I know I am. Even though it’s sometimes hard to not just say “shut up!”
Anyway, we were out Saturday night and had a ton of fun. However that also meant coming home early mornings. For some reason my inner clock insists on waking me up at 7.30 no matter what and my craving for breakfast helps with getting out of bed despite the sleep deficit compared to my normal sleep schedule.
However, around lunch time, even though I was eating properly, I was tired and the lack of sleep came back to haunt me. It doesn’t help that I think my body is struggling a bit right now to try to keep up with recovering between the 24h breaks in between the workouts. So, I decided to take the recovery day on Sunday instead of Monday like I should have according to the plan and do the last day of Week four on Monday, instead. Even though I would have loved to wrap it up on Sunday and then have a nice break before starting the Recovery Week.
That plan didn’t go through either though because I seem to have come down with a little stomach bug. So as soon as I am fully recovered I’ll do the last day. An intense program such as Insanity is asking a lot from the body to start with, additionally I have to be careful not to overdo it due to my illness. In this case it’s twice as important to listen to your body despite the urge to work-out. In the end you will only do more damage then good that way.
I conditioned myself to really react to everything I notice when it comes to my own body. I love studying things and learn everything I can about a topic that interests me. My body is not different in that way (I just realized how weird that must sound) but it has helped me a lot with managing my MS. When it comes to working out, I also find it really helpful to take some video shots of routines I am doing so I can check my form (since I don’t have a mirror available). Eventually I hope to have a mirrored wall, like in any normal Gym to be able to check the form constantly. It also enables me to compare myself with what the form should look like and pinpoint any kind of weakness. I already successfully managed to counter quite a bit of short-comings in my muscular balance this way. I really recommend this to everyone being serious about working out with proper form. Specially someone like me who might suffer from muscle imbalance due to an illness.
Since I was home today taking care of my stomach bug (or rather try to get rid of it) I took a sneak peek and watched the Recovery Week DvD to know what’s expecting me. I must say, I am really looking forward to those routines. My body really needs a bit of lower impact, I can tell.
I also watched the first MAX workout I am supposed to do after the recovery week and was laughing throughout the whole thing. Let me tell you, if I would have had any doubts about the decision on why they called Shaun’s Workout INSANITY, they would be definitely gone by now!