Today is Day 2 of Insanity. I was so excited to start the workout I set my alarm and actually got up at 6:30am. It is so much easier to wake up early when all I have to do is walk into another room to start my workout. In the past I would pack my gym bag and lunch at night, plead with myself to get out of bed when my alarm goes off, drive to the gym, workout, and then take a shower and get ready for work in the locker room. Working out at home ROCKS!
The theory behind Insanity is you preform long bursts of maximum-intensity exercises with short periods of rest. This mornings workout was Plyometric Cardio Circuit in which you "burn fat with intervals of intense lower-body plyo and sweat inducing cardio". Translation, 40 minutes of grueling pain. Basically you do 3 rounds of each circuit. The first round is at a medium learning pace, followed by 30 seconds of rest, round two is at a little higher intensity, followed by 30 second of rest, and then the third round is why they call this program Insanity. You give it all you got, going as fast as you can.
Initially I was curious if I was going to get a full body workout doing Insanity. As a P90X enthusiast, it is engraved in me that I need to have resistance training in my workout to add balance and get better results. Only after 2 days I am sore ALL OVER from my shoulders to my calves. Every inch of my body hurts. I could barley raise my arms this morning to wash my hair. Tomorrow is Cardio Power and Resistance.
Have a good weekend everyone!