Monday, June 28, 2010

6.27 - 6.28.10

June 27 - Went to the gym for a back & ab workout, 40 minutes.
Late: Insanity Cardio Plyo Circuit, 41 min; Cardio Abs, 17 min.

June 28 - Running, 50 min (hot and muggy outside, yeech!); Body Boot Camp, 65 min; Insanity Fit Test 25 min (skipped the 5 min warm up, I was already warm from BBC).

Insanity Fit Test - Lots of improvements! Each for one full minute:
Switch kicks - 91 (up 17)
Power jacks - 70 (up 14)
Power knees - 119 (up 29)
Power jumps - 37 (up 12)
Globe jumps - 13 (up 3)
Suicide jumps (Burpees) - 23 (same)
Push up jacks - 40 (up 5)
Low plank obliques - 71 (up 15)

I'm happy I did so well because I'd already done so much today, I didn't think I'd be fresh enough to do a good job. Now I'm BEAT. I'll sleep like a baby tonight!

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Did I do this yesterday? I should have checked before I started updating. Oh well....yesterday, 50 minute run and 40 minutes of Insanity Cardio/Plyo Circuit.

Today - Body Boot Camp for 65 min. I have a plan to do Insanity Cardio Recovery later and maybe, it it stays as nice as it is outside, go for a little evening run. I hate wasting nice temps and not using them to be outdoors.

Tomorrow I really REALLY should do P90X yoga at some point.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


65 minute body boot camp - and it was a killer!

Today's playlist:

Somebody to Love - Justin Bieber
Kissing U - Miranda Cosgrove
Give Me That Girl - Joe Nichols
Young Forever - Jay Z
I Like It Enrique Iglesias
Rock That Body - Black Eyed Peas
Shut Up & Kiss Me - Orianthi
This Afternoon - Nickleback
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Misery - Maroon 5
Rain is a Good Thing - Luke Bryan
Heartless - Kanye West
Riding Solo - Jason Derulo
If We Ever Meet Again - Timbaland
Find Your Love - Drake
I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat
It's All in My Head - Nelly feat. Tim McGraw

40 minute Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit

Two days worth

Tuesday was so crazy busy that I didn't workout at all. I trained 3 clients, was at VBS for about 4 hrs and took an afternoon nap that lasted over 2 hrs. I was exhausted. Seems like it's going around - part of allergis or a virus or something.

Wednesday - I got in a 40 minute morning run. In the evening I did Insanity Pure Cardio which lasted 40 minutes. I think that all the plyometrics are screwing with my lower back. I woke up feeling like my left side was "out" and doing all sorts of stretching and contorting to make it pop back into place.

Today's plan - boot camp class at 6pm. Sometime before that or sometime after I have a date with Insanity Cardio Plyo circuits. If it seems like it's going to wonk out my back some more, I'll just go for a run.

Monday, June 21, 2010

10 days later, the craziness continues

Here I am - can't even catch up blog, it's been too many days in between.

o I'm running - alot - 4 - 5X a week.

o I'm teaching my boot camp class 3x a week (starting last week, I bumped it down to 3X because it is just too hot in there. I'll pick it back up to 4X a week in the fall. Right now there are so many outdoor opportunities for fitness, it's hard to be cooped up indoors - and hard to get everyone outside in the right place at the right time. People forget to sign up and then show up and discover no one is in the room...confusion ensues. You get the idea).

o I'm doing Insanity 5 - 6X a week. I meant to do it 6X a week for sure, but with running and boot camp, I seriously think overtraining is a distinct possiblity.

o I'm hitting up the gym for a good heavy back/shoulder day to compliment all the other stuff. I do enough strength training during boot camp BUT I have mid-back issues that I need to take care of a certain way, so my back day is medicine for me.

o Sometimes when I'm training a client, I end up working out along with them, too, if that's what they need.

As for today, I took a 45 minute early run this morning with my daughter. I meant to do Insanity when I came home from Vacation Bible School but instead I took a 2 hour nap. So, it's off to Body Boot Camp for an hour of my own personal brand on Insanity. I might get 40 minutes in with Shaun T. around 8:30-9pm tonight.

The plan for tomorrow is another early AM run. I have VBS, 3 clients tomorrow and so my Insanity workout probably won't happen until a good 8:30pm.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nearly a Month -- and Insanity

I've been busy, busy, busy and so I let blogging workouts fall by the wayside once again. I've still be teaching Body Boot Camp 4X a week - and I've also begun training for my September 15K.

Basially, I ran or racewalked 5X a week, plus boot camp. I tried out another instructor's very basic Zumba class. No comment. Any how I've been very, very busy and haven't missed a workout except when I'm suppose to - on rest days.

Today I got up and trained a client at 5:45am and had little sleep (long story that ends with crazy, chirping birds that hang outside my window every morning at 4am). My allergies are kicking in, so my nose is stuffy and my throat is very scratchy. BUT I had decided to do Shaun T's Insanity Fit Test this morning. I told myself that if I felt so miserable that I couldn't finish it (or even get much past starting) that it was okay.

I did it! I was a dripping, sweaty mess, but I completed it. My results were darn good, too. They were either better than the two demonstrator's orignal numbers and getting close to their 60 day numbers OR the same as their 60 day numbers.

One minute of each of these:

Switch kick - 74 sets
Power jacks - 56
Power jumps - 25 (these started a bad coughing fit & I had to pause and rest longer)
Globe jumps - 10 complete rounds
Suicide jumps (aka burpees) - 23
Pushup jacks - 35
Low plank oblique - 56

Can't wait to see how I do in 2 weeks when I don't have PMS, have had a full night's sleep and am not sick.