I have recently been trying to increase the intensity and duration of my workouts without much success. I hate to admit it but there really is a massive difference between being coached (or following a DVD) and trying to coach yourself. Even for me, a long time coach and personal trainer it’s just too hard, there is really is truth in the notion that you can’t coach yourself. It’s like trying to strangle yourself or hold your breath until you pass out, it’s just not possible. Recently I have been doing more Crossfit type workouts and over the last 2 weeks now that coaching is starting again I have even done some bootcamps which have served to remind me of just how easy I have been on myself over the summer. I did HALF of one of the bootcamps from 2 years ago when we did them every week and I thought I was going to die. However, it did give me a brilliant idea of how to properly coach myself at least 3 days a week and that is just to follow the bootcamps the way we used to do them. I know for sure it was a large part of my getting down to 230lbs along with following some form of DVD workouts (I should check that)
Having checked I was doing bootcamp once a week and also doing RKC, an insanity workout, a TapoutXT workout, a barbell oly lift workout and a P90X2 workout. That’s 6 days a week, 5 of which are pre-programmed activities you just follow and don’t deviate. Maybe I should get back to that, since being on my own not following someone is not really working me as hard as I would like.
That said, I need also to start a little more cardio and an insanity workout once a week would definitely cover that. I need to get the second treadmill out of the basement to get some room back, that is a big thing since with it in there the amount of room to actually move around is severely restricted.
I have also just realized 2 things. Round 12 was a complete bust and I can make the best carrot cake in the world.