As you may have noticed I haven’t updated about the Insanity workout for the past few weeks. It wasn’t because I gave up on it. It is for some other reasons that I had to take a break. First, I came off of my second type I diabetic honeymoon (meaning the insulin production of my islet cells has reduced to the point where I need the insulin pump again) and secondly, I pulled a calf muscle while doing one of the exercises in the rest week workout.
I’ve managed to get my blood glucose levels back under tight control for breakfast to bedtime, however I need to work on the night time routine now. The night time routine shouldn’t be that hard however, I’ll just need to wake up around 1am, 2am, 3am, 4am, and 5am across the week (like one blood glucose test a night.. not all in one night) and figure out the pattern and adjust my insulin pump to prevent having a morning blood glucose high.
Two weeks of rest did a good job healing my calf muscle, however, it does lead me to question why Insanity lacks any sort of calf muscle stretch in their stretching routine. I guess I’ll have to give a quick calf stretch near the end of the stretching so I won’t be having those problems anymore.
I look forward to finishing off Insanity across the next four weeks and then start up on P90X. Then I’ll start attacking a P90X / Insanity hybrid where I’ll insert Insanity’s plyometrics and cardio workout routines in place of P90X’s versions.
As a side note, I did attempt the first workout routine of Insanity’s second month and that is when I realized I was off the type 1 honeymoon… I did manage to burn over 1000 calories and maintain a high heart rate throughout the workout. It is definitely a whole different level of intensity compared to the first month — and I love it.