It took 22 minutes which is pretty good for me. I run so much better when the air is colder… Which is why morning running is probably better for me than going in the afternoons. IDK when I will run again though. I’m not really feeling it… I hate running so much you don’t even understand, but at the same time something always draws me back to it.
When I got home, my Dad and friend who left at the same time as me (they walked) weren’t home yet, so I took my dog for a 2k walk to warm down. I’m so disappointed I’m not sore this morning from my circuit/ballet classes last night </3
I might do Insanity Relief later today to stretch instead of a full on workout. Dad thinks I’ll over do it if I do too much. Maybe I’ll do some ballet too later on… You can never do enough ballet tbh!
After a wonderful Christmas day, I still managed to fit in a double Insanity workout. It was 9:00pm Christmas night when I started, but I completed the Asylum Back to Core workout as well as the Insanity Pure Cardio workout. It felt so good to stick to the workout plan and just get it done. After all, Sunday is Insanity Rest Day, not Wednesday.
Although I ate quite normally and healthily yesterday, I did have some things with sugar and grains in them. They were delicious, but I have learned over time that they really don’t make me feel good. I have a headache today from having sugar because my body just isn’t used to it. Was so excited to wake up today to make a nice healthy (grain and sugar free) breakfast, and drink plenty of water.
It’s hard for me to believe that I used to eat grains or consume things with sugar in them regularly… I feel so much better without them tbh!
I tried out P90x but it just isn’t as motivating for me, and to be honest, a little dare I say… Boring.
Shaun T is the ultimate motivation, which is probably the reason I actually stuck with Insanity even though it’s getting a little un-challenging. Instead of an Insanity/P90x hybrid, I’m going to do Insanity/The Asylum together and see how I go. SO ready for a challenge. The videos I have seen for Asylum look INTENSE!
Basically, this is going to be me after the “Athletic performance Assessment” and every workout after that!
Have any of you guys done The Asylum (volume 1 or 2)?
Just did my Insanity workout followed by the R.A.D exam syllabus for ballet again! Feelin’ good, feelin’ fine.
Next week I’m going to be adding P90x workouts to make an Insanity/P90x hybrid for a challenge as Insanity by itself is getting a little un-challenging at this point… (Although it is still an amazing workout)
(Well, I lied… Technically I didn’t do the WHOLE syllabus, because I missed the character exercises as I haven’t bought my character shoes yet… But I did ALL the barre work, and center variations, including the classical dance in 3/4 - My fave AND 6/8 - not my fave b/c way too fast but yay)
Felt so good!
*pats self on back*
Left me like:
That workout was harder than the 12 KILOMETER marathon I ran last month! It was intense, but I’m so glad I finished it. Bring on tomorrow!
ANYHOW - RESULTS
Switch Kicks: 65
Power Jacks: 50
Power Knees: 66
Power Jumps: 39
Globe Jumps: 46
Suicide Jumps: 46
Push Up Jacks: 40
Low Plank Obliques: 81 (or 40 if you are supposed to count both legs as one whole thing)
I hate to know what the actual program is going to be like after the fit test. I am pretty fit right now, but that was a challenge for me. I can’t wait until the next fit test to see how many more reps I will be capable of doing! :D
Friday, you seem to come around faster and faster with each week that passes. I am thankful for this, because that means Ballet too, comes faster and faster with each week that passes.
Tonight’s class was not as challenging as last week, but it was still a challenge in its own right.
In barre, we focused on our grand battements, and raising our legs HIGHER. It’s so much easier said than done, but I feel that we are all improving from week to week in that respect. To build those inner muscles in the thigh is something that develops over time. Rome was not built in a day.
In centre work tonight, we focused again on pirouettes and turns, like last week, however something clicked this week, and I felt a lot more confident with the pirouettes we were focusing on. I did practice throughout the week, so perhaps it payed off?
I visited a physio for the first time today and told him that my hamstrings have been giving me a lot of trouble in ballet and yoga, so he told me that it would take him around 60 seconds to fix them.
He had me lay on my back and it literally took him under one minute to make my leg raise comfortably without my muscles pulling to way over 90 degrees (my leg wasn’t far from touching my chest). Before he did it, they were about 45 degrees and were hardly able to move past my hip joints. He told me he used the PNF method, which I have heard of before but never quite knew how to isolate my muscles to relax them.
He aligned my hips, because my right side was more turned out than my left, but now they are pretty much even. Sadly, the results are temporary, but he proved to me that I do have the mobility to do these things, but I have to train myself to relax my muscles in order to do them which is going to take some time to learn. I’m going to see him a few more times, because he told me I would be amazed at how much progress he could make for my muscle tightness. After what he did today, I believe him 100%
We learn best from trying things that are a little out of reach for us. If something is too hard for us, we will only get better if we do more than we can do.
SO TRUE! I am applying this to everything for now on. If I ever feel that something is out of reach, then I need to do it anyway, because I will only get better and better!