Insanity Max: 30 Week 2 Update

I like doing these weekly update posts to keep myself accountable on my self-imposed food rules.  Because I know that it’s all too easy to just completely throw the rules out the window when “no one is watching.”  So, as usual, I did great on my workouts for the week.  On Friday, I had to get up super early to drive to Cincinnati for a mediation, so I didn’t do my workout in the morning like I ALWAYS do.  In fact, I had contemplated just moving it to Saturday because I didn’t know what time I would get home Friday night.  But, I got home right around 4:30, and I was pushing play on Friday Fight by 4:45!  As much as I was dreading that workout, I was so glad I got it done.  And, as I told my husband, it’s not called Saturday Fight!

So, how did I do on the food?  Here goes:

-I got my 4 servings of protein each day.  My greek yogurt and fruit has been my summer jam.

-I did a pretty good job watching my carbs.  I definitely went overboard on Saturday, but did great the rest of the week.

-I had my one lunch meal out–sushi with a good friend who I hadn’t seen in awhile!

-We had one restaurant meal out–we took our bikes down to the Big Four bridge on Saturday night and then rode across to Big Four Burgers.  I had a pretzel breadstick, half of my burger, fries, and I shared a chocolate milkshake with our daughter.

-I had two drinks on Saturday–one out at a local festival called Clifton Fest, and then one at dinner, so I stayed within my guidelines of no drinking at home.

whiskeyThis was the Gold Rush from The Silver Dollar (they had a bar set up at the festival).  And yes, I know you love my “Bourbon Y’all” shirt.  🙂

-My treat for the week was that shared milkshake.  YUM.

-Meal planning/prepping went great–we cooked stuff every night except for Saturday and tried some new recipes (I need to make a note to link to some of the good ones here).

-No frozen meals were had all week 🙂

So, I felt like I did really well…but the scale unfortunately did not agree. I’ve been tracking my calories and my food all week through my Fitbit app, and I have to say that I’m pretty disappointed with where I’m sitting right now, but that’s a different post for a different day.

I hope you all had a great week last week and a wonderful weekend!

 

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Vacation Plans.

Why is it that the week before a vacation always DRAGS on?  I swear this week has been never ending.  And it doesn’t help that work has been absolutely ridonkulous for basically the whole past month, so I just feel like I’ve been running myself ragged since the beginning of March.

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And all this week, I’ve had to be up SUPER early for various work events or other random things, so I’ve hardly gotten any sleep.  I slept like shit last night, and the alarm went off at 4:30 this morning, so yeah, it’s going to be a long day.  The alarm was set that early because my husband was supposed to get up and run 17 miles.  Well, Louisville got hammered with storms last night which had flooded the city and forced schools to close…so yeah, he wasn’t going to go run in that.  I really wanted to stay in bed with him, but instead, I got up and did Friday Fight and Ab Attack.  Yes, at 4:30 a.m.  When I started the workout, I fully expected to just totally suck, but I had my best max out time yet–17:37!  It’s the first time I’ve made it past the break in a Friday Fight workout.  So I was pretty stoked about that (even though my ass is absolutely draggin’ now)

I’ve mentioned a few times on here that we are going on spring break next week, and that I wanted to at least be at the weight where I ended my last round of Insanity, which was 128.6 lbs.  I’ve been really focusing on my diet this week and trying to kill it with my workouts.  Well, I had some major scale weirdness this morning.  When I got on the scale first thing, it said that I weighed 122.6.  I about had a heart attack, because that would mean that I’d lost like 4 lbs since yesterday.  I told my husband to come in and take a picture of it, but I had to step off the scale first because it had timed out.  When I got back on the scale for him to take the picture, it said 123.5…uh, WTF?  How did I gain almost a pound in literally like 30 seconds?!  So my husband got on the scale, and it was what he thought it should be for him.  So then I thought I’d check it again, and it was 125 something…BIZARRO WORLD SCALE.  Again, my husband got on and it showed the same weight for him. But somehow I had gained 3 lbs in less than 2 minutes?!  So I have no idea what in the hell was going on with the scale this morning, but I’m guessing the 125 number was closest to being correct because it was about 1/2 lb less than yesterday.  So after weighing in, I busted out Friday Fight and Ab Attack and then came back up to weigh myself post-workout to get the best number and I got….

