Hi Everyone! Bob Sharpe checking in. Lately I have been posting a lot about different INSANITY Reviews, but today I wanted to check-in and let you know the progress! If you’ve been following my blog, back in December I started INSANITY the Asylum. It is a 30 day program, and my goal was to get a 6-pack before Christmas. Well, unfortunately I got caught with TWO colds!! The first was just the typical winter cold. Blah. The second one was a ridiculous cough that lasted for about 3 weeks in total. I was frustrated and wanted to just work out anyway. But, as most current Fitness gurus will tell you, it’s not a good idea.
I did a post recently on Should I work out when I’m sick? Because just like most people on a journey, it can be tough to just stop. Either way, I picked up the bootstraps and started it all back up. And now I’m on Day 23 and feeling like a Champ!
INSANITY the Asylum really tests you both physically and mentally. It picks up where INSANITY left off, and it really just kicks everything into high gear. I have to be honest in saying that I felt out of shape and not ready for the big leagues when I first started. Especially considering the Speed & Agility workout with the use of the yellow agility ladder.
In moving around so much on the Agility Ladder, you’ll learn the importance of how agile your body needs to be when playing sports. But, as hard as it is, and was, Shaun T. makes an important message clear. “IF you don’t push yourself past the barrier, there is NO WAY you’ll progress”. What a true statement!
Think about this in your own workouts, whether you do Asylum, P90X, TurboFire, or anything. The first half of Asylum I pushed myself to the barrier and stopped. Caught my breath, thought about how hard this was, and waited till the next move. But in order to get better, you have to train harder! These last few weeks I’ve been pushing past the barrier.
But don’t get me wrong! **Important** – I still pressed the pause button when I needed to! When I was past the barrier and ready to fall over, I pressed PAUSE. But instead of just stopping at the barrier to press the pause, I went until failure. It worked!
Today was the tell tale sign of my hard work. For starters, I was able to complete the entire Speed and Agility workout with NO breaks! Woo-hoo! Secondly, in the mountain climber progressions and ab progression, I improved greatly. Specifically, I was able to hop into the second box much quicker. In my first few weeks, I could barely even get my feet into the second box. Wow. That is exciting progress.
If you are wondering how you can do the same – stay consistent! Push yourself to the barrier! and Have Fun!
Another great win for my progressed results is eating right. I know, the thing we ALL hate to do! But as much as you want to avoid it and eat that doughnut and McDonalds, it comes down to want versus need. Want abs? Want a slim body? Want to get ripped? Give it up. You’ll feel better too!
One important change I made was cutting out bread in my diet. Each morning I was enjoying a egg sandwich, followed up by some sandwich and lunch, and who knows what for dinner. Too much bread, even if it’s whole wheat, isn’t the best (too many carbs/etc). If youÂ still need carbs, go with oatmeal as an option. I decided to have egg whites alone w/o bread, and a chicken breast w/o bread for lunch. BIG difference! My abs are tighter and my stomach is finally losing that annoying fat blocking those muscles.
Here is a sample of my diet from today:
AM: Egg Whites (4) / 1 Cup Rolled Oats Oatmeal / 2 Bananas / 1 Cup of Coffee
Snack: P90X Protein Bar
Lunch: Chicken Breast with Sauteed Onions / Vegetables / Roasted Potatoes
PM Snack: 1/2 Cup of Cashews and 1/2 Cup of Natural Almonds
Dinner: Grilled Salmon / Broccoli
Late Nite Snack: Chocolate Shakeology
Workout: P90X Results & Recovery Formula / E&E
Water: 120 oz.
I hope that helps. I’ll be posting up pictures of my end results soon – so make sure you subscribe to my blog to stay posted on my journey!
Thanks for reading!
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