Friday, September 24, 2010

Day 4: Cardio Recovery

I guess I should have know by the name of the workout today that it was going to be a little lighter but I have to admit that I was surprised! It was a nice, slow workout but in the end I felt like I should have done more. I was disappointed with the calories that I burned and the lack of sweat to wipe up... is that normal or am I weird?

I was able to keep up with almost all of the moves, the only exceptions being the deep squats as my knees were on fire and after I though that I was going to lose my squat I held it for the count of 5 and then took a break. I did not require additional pain meds this morning to get me through, the Prednisone was enough (yeah). I was happy with my effort but next week I think that I will try and get deeper and focus more on contracting all my muscles in all the moves to ensure that I get the most out of the workout.

I am considering doing day 5 tonight just to feel the burn!! Anywho, here are the facts from today's workout:

Duration: 41:26
Calories: 339
Fat burn: 39:33
Fitness: 1:53
Average HR: 117
Maximum: 154

Oh, and on a side note, I finally got the courage to step on the scale this morning... I was so worried about all the weight that I thought that I gained over the summer BUT it amounted to 4 pounds! SO, I am 4 pounds heavier today than the day I completed P90x... my goal for Insanity is to take off 10 pounds (I think that sounds like a reasonable amount) and to tone up ... maybe even lose a size in my pants (or 2).

So, that is all for today folks... stay tuned tomorrow to see if I pushed play again tonight!

Make it a great day!


Betty Ray said...

haha - as the weeks go on, you will learn to LOVE and look forward to that recovery day. :) It is good to give your joints a break from all that pounding. And I hear you on the squat and hold - geesh those are rough. I have not held on with the rest of them yet, I always have to take a break.

Scrappytbear said...

LOL You're INSANE! lol trust the program, do what it says. Your body needs time to recover and rebuild muscle fibers; sometimes restful days are just as important as work out days! If you are feeling restless go for a walk and save day 5 for day 5!

Laura said...

You're not insane... I always felt like that on the recovery days. Especially since I used to only burn like 130 calories (if that!). But like the previous comments said, you should just take it easy on these days... and take your rest days. That is definitely something I've learned after 2 rounds of Insanity. :)