weightday90So that means that I am down 3.8 lbs from where I ended my first round of Insanity Max:30, and down about 15.2 lbs overall since starting the program in January.  So I feel pretty good about heading into vacation with that number.  So what are my goals WHILE on vacation?  Well…I’m supposed to be starting month 2 of IM:30 next week, but I’m sorry, Shaun T, I love ya, but that shit is WAY too hard to try to be starting while I’m on vacation.  So, my goal is to get in at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day we’re gone…preferably IM:30 workouts, but if not, biking, walking, etc.  If I do IM:30, I will likely just be doing a hodgepodge of random workouts from month 1, because, like I said, the idea of tackling month 2 right now sounds terrible.  I’d also try to continue to track my food.  Now, that doesn’t mean I’m going to be following the nutrition plan, it just means that I want to actually keep track of what I’m eating even though it’s going to be junk.  I find that I tend to make better choices when I do that.  And finally, I know I’m going to gain weight next week, and I’m ok with that.  I really hope that I’m not too far over 130 when we get back home, so that is my weight goal.  So, guys, I’m gonna peace out of here and I’ll see y’all in about a week and a half!

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Insanity Max: 30–Friday Fight Review

Well, Shaun T has been talking about this damn workout all week, so I was suitably terrified before I pressed Play on Friday morning.  Friday Fight Round 2 is no joke, so let’s go!

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This workout has the same set-up as Friday Fight Round 1.  You have a warm-up and three rounds.  You go straight from the warm-up into Round 1, which means that you have to make it to 15 minutes before you get your first break.  The next round is 11 minutes, and the last round is just 4 minutes.  You do each move for a full minute.  There are one or two new moves here, but we’ve seen most of these moves before. Don’t let that fact fool you into thinking that this workout will be easy.

WARM-UP

The warm-up consists of medicine ball twists, hop hop knees, mountain climbers, hit the floor, and plank walks.  You repeat this series and then move right into Round 1 of the workout.  Shaun T tells us during the warm-up that this “is the hardest workout I’ve ever created and I’m really, really nervous to go through this with you but we’re gonna fight together, we’re gonna push together.”   Alright, guys, let’s do this.

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ROUND 1

Ok, it’s only Round 1, but this is where I really start to hate Shaun T.  By the time Friday rolled around, I already felt like I had been put through the ringer, so for Shaun T to start this workout with IRON LEGS…are you kidding me?  So yeah, round one is iron legs, floor hops, scissor feet “x” jumps, plank jacks/front raise, plyo hook lunges, hit the floor/tuck jumps, free runner, power jump dive, ski down abs, and lat push-ups.  I’m tired just from typing all of that out!  I maxed out during the iron legs, because they are just WRONG…so I barely made it out of the warm-up, but you can see that I was not alone.

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I think the power jump dive is the only new move here.  You do a power jump–where you jump from squat into the air bringing your knees up to your chest.  When you land in squat position, you then dive forward into plank with straight legs, and then walk your hands back to your feet, get in squat position, and then do it all over again.

During the ski down abs, I notice this girl cheesin’ it up and I want to know what sort of happy pills she took before starting this workout to be smiling like this at 14 minutes in. Maybe she’s grimacing in pain?

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WATER BREAK

ROUND 2

Round 2 is low high switch kicks, slap back jumps, plank jack taps, jab/speed bag, plank to squat, lunge punch kicks, genie tuck jumps, wide burpee jumps, x abs, tricep push-up jacks, dive push-ups.  Feel free to just die now, because that’s how this round will make you feel anyway.

True to form, Shaun T has to go rub on the bald dude’s belly for good luck during the x abs.

bellyI am always amazed that none of these guys ever haul off and punch him in the face when he’s pulling this shit with them.  GET OFF ME, BRO!

WATER BREAK

During this water break, Shaun T gives us some nonsensical pep talk about being attacked by life.  I’m barely able to stand at this point, let alone decode what in the hell he’s saying.

ROUND 3

Alright, we’re almost done!  ONLY FOUR MINUTES LEFT!!  The last round is 10 & 2 punches, jabs/diamond jumps, burpee punches, and high knee abs.

punchShaun T lets this girl whale on him during the 10&2 punches, and I think we all imagine that we’re her for a moment.

And during the burpee punches, I’m *pretty* sure one guy takes a break to play on his phone.

phoneSeriously, what is that guy doing there in the middle?  He’s totally live-tweeting the workout.

And finally, they all get into their Rockettes kick line to finish up.

can-canAND WE’RE DONE!

