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#221 mllek1986

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    Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:56 AM

    I loved seeing some of the before and after pics of past brides who've completed the challenge or who are even in the midst of completing it. Anyone else want to share their before and after pics with the group? I promise to share mine when I'm done :)



    #222 kellygrrrl

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      Posted 16 November 2011 - 05:39 PM


      WOW - that was thorough! thanks so much. : )
       

      Originally Posted by Bride2012 



      No problem Kelly :),

       

      Speed and Agility 45 minutes, this workout takes a lot of coordination, this DVD is more like an Insanity workout than any of the other DVDs.  Its a great cardio DVD and unlike Insanity, they go STRAIGHT through for 45 minutes, hardcore with only MINOR breaks.  Its a great cardio workout and it takes your heart rate up there...even the warmup is straight to the point and high energy.  In this workout you use the agility ladder and a speed jump rope (included with your order)

       

      Vertical Plyo-40minutes, I have only done this workout once so far, I do it again tomorrow and will give you an update, its another "Insanity" like workout, I just cant remember all that's used and all that entails, I will be sure to update as soon as I finish tomorrow

       

      Strength-50 minutes, this is one of my FAVORITE workouts, its an intense full body toning workout that you feel almost IMMEDIATELY.  I have done it both with weights and a resistance band, the restsance bands work great but I find the weights make it a little more challenging. Usually when I lifted weights at the I went from machine to machine without a good heart rate acceleration.  This workout combines light cardio with the weights so I get the best of both worlds! This is hands down one of my faves, its easier to drop LBS if you combine strength training and cardio, I am glad that weights have been incorporated into the Asylum,

       

      Game Day-60 minutes, one of the most intense cardio workouts that I have done, even more than Insanity.  60 STRAIGHT minutes of Sports specific drills, this workout made me burn 700+ calories, man it was difficult! But I love the fact that I know I am going to have to push harder to complete this one and it will make stronger and incinerate body fat along with it!

       

      Back to Core- 45 Minutes, this might not sound or appear to be a tough workout, but this is HARD, my back burns, body aches while doing it as well as after! I know its making my back stronger and you dont even use weights for this workout, just a lot of pushing through the pain through various instructed poses, and let me tell you....the next day....you FEEL it

       

      Relief-25 Minutes, this is a QUICK to the point light stretching DVD, not yoga by any means, just stretching your muscles to give them and your body a break until the next workout. I appreciate the fact that its only 25 minutes as my attention span doesnt like anything really slow and/or long.

       

      Overtime- 15 minutes I have yet to do this workout, I hear its a supplemental DVD to Game day that you pop in after to see if you have anything left to give....the first time I didnt, and it wasnt part of the schedule, it is the next go around....so we will see how this one goes.

       

      And I think that's all of them.  So yes, it IS like a P90x/Insanity combo, glad i did them after the Insanity, I wouldnt start with them, Insanity DEFINITELY prepares you for all the cardio.

       

      I am by no means an athlete! I just admire/desire their bodies and I know you have to do what they do to get what they've got (workout wise).  Hope this helps.

       

       

       



       



       



      #223 mllek1986

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        Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:59 PM

        Hey ladies,

        So I got Insanity in the mail yesterday but I didn't get home until late so didn't have time to start it until today. I just finished the fitness test and I think I did pretty good (minus the pushup jacks... I SUCK at pushups!) but I certainly have a lot of room for improvement.  I am really looking forward to the first full workout tomorrow! eeeeek.Wish me luck!

        Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.

         

         



        #224 Allie2012

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          Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:52 AM

          Mllek1986 - It's great that you are so excited to start, with that kind of attitude and motivation that your wedding is in 2 months, I'm sure you will rock it! I'm starting month 2 tomorrow, and kind of dreading the longer workouts, but I have to keep reminding myslef that it's worth it as I have already seen good results :) Remember to take your measurements now as that is the true way to gauge your progress. I have barely budged on the scale, but I have definitely lost inches!

           

          Goodluck!!!!!!!!!!!!



          #225 mllek1986

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            Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:56 PM

            Thanks Allie2012,

            I have been taking my measurements like crazy for the past few months so am all over it. I know that as I am so close to my goal weight I will likely just tighten up and not lose a whole lot of pounds.

            This morning I got up at 5am and did my workout, I have NEVER gotten up that early to do anything... well maybe to catch a flight or something lol but I am not an early riser, I always just hit the gym over my lunch hour. It was great to get it done right in the morning and have my lunch free to roam around the mall near my work :) I felt so productive this morning! Will be up and at'er again tomorrow morning. Now if only I could go to bed earlier...
             

            Originally Posted by Allie2012 

            Mllek1986 - It's great that you are so excited to start, with that kind of attitude and motivation that your wedding is in 2 months, I'm sure you will rock it! I'm starting month 2 tomorrow, and kind of dreading the longer workouts, but I have to keep reminding myslef that it's worth it as I have already seen good results :) Remember to take your measurements now as that is the true way to gauge your progress. I have barely budged on the scale, but I have definitely lost inches!

             

            Goodluck!!!!!!!!!!!!



             



            #226 Bride2012

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              Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:25 PM

              im on day 20 of 30 of the asylum, love it!!! Im getting great results and cant wait to get P90x2 to take it to the next level before my wedding! hows everyone  else doing???



              #227 mllek1986

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                Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:21 PM

                Doing great so far, only on day 3 though lol. My mid back and calf muscles are sore but other than that I am LOVING it! Its weird to be excited to get up at 5am to workout but I'll take it. I entered all of my information, workout routines etc on the WOWY workout calendar and realized that the day I leave for Mexico will be exactly the 63rd day of the challenge so I will have to get up super early and get my final workout in before heading to the airport. I'm happy that I'll get to finish the entire 63 days as I was worried that I would have to cut my recovery week by a few days. Good luck with your workouts.
                 

                Originally Posted by Bride2012 

                im on day 20 of 30 of the asylum, love it!!! Im getting great results and cant wait to get P90x2 to take it to the next level before my wedding! hows everyone  else doing???



                 



                #228 Allie2012

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                  Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:34 PM

                  Wow...........only 2 days into month 2 and I cannot believe how much harder these workouts are. I thought I was well prepared after sailing through month 1 with no problem, but these workouts are so much more intense! I hope that I can stick with it.........but I guess I have come this far ;0



                  #229 Bride2012

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                    Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:34 AM


                    You CAN do it Allie :), just keep "Digging Deeper"! It was like that with me too, but after the first week you realize how much you have in you to give! I know you can/will do it and you will look back at the end of the month and see how for you've come and how much your body has transformed :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by Allie2012 

                    Wow...........only 2 days into month 2 and I cannot believe how much harder these workouts are. I thought I was well prepared after sailing through month 1 with no problem, but these workouts are so much more intense! I hope that I can stick with it.........but I guess I have come this far ;0



                     



                    #230 muzikgrrl

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                      Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:36 PM

                      I'm starting my second attempt at Insanity, I started it in June but I stopped after a month.  I've been doing hot yoga, which is awesome I've lost a few pounds and toned up.  Its also great for stress.  So I want to tone up a bit more and will be attempting Insanity again, hopefully Christmas doesn't sabotage my weight loss goals!!! 






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