Thursday, October 8, 2009

Week 4 of INSANITY

WOW! WOW! and DOUBLE WOW! I am inspired, exhausted, and thrilled to death. I am on week 4 of INSANITY and I am feeling stronger, and more fit than ever:)

Day 1 was the Fit Test, my response, "No problem, I've been doing P90X, so naturally I can do anything!" Well... a wake up call was in order. I was dripping and huffing and puffing like never before. And when I say dripping, I mean sweat literally landing on the floor and drenching my shirt sweat, and this was the fit test...What have I gotten myself into?

I am doing these workouts 6 days a week, and I am loving it!!!!

Week 2...I can't decide if Pure Cardio, or Plyometric Cardio Circuit is worse. Either way, my muscles are screaming and I am pushing for just one more. Come on Lyenna, one more you can do it. At this point I'm wishing for a mirror just so I can see if my form is correct. I'm trying with everything I have to keep by butt down in plank, and keep my knees behind my feet in squats, and tighten my core during suicides...YIKES! But one more you can do it, and I do and it's exhilarating!

Week test again. Wow! I improved, in just 2 weeks, is that possible? I keep pushing, only now not only do I do Pure Cardio, I now add 14 minutes of abs. In my mind I'm wondering if I can do this. I am exhausted. I gave it everything. We cooled down and now we're warming up again...THIS IS NUTS! I have to jump again? But I do it, and my abs are on fire! The tiniest move sets them on fire. I feel like I'm training for something huge like a championship, or a marathon, or the OLYMPICS!!!! But I feel incredible:) And tired...yep definitely tired.

Week 4 is this week and so far I have done Mon-Thur. And I look forward to every workout...Seriously I wake up get dressed in my stuff and can't wait to kick my trash. I am an addict I tell ya and I love it!!!!

I have been on the message boards at TEAMBeachbody almost every day. I am always hungry, so I'm trying to figure out how to keep it together by eating the "right" foods. Shakeology has helped a ton. It keeps me honest and gives me EVERYTHING my body craves. I love that stuff.

I am ignoring the scale for now because it can be very misleading, and I am focusing on measurements. The Beachbody body fat calculator has me at 18% body fat, not bad, but my goal is 14% (that's professional athlete status) Course my diet has got to be a lot cleaner, so I'm not pushing that goal too hard right now. Now I'm going to get on a soap box here for a second. Supplements people, you need them! I was not always a believer in such things, after all we can get all the nutrients we need from food...right? WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! Have you seen the typical American diet?! But it's not just that. We're talking soil depletion from OVERuse, pesticides, and the fact that we just don't eat enough fruits and vegetables in any given day...AND for the fish haters out there Omega 3's are vital, and no you can't get it from deep fried whatever! So with that said, I don't care where you get the supplement from, even though I know of a pretty great place, make sure you do it because a healthy body needs it. Oh and one more thing, you get what you pay for so be choosy. If you want some recommendations I'd be happy to assist:)

For all you fitness enthusiasts keep pushing and DIG DEEPER. I think our minds get in the way of what we can accomplish... surprise yourself with just one more, it truly is exhilarating. Ooh...Ooh...Ooh, guess what's coming:) That's right, does Beachbody ever cease to amaze us... it's a new video... RevAbs. I don't think it is nearly as tough as INSANITY but they even tell you that you shouldn't do INSANITY back to back, it's a 60 day program, not a every day for the rest of your life program. That would be overtraining which is not a good thing. It is designed for maximum results by putting your body through INTENSE intervals. Besides variety is the spice of life, right?

If you want to learn more about becoming a coach you know where to find me:) I love it! I love it because it makes me better! And I love it because I feel like I am doing something to make a difference in the world. It is so fun to discover who I am, and what I'm made of. Find your passion, whatever that may be, and live in it, swim in it, sing in it, and dance in it. And love being you! Because you are perfect exactly as you are...


  1. Can you bottle some of your drive and send it to me?:)

  2. Sounds awesome! I love that sweat dripping everywhere're awesome!

  3. I forgot about insanity. If there's one thing I've learned, its that there's always something that can and will kick my butt. Insanity sounds like one of those somethings. :)

  4. You are so inspiring! I always work out, but I have to admit, I'm not excited every time I put on my workout clothes...but I always feel better after! Someday...after baby #3...I'll have to give insanity a try! Keep updating on your really is inspiring!