Summary

K here y’all.  This is a dual post!  A just wrote that awesome sauce review, and I’m going to write the summary of this beast workout.   A already mentioned that she and her husband think this is the hardest workout they have ever done, and she’s right that I agree that it is.  Here’s my embarrassing confession: I maxed out during the warm-up!  Yes, I know that’s lame but I’m here to be real with you all.  I think that’s because I was expecting a relatively easy warm-up like the Tabata workouts, but this warm-up is nothing like that.  It’s actually a little different than all of the others in that he added mountain climbers, hit the floor, and plank walk.  Couple those intense cardio bursts with 3 rounds and you’re sure to have your heart rate elevated to the max.  So I maxed out at 4:25 during hit the floor because I got dizzy and had to stop.  I did this workout on an empty stomach, and I think next time I will have a protein shake before doing it.  I have no idea if that will help me or not, but I’m going to try.

Of course he moves straight into the workout without a water break, which I was sort of expecting since that’s what he did for Friday Fight 1.  We start with iron legs and I agree with A.  NOT COOL to start a workout with that!  I think Shaun T mind F’d us all!  Excuse the language but this workout deserves MANY F-bombs.  It’s seriously that crazy.  I feel like he just figured out which moves were the hardest cardio-wise and he just said, “Put them all in! Yes, all of them! Muahahaha!”  My heart rate got up to 187 bpm and stayed over 179 the entire time.  I also wanted to cry, and at one point when we did x abs, I just laid there and felt sorry for myself.  I had to hold back tears.

By the last round, I figured he may do something nice for us all and allow us some plank-type work to bring our heart rates down. Hell no!  Shaun T isn’t even playing! We do more plyo explosive moves!  I’m just crying for real at this point.  After it was all over, and my heart rate came down from 7,345 bpm to something a little more manageable, I realized we only have to do this workout THREE more times and that’s it.  Hallelujah!  I can’t even imagine what was going through his head when he created this monster but I fear it BIG TIME.  It’s insane.

Stay tuned to see if we make it through it through 3 more times!  🙂

Jdvdr

Looking Back on Week 2

Well, week 2 was…interesting.  While the workouts were easier in an “at least I know what I’m doing now” sort of way, they were definitely not physically easier to do.  My max out times improved in all of my workouts, but I feel like I’m getting close to my true “max” where I won’t be able to improve anymore because it’s just so hard!  But, I also thought that  when I was doing the Insanity fit tests and I managed to improve on those every single time, even if it was only by one rep!  So I will just have to keep at it. I was definitely happy to bid farewell to the “Tabata Power” workout, and when I got up on Thursday morning, I told myself “This is the last time you EVER have to do this workout”.  For some reason, Shaun T only has us doe Tabata Power for the first two weeks and then we switch to “Tabata Strength” (which K will review this week).  Of course after doing Tabata Strength–which should be named “Shoulder workout from hell” or “I hope you don’t need to lift your arms later!”–this morning, I’m not so sure that I should have been excited about the switch!  So, the workouts are still challenging and I still feel like I’m getting a good workout.  Although I will note that the number of calories that I’m burning during each workout has decreased.  I think that’s because my heartrate no longer skyrockets and I am just getting in better cardio shape.

So let’s talk about my least favorite part of this program…THE FOOD.  Man, last week was ROUGH.  I really expected it to get better because everyone always says that after they’ve been eating clean for a few days, they have no much energy, they aren’t starving all the time, and don’t even miss the old stuff they used to eat.

I really was hoping that in the second week, I’d hit my stride because we really switched up our recipes and tried some new (and tasty) things.  But man, I was wrong.  If anything, I felt like I had less energy, was even hungrier, and had more cravings than the first week.  I was also just really, really sad.  Food is important to me.  Like really important.  And I’ve always been a person who thrived on having little treats to look forward to throughout the week–a brownie, a hot chocolate, etc. And removing those has just made me really down in the dumps.  I’ve talked to both K and my husband about this at length and both of them have just said that I need to go and get some sort of treat.

 But I just didn’t want to cheat yet.  Plus, if my happiness is THAT dependent on food, it probably would be a good thing to try to break that attachment.  But it has not been fun to be in this emotional funk.  I don’t know if it’s just that we’ve been watching season 2 of Orange is the New Black or what, but I told my husband I feel like I’m in prison, and I’ve been sending him emails that just say “#prisonfood.”  He asked me what I miss most and I know he expected me to name a food but I said “Freedom”.  (yes, I tend toward the dramatic)  But that’s the truth!  I miss the freedom of being able to just eat what I wanted, when I wanted to.  I hate that I can’t eat fruit whenever I want.  I hate being hungry all the time despite eating 5x a day.  I hate having no energy.  I hate being grumpy about my food.  I hate that I have to eat so much damn meat.  I hate that I can’t have something sweet maybe once a week.  And then, damn Shaun T posted a pic of himself eating a big ass coconut donut on Sunday and he said how he enjoys treats and eats clean 85% of the time…YET ON THIS PLAN IT’S 100% CLEAN EATING.  WTF, Shaun T?!  Ugh.  As you can imagine, I’ve just been an absolute peach to be around!

