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Insanity for my birthday, or not?

My birthday was last Friday (July 25th) — we were going to do one of Shaun T’s Insanity workouts on the weekend to celebrate, but it didn’t quite happen.

The good news is that for the week of July 21 – 27 is that I worked out each day I had planned, the bad news is that the schedule was tweaked (well it’s not really bad!)

P90X3 + Focus T25 + Les Mills Pump = Happy 37th birthday!

My legs were extremely sore on Monday and P90X3 Dynamix was a perfect choice. It’s funny — during the regular P90X3 schedule, this workout is on Sundays and is listed as “Dynamix or Rest” — I chose rest most of the time, because that’s what my body needed. Now that I’m not doing the 90 days of the program, I have really gained a new appreciation for the workout. If I had a do-over of P90X3, I would probably do more Dynamix!

Tuesday brought a “Sam’s Pick” which resulted in Focus T25 Gamma Rip’T Up. My legs were still somehow a bit sore, so focusing on the arms was a good choice… happy Jaime! Wednesday I was back to Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn. So far the plan was working really well. Even Thursday, when we did Focus T25 Beta Dynamic Core made me smile because I love it when I create a plan and stick with it.

I decided my day off would be on my birthday. I had a wonderful day – lunch with a good friend and we went for a really nice long walk. Nowhere in particular, just chatting and spending time outside (woo-hoo for nice weather, since Wednesday and Thursday were rainy and stormy!)

Sam decided that we should do Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit on Saturday — so I put Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred on the back burner and said, sure I’ll do it with you… but the XBox One Fitness didn’t want to launch. We did Focus T25 Gamma Pyramid instead. That’s a tough workout but it felt good. I tried E&E for the first time and I think it might have helped.

We tried the XBox One again on Sunday but alas, it was still not working. Therefore, Focus T25 Alpha Total Body Circuit was ordered up. It was one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in a while, not sure if it was because I was tired or what, but I struggled through the whole thing.

I got the XBox One Fitness to launch

During the day yesterday (Monday) I worked with the XBox One to get the Fitness app to launch – so finally we were able to do Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit! We did the workout between the time that Sam got home from work and when we had to leave for swimming lessons for the girls. I had totally bounced back and felt fantastic during the workout!!!

On tap for this week:

  • Monday – already done (Insanity)
  • Tuesday – Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn
  • Wednesday – P90X3 Yoga
  • Thursday – Focus T25 with Sam
  • Friday – Sam’s pick
  • Saturday – Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred
  • Sunday – I think we’re going to take an indoor rock climbing lesson, so I’m not sure if I’ll be doing a workout on top of that

Please, tell me how these status reports are helping you out — are they inspiring you to create and execute a workout plan?

My birthday was last Friday (July 25th) — we were going to do one of Shaun T’s Insanity workouts on the weekend to celebrate, but it didn’t quite happen.

The good news is that for the week of July 21 – 27 is that I worked out each day I had planned, the bad news is that the schedule was tweaked (well it’s not really bad!)

P90X3 + Focus T25 + Les Mills Pump = Happy 37th birthday!

My legs were extremely sore on Monday and P90X3 Dynamix was a perfect choice. It’s funny — during the regular P90X3 schedule, this workout is on Sundays and is listed as “Dynamix or Rest” — I chose rest most of the time, because that’s what my body needed. Now that I’m not doing the 90 days of the program, I have really gained a new appreciation for the workout. If I had a do-over of P90X3, I would probably do more Dynamix!

Tuesday brought a “Sam’s Pick” which resulted in Focus T25 Gamma Rip’T Up. My legs were still somehow a bit sore, so focusing on the arms was a good choice… happy Jaime! Wednesday I was back to Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn. So far the plan was working really well. Even Thursday, when we did Focus T25 Beta Dynamic Core made me smile because I love it when I create a plan and stick with it.

I decided my day off would be on my birthday. I had a wonderful day – lunch with a good friend and we went for a really nice long walk. Nowhere in particular, just chatting and spending time outside (woo-hoo for nice weather, since Wednesday and Thursday were rainy and stormy!)

Sam decided that we should do Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit on Saturday — so I put Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred on the back burner and said, sure I’ll do it with you… but the XBox One Fitness didn’t want to launch. We did Focus T25 Gamma Pyramid instead. That’s a tough workout but it felt good. I tried E&E for the first time and I think it might have helped.

We tried the XBox One again on Sunday but alas, it was still not working. Therefore, Focus T25 Alpha Total Body Circuit was ordered up. It was one of the hardest workouts I’ve done in a while, not sure if it was because I was tired or what, but I struggled through the whole thing.

I got the XBox One Fitness to launch

During the day yesterday (Monday) I worked with the XBox One to get the Fitness app to launch – so finally we were able to do Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit! We did the workout between the time that Sam got home from work and when we had to leave for swimming lessons for the girls. I had totally bounced back and felt fantastic during the workout!!!

On tap for this week:

  • Monday – already done (Insanity)
  • Tuesday – Les Mills Pump, Pump & Burn
  • Wednesday – P90X3 Yoga
  • Thursday – Focus T25 with Sam
  • Friday – Sam’s pick
  • Saturday – Les Mills Pump, Pump & Shred
  • Sunday – I think we’re going to take an indoor rock climbing lesson, so I’m not sure if I’ll be doing a workout on top of that

Please, tell me how these status reports are helping you out — are they inspiring you to create and execute a workout plan?

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  • Lee

    Hi Jamie,

    Nice post. I have not come across anyone who does such a wide range of different workout programs. I usually see people mix up two or three Beachbody products with running or weight training but yours I find very interesting.

    Do you randomly pick specific workouts from each product line or you have some sort of system to work specific body parts? Do you find by doing this, you can avoid hitting a plateaus?

    Lee
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    • Jaime

      Hi Lee… thanks for taking the time to comment 🙂
      I like to mix up my workouts! I was originally going to do the full Les Mills Pump schedule this summer, but then I looked at it in more detail and thought that I would feel better if I mixed in some of my other go-to workouts. I have completed Focus T25 (alpha/beta), P90X3 and Hip Hop Abs in their entirety. I have done all the Focus T25 Gamma workouts and a few Insanity ones (the three that are on the XBox One)
      I guess you could say that I pick my favorites from the different collections — although I haven’t pulled out a Hip Hop Abs workout in a while. Maybe I’ll do one of those again soon!
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