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July 19, 2012 8:38 AM
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I need some help from those of you that have been at this for a while. I'm only on week 1 and just completed day 4 -- Cardio Recovery and I didn't enjoy the workout and it is a let down from the others; if that makes any sense at all. I'll be going back to work in about 2 weeks (school teacher) and I'm thinking about flip-flopping the Wednesday and Thursday workouts and doing my own things on Wednesdays rather than Cardio Recovery. Wednesdays are long day for me -- I leave for work at 7AM and we go straight to church after school so we don't usually get home until about 8PM, but I can get up earlier enough on Wednesdays to do some treadmill work rather than the Cardio Recovery.

What are your thoughts on skipping the "recovery" day?

Thanks for your help.
July 19, 2012 8:57 AM
I am doing this same thing this week. I am only going to be able to work out 5 days this week not 6, so i am going to skip cardio recovery. I know its in there for a reason, but if I have to skip a workout that's the one I want to skip!
  5495721
July 19, 2012 9:49 AM
bump so I have the link to the new thread
July 19, 2012 10:01 AM
QUOTE:

I need some help from those of you that have been at this for a while. I'm only on week 1 and just completed day 4 -- Cardio Recovery and I didn't enjoy the workout and it is a let down from the others; if that makes any sense at all. I'll be going back to work in about 2 weeks (school teacher) and I'm thinking about flip-flopping the Wednesday and Thursday workouts and doing my own things on Wednesdays rather than Cardio Recovery. Wednesdays are long day for me -- I leave for work at 7AM and we go straight to church after school so we don't usually get home until about 8PM, but I can get up earlier enough on Wednesdays to do some treadmill work rather than the Cardio Recovery.

What are your thoughts on skipping the "recovery" day?

Thanks for your help.


I know what you mean about it being a 'let down' i was thinking that half way through BUT it is sooo good for killing soreness and also I feel unless you're used to working out at such a high intensity you kinda need that recovery day. Just my thoughts i've only been doing Insanity for a week so maybe someone further along in their journey will chime in
July 19, 2012 10:56 AM
I also just finished cardio recovery and found it very easy, I had no problem keeping up with video today, I will just do something else today to round it out like bike riding. I look very forward to getting my butt kicked tomorrow.
July 19, 2012 11:29 AM
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July 19, 2012 11:50 AM
On my first round of Insanity, I did the recovery days. On the next 2 rounds I skipped them and did something else, like jogging.
July 19, 2012 5:19 PM
confession time.embarassed I havent even started Insanity!! I just havent been having enough energy. I work at a daycare From 9 to 6. And when I get home all I wanna do is sit and watch tv/computer. I keep saying tmrw tmrw thmrw. But it never happens. Any advice? I tried the am workouts and I just dont have any strength I am so tired. I know I just need to get off my butt and do something!!!
July 19, 2012 5:40 PM
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confession time.embarassed I havent even started Insanity!! I just havent been having enough energy. I work at a daycare From 9 to 6. And when I get home all I wanna do is sit and watch tv/computer. I keep saying tmrw tmrw thmrw. But it never happens. Any advice? I tried the am workouts and I just dont have any strength I am so tired. I know I just need to get off my butt and do something!!!


A workout buddy? Can you rope any of your friends in? We're all here obviously but sometimes you do need someone physically there to help you get started. I started working out at a friends house for motivation and then we dropped down to just a 'prompt' call. Motivation does vary however so maybe you're having an off week? How about starting on a weekend when you're not working (hopefully)?
July 19, 2012 5:42 PM
Day 6 complete! Day 7 tomorrow (Friday) is gonna be my 'rest' day but i'm actually going to an outdoor circuit class lol I'm going to take it easy though and either pick up Day 8 on saturday or sunday if I need a proper rest day! Keeping digging ill hopefully post some week 1 results on my return! Keep it up ladies!

And thanks for all the awesome support and motivation so far! AMAZING!!!
Edited by adjoa84 On July 19, 2012 5:42 PM
July 19, 2012 6:39 PM
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QUOTE:

confession time.embarassed I havent even started Insanity!! I just havent been having enough energy. I work at a daycare From 9 to 6. And when I get home all I wanna do is sit and watch tv/computer. I keep saying tmrw tmrw thmrw. But it never happens. Any advice? I tried the am workouts and I just dont have any strength I am so tired. I know I just need to get off my butt and do something!!!


A workout buddy? Can you rope any of your friends in? We're all here obviously but sometimes you do need someone physically there to help you get started. I started working out at a friends house for motivation and then we dropped down to just a 'prompt' call. Motivation does vary however so maybe you're having an off week? How about starting on a weekend when you're not working (hopefully)?


