Here we go starting out week 2 (Day 8) of Insanity Max 30 with a bang! I was excited to get this week underway to see if I could better my Max Out times from week 1. What better way to start than to start with the Cardio Challenge workout!
Day 8 Cardio Challenge
One of the great things about the Insanity Max 30 program is the “Max Out” concept. I knew coming into this program it would really be a benefit to my fitness and so far it’s been everything I expected it to be. To recap a bit, each workout we go at a high intensity for as long as we can without compromising form or taking a break. Once we take our first break or our form goes south we are to write down our time. For me this is big because I tend to “dog it” in a workout. I still get a good workout in but I lose the intensity.
My MAX OUT time for Cardio Challenge on day 1 was 9:55 and I was proud of that number considering I had been a slouch for about 3-4 weeks. Under normal circumstances I would do today’s workout and go as hard as I “thought” I could go but with no real measure. NOW with the MAX OUT times I know where and when I’m “dogging it”. With a Max Out time last week of 9:55 I knew I wanted to better that number. Let me just say I crushed that number today and I’m fearful for next week to attempt to beat my new number of 16:55. In one week I increased my max out time by 7 full minutes!
Day 8 Cardio Challenge Max Out Time: 16:55
Max Out Time +/- From Previous: +7:00
Day 8 Cardio Challenge Calories Burned: 467
Day 8 Cardio Challenge Nutrition
Day 8 nutrition was in line with the first 7 days. I continue to try new recipes and stick to what’s easy to prepare. Today I tried to make a cauliflower pizza crust pizza. It turned out OK, but the crust just didn’t bake the way I wanted it to. It’s definitely a great alternative if you have a craving for some pizza but don’t want all the carbs and fat.
Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with goat cheese, slice of whole grain toast with strawberry preserves & a Banana
Lunch: Tex Mex Spring rolls
Snack: Quest Nutrition Bar (Cinnamon bun)
Dinner: Low Carb Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Recipe)
Snack: Fruit Bowl (Strawberries, watermelon, pine-apple)
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