Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011
Place: Arlington, TX Convention Center
I didn’t sleep great the night before, almost as if I were running a race on the 22nd of October. I wasn’t running a race though. Why be so nervous then Jerome??
Saturday at 6:30am I was in line at the convention center to check in with Beach Body. I was about to do my very first LIVE workout with Shaun T of Insanity and Insanity Asylum!! HOLY SMOKES, what have I gotten into here?!?!
I was surprised there weren’t more in line yet. I mean, the workout didn’t start till 9am, but this was SHAUN T after all! I sat around talking to those in line, mostly to a 16 year old kid who had done P90X with his Dad and lost over 30 pounds himself. He was excited and ready to roll with Shaun T as we all were.
One dude walked in with Taco Cabana for breakfast¸ SERIOUSLY DUDE??? I looked at him and asked that he hang onto that bag and use it as a barf bag, LOL!
My friend Sheryl showed up later and we just visited shared stories about our journey, etc. They tried to get me to do a BeachBody success story, but I didn’t do it. Yes I’ve completed Insanity, but that was only one small part of my 100 pound journey, I didn’t feel that I could give all the credit there.
Finally about 8:45 they opened the doors and everybody just rushed into the room, to the front by the stage of course!! So here we are, probably about 500 people stand shoulder to shoulder expecting to do an Asylum workout. Some people just kept pushing to the front and I got bold about calling them idiots, do they not realize they need more room to do this work out? Sheesh people, get real!
The energy in the room was incredible! I’m glad I’d had my spark and mass impact so I was good and ready for this workout, I knew it would be incredible!! Of course the first thing they did was ask us to spread out. So we did, sort of!
Soon enough here came some white dude with hair on stage, um….you are NOT Shaun T! LOL Shaun entered from the back of the room and came through the crowd to the stage. No talking, no welcome, just jogging in place, get after it right away! Let me tell you, we did some crazy stuff, I worked my butt off….and LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! Shaun worked the crowd very well even coming out onto the floor several times, once walked right by me. I guess I was doing a good job; he didn’t stop and yell at me. HA!!
All in all I am SO glad I got to do this event. I learned a lot, I got an incredible workout and met some really cool people in the process!!
This is Kim, Sheryl, me and Carin
Pretty cool pic of Shaun T during the question and answer session following the workout. This guy is THE REAL DEAL!! I've admired him for over a year and think even more of him now!