Monday, March 28, 2011

Insanity - Week 1 - Monday - Fit Test

Yeah, I decided late last night that I would do Insanity for now. I spent an hour trying to put together a weight training routine and couldn't come up with anything I liked, so screw it - I won't do any for the next 9 weeks. Insanity will take me all the way to Memorial Day. Maybe I'll be out of my funk by then. I plan on getting a family membership to the YMCA next month. Gotta get in bikini shape for the pool.

So, the Fit Test. I did it a long time ago (December 22, 2009 - right after completing P90X, 10 pounds lighter than I am now and without a 9 week cardio break). Here's a comparison of then and now:

Switch Kicks - (78) - 87
Power Jacks - (53) - 43 (I lost count in the beginning when I was trying to get the form down)
Power Knees - (86) - 82
Power Jumps - (25) - 26
Globe Jumps - (9) - 8
Suicide Jumps (Burpees) - (13) - 14
Push Up Jacks - (14) - 16
Low Plank Obliques - (32) - 34

Overall, I guess I'm satisfied with the results. After all, it's been 9 weeks since I've done any significant cardio and I'm getting over a cold. I don't know if those are good excuses for not improving since my 2009 attempt or not. I do know that I was dying right away, with tightness in my chest and my head hurting. I need to drink more water prior to my workout. I'd had a bottle of water during the afternoon but nothing close to when I did the Fit Test. I drank another bottle during the workouts. Thank goodness for those long breaks. Tomorrow's workout probably will kill me.

I am going to start subtracting what my body burns just sitting around (which is about 1 calorie per minute, according to So for this, my net burn was 177 calories (2 activity points).

orange & yogurt [3]
macaroni & cheese [6]
carrot sticks & hard boiled egg [2]
three bean salad [8]
apple & cottage cheese [6]
Asian medley vegetables [5] - It's vegetables but since it is lightly sauced, I have to count it all. I don't know how to count the sauce only. It's the Steamfresh stuff. I love them!
coffee w/ skim milk [1]

I used all 29 of my daily points and both activity points, and have 49 weekly points remaining. I'm not sure if I'm still hungry or not. I know I'm exhausted!


Jess said...

Yay for the Y membership! :) We are definitely getting our money's worth out of ours and we're loving it.

Becky said...

Honestly, I don't think I will because I have no use for the exercise equipment. And we have a pool. But if it gets him off his lazy ass, it might be somewhat worth it. His bike sure was a waste of money.

Jess said...

LOL! Well...I guess if it gets him off his lazy ass then it'll be worth it. :oP