Welcome back to the Asylum! I haven’t done my scheduled workout since last Wed night because I few out to Vegas for the BeachBody Coaches summit! This was an amazing experience.
That is Turbo-kick queen Chalene on stage in the parking lot of the Tropicana leading a 4500+ turbo kick session!!!
So I wasn’t skipping my workouts, I was working out with Shaun T, Tony Horton, Chalene, the Lesmills Combat team (New Zealand accents are just as sexy as brittish). It was probably one of the best 4 days I’ve spend in fitness clothes ever.
Shaun- T leading the Asylum/Insanity…ASYLUM 2 workout. That’s right Asylum 2 is coming soon!
And of course, the King of all things fitness closed it down
This was my 2nd workout with him in 2 days. Talk about tired and sore and the heat!!! But it was all worth it. i got to preview Turbo-kick round 51…which was in the mail waiting for me when i got home! I got to meet my turbo kick sweethart Alee.
Got to taste Vegan Chocolate Shakology!!! Excellent taste and purely vegan, like tropical shakeology. I got to connect with other coaches and talk about our fitness journey and how we are helping others and making a little money in the process. Beachbody is an amazing company and I can’t wait to do this again next year.
Nothing is more inspiring than working out with a room full of people who have all gone through or are working through the same programs, weight problems and successes and sweating and smiling and being instantly connected and know the person next to you will have a word of support if you are getting weak.
My first Tony workout on Thursday (I got in early because i’m P90X certified… number 244..i’m not bragging…i’m really not as I met number 64 and number 6) but all the P90X certified people got to go in first and if there was room left everyone else could come in….there was room left, it’s the freaking MGM!
This entire experience has pushed me even closer to my goal of opening my own fitness studio. I want people to see the benefits of consistent workout and using Shakeology and other products from beach body that WORK.
If you’ve ever been interested in trying P90X, Turbo-fire, or Brazilian Butt lift and Shakeology, message me. I have a special going right now were you can try it for FREE!!! (15.00 shipping) but you can try to workout and Shakeology for 30 days free. See the results, feel the healthy and if you don’t like it, send it back, not harm no foul. Beachbody has really changed my life and I’d love to share that with you!
Asylum this morning was speed and agility - how that for changing gears :). I’m a little stiff but I’m able to move and after seeing this live, there is no way i’m not doing it. I’m also teaching turbo tonight! I’m excited to get back to this and I may start teaching at a few other places soon. I have fallen off my running schedule but I think I’ll survive with everything else I’ve been doing.
Keep pushing play and never give up on your health! If you need help, message me and I will help you. I’ll get you plugged into my support group and I will keep you motivated to drop 10-15-100 or even 3 lbs. Everyone has a struggle and a way they want to look. Don’t let lack of support keep you from your!
Today is one of those days where a triple workout is not as bad as it sounds. I got up semi-early and did my 3 miler while the day was still “cool” The deer park forest preserve is always the best place for this as far as i’m concerned. It’s a 3 mile loop, what more can you ask?
I ran in shoes today instead of my vibrams and I think i’m slowly adjusting, although tomorrow i think i’m switching back to Vibrams for my 4 miles. I learned how to “run from my core” today. I know it sounds weird but I’m learning new things about my body every day and running from the core is kind of hard. its slows me down and it hurts a bit on the left side (the side where I tore my oblique) but I think this is a skill i need to learn that will make it better in the long run.
My motoactv gps doesn’t like me much right now. I wore it during the warrior dash and it got caked in mud and a little wet. This was fine until Sunday morning when i rinsed it off and completely killed it :(. Being a technology guy, I know that electronics CAN actually get wet, you just need to totally dry them before they will work again. I stuck it in the air conditioner vent all day Sunday and it powered up nicely in Monday but it’s still kind of acting funny. I think it will eventually make a recovery but for now I’m sad.
Asylum relief is perfect after a nice run! 30 minutes of stretching and relaxing the joints. it’s almost not worth considering a workout….almost. Creepy Shaun-T elmo comes out during this routine as he expresses and interest in coming to my house and pushing down on my back to..”make my body feel good.” He says this phrase several times in the workout and it never gets less creepy…even in elmo voice.
He wants to make your body feel good.
Tonight is Turbo class. Last week was an excellent class and i expect it to get even better today. The routine for Round 50 is working now and my only problem is by the finale, i’m kind of tired for all the other workouts i’ve done during the day. I don’t have extreme stamina yet…but i’m working on it. That’s what this is really about, the journey to Shaun T’s body. (that sounds kind of creepy as well).
Anyway, I’m enjoying a Chocolate, Banana, Coco-Nut milk Shakeology! Don’t believe me? Here have a look!
