Insanity Month 2 Week 2

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This week was pretty difficult for me. At the beginning of the week I had to force myself to do the workouts. They are just too long and hard. And for the rest of the week I was out with flu… so no workouts whatsoever. This was definitely not on my schedule! I was so happy with my results and progress so far. But the one thing is to workout with small cold and other things is flu and especially with Insanity.

This week schedule:
17.11      Max Cardio Conditioning
18.11      Max Interval Circuit
19.11      Max Interval Plyo
20.11      Max recovery
21.11      Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs
22.11      Core Cardio and Balance
23.11      Rest

Peace and love, G.

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Insanity Month 2 Week 1

M2W1I was planning to write this already on Sunday but I was just not feeling like being on the computer whatsoever so I just relaxed instead. And Monday and Tuesday were similar, I was just too busy doing other things, but finally today  here it is:

My workout log for Month 2 – week 1

1.11        FIT TEST & MAX INTERVAL CIRCUIT

First, I had to do the 28 minute Fit Test (which is a day’s workout itself basically) to prove to myself that I have improved. Here are again my fit test results from this day: Day36

Max Interval Circuit: 59 min
First 10 min is warm up and then stretching. And then there is 43 minutes of Insanity (just the last 4 minutes is cool down)! This is just crazy! … from the warm up to the actual workout. ( I hate Pedal/Power Lunges it’s sprit on the place with 4 jump lunges in between – just crazy!, then Ski Abs/Jacks/In & Out/Oblique – 4 of each …wow! wow! wow!) 45 min in and you are done! Hoping that you are done but no you still have 15 min to go! Than 3 min of cool down and then. Congrats – you survived your first Max Interval workout!!

And after an hour and half workout for today I’m glad that I’m still standing!

12.11      MAX INTERVAL PLYO
Max Interval Plyo: 55 min
Feeling little bit sore after yesterday and I feel like I’m back in my month one again. his is a plyometric workout which focuses on the big muscle groups and makes your heart skyrocket. After this one you will feel your upper body for sure!

13.11      MAX CARDIO CONDITONING
Max Cardio Conditioning: 48 min
This time, the workout does not consist of circuits (like the previous two).  The main part of the workout, lasts about 29 minutes and each move lasts about a minute. Football Runs – Sprint in place and then fall down into a push-up/plank position (so NO resting on the ground! – the only parts of your body touching the ground are your feet and hands) Not an easy one! Crazy Diamond jumps, In-Out Push Up Jacks, Suicide Jumps, … and many other crazy exercises. Just remember that this is Insanity Month 2.

14.11      MAX RECOVERY
Max Recovery: 47 minutes
Remember Cardio Recovery from Month 1? Do you really think that this one will be easier? Are you sure?!
Lunges, plies and planks …. Sounds simple but it’s not and definitely not easy either. Remember this is month 2 and the workout has MAX in its name. So get ready for crazy, slow and definitely torturing stretch moves!
Not a big fan of the warm up. Flat Back to Rounded Back – You do this with your legs shoulder width apart.  Then, you do some while lunging to the sides.  You basically hear Shaun T say, “contract, relax, contract, relax, contract, relax” for a while. But when you somehow push yourself to do it that you will get to more fun and more challenging part.

15.11      MAX INTERVAL CIRCUIT
16.11      MAX INTERVAL PLYO

This workouts are really crazy! And I don’t feel ready for this madness and I’m thinking about returning to workouts from the month 1 instead. I don’t know yet. But I’m sure doing month 1 again is better than quitting! I will see how I feel before my workout today.

Peace and love, G.

Insanity – Month 2 Schedule and Fit Test

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Month 2 – Schedule & Fit Test   

So I enjoyed the recovery week very much. I started to push myself harder; I’m more focus (on my breathing and form). But from today I’m on month two so I have only one month left to get best results I can get.

60 minutes of max intervals is no joke! But I’m ready at least I hope so. I just finished my fit test and I’m taking 20 min rest before I start the second workout – max interval circuit and I also what to see the exercises before I do them. During the fit test I really pushed myself! And I wouldn’t survive the second workout straight after. But I don’t want to delay it any further because I might not do it that way at all.

I’m very happy with my improvement. I can see it in the mirror and I feel great. So I will definitely keep going.
Here you can see my Fit Test results from today: Day36

And what really helped me is to see my previous scores affront of me the entire time. This way I’m trying to beat my last score at least by one repetition because even one extra rep is progress.
Here is month 2 schedule:

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Enjoy and dig deeper 😉

So I did the first workout and it was HARD! And I’m happy that I’m still alive…but more about it in my first week report.

Peace and love, G.

Insanity- Recovery Week

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Yes it’s recovery week, but do you remember Cardio recovery? So let’s not forget that this is still Insanity workout! Do your best and don’t skip this week. It’s good for your body to have some kind of rest after the very intense workouts, but don’t stop moving.

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Core, Cardio & Balance.  

So let’s talk little bit about the workout: ther

e some same moves from the first month, some additional changes to them and different combos and of course there are some new ones – moving plank, elbow punch thingy and hops on one leg and the best in the end- 3 min hip flexor & shoulder burners (this ones are killer and I was not able to complete them without taking some short breaks to shake the legs).

Shaun T stops between moves to show you proper form which gives you more breaks/recovery than the circuit workouts in the first month but it doesn’t mean that it’s easier. It’s all starting gradually, slowly pumping up your hard and then you finish the workout with some slow moves and I can describe them with one word – HARD. Yep the slow moves are hard but great for your muscles.

I was quite surprise that I was not bored with the workout doing it every single day for a week. Yes, the times where Shaun T is explaining each move is getting a bit annoying …but I’m focusing more on that that at least I have some extra rest between each workout. And I will definitely repeat this workout after I finish month 2 and I hope to see some progress also there not just in the fit test.

Shaun T says,
‘This is your recovery week so I don’t want you to over-pound your body.  I want you to focus, keep your core strong, keep your energy up and next week we will start it back up’.

So tomorrow I’m starting month 2.  Max circuits…it  scares me slightly, but I’m ready. And I like what I see in the mirror so it helps me to keep going  🙂

Peace and love, G.

Insanity Month 1 Week 4

Workout log M1- Week 4

So I just finished my first month of Insanity. And I’m proud that I survived the first month. I definitely see some minor changes. I have no idea where I putted my first day measurements, so … no comparing possibility there. I’m still struggling with my diet so probably not a big difference anyway, but I feel better… I can for sure manage Insanity workouts better than on beginning of this month.

Here is the schedule for the last week of the first month of Insanity:
28.10      PURE CARDIO & CARDIO ABS
29.10      CARDIO POWER & RESISTANCE
30.10      PLYOMETRIC CARDIO CIRCUIT
31.10      CARDIO RECOVERY
1.11        PURE CARDIO & CARDIO ABS
2.11        PLYOMETRIC CARDIO CIRCUIT

Next update after the recovery week.
Peace and love, G.

Happy Worlds Vegan Day

November is Vegan Month.

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…it’s time for celebrating and promoting veganism throughout this month. The aim of the month is to reach out to as many people as possible and show that is possible to be  healthy and happy in long term with this lifestyle and that is not just good for us, but also for animals and our planet. 

Nobody has to turn vegan overnight, especially if it means succeeding. Take small steps … make one meal a day vegan and keep adding more when you are comfortable with it. Even small changes are better than no change at all.

Search for support groups online, find healthy and easy recipes online… it can be easier than you think. Stay positive and keep moving forward…

Please go VEGAN

….. for the ANIMALS

….. for the PLANET

….. for YOURSELF

Peace and love, G.