Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sore Muscles and Smiles

I'm back in the saddle as I mentioned in my last post. It feels oh so good and oh so bad! I was definitely a bit sore today from my latest INSANITY workout, but it was a good sore. I was pleasantly surprised then to see that today was a recovery workout. Again, I forgot how much BURNING goes on in your muscles during that, but I did very much appreciate the abundance of hamstring stretching that was going on. Love it, love it, love it!

I'm almost to my recovery week in INSANITY. I'm excited to try a new workout! Then the SERIOUS business gets going with all the Max workouts. Anything called Max in this series is frightening. Like seriously frightening. The good news is I'm seeing my abs define themselves, and I'm getting stronger with my pushups. I'm not going to lie though... I can't wait to start P90X again. I miss the lifting! As soon as INSANITY is done, I'm going to be on 3 days of running with 3 days of P90X (the lifting portions). I can't wait! I hope it's not 7 degrees everyday in Pittsburgh again this winter. That just sucks!!!

In other health-related news, I'm trying to alter my diet even more to be uber-healthy and immunity boosting. I am going to start experimenting with pumpkin in savory recipes (like soups and chili), and I bought turmeric. Now I have to figure out what to do with it! I'm reading this book about changing your lifestyle to keep you healthy, and it has a lot on diet change and most importantly for me STRESS RELIEF. Sometimes I think I'm batty because I let myself get so stressed! I'm in job search mode right now and not sure how that's going to end up, so I let it get to me sometimes. I think I might start meditating! I'll let you know how that goes...

For now, it's back to studying and searching for jobs. Oh yippee! Thank God for INSANITY, cause at least that gave me a little break from responsibility today!


  1. Hey A! YAY for you! Back at it!
    Me....not so much. We went out of town for the weekend and I just dropped off the face of the workout world. eeek. It's Monday now though...and I'm back! Ya I agree. I can't wait to start month 2 of Insanity. the MAX part scares me...but BRING IT ON!
    I'm starting to get used to this "scared" feeling. It seems like I'm doing things that scare me ALL the time these days. The butterfly's have taken up permanent residence in my tummy I think! :o)

  2. duhm du du du...DUHMMMMMM! haha, those MAX workouts are a killer! Just remember this, it's going to feel like you are doing something new all over again. I couldn't walk the first week. The workouts are an hour long. OF CRAZINESS! Eventually, you will "kinda" get used to it, but not all the way...if you know what I mean! They will bring out RESULT CITY in the ab/butt/leg dept, so be ready for a HUGE change in stamina and muscle definition! You will probably lose 3-5 lbs in the 2nd month as well..everything really "tightens up"! fun stuff :)