Once again, it is time for a little Insanity Asylum Speed and Agility! Yes!
I have taken two days off, but during that time I did do between 13-15 miles hiking/running on a youth group activity that I had planned. So today, I am just picking up where I left off on Day 16. Many people will say “whatever you do, don’t ever take a day off!” but that’s not me. You definitely don’t want it to be habit forming and should try to stick as close to the program plan as you can and even make it a priority in your life to do so to have the BEST results. They are structured the way that they are for a reason and it is my recommendation to do them by the book if it all possible.
But c’mon, we’re not all robots here and we all have lives, and things happen and come up from time to time. If you are able to show up and workout one hundred percent of that time – then do that! If you can only show up ninety-five or eighty or even fifty percent of the time…then that’s better than sitting on the couch, right? Just my opinion and everybody’s got one. As Tony says, “Do your best and forget the rest.”
To be honest, I am feeling pretty good after my Day 15 Performance Assessment Fit Test. I know it has only been a little over two weeks since I started Asylum and I have taken an extra rest day here and there, but I never dreamed that my fitness would be improving this FAST with this program.
If you have been following my Asylum Journey here on my blog, you know that I am not a big fan of plyometrics related workouts because of just how HARD they usually are and this one is no different. The Asylum’s Speed and Agility workout is by far the HARDEST workout I have ever done. I am not saying it is the hardest workout ever created, but it’s got to be up there. I have been through P90x a couple times, I have done some Insanity, and I just finished P90X2, ran the Dipsea race, played basketball, soccer, and ran cross country in high school and there is NOTHING that compares to this specific workout from my own experience in terms of pain. I dread it each time it comes up in the Asylum rotation.
Today was surprisingly somewhat different though…I found myself less winded, doing more reps, completing the entire jump rope sequences, and hanging in there through tough moments were I usually laid on the floor and cried (not really…but close lol) or for every time Shaun T says the words, “Bear Crawls, c’mon get down” I got less mad at him today, still mad, but less!
It is still very hard for me, but like Shaun T says, “You have got to find your way through this!” and I seem to have gotten to that point where I can. The Asylum, to me, is really just about showing up and surviving. Some days it is harder than it is other days, but it’s never easy and it is definitely never comfortable. The important thing is to just keep on “showing up!” Can’t wait to “show up” again tomorrow for some “Vertical Plyo”…another favorite :/ Til tomorrow friends…
Go back To: Day 15 – My Asylum – Fit Test