(This adorable cozy is from Rachel O's on Etsy!)
Workout 4 : Pure Cardio: OWWWWW! This cardio was a little more strenuous than the previous days, with fewer timed breaks for water and longer circuits. Of course, the instructor stresses that you should take a break any time you need one, especially if you are so tired that you are compromising form. The exercises are all very high instensity cardio with lots of jumping, moving up and down from the floor, and, wowser, lots of push ups! I am proud to say that I am doing "boy" push-ups after 5 days of this craziness, though I have a ways to go in terms of how low down I am getting. :P Always good to have a goal. I feel like I am getting a cold (I started a new counseling job where I am in *very* close proxemity to all sorts of sweet but grubby little kids...it's time for some Emergen-C and Yogi tea!) so I am stopping by my favorite health food store to stock up on remedies...I am not gonna let sniffles interupt Insanity!
Workout 5 : Plyometric Cardio Circuit: Jeepers! This was the first workout of the week and the final one as well. It is HARD. I had to take several breaks and then get back on track. I finished despite feeling under the weather. I am super proud to have made it through week 1!!
Rest Day! Thank goodness! I've am still fighting my first cold in years! Now that I think about it, in the last several weeks of calorie counting, I have really skimped on green drinks and fruit/veg in general. I got all excited about eating whatever I wanted as long as it fit in the calorie count, so I ate lots of cereal, bready stuff, non-dairy pudding and sweets, convenience foods, etc. I am SO miserable! This cold is reminding me of one of the big reasons I chose a veg-based diet in the first place: dependable good health! Gak! Back on track today. For Insanity (as per the accompanying nutrition guide) I need to be eating about 1700-2000 calories a day. I was coming in under 1200 and most of that was made of nutritionally bereft foods. No way, man! I'm headed to the grocery to stock up on my tried and true plant-strong foods and healthy grains. No amount of weight loss is worthy giving up my amazing health, and I have a feeling that my energy, workout results, and general good temperament will return with my first few meals back to normal!
Cheers and more updates to come! My 2nd fit test comes at the end of this week!