I started to panic. If I had wanted bigger thighs, I could have accomplished that by sitting on the couch, watching t.v. Feeling very frustrated, I wanted to throw in the towel on the entire Insanity thing and say the heck with it.
By the time Sunday came around, I was feeling completely depressed and I decided to go for a run instead of doing my normal Insanity routine. Mr. Stranded was sweet enough to join me even though he already completed his Insanity work-out for the day, and off we went. I normally have a few rules when I run with Mr. Stranded because he runs much faster than I do:
1) I set the pace
2) He should not ask me questions such as "How was your day," or he will receive a one-word answer. I like conserving my energy when running with him. He should, however, feel free to do all the talking.
Imagine my delight when we set off on our 4 mile run in 92 degree heat and I ran faster than I ever have before. And not only did I clock in one of my fastest running times (don't forget the 92 degree heat), but I was able to chat with Mr. Stranded.
So I realized that Insanity may have given me man thighs, but it's improved my stamina, speed and endurance. I've decided to stick with it, but have made some changes.
WEEK 7 REFLECTIONS AND RESULTS
- Instead of continuing with the Plyometric days which consists mostly of squats, I'm going on a run. I absolutely want to gain muscle, but I do not want to bulk up. Cardio is a better plan for me.
- I will continue with the cardio, stretching and core days. However, if there's a move that requires me to go into a squat, such as a hook punch squat, I'm not going to do the squat. Instead, I'll still do a hook punch, but instead of going all the way down into a squat, I'll do a jumping jack motion with my lower body to make it more cardio driven.
- I DO NOT recommend this program to a female who only has a little bit of weight to lose and is looking to become toned. I do think this program would work wonders for someone who is looking to lose a significant amount of weight, but this is not a toning program.
WEEK 7 INCENTIVE REWARD
I was supposed to get a new bikini this week, but the J. Crew seersucker bikini I'd been eyeing has been sold out in my size since May. Disappointing. So instead, I bought a new pair of jeans: Paige Premium Denim Hidden Hills.