Saturday, October 29, 2011

Insanity Craziness

Today has been an extremely busy day. I got up around 7 and did my insanity workout Day 4 and then I went and ran 8 miles. Two of those miles were in my Vibrams. I can already feel my body getting stronger as well as my legs. After that I cleaned my brothers house and helped my niece with a history project she had to do. I am just about ready to crash right now.
Today, I am going to tell you about the Insanity program that I have been doing all week.
Have you heard of this program?

This program is one of kind and involves a lot of plyometrics and cardio building. It is a partner workout to P90X if you have ever done this, but with Insanity it does not involve any weights or other materials. With P90X as well, you are mostly trying to bulk and build your muscles, while Insanity tries to build your cardio and tone your muscles. 
Brian and I decided to try this program out and see what we thought of it. I wanted to help build my lungs up while I am training for my upcoming half marathon in a little more than a month. 
Here is a short run down of what I have done so far through this program. I have been getting up at 5 a.m. and working out before school and then quick shower before I head out. It is exhausting, but I am just keeping my goal in mind. 
Tuesday- Day 1- Fitness Test- This was killer. I thought by the end of this I was going to pass out. 
Wednesday- Day 2- Plyometric Cardio Circuit- This was a lot of jumping and cardio. 
Thursday- Day 3- Cardio Power and Resistence- This works on your upper body strength and your cardio. 
Friday- Day 4- Cardio Recovery- By far one of my favorite days so far. It has a lot of stretching breathing and lunges. 
Saturday- Pure Cardio- Lots of moving. There is not that many squats or lunges, just constantly moving. 
Sunday- One more workout and then I have a rest day. I am so excited to get to this rest day and to get to somewhat sleep in. 

So far I love the workout and I can already feel a difference in my body. I just bought a recovery drink today to be able to use after my workouts. I would post pictures of what I look like now, but I am going to wait until after I finish so that you can see the before and after difference. I am also striving for that Insanity t-shirt if you have some noticeable differences. 
Today I was set to do 8 miles. I set out after my Insanity workout and completed 6 miles in my normal running shoes and then 2 more in my vibrams. 

Next week, I will be running another mud run in my vibrams with my sister-in-law Karen. I am really excited about this mud run, I just hope it is not freezing at this run considering all the water there is going to be. We are going to be a couple of power rangers. I am going to be the red ranger! I promise pictures will come with that. 


Megan said...

Wow! You deserve major props for taking on a challenge like that! My body hurts just thinking about those programs.

Your sister in law blogs for the same Louisiana running website that I do!
(I think?)

Karen said...

Haha Megan that's me!! :0)

Great job, Kayla!! Way to go with your workouts! Yay can't wait for the mud run!!!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh gracious, good luck with this, girl! My coworkers are doing it and they are crazy intense about it (one of them is studying to be a personal trainer so she's kinda intense about everything, haha). Anyway, I know you'll kick it's butt! :)