"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Insanity Fit Test – Day 1

Insanity Fit Test – Day 1

Well today was the official start of Day 1 of Insanity with my husband.   The Insanity Fit Test marked our first day.   We haven’t worked out together in years, so its fun to start something new with him.

I did Insanity last year and I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that crazy about it.   I don’t know if it was because it was mid-summer and hot as hell, or if I just wasn’t mentally ready for it. So I did 4 weeks and quickly went running back to Tony Horton’s P90X.

Then I tried again in the fall, this time I thought I’d do a yoga/Insanity hybrid.   Well about 2 weeks into it I hurt my shoulder.   Too many chaturangas with my power yoga and too many push-ups with Insanity. But it did open up the door to trying Brazil Butt Lift, which was perfect around the holidays followed by more P90X.

Well at about week 8 of round 3, I started getting the itch to try Insanity again.   I surely thought I was crazy because why on earth would I want to try that again? But the thought kept needling its way in and sure enough I substituted one of the P90X cardio workouts for an Insanity workout.   Guess what! I made it through and actually felt great afterwards. So I tried it again on the next cardio day, and I was totally hooked.   So I asked my husband if he’d do a round of Insanity with me.   I was shocked when a week later he told me yes. Just to see if he was really on board, I tried a workout with him on Saturday and he loved it.  So much so that he wanted to do another on Sunday. So its official, we started Day 1 today. We trudged down to the basement at 5 am to start our insane journey.

The Fit Test is a workout in itself.   30 minutes of power exercises, combined with plyometrics, push ups and core exercises that make Pilates look like its for girlie’s.

And for the record, I like the Insanity Elite Nutrition Guide a lot better than the P90X Nutrition Guide (which I still like a lot).

Here are my results for today’s Fit Test:

Switch Kicks 100 (or 50 each leg)
Power Jacks 58
Power Knees 100
Power Jumps 44
Globe Jumps 8 (I know I sucked at this one, but I had also  worked out  12 days straight)
Suicide Jumps 14
Push-up Jacks 29
Low Plank Oblique 40 (not as easy as it sounds)

So the next Fit Test is on Day 15.   Let’s see if I can dig deeper and rock this!

If you;d like more info on Insanity, P90X or any of the other amazing Beachbody workouts, visit my website at http://fitwithjessica.com/ or email me at fitwithjessica@live.com

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