So.. It’s been about a week since my first post and I must confess.. I’ve barely exercised.
I tried to do the shower routine (It’s this really simple easy pre-shower routine) every other day but that just failed.
- 50 x Jumping Jacks
- 5 x Push Ups
- 20 x Crunches
- 20 x Mountain Climbers
- 30 Second Plank
I sometimes add in 20 squats just because … but I often don’t do it, because I am lazy. (Hence the blog).
However, today I start a program called Insanity.
It was created by Shaun T* (Hip hop abs etc) and it is literally insane.
It is kind of costly. Like hello.. I’m still searching for work and the South African rand doesn’t exactly mean much but luckily I found it at a second hand sale (WHOOOOOOT).
The reviews for insanity are well, insane. People have dropped Kg’s (pounds) like it was water and I decided why not.I know I’m going to be pushing my body to the limits but the human body is capable of incredible things.
So I took down my stats (Which you’ll all see in a few lines) and I’ve decided to try and stick to the 63 day program. I have before pictures (which you’ll see in 2 weeks and not now cause at least I’ll be able to show you the before and after difference).
Here are my stats as of the 28/03/2016:
- Chest: 107 cm
- L Bicep: 27 cm
- R Bicep: 28 cm
- Waist: 92 cm
- Hips: 108.5 cm
- L Thigh: 59.5 cm
- R Thigh: 61.5 cm
- L Calf: 34 cm
- R Calf: 34.5 cm
- Weight: 69kg
[Can someone explain why my body seems to be bigger on the right hand side? or is that because i’m right handed and therefore it is my more dominant side?? does that make sense??]
I had no idea how to test my body fat percentage but let’s just say it’s fat okay. (well, semi chubby).
With Insanity, it is advised not to do any other programs as you might put a strain on your muscles/joints/ligaments etc but I have added a simple stretch routine for before and after each day and I’m considering using the Nike + Fitness App to do 15 minutes of Yoga daily. This I believe will help with my overall flexibility which at this moment is non existent.
The thing about programs like this is that it’s pointless doing it or starting it if you’re not going to push through until the end – Hopefully, I’ll be able to make it though this program and come out of it healthier and happier.
I know that to see the results I want it’ll take blood, sweat and tears but in the end it’ll be worth it.
Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Free
*If you want to know more about Shaun T and the workout programs he offers, you can take a look at his page here