Monday, October 4, 2010

Insanity - Week 5 Round Up

Well, this post is a few days late due to my brother's action packed wedding weekend and then my being totally exhausted yesterday.  But, we just finished our recovery week and actually started Month 2 of Insanity this morning.  We are at the half way mark and still pushing through.  Together no less.  He's sticking it out with me.

At the beginning of last week I was thinking ahhhh, recovery week.  A nice, calm week full of yoga, stretching and rest.  NOT!!  I was pleasantly surprised by how intense Core Cardio and Balance was.  I always fear recovery weeks because I feel like I'm going to gain a ton of weight, and with Insanity I also feared getting bored doing the same DVD for six days in a row.  But, my fears were unfounded.  The new program was a welcome change from the same old movements and drills and if I did gain any weight this week it's because of the darned cookies I baked and could not stop eating coupled with the most fabulous wedding food I have ever tasted on Saturday.  Thankfully, I got my white girl groove on during the reception and hopefully burned off a bit of that with my spastic movements.  Hey, you don't have to be coordinated to move it.  :)

My thoughts now that we are one month in?  Well, it's a tough program for sure.  It is also not for everybody.  My body feels like it's really been taking a beating.  I'm not sure one is meant to do high impact aerobic activity six days a week, but for two months we'll see how it goes.  I do feel some increases in my stamina and my lower half has definitely tightened up.  So, I'm still happy with our decision to give this a go.  I know Month 2 is going to kick my butt.  We did the first day today and it was hard, but I won't get into that now - you'll have to wait until the end of the week (if I'm still alive that is)!

Have a great week everybody.


  1. Congrats to your brother! Where was the reception?

    Glad to see you made it through the first month 2 workout and that your hubby is sticking it out with you!!!

  2. Thanks Laura. We were in upstate New York at Shadow Lawn in High Falls. Great location. I want to do a post with pics and stuff. :)

    Today was a killer. Congrats to you for doing it not once, but TWICE!! I've got all kinds of body pains after this morning.

  3. Amazing job on the workouts!

    Sounds like you had a great weekend, too.

  4. Congrats to your brother, sounds like you had a great time! I get so much inspiration from your updates and I am grateful for them. Keeps me pushing harder.

    Make it a great day!