Can I say that when a workout program is called Insanity you can probably believe that it is going to be insane!  On January 2nd my two workout friends and I switched from Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred to Shaun T’s Insanity!  And I thought Jillian was tough! 

“Insainty is a 60 – day cardio-based total-body condition program.  We believe it’s probably the most intense workout ever put on DVD.”      Ok – we chose this workout? 

Month 1 – 5 total-body cardio conditioning workouts.  6 days a week.  30 – 40 minutes a day. 

“Be smart.  Many beginners told us that even the warm-up will feel like an intense workout until you get use to it.”   This is true.  No lie there.  The warm up is like Jillian’s level 1 of 30 Day Shred.  I’m not sure we will ever get use to it.  Again, we chose this workout?

Month 2 – 4 new workouts.  45 minutes a day.  Still 6 days a week.  More intervals and intensity.  And we were thinking this would be easy?  Not at all! 

We actually previewd a couple of the DVD’s.  It looked scary!  It is scary!  But I know that if I stick with it I will see results and begin a life of changed lifestyle that will get me in the swing of keeping healthy. 

“Doing Insanity is like conquering your own Mount Everest.  it’s not for everyone.  But if you’re willing to dig deep, you can take yourself to a level you never knew existed, a level your mind will tell you not to pursue.  It happens every time.”  It will definately be like conquering Mt Everest.  I think of jogging.  When I started I never thought I would get to the point I could run a 5K race or that a couple weeks after we stopped jogging I could run a distance and do it jogging the whole time.  But I did it.  I accomplished that goal.  With that in mind I set forth determined to complete this program.  Yes, I will be sore and tired and possibly grumpy in the morning and not wanting to wake up, but I will push through. 

It’s time to get back in to the routine of waking up early every day, not just 3 times a week.  What does this mean?  I need to go to bed EARLY!!  Especially since my body will need that recovery time for sure!  I need to use my time wisely so that I can get to bed early.  I need to take advantage of those couple hours between my workout and my job.  The workouts are longer so I have to make sure I am up earlier so that I don’t make my workout friends late for work and we get to finish the entire workout.  Sorry about that this morning!   I’m sure I will find other areas that will need to be adjusted because of this new workout schedule, but I will adjust as they come along.

I’ve taken my before picture.  I’ve recorded my weight and measurments.  I’ve completed the fit test (which was yesturday).  In two weeks, I do it all over again to track my progress.  It will actually be good to see some results from all of that hard work.  

So that’s me today, just a few minutes ago actually.  It’s not the best picture, but it will work. 

I’m excited to see what the next two months will look like in every aspect, not just with my workouts. 

This year I am comitting to a healthier lifestyle.  What are you doing different in this new year?