Day 12 of the Insanity Challenge was a rough day for me. Cardio Power & Resistance is a tough one by itself with all the power jumps and resistance moves. Getting real close to completing Week 2. I have one more day of workouts, but for the first time in the Insanity Schedule I will have 2 workouts in the same day. Got to say I’m not looking forward to that.
Day 12 Cardio Power & Resistance
As I said above Day 12 was a really rough day for me. If you read my post on Day 11 you already know I’m feeling a little run down with being off schedule. I’m up to my 7th consecutive Insanity workout with out a day off. I have to think it has finally caught up to me. Today I just felt run down even more than yesterday. I had a hard time with the entire workout. I pushed hard but I just felt like I was as Tony Horton says “Dogging it”. I am soaked with sweat, exhausted as I finished but according to my heart rate monitor I didn’t push as hard as I did the last time on the same workout. For this reason I am going the switch up the Insanity Calendar and take tomorrow as my Rest Day and Sunday as the Day 13 workout. I think I need a day to re-coop so I can come back strong next week.
On a side note, I weighed in today and finally broke that 183.8 barrier I have been stuck at, and dropped to 183 even. And that’s with muscle soreness everywhere. Muscle soreness will add some to the scale as the muscles retain water when they are sore. So I really hope with a day of rest I can drop a tiny bit more before I take my Day 15 measurements and pics.
Day 12 Cardio Power & Resistance Nutrition
Started day 12 with the Insanity Meal Plan recipe called Proatmeal, which is basically oatmeal with protein. At lunch I decided to go with the dinner omelet and I have to say I’m really getting good at making those. Next week I’m going to try to incorporate a few more recipes. Every Friday we take the family out to Chick-Fil-A as our little family dinner. It’s something we have done for years now. Plus it’s my favorite fast-food restaurant. So I had to adjust my nutrition around it knowing we were going there this evening. My Fitness Pal makes this so much easier. I can plug and play with different items until I’m satisfied with the end result. I went ahead and had a little cheat meal today. I’m not to worried about it, it’s nice to have a reward here and there for my hard work the rest of the week. I finished the day with 1951 calories and my macros at 40-36-24.
I wanted to make a quick note about cheat meals. My personal opinion is that a cheat meal is OK. A couple of things to consider on a cheat meal is to make sure it still fits into your daily nutrition goals. Meaning you don’t go over your calories and you keep your macro-nutrients in your goal ratio’s. This will keep the cheat meal from hurting your overall results much as if you went all out and over indulge. Live your life!
Here is what Shaun T says about cheat meals:
Day 12 Nutrition
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