It’s funny how this post comes after a chocolate cake post but hey, a chocolate treat once in a while helped me retain my sanity…while doing Insanity.
Sorry for the lack of updates. Work has been really hectic and I’m a bit exhausted and can’t think or do anything than dinner and bed time by the time I get home from work. I am busy with a personal project too – the project to be fitter, leaner and stronger.
I’ve not posted any fitness related posts recently but today, please allow me to brag and be proud of myself – I finished Month 1 of the Insanity Workout Program! That’s 40 minutes of intense workout per day, 6 days per week, for 4 weeks. It is intense, it is tough and definitely insane. If you search the internet for “Insanity” you’ll find people saying it’s “hell” and I can’t disagree. I’ve been so out of shape so I was exhausted during the warm up. No kidding. But once I play the DVD, there is no stopping. I do take a rest once in a while but I try to keep up as much as I can. The workouts lasts for an average of 40 minutes but I feel they’re relatively short because you’re moving so fast and hardly have any time to think, it goes by even quicker.
My favorite part is that you don’t need any equipment. No pull up bars, no weights – nothing. It’s all you and your body weight – that’s it!
Also, you can rest, and you don’t feel bad doing so. During the videos, you’re actually encouraged to rest if you feel the need to (and your form is going bad), and in the beginning, I took a lot of breaks.
I did not miss any of the workouts by squeezing it in my daily routine first thing in the morning. Exercise is on top of my to do list and I like to cross it out as soon as I can – before life and other excuses gets in the way.
The idea of crossing out one box out of that workout sheet propelled me to go on, despite the difficulty of peeling myself off from the warm bed before 6 am.
I’ve noticed changes in my body and still nowhere near my goal but hey, it’s better I think of how far I’ve come rather than how far I still need to go. This quote really did me in.
It takes a LOT of courage to post my before pic (or the now pic for that matter) so I won’t – yet. But to give you an idea, I’ve been asked so many times if I’m pregnant (boo). There are mean people in the world! But looking at this morning’s progress pic, I see that there is change. That there is HOPE. I just need to persevere and continue to dig deeper and push PLAY everyday!
It’s Recovery Week next week and then I jump into Month 2 of the program. I heard it’s more insane but I can do this! And hopefully when I report back, I’m going to shock myself (and inspire people) with my Day 1 and Day 63 results.