Last night Mike and I took the Insanity Fit Test for the second time. For a description of the moves in the test, see my blog on the first Fit Test here.
The first time we took the Fit Test we were rested (no workouts for 2 out of the last 3 days). This time, we were fatigued. This past weekend we did a 50 mile ride and then a 9 mile run. Monday, we did Plyometric Cardio Circuit (we were supposed to do the Fit Test Monday but we saved it for Tuesday for scheduling reasons) and also ran 5 miles. I wasn’t quite rested for the Fit Test but I decided to go for it anyway.
I do have to admit that having my prior Fit Test results to go off of definitely helped in pushing myself to work harder. I’ll be interested to see how the next round of the Fit Test goes. I read my previous number of reps immediately prior to each workout and then mentally focused on beating them.
|Day 1||Day 16|
|Low Plank Oblique||45||56|
I was pretty impressed with the results, especially since we have only been doing 5 of the Insanity workouts a week and it’s only been two weeks!
As for physical changes so far, I’m definitely seeing results. Although I must put forth the disclaimer that although during the weekdays I have been eating under 2,000 calories/day, the weekends haven’t been quite as successful. We attended weddings the past two Staurdays which means large 4 course meals including lots of wedding cake and even a fondue fountain! Both of these weddings involved drinking and therefore both Sundays involved a nice large greasy breakfast. Oops.
Weight Change: -2.5 lbs
Waist Change: -1 inch
Despite these slip ups, I’ve still managed to lose 2.5 pounds (although at one point last week I was actually down 4 pounds….must have been the fondue fountain?) and nearly an inch off my waist. The waist is what is more important to me because I’ve surely added some muscle. In general my stomach feels flatter and my body is more tight and toned in general.
Looking forward to seeing how the next few weeks shake out!
p.s. No knee pain since the slight irritation when running on Monday! Hopefully it’s gone for good.