And all of this frustration/sadness has been compounded by the fact that I’M NOT LOSING ANY WEIGHT.  If I’m going to be doing this and giving it my all, I should be losing damn weight.  I would be a bit more willing to deal with the emotional fallout of the diet, if, you know, the diet was actually working!  And, as with the first week, I was down at my lowest weight of the week on Friday morning and then proceeded to gain back about two lbs over the weekend…despite following the plan!  I would much rather be gaining weight on the weekends from actually eating good food!

And before you all start yelling at me about how the scale isn’t the only thing that matters…yes, I know.  But dammit, as women, it is ingrained in us that a smaller number on the scale is better.  So it’s hard to break that mindset (but I’m trying).  And I did take some measurements this weekend and I am down about 1/2-1″ on everything.  Which I know is great, awesome, wonderful, etc.  I get it.  But my point is that I just don’t know that being miserable is really worth that inch, you know?

Just a few thoughts on Friday Fight Round 1

Today was my second day of doing Insanity Max 30: Friday Fight which K reviewed last week.  I agree with her that it’s a tough workout…not necessarily because the moves are tough (I believe all the moves in this one are repeats, with the exception of maybe the x jump/x plank), but because it’s a mental game.  Not getting a break until 15 minutes in is ROUGH!  And one thing that I’m having a hard time with in every single workout is all of the shoulder work that we’re doing down in plank.  Every workout has some form (or multiple forms) of in and out abs, and I continue to max out in each workout on this type of exercise.  These moves are supposed to be working your core, but for me, they absolutely KILL my shoulders, and I always end up having to take a break and go up into downward dog to relax out my shoulders a bit.  It makes me so mad because I know my core is strong and then my shoulders just give out.  I know I wouldn’t be maxing out so early in some of these workouts if he’d just leave all this stuff for the end.  You hear that Shaun T?!

Anyway, again this morning I noticed just a few things that I missed when I did the workout for the first time last week.

First, let’s talk about our modifier, Danielle. She is the modifier for most of the Insanity Max:30 workouts (only exception that I can think of is Scott modifying in Sweat Intervals).  I have to wonder what it’s like to be the modifier for these workouts.  Do you think that everyone hates her because she gets to be right up in front and do the “easy” (seriously, it’s not even easy doing the modified moves) version of the workout?  Admittedly, the modifier looks pretty cheesy doing a lot of the moves, because the low impact versions just look “off” sometimes.  And for some reason she seems extra cheesy in this workout.  This makes me think of Tania in T:25 who would often look like she was doing some ridiculous dance moves in da club while she was modifying.  Anyway, when I look at Danielle in Insanity Max:30, I think, “Oh, her body is actually attainable…I can do this,” because she has muscle tone, but isn’t ripped, and also seems to be built like a “normal” person.  Well, then I made the mistake of looking up her Instagram.  Yeah, she’s put in some work in the gym since making Max:30.  Her body is SICK now:

Yeah, that is NOT attainable for me at all.  But damn, GET IT GIRRRRL!  (I will get a screenshot from one of the workouts to give you a comparison pic).

And of course Shaun T always has at least one ridiculous line in each workout.  In this one (and sorry if K already pointed this one out): “Shaun T hates Shaun T sometimes…”  Hey, he already told us in one of the other workouts that he likes to talk in the 3rd person!!

And finally, the ab punches at the end.  K already talked about how it is a very odd move to begin with, but, you know what can make it even more odd?  When Shaun T punches this dude’s abs for him.  Things get AWKWARD and it looks hilarious:

First of all, this dude looks like he’s all of 12 years old.  Second, the way the shot is framed, it looks like his head is directly in Shaun T’s crotch.  Third…just look at him.  It looks like he is giving his body up to the Shaun T Messiah.  It seriously cracked me up this morning!

So those are my few extra thoughts that I had this morning!  I hope to have my husband take some video of me doing some of the more complex moves this weekend to be able to post up next week.

