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Working through a little Insanity

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OK, so I'm watching infomercials during the time I was not feeling like doing anything and I studied with interest this fit young man whose moniker is Shawn T. Surrounding and behind him were these over-the-top fit people jumping, sweating, squatting .. all in phenomenal shape. And yeah, it IS another sales pitch to get my stomach tamed and to tone the rest of me. I'd mulled over this for about a year or so. So, much to my amazement, I ordered it from Amazon. (Let me tell ya, it's the best sales market imaginable. I got the whole set for a song!)

I began with the fit test. It was laughable, because I know I have to start somewhere! I am 181 lbs. I'll be 52 in a few months. Nevertheless, I have some great achievements under my belt -- yeah, the belt that's way under my belly. I got through about 17 minutes of the fit test, trying my best not to laugh because I wasn't able to keep up with the demonstrators who were in their 30s. Yet, I am intrigued at getting myself back to a healthier, more confident me.

I confess I still have some remnants of PTSD stemming from my dad and sister's deaths. Even had moments when I just wanted to stop living. But God is so great. He's always around when I spontaneously cry thinking about them.

So between riding the currents of my emotional insanity and this "what in the world was I thinking by ordering this workout" Insanity, I'm in for one serious ride!

Without further ado, here is my "before" pic. I Hope to shed about 20 pounds in two months. Wish me luck!


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  • v NALAYB
    You can do it! I am 41 and I am on Month 2. Just like you, I take lots of rest stops. They say you shouldn't pause the video but it is so difficult to breathe, sometimes you just need a few seconds to catch your breath. I can completely relate with you. What is 40 minutes to them is an hour almost to me when I first started. I know it is wrong to pause but it is a deadly workout.

    I think doing Turbo Fire and Chalean Extreme before Insanity helped prepare me...but nonetheless, you literally see sweat everywhere!
    1022 days ago
  • v BLKLILY
    I AM SO PROUD OF YOU FOR HAVING THE STRENGTH TO PUSH THROUGH!!!!

    emoticon AND YOU GOT THIS!!! I BET YOU LOSE 20+ POUNDS! I WANT TO TRY IT TOO BUT A BIT SCARED...
    1026 days ago
  • v MSJULIEK
    Wow! You are inspiring!

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    1026 days ago
  • v TONYAB2000
    Yay! I'm so excited for you! We have Insanity, too, and we started it but gave up too quick. We were just so out of shape. I now have Hip Hop Abs by Shawn T, too, and I really enjoy it. I want to re-start Insanity now that I feel better but I want to do it with DH and we have to get our schedules synced first. I know you can do it!
    1027 days ago
  • v SONGWRITER8
    Believe me She-Lion, as you go through this workout you will find that it helps your mind as well as your body ! You can do this! Remember to go at your own pace. I'm 47 and definitely did not keep up with those people in the video when I began. Watch Shawn T, he moves at an acceptable pace. Your body will still change even if you go a little slower and take some rests. Every mountain climber and every push-up will change your body just a little bit. You are awsome, you can do it !
    1027 days ago
  • v JAZZID
    You are so brave to post your before picture. Thank you for the motivation. I applaud you. You can definitely lose those 20lbs in 2 months.

    I finally broke down and bought P90X and will start that challenge on September 1st. Good luck with Insanity, it totally looks "insane!"... emoticon emoticon emoticon


    1028 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2013 1:07:49 AM
  • v THIN133
    That is awesome that you ordered the workout program ! Good for you ! What a great step in the right direction ! You can do this ! I know you can. The exercise will help tame emotions too !!! It truly does. You can get rid of those 20 pounds. Stay strong & focused ! Give it your all ! You will do it ! emoticon
    1028 days ago
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