My Insanity Stats

Not how many days I've been crazy, just my numbers from doing the workout program!

I got some killer performance results (for me) when I did Insanity last year. You might remember that I had just lost my Dad, and I can tell you that it was a really hard time in my life. I worked through a lot of grief in my home gym, leaving sweat and tears on the floor. There were days that I cussed straight through the warm-up. To some people, these numbers would be no big deal. To me, they ARE a big deal. I wasn’t an athlete in high school. I was in pom long before it was so gymnastic-based. I wasted a decade of my life when I wasn’t in the gym AT ALL. So for someone like me to be doing power jumps in my own home gym, well, in my mind it was nothing short of amazing.

I just ran across my fit test paper and realized I never posted these numbers, so here they are! I will confess that I still had to take more recovery seconds than the people on the video, even at the final fit test. I’m in competition with myself, right?
Each move was done for 1 minute!

Switch Kicks

Fit Test #1 – 27

Final Fit Test – 57

These are a beast, and while I can do them, I certainly didn’t master them! But that’s okay. Still my nemesis, but I will conquer you!!

Power Jacks

Fit Test #1 – 34

Final Fit Test – 55

I actually like these now. Sort of. Feel the burn!!

Power Knees

Fit Test #1 – 66

Final Fit Test – 108

Oh yeah! But here’s a tip – switch knees. You lose a few hundredths of a second but it’s worth it, because Power Jumps are next!

Power Jumps

Fit Test #1 – 20

Final Fit Test – 35

This was a HUGE improvement for me – I was doing them in batches, and I feel like in terms of form and getting some air, this was my best improvement.

Globe Jumps

Fit Test #1 – 6 rounds

Final Fit Test – 10 rounds

This seems like very little improvement – but each “round” as I call it equals 4 jumps. So I went from 24 ¬†total jumps to 40 total jumps!

Suicide Jumps

Fit Test #1 – 14

Final Fit Test – 15

I have no explanation for this. It was the hardest thing to me. I think where it falls in the fit test was super hard for me. I’d like to see this number improve. For those who might not be able to envision this, it’s like a burpee without a push-up. I’ll be honest, I have a real love-hate relationship with these!

Push-up Jacks

Fit Test #1 – 14

Final Fit Test – 18

I was so tired here. But I really like this move, and my form greatly improved! Not bad after 2011 being my bad-elbow year!

Low Plank Oblique

Fit Test #1 – 16 each side

Final Fit Test – 31 each side

I was able to build speed and strength without sacrificing form. This is another move I actually like!

So there you go. I started this program the day after we buried my Dad. I turned 47 years old in the middle of it, and I had a few days where I did 2 workouts in one day to stay on schedule and complete it by my target date. I did not sacrifice form and I paused that DVD when I needed to! I got to give Shaun T a big hug at our coach summit and tell him that I graduated but didn’t master it. Oh yeah! the other thing that happened with this was that my resting heart rate dropped about by about 10 bpm, from 68 to 58.
I’m saying all of this to you because I felt a HUGE sense of accomplishment after this. If I can do this, you can do what you set your mind to. It was, by far, the hardest workout program I’ve ever done.

What goals do you have for yourself this year? What are you working on? I’d love to hear all about it!!

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