Going insane

Holy buckets of sweat, Batman. Insanity is certainly aptly named.

As you can see, I survived my first craigslist transaction–only to be beaten up by the DVD itself. Tonight was the Fit Test–not even a real workout–and I was genuinely concerned that I was going to have a heart attack for a few minutes there. It was harder than any boot camp I’ve done to date, and harder than most of my personal training sessions as well. I had no idea what I was getting myself into!

The Fit Test consists of a warm-up, a series of eight 60-second exercise tests and a cool-down. Every two weeks for the next 60 days I will retake the test and evaluate my progress. Without further ado, here are my current stats:

Switch kicks (kicking your left leg straight up, then your right; two kicks=1): 54

Power jacks (jumping jacks into a squat position): 36

Power knees (bringing your knee up to your chest at a diagonal): 72

Power jumps (I’ve already forgotten what these are because my brain is doing its best to repress the memories): 31

Globe jumps (jumping into a squat right, back, left, front; four jumps=1): 8

Suicide jumps (what my gym calls burpees–and what I calll torture): 10

Push-up jacks: 22

Low plank obligues: 35 (but with poor form; I just can’t keep my butt out of the air!)

We are also supposed to take before-and-after photos. I took these a couple of days ago because I thought I’d be getting Insanity sooner than I did:

   

Pardon the water droplets. I was running through the sprinkler with my dogs. 🙂

Current weight: 219.6

Can’t wait to see what changes in two weeks! Off to see how Jon did on his Fit Test. I was holed up in the office with the dogs, who could not stand the fact that their dad (don’t judge; we are nauseating pet parents) was running, but they couldn’t join in.

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About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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