Last night ended up to be such a relaxing night, and was thoroughly enjoyed! Even though I still needed to work out when I was done subbing, I felt like I had so much time left to enjoy (I was home by 2:30 after all!) It. Was. Glorious.
Yesterday was one of those days where I didn’t quite know what workout I wanted to do. . Ever have those days? Nothing jumped out at me. I had cardio and core on the schedule for Best Body Bootcamp, but honestly, I just couldn’t go on the elliptical one more time. If it would warm up anytime soon, I’d go for a run outside because our treadmill is not cooperating for me. It is actually dying, but no one wants to admit it, except me. The speeds are all mixed up and will randomly switch them, without changing any visual displays (the numbers). I ended up deciding to do Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs from Insanity. I finished Insanity 2 days before Christmas, and really liked it! But I was ready to get back to lifting, running, and using the elliptical…
All ready! And believe me, you don’t want to see an after picture. So. Much. Sweat. (and ignore my bedroom! It really is pretty clean. I promisseeee!)
Pure Cardio is intense. It is hard. You will sweat. You will want to quit. Andddd that’s all in the warm-up! Not kidding. I actually was surprised at how well I did considering I haven’t done a workout from Insanity in over a month, but it felt great! I loved pushing myself to my limits and was an excellent way to keep from being bored on the elliptical.
Pure Cardio has about a 10 minute warm up, 5 minutes of stretching, and straight into 15 minutes of pure cardio. No breaks, unless of course you are losing form, or really can’t breathe. I’ve been fighting a cold for over a week, and the cough was really making it hard to breathe, so I did need to use my inhaler, and I kept on going!
Doing this workout reminded me of how much I liked the Insanity program, but how much more I enjoy lifting weights. I really missed that while doing Insanity. During the first month, I would do a total body lifting routine usually twice a week. I had plans to keep that up during the second month, but it ended up not being possible. The workouts jumped to being at least an hour long, and that was my max of working out for the day. Maybe if it wasn’t such a butt-kicking workout, I could’ve managed lifting after. Maybe for someone else. Didn’t happen for me.
I would definitely do this program again, but I wouldn’t be as strict. I made sure never to miss a day, and never substituted anything in it’s place, like I was supposed to. But, that ended up not being fun, and I started to dread doing it in month 2. Live and learn, my friends.
Still an awesome workout, and glad I completed it, again!
I pretty much ended up on the couch for the remainder of the evening. I had a few phone calls to take care of (wedding things, yay!) but didn’t have many other plans.
I found a bunch of new blogs that I am loving, and learned about Google Reader, which makes reading sooo much easier!
I also managed to paint my nails! I repainted them the other night to touch up some spots, but yesterday I woke up to them looking pretty
gross awful. What did I do? Well, repaint them, of course! I may have an obsession with painting my nails. Doesn’t everyone?
I ended the night watching the Penguins. And, maybe with a spoonful of cookie butter… or two…
- Have you tried Insanity? Do you have a workout you rely on when you can’t find anything else to do?
- Am I the only one who enjoys painting my nails? I love trying out new designs and new colors! And, well, maybe I can’t walk through Wal-Mart without buying one…
*I was not compensated or asked to review this DVD. I just happened to have completed it and wanted to share my thoughts.