Sunday, December 6, 2009

Round 2 / Day 21: Insanity Pure Cardio + Cardio Abs

I woke up late and feeling lazy. The kids spent the night at their grandparents' house, so I enjoyed the luxury of dawdling over my morning yogurt and flaxseed in front of the TV. It took forever to bring myself to get off the couch and into the garage to start Pure Cardio.

Shaun T doesn't exactly ease you into the workout, either. Right away, I was panting hard as I tried to keep up during the warm-up routine. By the time the stretching began, sweat was already pouring down my face. And just a few minutes into the actual workout, I felt obliterated. But I followed Shaun T's advice to "dig deeper" -- it's my second-favorite Beachbody mantra, right after Tony Horton's "don't just kind of do it" -- and pushed through the remainder of the session. (I still had to take my usual mid-set breaks during Frog Jumps and Push-Up Jacks, though I tried to keep them as short as possible.)

Cardio Abs was painful, too -- especially the Wide Tuck Jumps and isometric C-Sit Hold. Part of me wanted to just stop the video and substitute Ab Ripper X in its place, but I reminded myself that Ab Ripper X is already on the schedule for tomorrow. The fun never ends.