Monday, August 9, 2010

Insanity and the Abs

This morning I started the second week of my second Insanity cycle.

On top of that for some reason I feel like I should keep going to Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays here at work!

It is extremely tough to do both, but at the same time I think the extra yoga stretches help my body recover somewhat from the morning's insane workout.

Hopefully it will help with my goal to get ridiculously good abs! Unfortunately with the end of summer and the craziness that entails (work, stress, home for sale (hopefully soon), trip to Canada, work conventions) - nutrition and healthy eating takes a bit of a dive!

I've also stopped doing the ab workouts I was doing, but hope to re-incorporate those as soon as I can!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Insanity and Intermittent Fasting

Yesterday was the 2nd day of my second round of the Insanity workout program. That program really is quite tough!

On top of that, it was my first day of Intermittent fasting while doing the program. I was a bit nervous! Especially since I'm in the middle of figuring out what's wrong with me (allergies anyway) - and I was surprised that I wasn't shaking or miserable all day because I had done an intense workout without feeding my body before or after.

I wanted to do another little run before eating, but I was unable to because of work and timing.

I also cheated a bit with some candy that I picked up at the Allergy Clinic... but it wasn't enough to affect the fasting from my point of view.

One of the main reasons I 'm doing Intermittent Fasting is because while I don't normally care about food so much (eat to LIVE not live to EAT, etc) when I DO eat I really want to enjoy it and it is amazing how much more I enjoy my food! Plus it gives you more room for error when you are letting your body use up every little bit that's left in there instead of adding new calories and nutrients to process.

I even worked late because I got to work pretty late, and it wasn't a problem at all!

I weighed myself yesterday after Insanity and last night before bed - right now I'm hitting between 162 and 165.

Later today or tomorrow I will post the 'before' pictures that I took yesterday - I'm happy with my progress, but still have QUITE a ways to go.

A Little Motivation from Rocky...

(via RossTraining)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Insanity - Round TWO

Earlier this year I did Insanity which my wife had given me for Christmas.

It was a GREAT 60 day program that I felt had pretty dang good results, but probably not as good as I could have achieved if I had made a few more changes along with the program.

This morning I did the first fit test with my wife - she is starting it (really starting it!) for the first time and I'm going to do it with her because I need it myself, and hopefully we can motivate each other to keep strong with it.

It was interesting that in some ways I did WORSE than my very first fit-test, even though I am in better shape now than I have been in a long time - including when I finished Insanity back in March.

This is a good fit test - but honestly I think to do well in the fit test can mean more that you are better at those particular exercises and not necessarily fit. Basically what I really want to see is what my final numbers are compared to my final numbers from last time. :)

We'll try to take our 'Before' pics today sometime and I'll probably post them soon with more Insane updates.

My one concern is that my allergy issues that I'm still looking into will be a roadblock. I'm going to do everything I can to make sure that doesn't happen.

I got up before SIX AM this morning to do this! So it's ON!