Insanity Progress

I love this quote from Einstein!  It is completely true.  I tell my students and my clients all the time – If you keep doing the same thing you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting the same thing you’ve always gotten.  In other words…if nothing changes, then NOTHING changes.  I know, I’m quite full of wisdom today!

I have always been up for new exercise challenges.  I love to change things up and try new workouts.  Last summer, I did P90x.  It was definitely a challenge, and I loved it!  However, I’ve been looking for something to up my cardio intensity and also burn more fat.  After reading about a million reviews and watching another million youtube videos of Insanity, I decided to go for it.  Einstein would agree that this form of Insanity is definitely NOT doing the same thing, and that you WILL get results!

Yesterday marked my 50th day of Insanity, and it has been an amazing journey so far.  I have not missed a single workout, and I have tried my best to push myself as hard as possible each and every day.  With Insanity, you start with a fit test, and then you do that fit test every two weeks to track your progress.  The test is comprised of eight moves, and you do each one for a full minute.

Insanity Fit Test Progress

Move:  switch kicks (2 kicks is 1 rep)  Day 1:  64       Day 50: 71

Move: power jacks                              Day 1: 58        Day 50: 70

Move: power knees                             Day 1: 104      Day 50: 125

Move: power jumps                             Day 1: 35        Day 50: 50

Move: globe jumps (4 jumps is 1 rep) Day 1: 10         Day 50: 13

Move: suicide jumps (burpees)           Day 1: 20        Day 50: 24

Move: push-up jacks                           Day 1: 33        Day 50: 45

Move: low plank oblique                     Day 1: 35        Day 50: 52

I’m pretty excited about my results!  I will do the fit test again on my very last day of Insanity, and I will be sure to post my results that day. 

Have you ever done any of the Insanity workouts?  Have you seen the infomercial and thought about ordering it???

Are you excited this is only a four day work week?! (or two, if you are leaving for Mexico Thursday morning ;))

8 Responses to “Insanity Progress”

  1. 1 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 5, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Woah, girl, I am so impressed! Those Insanity commercials have been getting to me too…I am still on the fence about purchasing it, though. Your improvement stats are doing a pretty good job of convincing me!

  2. 3 runningismagical July 5, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Wow – that workout sounds super hard! You’ll be all set for Mexico! So jealous, the weather should be great!

  3. 5 megan @ muncher cruncher July 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Way to go with the Insanity! It is so dang hard!! I hope you have SO much fun in Mexico! 🙂 xoxoxo

    • 6 natalie @ southern fit foodie July 6, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      It is hard for sure, but I love it! I can’t believe I’m taking a week off (I feel a tiny bit guilty), but when I get back I’ll only have ten days of Insanity left. I plan on having enough fun for both of us 😉 and I’ll be posting a ton of pics when I get back! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  4. 7 kbwood July 7, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    wow! this is awesome! I have never done insanity but ive thought about it- it seems so hardcore!

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