Yes, that is a raptor and yes, it wants my shakeology
all in the mixer
Yes that is a lion in the distance and it also wants my shakeology.
my house is a zoo sometimes…no lion, this is my Chocolate, CoCo-nut milk, banana shakeololgy!
Monday is strength day again. I like strength day, I’ve always been good at lifting weights and getting strong, this workout keeps me going. I started Asylum on June 1st know that I would be missing several days of workouts due to other activities. Saturday’s workout was suppose to be Vertical Plyo, I did the Warrior Dash instead
This years warrior dash was different as they added more challenges to the course, including a kickass water slide right when you needed it the most! Kat ran it with me this year and did a great job for the heat being 90 and her generally not doing well in the heat.
The dust for the field played a number on my lungs in the beginning and it was a pretty miserable run the first mile. And then the water slide hit and it cleared my nose (I know that sounds weird but mud up your nose has a way of clearing out the allergies when you sneeze) and it got better.
With the warrior dash over, I need to get ready for the Rock and Roll 1/2 marathon in July on my way to my first full Marathon on Oct 6th. I’m heading to Vegas in 3 days for the Beachbody coaches summit and i’ll get to workout with Shaun T, Tony Horton and Chalene LIVE!!!
This is going to be a blast and summer is just starting!! I’ve worked hard to get my body back to a place where I can do things like this again. If you’re on the same journey and having struggles, check out my beachbody site and let me help you.
Insanity: The Asylum - Day 13…this is starting to feel like a journal i keep and have been lost at sea for weeks on end :P
So yesterday was one hell of a calorie burning day. I did my 3 mile run, Asylum Back to core, worked (I’m a computer engineer so I got to sit a bunch) showed up early and did 20 minutes of Zumba as a warm up and then taught Turbo-Kick round 50. After careful calculations (HRM told me) I burned a total of 2216 calories yesterday!
This morning I wanted to sleep in (I’m a computer engineer that gets the luxury of working from home…kind of like lisbeth only i’m not psycho…most of the time). So I decided to start my workout at noon. I just finished Strength for the day and guess what? I’m still freaking tired. I upped my weights by 5lbs for most of the routine and have a good back and chest burn going right now. I’m getting so much stronger in my core it’s fun to feel it happening. When I twist, i feel the muscles engage. Doing these workouts is the closest thing to redesigning myself a new body I think I can get…without bionics.
But seriously, I’m in my 30s and I’m designing the body that is going to carry me for the rest of my life, I don’t want extra weight, I don’t want weak bones and joints and I don’t want heart problems. I want to be healthy and a live. I want to be the old guy no one quite knows how old he is but he looks a lot younger than you and is in better shape (basically Tony Horton)
I’m suppose to do a 3 mile run this evening. I’m not sure how that’s going to go as I am tired and sore, I can tell you I will attempt it and that’s 1/2 the battle. Note to self, when you burn off a solid pound of calories in a day, you need to be eating more.
Have a good one and keep pushing play. Warrior Dash is Saturday and i’m planning a body painting superhero the likes the world has never seen before!
Week 2 of Chicago marathon training kicks off with a slow but necessary 3 mile run. Quite the contrast from Sunday’s 6 miles, it was only 60 degrees this morning. Perfect for a run. I mapped a new route that takes me to a massive hill loop, which i figure can’t hurt me. I also ran in shoes instead of Vibrams today. Its crazy annoying my left foot loves the vibrams, my right foot loves the shoes. I think I may try one and one for tomorrow’s run (ok not really).
Breathing is not my issue with running this year, my legs and back are sore. Which is a good thing! To me, this means my body needs to catch up with my lungs for a change and i’m up for that challenge. 17 more weeks to go, i’m pretty sure if i stay the course I’ll do fine come Oct.
Asylum: Back to core. I don’t think I’ve ever been more relieved to see a workout as I was today. I was expecting a strength workout, which I didn’t feel like doing and was greeted with back to core on the schedule. It’s not that it’s easier but it’s more isometric. Bad side: I already have a sore lower back from the run and this worked it even more. Up side: Back isn’t sore anymore si I probably worked out the kinks!
Two workouts down one more to go! I’m teaching Turbo-Kick tonight at 7 so I should be recovered enough to do this. I’ll be drinking lots of water and eating energy foods until then.
Gameday! This activity snuck up on me this morning because I was expecting a strength workout. Oh well, adapt and overcome. 60 minutes of sports related activities from a one mile run (literally) to surfing and wrestling and mountain climbing. This is my 3rd time in the Asylum program but it is my first time that the 8 minute run didn’t bother me a bit. The soccer juggling also didn’t bother me much. I’ve managed to get into pretty decent cardio respiratory condition, despite the asthma! JOY!
