Day 36 was the first day of Month 2. In the morning I had to leave much earlier than I usually get up for a doctor’s appointment and didn’t get back til several hours later. I originally had planned to do Insanity when I got back but I decided to rest. I kept putting it off til I finally decided to do the Fit Test late at night. I told my husband I’d get the test done but try to be quiet during the workout if he was going to bed. He said not to worry about it as I wouldn’t wake him up. So I got started.
My Fit Test Results:
Switch Kicks-86 kicks
Push up Jacks-24
Low Plank Obliques-60
Usually I count the reps on Switch Kicks, which consist of two kicks, and this time I counted the individual kicks. That kind of threw me off and I ended up with six less kicks than last time. On the upside, this irritated me enough that I pushed harder on the Power Jacks and got six more than last time. I got three more of the Power Knees. I also noticed on the Power Knees I have been keeping the leg that comes up further back than Tania was so I’m sure that’s contributing to me getting much less than she does. By the time I got to Power Jumps I was starting to get out of breath but I managed to beat last time by one. Unfortunately the Globe Jumps I was down by a whole set (four jumps). I managed the same amount of Suicide Jumps. I had acid reflux as I got down for the Low Plank Obliques and managed to be down by four on them. Overall while it wasn’t a terrible test, I am somewhat disappointed by the slide back in the areas I did not do as well on. But I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised as tired as I was.
The calendar has the Fit Test and Max Interval Circuit one after the other on the same day, but whether one is really supposed to do them back to back I don’t know. I was not able to. I waited about an hour in between which put me starting the workout on about 22 hours without sleep. I managed to push through it but it was very draining and I think next time I will give myself a longer gap between the test and workout.
The warmup changes for Max Interval Circuit. Now it’s Jogging, Jumping Jacks with Arms Up, 1-2-3’s, Jump Rope Side to Side, High Knees with Arms Out, Switch Kicks, Hit the Floor, and Side to Side Floor Hops. This is repeated three times with increasing speed. I kept up with most of the first time and then started falling behind. After the warmup is still a stretch with slight variations. Then we got down to the circuits.
The first one was Pedal/Power Lunges, 2 sets of Ski Abs, Push Up Jacks, In and Out Abs, and Oblique Pushups, then Power Strike, and Frog Jumps. This whole circuit was repeated three times with breaks between. On the last set before we could break we did Football Runs and Cross Jacks. The Football Runs involved turning in a circle and were sort of dizzying.
The next interval was 4 High Hook, 4 Low Hook, 4 High Jump, High Knees with Twist, High/Low Jab with Squat and Floor Switch Kicks which was also three times. During the second round of 4 High Jumps he says to only do the jumps if you can. This was just as well because I wasn’t getting very high at that point due to exhaustion and while my husband had said he wouldn’t be bothered I still didn’t want to jump too loud. I also didn’t have the strength to pick myself up too high for the Floor Switch Kicks and started doing the kicks without the little “jump”. Fortunately during the kicks he said we don’t have to jump for the whole time. On the third time, we had 1-2-3 jabs across one time and then the break.
The last interval was Side Suicide Jumps, Squat Hook, Full Body Drill (Running, Moving Pushup, Wide Floor Sprints) and Plank Punches, also three times. Toward the end Shaun T said “You’re probably completely exhausted.” Ya think? But as he also said, “This is why they call it Insanity.”