Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Turbulence Training - Day 45 of 84

As I usually do when I near the end of a program, I've started obsessing about my next adventure - Insanity. I know I still have 5 weeks of Turbulence Training and a week of random workouts (maybe Fat X again?) before another week on vacation, but I really like to know what I'm getting myself into. I'm fairly certain that I won't really know the true ass kicking I have coming until I start. But I've been reading the blogs and the Beachbody board. I've watched the videos (twice) and I've done the Fit Test. I'm scared to death! I don't feel like I'm ready. But I also said that about P90X, and I put it off for a year, and when I finally did it, I wished I didn't procrastinate. So I'm not going to put off Insanity. It fits perfectly in the 9 weeks between trips to New York. So I'm doing it. What's that phrase? Know your enemy?

Warm Up
T-squat - 10 reps
off-set push up - 10 reps
prisoner siff squat - 10 reps
stability ball rollout - 10 reps

Workout B - rest as little as possible
A1) push press (3x5x50 lbs)
A2) db Romanian dead lift (3x6x30 lbs)
B1) one-arm db row (3x8x30 lbs)
B2) 1-leg squat (3x8)
C1) glute-ham raise on ball (3x12)
C2) stability ball ab curl (3x15)

I can't believe I only have one more week of this routine. Time is flying. I am getting better with the glute-ham raise. I needed something sturdier than the side of my couch to brace me feet against. I used the wall in the only hallway we have - it's sort of out of the way, which is why I don't like to work out there. I had to do my 1-leg wall squats from P90X there and I hated it because it was so far from the main exercise area. Anyway, it went much better today. I think I've reached my limit for dead lifts and row because of my lack of grip strength. I am pretty sure I can't row 35 pounds, but I know I can dead lift more - I'll try the RDLs with 35 pounders next week, and hope I don't break a toe when my hands give out. I have straps, but I find them to be a real pain in the ass for dumbbells. 2 activity points.

Interval Workout B - 3 min warm up, 30 s very hard pace, 60 s moderate pace x 6, 3 min cool down - I think I will miss this workout. It's just about perfect for something I hate doing. Gun to my head, this is the interval I will "willingly" run.
Distance: 1.13 miles
Calories: 113 (1 activity point)

cereal w/ skim milk, banana; Core-friendly cereals are not fun at all.

omelet w/ onion, green pepper, avocado & salsa; toasted Core pancake w/ reduced-sugar jelly

chicken breast, half a small sweet potato, quinoa bean salad

carrot sticks

venison tacos [5 pts]; I planned and measured meticulously so I could have these and they did not disappoint! I hated to dip into my points and ruin my Core only streak, though.

rice cakes [1 pt] & skim milk

Three cups of coffee, three cups of tea, and 80 ounces of water. 29 weekly and 8 activity points remaining.


Jenna said...

good luck with Insanity. I have been reading/studying up on it also. Can't wait for you to start, at least it will give me a chance to finally decide! =)

Becky said...

Here are a couple Insanity (and P90X) blogs that I like:

I love reading them - especially FitBomb. That guy is hysterical.