so today we tried something totally new – working out not super early or super late! 🙂 i had office hours at the fitness center today and it was pretty quiet, so i took that opportunity to get the workout done between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm. now, the back room has no windows so it’s not like i was glancing outside into the beautiful sunny afternoon during the 30 second break, but there was a noticeable difference between working out right after waking up or right before going to bed.
This concludes week 4 of insanity for me, tomorrow being a rest day. Next week is all Core Cardio and Balance. i haven’t checked into what that means yet, but it’s a recovery week – gearing up to turn it up to 11 the following four weeks. there are a lot of “Max” workouts (Max Interval Circuit, Max Interval Plyo, etc.) and that’d be fairly intimidating, if i weren’t such a tough guy! It does not feel like it’s been 4 weeks i’ve been doing the insanity program. looking back, i missed 2 workouts (the tuesday after getting hit by a softball and the tuesday after a late softball game) and while i’m still bothered by those misses (the second one mostly), i’m happy to say i’ve been consistently working out in the mornings. and doing it every day has a challenge, but these baby steps are the beginnings of something good. now, if i could only get the eating under control a little bit more…
For those who have converted from a eat whatever and whenever to a controlled and focused eating routine: Do you have any tips/tricks to get someone started? i know the principles, the reasons behind the 5-6 small meals, the concept – but following the schedule and making sure i have 2-3 snacks and a healthy lunch is something i struggle with. when it comes to eating, i like to ad-lib and just go with it sometimes and i know that’s the biggest reason why i’m probably not seeing the results i’d like to see. for me, the work day gets so cluttered with multiple projects and meetings and…
… and excuses. time to hunker down, put the nose to the grindstone and focus on what we’re trying to accomplish – and that’s not looking like a fat@$$ anymore! on the bright side:
Insanity – Day 27: complete!
inspirational thought of the day:
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
– Chinese Proverb
while carrying small stones is a good start, you can’t ignore the boulders