K’s thoughts on Week 2

Here we are well into week 2.  I wanted to give a little overview on my perspective how things are going so far with the workouts and of course the food.  Sorry this will be a long post…

Let’s start with the workouts.  You can get a general idea what I think of the workouts by the reviews.  They are challenging but effective.  So far I really like this program.  I’ve done Insanity, T25, dabbled in Asylum and Piyo.  Insanity was my favorite, but I’m thinking Max:30 may be my new favorite.  Time will certainly tell.  Tabata Power is my favorite workout (coincidently, A’s least favorite!) and I think Friday Fight is my least favorite.  Sweat Intervals wins as most kick ass workout and I’m just kind of indifferent towards Cardio Challenge…so I think I’d rank my favorite workouts like this: 1). Tabata Power 2). Sweat Intervals 3). Cardio Challenge and 4). Friday Fight.  I’m noticing my strength seems to be improving and stamina is slowly building.  I make little mini goals in every workout.  I want to eventually be able to do the crazy arm work in Tabata without modifying.  I want to do fast switch kicks like the one girl in Sweat Intervals.  I want to be able to make it through the whole first set of Friday Fight before I max out.  These are a few…I’m sure I’ll come up with more as we move along.

As far as food, the first week was definitely the hardest with the first day being the absolute worst.  I was very hungry the first day and then honestly, I wasn’t too bad hunger-wise after that.  I would be relatively hungry in the morning, and then my biggest hunger strike would happen at around 4pm until I go to bed.  I ate a lot of chicken with hot sauce the first week, and this week I managed to steer clear of that.  I’ve been very diligent about eating and journaling my 4 proteins, 3 veggies, 2 fruits and 2 carbs.  I didn’t cheat at all during the first week.  I find that I obsess about my food and I’m thinking about it constantly.  This isn’t exactly a new thing for me, because I love food.  But I’m thinking about food even more so now because I’m mentally calculating where my next meal falls on the 4/3/2/2 plan and what I have left for the day.

I do all the buying, prepping, and planning.  This is definitely a pain in the ass.  I’m not a big planner most of the time, and will admit that I do get a little anxious about planning meals.  It takes me an exorbitant amount of time to plan out exactly what I’m going to eat and get frustrated when wrenches get thrown my way that ruins my food plan.   My husband has a very inconsistent schedule and there are times when he won’t be home for dinner.  I won’t waste a good meal, like the sweet and spicy salmon, or citrus steak for just myself, so usually on those nights I would eat something pretty basic like a salad with a protein.  These are the times where I feel kinda bored or down and wish I could have an ice cream sandwich.  I usually have a leftover protein from dinner and will usually incorporate that into my next day’s salad.  It’s been pretty easy to plan those lunch meals in that regard so far.  I’ve tried out a few of the recipes that came in the book with our program and they have been good.  I’ll do a separate post on that.

I’ll upload some pictures of my meals.  I usually take a picture of what I’m eating because I like to think it helps me stay accountable and it also reminds me to journal it.  I did have a cheat on the 14th.  It was my husband’s birthday and we went out to Cheesecake Factory.  He ordered a lemon meringue cheesecake and I ate 4 glorious bites of it.  I told A it was disgusting b/c I think she wanted to kill me for sharing that I ate this glorious treat.  😉  Don’t worry A!  Girl, you’ll get your cheat soon and you’ve earned it!

So how do I feel and how is my body responding?  The first week I experienced bloating, headaches and fatigue.  I believe this was my body detoxing from the sugar.  I lost 2 lbs by the 4th day in and then gained a pound back by Monday.  Aunt Nancy is about to visit me, if you catch my drift, so hopefully it’s related to that.  But I did a quick waist measurement on Wednesday morning and I’ve lost half an inch off my waist!  Yes!  Success!  I actually feel a little lighter, even if the scale doesn’t say so, but I honestly feel a little better about my body.  I’m finding that I don’t have cravings for crap food (as much!) and actually enjoy eating more clean.  Snacks are a different story.  I’m sick of nuts, carrots and hummus or a piece of fruit.  I’m going to have to figure out something different so I don’t go back to my go to snack–chips and salsa!  I pound water all day and make sure I’m staying hydrated.   Probably my biggest food success is trading coffee creamer for honey.   I would put a ton of creamer in my coffee, but on this plan, we can’t really have sugared dairy. So, I use honey now and I’ve learned to like it.  Mentally I feel sharper.  My skin isn’t breaking out and I have more sustained energy throughout the day.  I do notice a dip in energy around 1pm, and that’s probably normal.

