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I Have Failed

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I Have FailedThe last couple of weeks…I have FAILED! Plain and simple, I have completely failed myself and haven’t been working out like I should. So here’s what happened…Toward the end of the third week of February I started getting pretty sick. It started with a sore throat on Thursday. Then by the weekend on top of the sore throat (that was so painful at that point I didn’t want to talk or even say one word to anyone) I had a fever, cough, congestion, etc. On Sunday I decided to go to one of those Med-Express doctor offices so I could find out what was wrong with me and so I could get some meds and get back up on my feet. The doctor diagnosed me as having a throat infection and he gave me some antibiotics.

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Insanity Result

Insanity Results

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Insanity ResultsMy Insanity Results are in!!! It’s crazy to say this, but I just finished my FIRST round of Insanity! If you would have asked me about this time last year if I thought I would have ever attempt to even try this program, I would have laughed at you very loudly! :-) At that point I was just starting my first round of P90X, and that program alone seemed like a HUGE mountain to get over. Insanity was like the Mount Everest of fitness programs and is focused on my biggest weakness at that time, endurance and cardio. That’s why I’m so pumped up to tell you about my Insanity results.

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Insanity Day 32

Insanity Workout Update- The Hardest Cardio I’ve Ever Done In My Life

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Today is day 47 of the Insanity workout and I’ve finally set aside some time to post an update on my progress! It’s been an INCREDIBLE journey with Insanity. Did I say it’s been INCREDIBLE? Because it has! :-) Insanity has pushed me to the limits and right up to that edge which has allowed me to get great workouts. It has honestly been the hardest cardio that I’ve ever done in my life! During the workouts I get to breathing so hard and so deep (am I’m still talking about Insanity here?! :-) Just kidding…) that I HAVE to stop to take a second to catch my breath. I’ve never felt or experienced this kind of deep breathing before.

I made this video yesterday where I talk about how Insanity has gone so far, the difference between the regular workouts and the Max workouts, and what our plans are after my wife and I finish Insanity. Check it out and do me a favor and share this post if you’ve find it helpful-

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Insanity Workout: Week 1 & 2

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My wife and I have been doing the Insanity workout now for the past 2 weeks, and I’ve done a bad job of updating my blog on our progress so sorry about that! We started Insanity on November 7th, 2010 and today is day 17 of our journey with the program! That means we are already halfway done month 1 of Insanity which is crazy to think!

I was honestly very nervous and scared going into this program. Insanity is focused around cardio, and jump training (similar to P90X Plyometrics), and I struggle with cardio activities so I knew this program would be a challenge (which is exactly what I wanted). Oh and this program has been billed as the toughest program that Beachbody has ever put on DVD so I think that would make anyone nervous! :-)

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This Week’s P90X Insanity Workout Schedule

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I hope you had an awesome weekend! I wanted to make a quick post to commit to this week’s workouts by telling the world my P90X workout schedule for this week. I finished my second round of P90X a little over two weeks ago, and I plan on doing a P90X Insanity hybrid next. These past few weeks have been absolutely crazy, so I haven’t been able to commit to starting the hybrid yet (probably won’t be awhile before I will be able to start). During the past few weeks, I’ve basically been doing an assortment of P90X & Insanity workouts. There have honestly been days though where I haven’t worked out at all, so I’m really anxious to start the hybrid so I will have a set program to follow daily.

Here is this week’s schedule of workouts that I’m going to do-

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P90X Round 2 DONE

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Phewww! It’s been a crazy week so far, but I’m happy to announce that I officially finished round 2 of the P90X workout last Saturday! So I guess that means I now have my masters in P90X!?! :-) This round seemed like it flew by even faster than the first round! It feels great to finish and I’m extremely excited to start the P90X Insanity Hybrid that I put together.

After this round of P90X, I’m definitely in even better shape now than what I was after my first round. My reps for the most part have increased overall during the exercises, and I continually pushed myself to use heavier weight. During the first round of P90X I think I may have focused a little too hard on increasing my reps, which caused me to develop bad habits. During this round my wife (Jen) helped me discover that I had pretty bad form during the pull up exercises. I had developed a bad habit of not going all the way down during my pull ups so I could go back up faster and do more reps. I didn’t even realize I was doing this, but Jen pointed it out to me during one of the Back workouts.

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