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INSANITY


I did it... I completed Insanity! Ok, so it's been a few weeks but I did do it :) Insanity, in my opinion, is revolutionary. It is a workout that takes the average person, whether they're in shape or not, and takes them to a level never thought possible. Especially when you're doing it in you own home. This is the kind of program you would expect pro or Olympic athletes to go through. It's challenging but totally validating. I LOVED it.

As the pic to above says, TO DISCOVER WHAT'S POSSIBLE WITH YOUR BODY, YOU MUST FIRST CONQUER YOUR MIND. I can't even begin to tell you how true that is. There are so many times I would see the exercise I was about to do and I thought "no way!" but, once I got that thought out of my head and went for it, I would accomplish what I set out to do. Mental strength is key and your body is capable of so much when you first decide and commit to doing it.

The week before I finished the program, I ran a 7k for a fundraiser here in town. I hadn't trained or ran in months and I went out there and ran the entire time and could have kept going! It was all due to the work I had just put in. Now, I'm not the best or fastest runner by any stretch of the imagination but I finished strong and that's all that matters.
If you are considering a program that will test you mentally and physically, Insanity is it. I wouldn't recommend it to those who are just beginning a work out regimen though. Many of the moves are not easily modified.

So, what's next? I'm going to be running and training for a half marathon in September (I think). I am also gonna get in another round of Insanity and then on to Turbo Fire!




First 2010 Blog!

Where does the time go??? I can't believe how I used to update this blog every single day and now I'm am dragging!!! So sorry *embarrassed*

Well, I've started yet another round of P90X and am on day 9. Classic version of course and I'm excited to see the results at the end. I have a friend doing it with me this time because my regular workout partner, my husband Jeremy, just had shoulder surgery and will be out for several months. He can start biking on his trainer so he's excited about that but bummed that he can't do much else. Thankfully, his recovery is going really well because he was fit and flexible thanks to P90X. Check out his blog when you get a chance!

I think this year will be an exciting one for me fitness-wise. I've set a goal of completing a sprint triathlon and a half marathon this year. For me, setting goals is crucial. I like to try and accomplish something to give me motivation if that makes any sense. Some people like working out just for the sake of working out and they really, really enjoy it. I WISH I was one of those people. I do like working out and the benefits from it but it's not something that I just thoroughly enjoy. I think there are a lot of us out there like that and I'm not ashamed to feel that way. I absolutely LOVE the energy it gives me when I work out and eat right so I'm going to stick with it! Do any of you have any major fitness goals this year?

To try and stick with my daily posts, I'll hopefully post again after my workout which is the fabulous Plyometrics. I hope y'all have a fantastic day and don't forget to push play!

Oh, I also want to give out to my awesome friend Demi Bean who made the latest P90X infomercial!! Way to go Demi.... love you girlie!!