Here I am, crossing off another exercise on the really cool Insanity Schedule Poster I have on our wall. I actually wish P90X or any other program would add a schedule poster like this. It’s very encouraging and rewarding to be able to cross another exercise day off and also check what’s in store for tomorrow.
Today is a rest day for me and tomorrow I will only have to perform the Fit-Test for the second time around to see how my numbers have changed. I am a bit nervous I have to admit. Judging from how much I still struggle and feel the burn in many of the exercises used in the Fit Test I don’t expect the results to be super different but we will see. Generally it just feels great to really get your heart rate up (in my case, for the intense HIT parts, that’s over 90%) and sweating like crazy. It really feels like I am sweating off not only calories but everything I consider bad for my overall health.
I hate mountain climbers with a vengeance, they still totally destroy me and I can’t really keep up with them during the whole minute which really pisses me off about myself. The routine I struggle the most with is Power Cardio and Resistance. I just realize how weak my legs are and how fast I feel the burn during those. The actual cardio is not really the problem but the power in my legs (by power I mean the power to push up and jump, not necessarily strength) or the strength in my arms from all the plank and push-up work.
I don’t have to modify anything in the workouts, despite my illness and I find it fun to clench my teeth and think that every-time I push through the burn or do a punch that I punch right into the face of Multiple Sclerosis and every second I can go longer and digg deeper is a defeat for the illness itself and a victory for me.
Besides the general wish of being healthy and look good, it’s the most important thing that keeps me motivated and willing to push for 7 more weeks to be an official Insanity Graduate.
Everyone has to find a reason and a goal for attempting or keeping doing something. So, what is yours?Tags: Anaerobic Exercise, Beachbody.com, Cardio improvement, Insanity, Multiple Sclerosis, VO2 MAX, Weight Loss, Workout