Jon Richardson is a legend
I shared some of my favorite workout videos that require no equipment over on the blog. These are perfect for the holidays when you’re busy or traveling a lot.
I’ve made this for lunch the past four days in a row. It’s that good.
My new favorite.
Easy Italian Wonderpot recipe.
I made a list of some of my favorite recipes over on the blog.
I seem to have fallen off the Insanity wagon. I started getting some pain in my knees and knew to take some time off before I ended up really hurting myself. I have started doing some of Zuzka Light’s workouts (there’s free ones on her YouTube) so that I don’t lose everything I’ve gained from Insanity.
I wanted to go ahead and share some before and afters. Keep in mind that this is only from month 1 and one week of month 2 of Insanity. I took recovery week off completely and did no workouts during that time. I kept a pretty clean diet, but didn’t count calories.
I am super happy with the results. I think the thing I’m most excited about is that tricep! Also, my abs are insanely strong and hard. I’ve started to get faint oblique lines.
I’ll probably start incorporating a few Insanity sessions into my workouts because they really are so effective. I wish it wasn’t so hard on my knees, but I’ll do better about substituting moves that aren’t as high impact.
Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning Age 51 (by butterbrown1961)
I’m still going strong with Insanity. I just started month 2 on Monday and am loving the new workouts. I was pretty apprehensive about them at first since they’re around an hour long, but they seem shorter to me than the month 1 workouts!
I was looking through you tube for before and afters and came across videos of people doing Insanity workouts. The guy in the above video is pretty awesome. I’ve found that I actually like working out to his videos because:
- It’s motivating. He’s 51 and does awesome.
- I can’t see the timer. I find that when I am watching the actual workout, I focus on the timer way too much.
- It’s like having a workout buddy that’s just an every day person and not a fitness professional.
I should back up to recovery week real quick. I didn’t do any of the recovery week workouts and instead took the whole week off. I kept up with mostly healthy eating, except at my daughter’s birthday party. My knee had started to feel a bit weird towards the end of month 1 so I felt that it’d be best to take a whole week off from all activity.
I’m glad I did since I felt like I was starting to get burned out, plus my knee isn’t giving me any problems so far (fingers crossed).
So, I’m getting ready to do max cardio conditioning and so excited to see the results that month 2 will bring.