I was thinking the weekend too. Off week indeed, i just started my job monday aka the day I was supposed 2 start insanity. Im going to keep trying and not give up!
July 20, 2012 9:11 AM
pure cardio complete, woo! If anybody needs me i'll be in the pool! lol
July 20, 2012 11:54 AM
I have my first pure cardio today! I'm a bit scared, haha!
  11162893
July 20, 2012 11:59 AM
I did Max interval training yesterday, that is a bear!! today I am going pure cardio/cardio abs as I am in a hybrid challenge group.. I LOVE the workouts.. my legs freaking hate me afterwards but tough cookies, I am not stopping... they protest each time i run up the 4 story high steps at work (18 times) and when I walk... ah well, still not going to stop... start the asylum on the 30th... can't wait!!
July 20, 2012 6:16 PM
Finished up week 3 today! Tomorrow is my rest day, then one more week for month 1!! I'm looking forward to the recovery week, I've been noticing a couple of times lately I feel exhausted party way through the workout, more like muscle fatigue - not actual inability to workout, so I power through. But, yes, definitely will need that recovery before month 2!
  4688128
July 21, 2012 1:53 AM
Week 1 results; Had a quick peak at the scales and took my measurements from my waist and around each thigh. I'll do the proper measurements on Day 15 but so far I've lost half an inch from my waist and 0.6 inches from each thigh and my body fat is down 1% although my body weight is up slightly (1lb) I'm really pleased with my results. Will monitor my 'fat' and carb intake more closely this week and see what happens. Here's to another 7 days!

WHOOP! I'm ready to dig deeper!
July 21, 2012 5:19 AM
Week 1 = DONE!!! It's been a long week, but I've found that if I get up and workout 1st thing I tend work harder. I can't wait to see if Week 2 is easier...

Thanks for all of the support and encouragement. smile
July 21, 2012 8:57 AM
Way to go everyone! I love having people who understand my pain as I'm doing these workouts ;)

I just finished week 2 today. Today was the first Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs double workout day. How are other people doing those? Just one after the other? I was so exhausted during cardio abs after doing pure cardio I was a bit disappointed in my abs performance.

I'm excited to do the fit test again now. Hopefully I improved.
  4929689
July 21, 2012 12:06 PM
Just dropping in to see how everyone's doing . How's it going? I know you guys r doing so much better than I because I have yet to start. Great job on being consistent!

DECIDE.COMMIT.SUCCEED. Great job everyone!
July 21, 2012 1:18 PM
I just completed plyometic cardio circuit Saturday. It went all lot better than it did on Tuesday. I tried something new today. I ate 2 tbsp peanut butter before i started. It wasnt heavy in my belly and i was able to power thru with a strong finish. I am going to suck down some water then go for a swim. What is everyone doing on sunday day off. Will you be choosing something like bike riding or running or resting? I haven't decided yet but I am curious what others are doing.
July 21, 2012 1:26 PM
Finished month one!! WOOHOO!! Now for a recovery week then on to month two...How is month two?? I'm sort of scared... Let me know!

Feel free to friend me if you need some support! :)
  10398971
July 21, 2012 1:29 PM
i'm starting on Monday! I love the feedback here! Thanks for sharing everybody!! Now I'm getting excited to start.
July 21, 2012 6:33 PM
Ahhh!!!! Coming up on my last week of month 1, starting..... tomorrow! Then it's on to a rest week, can't wait to see what month 2 has in store for me. I've done the month one workouts, and I've done the recovery week video before, so I am SO ready for some brand new videos to do.

What does everyone have planned when Insanity is over? Ideally, I will do some of my JM videos for a week or two and then pop back in for another round, something else for a week or two, and then a third round before going on to Chalean Extreme or Turbofire. Basically, 3 rounds of this before I'm ready to drop that much cash on a new program :)
  4688128
July 21, 2012 7:55 PM
I was thinking of doing Hip Hop Abs after Insanity only cause it looks like fun, haha!

I'm actually doing Power Cardio today. It was supposed to be yesterday's workout but it was just too late and I was too worn out yesterday so I used it as my rest day and decided to push the calendar a bit so I have Power Cardio today, the Plyometric Cardio tomorrow and follow the calendar as normal on Monday.

I've been putting it off all day however cause I did Bikram Yoga for the first time this morning with some friends and it kinds wiped me out! (But I didn't leave the room, even though it was tempting!)
  11162893
July 21, 2012 8:00 PM
Last summer I completed the entire Insanity program and lost 25 pounds! Unfortunately, a bulldozer in the form of life hit me soon after, and I gained all of my weight back.

I started the program again last week. I hate cardio recovery with a passion because I don't feel like I've accomplished anything. So instead I replace it with core cardio & balance. It's the recovery week video and while not as intense as the others, really stretches your muscles and gives a nice workout. Think of it as a bump up from cardio recovery. But whatever you do, don't just skip that day - then you have 2 relax days! And it's harder to stick to the program with 2 relax days - just come up with another activity (swimming, jogging, etc) that emphasizes a full-body cardio workout. Hope this helps and good luck! Y'all can do it!

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