Insanity Month 1 Week 3

Workout log M1- Week 3M1W3

Wow I have already a week three behind me …and I’m almost one month in …feeling good about it. I’m definitely improving and feeling great. 🙂

21.10      FIT TEST
I did the fit test in the morning here are my scores: Day 15 – Fit test
And I was feeling very good today so I decided to catch up with my workouts little bit so I added some extra
                + PURE CARDIO & CARDIO ABS
22.10      PLYOMETRIC CARDIO CIRCUIT            
                I was feeling a little bit sore from yesterday but I did my best 😉
                CARDIO ABS – little bit more than 16 min long Abs workout (no crunches!)
This one is another crazy one, especially straight after 38min of Pure Cardio. But no worries only first 3 min are crazy cardio jumps and after that you are continuing with the mat workout. First some abs workout in C-sit position (twisting arms, lifting legs…you will definitely feel the burn) and then some plank variations.
I’m still not able to keep up. The squats and lunges are killing me. Still taking extra breaks.
I did this one more than a week ago so I already forgot how hard it was…ufff… power jumps are hard and again not able to keep up during walking push ups or triceps dips…but I will get there
I really don’t like this mountain climbers…it’s not a hard exercise but for some reason I just don’t like them, but I like the following exercise which is ski down and of course I love the last “boxing” exercises.
27.10      REST
I’m going to enjoy this day. I’m happy that is a day off otherwise I would be skipping a workout. I’m planning to have a very nice day with my hubby. This day is our one year anniversary.  So celebration day…nothing fancy tho … just me and my other half enjoying day together. Happy Anniversary babe! xxx

Peace and love, G.


Insanity Month 1 Week 2

M1W2Workout log M1- Week 2

This week was pretty hard for me for some reason. I had to really force myself to do my workouts. And I was doing ok until that Friday – I was feeling weak so I stayed in bed that day and also the following one.

The best thing is always to listen to your body and to know when to take a break – especially with such a crazy workout like insanity. Yes, we need to push our self but we also need to know our limits! And those days I knew that I had to take some time off and it definitely helped.No the best week for me, but I’m in week three and I feel better now.

15.10      PURE CARDIO 
18.- 20.10      REST  

Peace and love, G.  

Insanity Month 1 Week 1

insanity month 1 w1So here is my workout schedule for the first week:

What I did and also how did I managed. And of course my toughs on each workout.

INSANITY  Month 1- Week 1

7.10        FIT TEST
               The entire workout is 25 min including warm up and cool down. And you will be completing as many reps as possible for one minute and you have 8 exercises. It might sound easy but none of the exercises is an easy one, so get ready to sweat….. and die.
               41min  Cardio workout focused on legs and gluts.
               With small muscle pain from first day I was trying to really push myself and in the end my legs were really shaking. And I was really glad that it was over.
My scores: Fit test
                39 min  Cardio workout focused sculpting arms, shoulders, chest, and back
               Starting with power jumps (or as I know them jump tucks), continuing with other crazy cardio moves, followed by V push ups and triceps dips, believe me you will feel your arms! I was pushing through my muscle pain from previous days, but of course I was not able to always keep up with Shaun T. But I survived!
               32 min of stretching and slow motion. Yes you are getting break from crazy cardio but this workout is no joke!
11.10      PURE CARDIO
               38 min Cardio for crazy burn.
               You will have like 2 breaks- one after the warm up and second one before cool down. Yep it’s a pure cardio!
This one is an evil. I hate jump lunges and not a big fun of power kicks neither. I took many breaks during this one, but hopefully by end of this month I will manage to push through the entire workout. Fingers crossed.
               I dunno why, but I have the feeling that doing this one for the first time …that it was easier somehow.
13.10      REST
Much needed rest from the crazy workouts. And my muscle pain is gone.

Looking forward to improve in my second week.

Peace and Love, G.


INSANITY- Fit Test + Month 1 schedule


Today was a day one of my Insanity Workout schedule. And I was doing the FIT TEST.

It might seem to be an easy one – doing 8 exercises each for a minute. But it was not easy and I was glad that it was over. Each exercise is intense especially when you are keeping a good form and going for max reps.

