Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Insanity Update: Fit Test #4
This week marks Week 8 of Insanity. I have to say, it is mentally tough at this point. Physically I am improving with big gains in most of the workouts. Mentally though, I have to talk myself into finishing. I have not stopped early but I won't lie, it has crossed my mind. Believe it or not, the chatter that Shaun T. does to encourage you and keep going, I have all but ignored up to this point. I am now glad for this chatter as it does motivate me to keep going. I have my eye on the prize! I will finish, I won't quit and I'll be happily sweating the whole time!
Now, for Monday's Fit Test results:
Switch Kicks 1: 63/ 126 2: 64/ 128 3: 64/ 128 4: 66/ 132
Power Jacks 1: 50 2: 56 3: 64 4: 65
Power Knees 1: 86 2: 94 3: 96 4: 96
Power Jumps 1: 50 2: 50 3: 56 4: 57
Globe Jumps 1: 11 2: 11 3: 12 4: 12
Suicide Jumps 1: 19 2: 21 3: 22 4: 23
Push-Up Jacks 1: 24 2: 27 3: 32 4: 34
Low Plank Oblique 1: 35/70 2: 52/ 104 3: 47/99 4: 53/ 106
I was really happy with this Fit Test because the last time through I thought there was no way I could get better on any of the moves. Not that I think I'm fantastic by any means, it's just that I felt I was going as fast as I physically could. I guess I was happily mistaken. The improvement on the Switch Kicks I was very excited about and am guessing those improvement comes from the fact that this move is done so much in the Month 2. The Power Knees are at their highest I'm thinking, and I will be interested to see if I can improve further on them come my final Fit Test. Other surprising improvements were the Suicide Jumps, the Push-Up Jacks and the Low Plank Oblique. I think because all of the push-ups this month I shouldn't be surprised at the improvement, but I was.
Well, a little less than two weeks from now I will be taking my final Fit Test and saying goodbye to my morning chats with Shaun T. I will miss him but I am excited to hit the gym once more after a 10 year hiatus. Hmmm, what will I do there? Looks like I'll have to get busy on a gym rotation! Any tips or suggestions?