we wouldn’t be doing if we were going to a gym for this (mostly because we would be too intimidated).
I can’t wait to see where this takes us!
Of course, as with all exercise, you have to watch what you eat. My favorite thing about this program is the nutrition guide, and detailed information it provides for you to perfectly balance your meals and get exactly what you need! For an example Here is what we ate tonight!
Citrus Glazed Chicken with Grilled Asparagus
Boneless skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
salt, pepper, paprika to taste
(I used cajun seasoning instead of the paprika)
Put chicken in an oven safe dish, top with remaining ingredients and bake for about 20 minutes at 350*. (note: this is one serving)
For the asparagus I used TJ’s frozen grilled asparagus and drizzled with EVOO and added garlic, salt and pepper. Bake at 350* for about 20 minutes. 🙂