The Insanity Asylum started right after I completed the actual Insanity with Shaun T. and company - from Beachbody. The Asylum - or rather - serious sports drills - in your basement, family room, or bedroom - really can become a reality. You think - how hard can this be? I thought - I am up for the challenge.
Along with the DVD's that come - a jump rope and agility ladder arrive as well. The last time I jumped rope was at Roy Gomm Elementary School. I loved it then and even tried to get fancy with the double jump ropes - going in different directions - now that's coordination!
The agility ladder that also comes with the Asylum - really isn't so hard - it's a little reminiscent of hop scotch except at an accelerated pace. This did remind me of my childhood! Except I am not a child and I want to do sports drills.
I caught on pretty quick and had to do Asylum - every day - except Sunday's - my rest day. I worked up to the second Asylum - yes, there is an Asylum 1 and Asylum 2. And as you can see from this last picture - I did the Challenge - and it was - well a pretty hard work out.
I am loving the different ways to get fit. I am now finishing up Body Beast - and making my way to my new challenge - Les Mills Body Pump (weights - high reps). I know this will be challenging as well. Switching it up is a great way to create muscle confusion - which as we all know - our bodies are smart and adapt to what we are doing on a day to day basis. Hence, we stop seeing results - I don't want to stop seeing results! Keeping up the momentum - I like to change it up every 3 to 6 months - to keep my muscles guessing what is coming next. This way I don't get injured doing the same repetitive motions.
New adventures - always keep things moving forward. I'm now on to another new adventure - stay tuned.