Insanity Fit Test Exercises

1.  Switch Kicks – it is important to squeeze your abdominal muscles during this exercise to keep the strain off your lower back.

2.  Power Jacks – this is similar to a jumping jack with a squat combined.  Tip is to keep knees over ankles.

3.  Power Knees – keeps abs engaged while bringing knees to chest.

4.  Power Jumps – make sure you land softly and bend knees to help reduce impact on legs and knees.

5.  Globe Jumps – keep knees over ankles to prevent injuries.  Use your arms to help you jump to your next position. With every jump your fingers have to touch the ground.

6.  Suicide Jumps – keep core tight and focus on good form.

7.  Push-up Jacks – a combination of a push up and jumping jack.

8.  Low Plank Oblique

My scores:

 fit test

I also took some before pic and wrote down my measurements to see my progress. I will keep them just for myself for now, but I might share them one day .

Here is my workout schedule for the first month:

insanity month1

Peace and love, G.

October 2013

New month is here again. It’s already October. I can’t believe it. The time is really flying by.october

This month I will try to really live in the presence, not think about the past and definitely not worry about the future. But I don’t mean forget about the past or the future because both are important – what we learned in the past and what we can achieve in the future especially when we do our best now.

This month I will be focusing again on the diet and each month until I will be satisfied with my eating habits. I can even call it eating ‘habits’ for now because I’m eating whenever and whatever (vegan of course). I think that I will have to set up alarm to remind me when to eat and I will also have to plan what to eat ahead!

It’s getting pretty cold outside so I’m not feeling like running anymore so I will return to my regular exercising in comfort of my living room.  🙂

And for this month workout schedule I’m digging deep! I’m going for second try with INSANITY workout. I tried this workout once but due my crazy work schedule I wasn’t able to finish even…. I believe second  week. But now with some extra time on my hands … Insanity here I come 😉

Many people may have seen “Insanity” on late-night television infomercials. I think it all started back in 2009 but you can still see it on tv.

About Insanity:

INSANITY workout is the hardest workout program ever put on DVD.

The part most people remember is Sean T., the creator of “Insanity”, shouting at participants boot camp style. The participants of “Insanity” are mostly beach bodied trainers, dance instructors, or athletes, and in every video they are sweating and struggling. “Insanity” is not an easy workout, but it is possible. And it’s definitely not for everyone.

Forget everything you think you know about high-intensity workouts. Insanity turns old-school interval training on its head. Interval training works that you workout at a moderate pace for a while – then all at once, you kick up your speed and heart rate – just for a minute or so. After that, it’s back to a lower gear, giving you plenty of time to catch your breath. But with Insanity, you do exactly the opposite. You work flat out in 3 to 5-minute blocks, and take breaks only long enough to gulp some air and get back to work. It’s called Max Interval Training, because it keeps your body working at maximum effort through your entire workout. You keep pushing your limits – so your body has to adapt. That’s how you get in such insane shape in just 60 days.

The videos in the first month are only 30 minutes long, while the second month’s videos are an hour long. Nothing in “Insanity” needs equipment; the only thing you need is your own body weight.

What will you get:

10 workout DVDs,The INSANITY 60-Day Wall Calendar + Fit Test Tracker, The Elite Nutrition Plan,…

Everything you need to get in the best shape of your life, including 5
Max Interval workouts for Month One:

  • PLYOMETRICS for insane legs and gluts
  • UPPER BODY RESISTANCE for sculpted arms, shoulders, chest, and back.
  • PURE CARDIO for crazy fat burn.
  • CARDIO ABS with intensive core work so you can get awesome abs like Shaun T.
  • RECOVERY gives your body a break at the end of an insane week.

Then, with four new workouts in Month Two, the intervals get even
longer, but the rest periods don’t:

  • MAX INTERVAL CIRCUIT for the toughest interval workout you’ve done so far.
  • MAX INTERVAL PLYO will push your legs until they cry for mercy.
  • MAX CARDIO CONDITIONING takes your body to the limit with an extreme cardio workout.
  • MAX RECOVERY lets you build strength for a whole new round.

I know that there is Nutritional Guide included but it’s not vegan so I won’t be following it for sure. But I will do some adjustments in my diet so I can get my results. I will definitely keep you posted on my progress.

Peace and Love, G.