Friday, September 4, 2009

Insanity Week 5 - Recovery, My Ass!

Well, I am STILL at it. I am just completing week 5 in my Insanity workouts. It is supposed to be my "recovery week" wherein I do the same workout DVD over six days. The workout is supposedly less "hard" on the body. Well, it is certainly easier than the original workouts but it is not EASY by any means. I am happy to report that I still sweat so much that my headband (I have to wear or my eyes turn to sweat pools) is soaked through. Eeew. Next week I begin a long visit to MAX hell... Max intervals, Max Plyometrics, Max whatever. Each workout is about an hour so I am basically looking forward to almost dying every morning (okay, six days a week).

I've been a little pissy about the fact that I have not lost much weight. I have lost, maximum, 5 pounds. Yes, I know, Jenny Craigs of the world, that 1 pound a week is a fine weight loss - don't start that reassuring, back-patting crap with me. I'm just plain annoyed. The thing is, I am working my ASS off and have worked out at much lesser amounts and lost more weight. Part of the issue is this - I can't fuel these workouts on 1200 calories a day. I am eating about 1750 per day, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. But generally, I keep it under 1900 all the time. Some might say, well, that is way too much to lose weight - but I'm burning 400-500 a day per workout. My basal metabolic rate is 1400-ish. So you do the math. I don't get it.

The BRIGHT SIDE (because there always is one, isn't there, Pollyanna?) is this - my clothes are looser and I have definitely lost some inches. I've had two people tell me that my "shape" is changing. So that's cool. I just wish the scale would register something meaningful. I'd really like to see something in the 150's - that would be LOVELY. So - I commit to work my ass off some more over the next 4 hellacious weeks and will hopefully be able to say that I lost at least 10 pounds in 9 weeks. That would be an accomplishment. Plus, I will be in the best cardiovascular shape of my LIFE. Seriously, I already feel like a machine sometimes... These workouts will at least do THAT for you!

More later - work beckons. Also, I think I hear the coffee pot calling my name...


dani31608 said...

The harder I work out, the less weight I lose. Even at my weight! It's BS ... but it's true.

That being said, my body composition changes dramatically! Even with no weight change being registered on the scale, sizes change and so forth.

It's frustrating. But hang in there! Exercise is about so much more than what it does to the scale.

Chupsie said...

wow sounds like your doing fantastic! Also sounds like your gaining alot of muscle and losing alot of fat! You have to remember that muscle weighs more than fat and is much more compact! Sounds like even if you dont reach the 10lbs lost you will still have lost at LEAST 10lbs of fat! GO YOU!

Mrs. Sheila said...

I hate having to leave this message here on your blog, but I couldnt' find a way to simply email you.

I hate sending this email, I really do! But if you are going to participate in GAG then your body shots/scale shot HAS to be posted TODAY ~ no later then 3pm CST! I am not trying to be mean, just reinforcing the rules, as they were originally posted before the challenge began. In all honestly, I am giving you way more time then I said I would! So, just let me know!

Jocelyn Devon said...

wow you kick butt I couldn't do the max anything yet

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