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Insanity Day 4 & 5

Friday, May 04, 2012

An update! I'm pretty sure day 4 aka Cardio Recovery is my favorite day so far in the Insanity workout. That could just be the lazy in me talking though. It really is a recovery, and a much needed one. It was 30 minutes of stretching basically... well almost. I loved it though. Might I had that it was by no means "easy" just "easier" the poses, the burning, the sweat still dripping, it was a work out for sure, but after I felt so good, and the soreness from the previous days has subsided mostly.

Day 5, Pure Cardio... or what I like to call Pure Hell. It was the most insane workout so far. Absolutely. Insane. I kept up with the video a lot more than I thought I would be able to. That in itself made me feel good. I feel like I can already tell a difference in my stamina and ability, even after only a few days. I'm pushing myself harder and getting through more and more of it. Even though there's technically no "breaks" in Pure Cardio, I definitely had to take some, which is fine, because I promise you, when I was laying on the floor trying to catch my breath, there was at least one person on the screen doing the same thing.

I have to say so far, I really love Insanity, as insane as it is. I think it's just what I've been looking for. I mean, I'm pretty crazy myself, so I think it's a good fit. I love the fast pace, the constantly changing exercises, the sweat literally dripping off me... I even like Shaun T, he's like that nutty physical trainer that you love to hate and sometimes want to punch in the face. Just saying. That said, I feel great, I feel like my clothes are already fitting different, and I can't wait to see the results in a few weeks!

On a food note, I haven't been following any particular diet, but I've been working on balancing my meals, protein and veggies and staying away from the processed carbs. So far so good!
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  • PRINCESSMANDIE
    LOL you sound just like me. Cardio Recovery was my favorite and Pure Cardio I hated. Then I got to Month 2 and Max Cardio was my favorite. Go figure.

    I'm starting Insanity over for my 2nd time (on Day 4 today) and knowing what Month 2 is like I'm really paying attention to the workouts now and trying to decide if I still hate some as much as I did or if I like them now. Right now undecided.

    You are all doing so great! This program really is awesome. It's nice to see others who are in the same week I am this time around.
    3372 days ago
  • SMILINGEYES88
    I think Pure cardio is my favorite :) it's CRAZY! The recovery workouts are great! But man the squats and lunges kill my legs!
    3372 days ago
  • LACEY*BETH
    I love hearing from people that are doing the workout too! We are on the same day! I do day 6 tonight when I get home! I'm kind of scared! But I'm also looking forward to seeing how I do compared to day 2! I plan to keep updating along the way, it helps with my accountability! Haha.
    3372 days ago
  • BECKY3126
    I think we started Insanity about the same time. I just did my 6th workout this morning (which is another attempt at Plyometric Cardio) and I will completely agree with you that Pure Cardio was completely INSANE! But...I guess that is why the program is called Insanity. I really love it too though. Even though I have been collapsed on the ground a few times myself. I think this morning it may have been more than a few. By the last round of Level 1 Drills, Ski Abs, and In & Outs, I was face first on the floor multiple times.....
    Good luck on your journey. I may keep track of how you are doing so I can keep myself motivated, if you don't mind?
    3372 days ago
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