Insanity: the first days

Well folks, we’re now 4 days into Insanity and it’s been an experience already! When we started P90X we decided to do the program by the book to determine whether or not the program really worked and to get the maximum results. With Insanity, we are more interested in starting a new workout for change and staying healthy and fit. So we aren’t too torn up about working out every other day instead of 6 days in a row with one day off. In the end, it looks like we’ll be working out 4 days a week (every other day) and taking the other three days off. Bien amigos, ahora ya hemos hecho 4 dias de insanityy ya ha sido una experiencia! Cuando empezamos P90X, decidimos hacer el programa al pie de la letra para determinar si es verdad que funciona y tener el maximo de resultados. Con Insanity, estamos mas interesados en tener un nuevo programa de ejercicios para mantenernos saludables y en forma. Dicho eso, no nos molesta ejercitar dia por medio en vez de 6 dias seguidos con 1 dia de descanso. Al final, parece que tendremos que jercitar 4 dias a la semana, dia por medio, con 3 dias de descanso.

As far as the nutrition plan goes, we’re going to stick to what we were doing with P90X in terms of the amount of fruits and veggies we eat a day, but we’re going to take it easy when it comes to limiting carbs and loading on the protein. The Insanity nutrition plan actually calls for more carbs (thank you Insanity!) which is great for our wallet because carbs are cheap. Like the P90X plan, Insanity calls for high amounts of protein which Javi will happily indulge but I’m going to take it easy on loading up my plate with tons of meat. I feel like we’ve both figured out which nutrition plan works for what we want (gaining, losing or maintaining weight) so we’ll just focus on eating healthy. En cuanto al plan de nutricion, vamos a quedarnos con no que aprendimos en P90X con respecto a la cantidad de frutas y verduras que debemos comer casa dia, pero vamos a relajarnos cuando se trata de limitar los carbohidratos y llenarnos de proteinas. El plan de nutricion de Insanity pide comer mas carbohidratos (gracias Insanity!) lo que es genial para la billetera porque los carbohdratos son mas baratos. Como el plan de P90X, Insanity pide grandes cantidades de proteina, lo cual Javi esta feliz de hacer pero yo me lo voy a tomar con mas tranquilidad y no llenare mi plato de carne. Creo que ambos hemos descubierto nuestro equilibrio en nuestra dieta y sabemos lo que necesitamos (para ganar, o perder, o mantener el peso) asi que nos enfocaremos en comer saludable.

that’s one of the tomatoes from our garden!! yum!

When we did the fit test last week, we found out that we maybe aren’t as fit as we thought we were! Insanity is totally different than P90X. The entire Insanity program (it seems) is very similar to the plyometrics workout from P90X, which was the hardest one for us. The great thing about the Insanity workouts is that they are much much shorter than P90X, which is a big help to us now that we are so busy. Cuando hicimos el test de forma la semana pasada, nos dimos cuenta que tal vez no estamos tan en forma como pensamos que estabamos! Insanity es totalmente diferente a P90X. El programa entero de Insanity (parece) es muy similar al entrenamiento de plyometricos de P90X, el cual era el mas dificil para nosotros. Lo bueno que tiene Insanity es que los entrenamientos son mucho mas cortos que los de P90X, lo que es una gran ayuda ahora que estamos tan ocupados.

One major thing we learned during our first few workouts is that we (I!) really have to pace ourselves at the very beginning. The Insanity “warmup” is basically a workout in itself! Even when we first started P90X there was never a time that I couldn’t finish an entire workout. I maybe had to stop for longer breaks, but I could always finish. When we did our first real workout for Insanity, I couldn’t do the last two rounds of exercises (about 10 minutes) – not even after a long break. My body just totally gave up! I pushed myself too hard at the beginning and didn’t save enough energy for the last few minutes. Una de las cosas que aprendimos durante los primeros entrenamientos, es que debemos (yo!) ir con calma y empezar lento. El calentamiento de Insanity es practicamente un entrenamiento por si solo! Cuando empezamos P90X nunca hubo un momento que no pude terminar el entrenamiento. Tal vez tenia que tomarme descansos un poco mas largos, pero siempre podia terminar. Cuando hice el primer entrenamiento de Insanity, no pude terminar las ultimas 2 rondas de ejercicios (mas o menos 10 minutos) – ni siquiera despues de un largo descanso. Mi cuerpo se rindio! Trabaje demasiado duro desde el principio y no guarde energia para el final.

these are before / after a workout pics – we are totally exhausted! 

The initial verdict on Insanity is that we really like it already. The shorter workouts, fast pace and variety of moves make it a perfect choice for our second exercise program of 2012. We’ll keep posting with more Insanity updates as we go along! El veredicto inicial sobre Insanity es que nos gusta mucho. Los entrenamientos mas cortos, rapidos y la variedad de movimientos lo hacen la opcion perfecta para nuestro segundo progama de ejercicios del 2012. Los mantendremos informados sobre como nos va con Insanity a medida que avanzamos!

10 responses to “Insanity: the first days”

  1. I’m considering hiring you a statistical specialist to keep track of all the numbers, days, body measurements, and so on. (First I need to check with my financial planner).

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