All in all, I say I’m doing well.  The most frustrating part is planning the food.  I hope it gets easier and I think it will.

Insanity Max:30 Friday Fight Review

Hey all! I’m here to review Insanity Max:30 Friday Fight. I was nervous for this workout, because per Beach Body, this workout is the hardest of the first month. A did the workout before I did, so she gave me a heads up that we don’t get a break until 15 minutes in to the workout (more on that later). Sometimes knowledge is power, and in my case, it just fueled my fear times 1,000,000,000.

Shaun T says, “This is Friday Fight, where the fight between your mind and body is on!  Which one will win?” Oh yes, I’m already mentally struggling but I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.

***I will tell you all that you absolutely need to bring your mental game to this workout–as you should with all workouts–but definitely this workout.

Luckily there aren’t many new moves introduced in this workout, so you should be familiar with everything by this point. Here we go!

Warm-up
Here we begin with the traditional warm-up we’ve seen so far in Cardio Challenge and Sweat Fest, so check those posts for more details on the moves if you are interested.

Round 1- 

This round we do 10 drills and they are all drills we already know.  And guess what?  Each move is a whole minute long!!!  We start with the weird Hop Hop Runner move.  This one always takes me a few to get the form down down correctly, but not too bad once I figure it out.  Then we go to the Plyo Power KneeSwitch Kick Punches, and you guys–I freaking MAXED OUT already!   I told you, this workout was NO JOKE.  Quick recovery for me and I’m back at it going into Wide In & Outs, Medicine Ball TwistsMoving Jump Cross JabSpeed In & Out AbsScissor Stance Jacks4 Jabs and 4 High Knees, and FINALLY the Tricep Dip Reach.  

I will be impressed if anyone does this workout for the first time and doesn’t max out during the first set.  It was tough.

WATER BREAK! For the love of God, WATER.  30 second break.  

Shaun T steals water again!  Ha!  He also take his shirt off here “because it helps me breeeeathe better!”  Awesome.

Round 2:

If you didn’t max out in the 1st round, you will most likely do it here.  Each move is a minute long again. JOY!  We start with Hit The Floor.  Another classic Insanity move and A mentioned in her post she likes this move.  I actually hate it.  I always get dizzy when I do the move for some reason, so I have to either move slower or focus on one spot on the floor so I don’t fall over and break my leg.  We then move into 2 Jab 2 Tucks.  Another move that I really don’t love doing, but it does get my  heart rate soaring so I like it for that.  Freaking Burpee Lunges nextI think I just may die at this point.  The cast is even moving slowly now. Ab Attack; right and left sides.  Ok, this move is kinda fun.  You start off in a squat and bounce up and lift right knee while bringing your left arm towards your right knee in an oblique twist.  This would have been my go-to dance move in college, because why not?? :)  Wide Pike-Ups, 10&2, squat kicks, and a new move: X Jump.  This is insane.  You jump up and make an ‘X’ with your body and then land down and do a burpee.  You pop back up and go into the X and repeat burpee.  This is just all kinds of NO.  I couldn’t believe I even had the energy to get through this!  Ca-razy.  Then we do Plank Toe Taps, and Diamond Push-ups to finish.

We are well into minute 25 now.  A said exactly what I always think… “if I was doing T25, I’d be done now.” I still have over 4 long-ass minutes left.

Water Break!

Round 3-AKA it’s ALMOST OVER:

It’s just 3 moves left!  Split Lunge Punch, Moving Squat Jab, and finally, we finish with this ridiculous Punching Abs move.  You get in a c-sit position and literally Tarzan the shit out of your abs.  It’s so weird and awkward.  I honestly have no idea what the point of it is.  Everyone in the video lines up and just goes to town punching on their abs.  Here, see for yourself.

We are done!  Look, this workout was hard if not the hardest yet.  I’m still trying to figure out if I liked it or hated it.  I know that is one end of the spectrum to the other, but I really can’t decide just yet.  I think I’ll have to decide after I’ve done it a few times.  It was a calorie scorcher workout, I was dripping sweat, I maxed out early so I have something to work towards, and finally…I was exhausted.  I absolutely hated that Shaun T didn’t give us a break until the 15th minute, but I also love the fact that if I’m going to workout for 30 minutes, I want to make it count.  Either way, I’m tired and satisfied.  Forrest Gump says it best…

Pura Vida!
K