Tuesday, March 15, 2011
My fiancee and I just started the Insanity DVD workout. Boy, oh, boy. It literally does make you ask yourself, "Who other than an insane individual would complete such a challenge?"
Yesterday was the Fit Test. You had to see how many of several different exercises you could do in one minute. I outlasted Forrest 50% of the time! I gave it my all for the first few, and then had to muster up some strength I haven't mustered since my days of team sports (I always work harder when people are watching/counting on me). I was piddly on one or two, like Globe Jumps, but even the people who Shaun had working out on the DVD started with some low stats for their Day 1 Fit Test. I liked that he asked them after each exercise what they started with on Day 1; it was humbling and, albeit still insane, made me feel a little more sane knowing people on a similar fitness level (or lack thereof) have gotten through it.
Today was Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I made the mistake of Youtube-ing some vids of other people taking on Day 2. My stomach started to sink and my heart started beating nervously. But once you start this DVD, your mind has to forsake all doubt. I almost felt survivalistic doing those circuits. Life or death -- push myself or die a thousand deaths. I know, dramatic and insane! But something about Shaun T.'s method just channels that part of my mind. I am still debating the possibility of brainwashing... I'm just fine with that possibility.
Looking forward to Day 3...