Thursday, March 29, 2012
Insanity: The Asylum Week 1 and Primal
So I survived the first week of Insanity: The Asylum. The week consisted of Speed and Agility (twice), Strength (twice), Back to Core, and Vertical Plyos oh yeah and one day of rest.
When I began the week with Speed and Agility my seemingly uncoordinated butt couldn't get the jump rope to do anything I wanted. Who actually jumps and squats at the same time, or jumps and criss-crosses their feet! I have jumped roped my whole life and though I was pretty agile! I was WRONG! I felt like I had two left feet! I thought the worst was over when I came through day 2 (Strength) and day 3 (Back to Core) with a little less difficulty.
Then came Day 4, VERTICAL PLYOS! I have never really stopped during a workout and haven't felt like I was going to puke during one in years. Well Shaun T. taught me something, I can still get my ass handed to me and I had to push the stop button. I didn't wear my heart rate monitor, but I'm sure my heart was at least 190 bpm or more. Here is a short clip of my post workout. Happy to say I made it through, but not looking forward to that again.
I completed the week with a day of rest and another go at Speed and Agility and then strength. I don't know what happened between days 1 and 6, but on day 6 I was able to do all the jump rope moves!!!
I also started my primal diet in conjunction with The Asylum. After nine months of eating vegan feeling fantastic I had decided to try a vegetarian version of the primal diet. I have added eggs, raw butter, and some occasional fish back into my diet. The ins and outs of this diet are for another post. My first weeks results: I lost 3.8 lbs. I'll check in next week with another recap! You can become part of the challenge and do Insanity: The Asylum too! Visit TAKE THE CHALLENGE to sign up!