Short and sweet as there is not too much to report.
This is billed as Recovery Week. Its the same format as the other weeks, just a step down in terms of effort. Relative to other workouts, its still super tough.
A lot of stretching, plank work and MORE stretching (with a little cardio thrown in).
I had built it up to be a week off but it wasn’t. Still a tough week after the effort of the first four weeks.
Suprisingly, I lost 3½lbs this week which now makes a total of 14lbs, i.e. one stone lost in 5 weeks. Woo hoo.
This is the first week of the second half of Insanity (its 9 weeks with a 4 week block, 1 week recovery and another 4 week, more intense block).
Boy was it tough. Workout lengths now hit around an hour rather than the previous 30–40 minutes. If I am honest, I think the step up is just a notch too high for me and could probably have done with doing the first 5 weeks again BUT I have decided to soldier on and see how much I can get done.
There isn’t anyone in the workout videos who is as big/heavy/large/unfit/fat as me, and even they are exhausted so imagine how hard it is for a big lump.
I am now seriously considering doing Insanity again once I am finished this.
There was also another Fitness test this week so here is my updated results. Slowly slowly improving with each attempt:
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Again, suprisingly, I lost 2lbs this week which now makes a total of 16lbs in six weeks. Three weeks to go now and onto Week 7, exhausted but happy.
I am now the same weight as this guy.