So Saturday was suppose to be my 6 mile run but I put it off til Sunday because of a pool party on Saturday and I got home really late on Friday night. Saturday was also suppose to be Vertical Plyo, I put that off til Sunday as well. Sunday was suppose to be Relief day…it got skipped.
Sunday afternoon about 4:30 I did vertical plyo. Still not my favorite activity, I rank it somewhere around eat a dick and P90X legs and back. I finished this, took a 20 minute break and decided that I needed to do my run NOW or it wasn’t going to happen and who wants to miss their first Long run? I never thought I would get to the point where Asylum was my WARM UP activity for running…we’ve come a long way since last year.
Sunday in the greater Chicagoland area, around 5:30, when I decided to go running six miles, it was 90 degrees outside. I downed some water, put on the vibrams and hit the road. This run was not as miserable as you would think. There was a decent breeze blowing. Last year, I had issues with breathing while running. This year, my lungs are doing pretty well, but my body is tired and doesn’t want to move. This is a nutrition issue (and I am probably working out a little harder than I should but i’ll be done with Asylum in 2 more weeks so i can gut it out).
Around mile 3 my big toe on my right foot started hurting a bit, I think a blister was wanting to form but didn’t. I wear toe socks in my vibrams now for just a bit extra padding. My right foot still doesn’t seem to like it much but it will adjust. Seriously, who wants to go back to running in shoes? I tweaked my right ankle during Asylum so it wasn’t to happy with me but we made along fine. Ultimately my gps crapped out 1.7 miles of my run and the heat started to get to me toward the end so I only did a 5 mile run but i’m not complaining. It’s a start.
Tomorrow I have Asylum Strength, Turbo-Kick and a 3 mile run! Beachbody summit is in 11 days and the warrior dash is on Saturday! Warrior Dash seems to be my race that starts all the other races for the summer. I was hoping i would run more after doing the Disney in Jan but the get lucky in March killed me.
Keep pushing play and get those swim suits out, it’s going to be a hot one!
The soreness in my legs is beginning to fade! Thank goodness because Today’s 4:30 Turbo-kick class would look kind of funny if I had to do low impact kicks. Today was Asylum Strength day and I am really digging this program my 3rd time doing it.
I went back through my blogs last night and its funny seeing how something change and some remain the same. I am a huge P90X fan, I got certified (reminds me, i need to put together a group X program to teach), I did P90X2, Tony Horton is amazing. Overall P90X is the best fitness program ever developed. Insanity: Asylum is a close second.
Whereas P90X is more about muscle building and strength, Asylum is about cardio, control and muscle building. If you are trying to burn calories, do Insanity. If you want to get fit, do P90X, if you want to be competitive, do Asylum.
I can already feel myself getting stronger in just two strength routines…granted, after not lifting any weights for a few months, this had to happen based on muscle memory alone.
So today I still have to find time to run 3 miles which I will probably do tonight after teaching turbo.
Day 2 and this is the run that almost didn’t happen. I did asylum this morning (speed and agility) and my quads were hurting when I started that workout. I tweaked my right ankle at work walking up stair (because my quads are sore, the balance is off). Got home and decided that, sometimes you just have to push yourself to see how far you can go. It was a beautiful day for a run as well
I ran in Vibrams today with my toe socks for a tad extra padding and no back pain! My ankle didn’t hurt and I pushed Aaron’s stroller the entire way. Again, not the greatest run but it was solid and I paced, didn’t really get winded. If it wasn’t for quad pain I could have probably run faster. If i wasn’t pushing a stroller I probably would have run faster. Regardless, make it hard now and come Oct it will be easier.
This is the first time I’m sitting down since getting home from work so I need to eat and chill out a bit. Tomorrow is Asylum Strength, Turbo-kick class and another 3 miles. Should be interesting.
Nothing to it but to do it.
Milestone: This is the first time I’ve gone running, passed people and they didn’t pass me further down the path! Progress comes in baby steps sometimes but it comes.
Yesterday was an asylum rest day, one of the few pure rest days in this program. I, of course, ran instead of resting. Boy could I feel that in my quads this morning. Speed and Agility started out more like slow and steady but as I warmed up the agility came, the speed followed after that.
This is my hell week for working out. I have a 3 mile run tonight and then tomorrow I have asylum strength in the morning, 3 miles in the afternoon and teaching Turbo-kick in the evening (Round 50 which has tons of lunges in it). I’ll only be this sore once from all these workouts so i’m making the most of it. Enjoy the burn, welcome the soreness and indulge in the sleep in between sessions. When you sleep, you’re healing and repairing all the damage you’ve done working out. Sleep is when you get stronger.
