Sunday, August 23, 2009

Fit Test, Day 1

Yay!!! I finally started the workouts! Yesterday I spent a lot of time wandering grocery stores buying myself the food I need for the program. I was actually surprised at how cheap it was. I bought a TON of produce, plus cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, bread, meat... only $68! Nice!

So on to the workout... I did pretty well! I'm especially happy because a lot of my numbers were where the people who started out were. This is the result:

Switch Kicks - 112
Power Jacks - 49
Power Knees - 100
Power Jumps - 34
Globe Jumps - 11
Suicide Jumps - 15
Push-up Jacks - 24
Low Plank Oblique - 44

Now, let's talk form. I'd say for my switch kicks, as I get stronger and more flexible, my kicks will be higher. They weren't quite parallel to the ground, so I want to work on that. I think my form for the Power Jacks and Power Knees was pretty good. The Power Jumps will get better with time. I think I could jump higher, but I was able to hit my hands with knees so I guess it wasn't too bad! I DEFINITELY need to work on the Globe Jumps. I feel like I was getting exhausted and not doing full jumps... more like little skips or something. Can't wait to see how the next fit test goes for those! I have always thought Suicide Jumps are crazy! I'm cool with how I did on that. Push-up Jacks definitely need improvement. I need to get lower in that pushup! I have to say though I was quite happy with my ability to actually do the jack portion of it. I'm a big fan of planks, so I liked the Low Plank Oblique, although I did have to rest in child's pose for a second or two.

All in all, it went well! I can see places I can improve but I'm also pleased with my base level of fitness. I burned 376 calories! I'm a big nerd, and I've decided to start a spreadsheet to track my calories. I'm hoping I can report the total calories burned at the end of the 60 days. It's bound to be INSANE. Haha, pun intended.

Off for some recovery calories! Will report in tomorrow on how the next workout goes!


  1. WOOT WOOT! I'm waiting for mine to come in the mail and then I'll be right there witcha sista!! Keep us updated on the misery! hee hee

  2. Ohhhh Alissa!
    We got our Insanity in the mail yesterday and decided to go ahead with the fit test last night. I'm not going to divulge my numbers...but let me just did WAYYY better than I did. WAYYY. That was stinkin' HARD!
    Anyway, I agree with you...I REALLY like the nutrition guide with this program (better than the P90X one). Much easier and more practical I think--although I prepared all our food for today this morning and WHEW! I made:Breakfast tortilla roll ups, BLT's, PB&J's, chicken salad. Man--that's a LOT of food! Plus my hubby has to eat 3000 calories a day so I had to do a LOT of food blocks for him to meet his requirement..which meant I was sending him all kinds of fruit, almonds, cheese, yogurt, etc. I think his eyes bugged out of his head when he saw what all I was sending to work with him!! ha ha
    He said he doesn't think he'll be able to eat it all (he works outside in the heat at a very physical job). I told him he REALLY needs to---with his job AND doing Insanity (plus throwing in some P90X) he is going to be burning calories like a machine!
    I REALLY REALLY REALLY hope I drop some weight quickly. I only want to lose about 10 pounds...but I'd like as much as possible to come off before Labor Day as we are going on a little trip to visit family and it'd be nice to be a little thinner--more comofortable. My starting weight is 134. What was yours? Have you lost any weight yet?:
    I haven't read your most recent post, so I'll go do that now.
    I look forward to keeping up with you (if I can! ha) with Insanity!
    Great job so far!