Janathon day 19 (Insanity max 30 day 8): done

Today I tried something new šŸ™‚

not at first, well… it was quite new, it was the first time this year I have managed to get up and do exercise on a monday morning…but that was not the newest thing I tried today. I’ll come to that later!

The day started with Insanity max 30: Cardio Challenge.

This is max 30’s fitness indicator, it takes the place of the fit test from the original insanity, but is a full on crazy cardio work out (as I think I mentioned before…). As with all the work outs in this program, you measure your max out time, the time at which you can’t carry on without taking a tiny breather.

look different leggings, just to prove this really was a different day!

look different leggings, just to prove this really was a different day!

Last week, on this work out, I maxed out at 6:44 mins.

Today I maxed out at 7:23 mins šŸ˜€

woohoo!! improvement!! this pleases me a lot! It felt no easier, but somehow I was better. I think that is the point šŸ˜€

so that was before work!

(I promise I will do a proper review of insanity max 30 this week)

Lunchtime was taken up with a walk, the rest of the office are finally recovering from stupid flu illness, so I actually got company on my walk today which was nice šŸ™‚

we went 2.6km in 30 mins more or less, it was a nice brisk break from being in the office!

Ok, so what about the new thing I hear you cry..

yes, i can practically hear it from here!

Today, I tried yoga!

No, not yoga from a dvd, not yoga from an app on my phone, not yoga in my pyjamas…

actual yoga, in a yoga class, with a yoga teacher, and other people!

A yoga teacher who calls herself a Yogi no less…this was real yoga, with candles and breathing and thinking about chakras and everything!


you know I am a panda when it comes to these things…

I suspended my inner cynic, and went along with a friend from work to a yoga class being run by a woman called myra who had a very very yoga voice.

(you know the yoga voice i mean!)

I have to admit I enjoyed myself!

I was so pleased to have another person to go with or I am fairly sure I would have chickened out! But once I got there, I enjoyed myself.

It wasn’t really hard, it was a beginners course, but then again, I am a beginner…

I could feel it working, I felt more balanced (physically at least) than I have for a while, and here was definitely stretching, and strength involved… you know, the things yoga is known for šŸ™‚

I had a moment of wobble when the line “this is good for stretching your kidneys”

my kidneys?



OK, so I couldn’t shut my cynic up for the whole time…and I wasn’t 100% sold on the things that some of the poses were supposed to do…like increase determination and such like however, I could feel them stretching muscles and increasing flexibility so despite my cynicism, I could feel the benefits of the practice…

hehehe “practice” get me sounding like a yoga type already!

All in all, it was a worthwhile experiment, and the point of this course is to improve so I will have to see what happens šŸ˜€

maybe one day I will progress beyond panda!

or maybe I'll just be a more graceful panda...

or maybe I’ll just be a more graceful panda…


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About Sam Catchpole

Exercisaholic, Photographer, Artist, Writer, Engineer, Morris Dancer, General Obsessive...

8 responses to “Janathon day 19 (Insanity max 30 day 8): done”

  1. NancyTex says :

    Look at you with your yoga practice! I giggled my way through this post (at least the yoga section). Nicely done!

  2. Ice_Badger says :

    šŸ˜€ i am glad. I am not sure i will ever manage to be 100% serious about yoga, but it is good for me!
    You never know though, give me a couple of weeks and i might feel a stretch in my kidneys!

  3. Shaz says :

    I trust the kidneys are feeling well now!

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