Working out. It is just a part of my life, but lately, I was becoming quite bored with my workouts and routine so I decided to try something new. After some inspiration from my friend Jovi and Elizabeth over at Delightfully Tacky I decided to take on the challenge on the insanity program.
I loved the idea of insanity because unlike many other beach body programs, this one was only 60 days. It never failed, with P90x and Turbo Fire (both 90 day programs) I would do awesome the first 60 days and then just be tired of the routine. I find myself hating the last 30 days and gritting my teeth every time I had to push play. I knew mentally, I could do 60 days.
Insanity is one of the toughest workouts I have ever done and although I didn't get the same physical results that you see on the infomercials and websites (I blame my love for cupcakes and pork belly). But I would sweat like I have never sweat before. I would be gasping for air. I would wish with all my might that one minute would move along just a little faster. I would yell at Shawn T. I would drink 1.5 liters of water. And then before I knew it, the workout was over. So here is what I loved about insanity.
Accomplishment: After finishing a workout I would have the best sense of accomplishment. When I say each workout is tough, I mean tough. The first time I did the workout I couldn't even make it through the warm up without stopping. After a workout was over, I would stand there and be so proud of myself for toughing it out, knowing it was getting easier and easier each day.
Endurance: My endurance has gotten so much better. Now I can complete most workouts in their entirety without taking a break. Plus it makes everyday tasks seem like a piece of cake.
Strength: I am one of those girls who couldn't do real push ups, and now I can! It may only be a couple but I can do them, and am getting better each day! I love that insanity has you do a fit test every two weeks so you can really track your progress. I am not much for before and after pictures, but my numbers don't lie. I am a much stronger person than I was when I started and I am proud of my accomplishments.
So that is a bit of my insanity journey. If you have ever tried out insanity I would love to hear how your journey went. Currently, I am doing round 2 of the program, already into week 2 and cannot believe how much more I am enjoying this the second time around. I am much better at the moves and feel so strong!