June 25, 2012

INSANITY Day 1 - Oh Dear Lord...

Okay, so I woke up this morning at 5:00 a.m. I had debated a bit on what time would be the best time for me to work out. I really rather work out in the afternoon, warm muscles make for wonderful sleep for me. I've never had the problem of being "amped up" after a workout making it impossible to drift off into a blissful sleep. he he.

However, I know me... and I know if I choose the afternoon the craziness of my life will, more times than not, get in the way and the workout would be postponed. So, even though I am NOT a morning person, by any means of the name, I chose to get up an hour earlier than usual to complete the exercise completely uninterrupted. I am now able to crawl around with butter knees in a pool of my own sweat and slobber completely peacefully. ha.

So... Day 1... the FIT test. WE had to do a warm up exercise to start followed by a stretch... then into the intense fit test we went. I had an entire minute to see how many reps of the following I could fit in said minute. I was pathetic... :/

Switch Jacks - 50sets
Power Jacks - 27
Power Knees - 70
Power Jumps - 20
Globe Jumps - 7 sets
Suicide Jumps - 9
Push Up Jacks - 5 ( I have very weak upper body strength)
Low Plank Obliques - 8

By the time the first four were completed, I was completely SPENT! I had to really push myself to even attempt the rest of the test... as you can possibly tell by the declined numbers of reps. I know what tomorrow holds, because I've already watched the dvd... but I am soooo not looking forward to it. I can't even imagine. I'm sure about 60% of it will be watched by me lying on my back crying with exhaustion. lol. No really, I do want this... badly... and I will push myself as hard as I  possibly can.

Usually after a workout I can begin to feel the soreness about a day or two afterwards... well, it's been literally hours now, and I can already feel the soreness coming on. I think I'm just THAT out of shape. Ouch. I did drink a high protein shake after the workout to help with the muscle recovery. I will definitely be soaking in a tub of Epson salt tonight before bed. 

So... here are my measurements on day one (eeeak, I can't believe I'll post these)
Weight      -     139
Upper arms  -  10.75"
Shoulders   -   42.75" (around both)
Chest        -    35.25 (yeah, nothing there, never was)
Waist      -      36.75
Hips       -       39 (those kids did that)
Thighs     -     21.50
Abv knees  - 14.50
upper chest - 34.50

Just my little ramble/journal to track my progress over the next 60 days. Whew... I'm so ready for this to be over with already.  

Have any of you taken on a workout challenge lately? How was it? 



Jody Lee Collins said...

Angel, in fact I have taken on a fitness/workout challenge the last four weeks. It continues over the summer--I haven't done anything like this since my kids were born. A very long time.

It's a step aerobics class and I am a fountain of entertainment, I am sure, as I cannot seem to understand her moves when she yells them out and actually DO them. But I'm learning.
My motivation is a visit to So Cal (the beach) in August for my 60th birthday.
Btw, I weigh about what you do...but I am NOT going to be so brave as to actually take measurements of the rest of me.
have fun. A challenge is good.

Btw, where's that first chapter? :-)

SD ~ Dawning Inspiration said...

Good for you for doing this! You just might inspire me to give it a go!

Valerie Freer said...

Angel, hello! We are e-sisters in the Soli Deo Gloria group and I'm still trying to catch up with getting around to everyone's blog.

Enjoyed your post - I am at an age now where I can peer at things somewhat from the outside; staying fit (getting there?!) is one of those 'things.'

I have a long list of Intelligent Remarks I tell the younger me now & of course...

The younger me's no longer there!

Wish you much good cheer and success in your fitness training. It is indeed something to work with for all of us.

I saw your profiles says Louisiana: I have family in northern part of state, eastern side. Went to school at the former NLU but never finished a degree.

Waa-a-aay long while ago...

Kelly JS said...

Amazing!!! I didn't measure or anything when I started. I should have. I do notice however that my clothes are way too big, need to get new ones down a size (or pull out what I have) and I'm definitely stronger. Can't wait to see your changes!! Let's support each other through this!