I’ve been doing decent on the diet, until last night. I have two friends flying out of the country on vacation so we all went out for pizza. Deep dish Giordono’s pizza. Mmm! Delicious last night but i could feel it this morning. hopefully it won’t slow me down running tonight. I”m switching back to my Vibrams for tonight’s run.
Keep pushing play! Summer is in 15 day! Are you ready to strut your stuff? Time for a Shakeology :)
Chicago Marathon, here I come! It all starts with that first step and for me that first step involved a 3 mile run. This is my first time running since St. Patrick’s Day and being flu like for the better part of the month of March. So how did it go?
I’m incredibly sore from Asylum yesterday and am glad this is a rest day from that. My hips and back and calfs were stiff from the start but I powered through. My heart rate stayed up and I burned about 575 calories so I was working the entire time. I need to work on pace (as usual) and speed, which will come. I also ran in shoes! I’m not a fan as my lower back starts to hurt around 1.75 miles. The problem is in vibrams, my right foot starts to hurt…mmm, i think i’m going to have to work something out. I’ll wear the Vibs for tomorrow’s run and see if i notice a difference.
For the next 18 days I”m going to be running, doing asylum and teaching turbo-kick so i will be sore and tired but I think it will help build a solid base to get faster in the long run. Here’s my graphic…
Time for some Shakeology and off to a client meeting! Have an excellent day and tomorrow is Asylum Speed and Agility and another 3 mile run!
Ah, Vertical Plyo my old friend. This is a challenging workout, and by challenging I mean exhausting! This could be one of those workouts I need to do in the middle or end of the day because my legs just don’t want to wake up for all the jump rope work or the long jump.
I did some extra stretching last nigh on my shoulder, it’s a muscle pull, not bad, just obnoxious enough to make the plyo pushups harder than they needed to be but I worked through.
Tomorrow is an Asylum rest day and also the first day of my 18 week marathon program. I haven’t run since my last 1/2 marathon where I had an abysmal showing. Yeah, there were all kinds of extraneous factors (the flu, sudden 90 degree day, dehydrated) but it still kind of shakes you. I need to put that run behind me and start looking forward to the Warrior Dash on the 16th and then whatever else may come. GPS charged, initial route is set. Tomorrow morning we lace up and hit the road!
Now I need a shower and my coconut milk, greenberry shakeology!
Keep pushing play! If you’ve been working out with me all this time, you definitely healthy. Now it’s time to become FIT!
Back to core is one of those workouts that, on the surface, doesn’t seem to difficult, but you’re going to feel it later. I think whatever is wrong with my shoulder/collar bone involves a slightly strained muscle. Working it this morning was good as i could feel it stretching out and loosening up a bit but now it’s sore again. I think i’m going to take some advil and ignore the pain and maybe get a massage.
I always end up with a slight headache when I work core and I think it’s because i’m tensing to much or something. I know it’s only 3 days in but Asylum is a lot more “enjoyable” this time around than it was the first two. I guess that’s called progress!
Hello muscles! I haven’t done a ‘strength’ focused workout since I ended P90X2 back in Feb! Insanity is all about the cardio. Insanity: Asylum dedicates more to strength training and I can feel it today.
I have a completely different perspective going in this time. I have the cardio base so I’m not running out of gas during these workouts so now I’m focusing on my muscle working more and I can feel it when he say “Work through your core”. I always understood it but now I feel it.
It’s exciting how you can grow through workout activities and learn your body and then relearn you new body and the cycle continues. It’s not longer about being skinny, its about being fit. I know people who are skinny but can’t run a mile or lift more than 20lbs. Where is the fitness in that? Getting healthy is more than a number on a scale or a size on a clothing rack. It’s mental and physical and emotional and nutritional and spiritual.
I’m getting fit and loving it! Time for a Greenberry Shakeology. Enjoy your day!
June first and I made the switch to Insanity Asylum. I have 21 days to be tone for my beachbody summit and this is the workout that will get me there!
Speed and Agility today and I have to say, after doing Insanity, Asylum is still kind of hard! I am much faster and better coordinated this time around so I’m pushing myself harder.
my right shoulder and collar bone is still hurting so i need to look out for this but so far i’m happy with the first day of asylum. I’m going to do asylum and start running in parallel.
I keep putting it off and the crappy weather helped yesterday and today but I need to start putting miles on my shoes. I have the warrior dash in 15 days and who knows what i’m going to be running after that as I continue to move toward marathoner status.