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2/22/11 2:10 P

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Thanks for all of the responses. I guess I'm just in over my head but I'm going to stick it out. My husband and I are doing it together so I want to keep going. I'll just do what I can. I feel better about it today..... I just had a weak moment last night.

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2/22/11 11:22 A

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Hi and sorry for the tough time but it is what it is and now you know what you need to do. so start out easy and slow and build up as the others have mentioned. No way you can start out with this program, it is at the top of the work out chain,IMO . Good luck and keep at it, it just takes longer then we like but the journey's where the fun is!

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2/22/11 10:14 A

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Don't get discouraged!

I decided to do Insanity because I had been an athlete in high school and college but had fallen off the workout wagon...hard core. I had gained 70lbs in three years. I thought that since I was used to intense workouts I'd be fine with this but I was wrong.

Like everyone else, I'd recommend doing two to four weeks of a cardio workout mixed with weight lifting. Also, you see a lot of toning and you drop inches but you don't necessarily loose a tone of weight unless you do something outside of the program (like a C25k workout). I'd say take a month and do something like the 30 day shred then jump back into this. Its no so much about weight as it is about being able to endure all that insanity brings.

Hope this was helpful and let me know what you decide. If you want to sick it out, you've got a cheer leader in my already!

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2/22/11 9:24 A

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So Insanity is supposed to be a hard program - You're supposed to feel like you're getting whooped every single time. Its not easy, and even the people in the DVDs have to stop and take a break every once in a while.

That being said, you have a few options (most of which have already been reviewed). Since Insanity is so high impact/intensity, it is recommended that you complete another program prior to Insanity to ensure you get your cardiovascular fitness levels up to par. However, if you truly want to stick with it, just take it slower and do the best you can. As long as you're moving, you're going to see results. Also, you can also try to do a modified version (maybe only 2 or 3 workouts a week) for a few weeks to get yourself ready and then start a full round of Insanity in Mid-March - that way you aren't jumping right into it, but you don't have to leave the insane workouts either. Just a few ideas!

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask!

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2/22/11 3:10 A

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I agree with Michelle. If you are just starting out on your fitness journey, this might not be the best place to start.

That said... This is insanely hard, and without knowing your fitness level it is difficult to be precise in the advice.
I have asthma too, and in the beginning I took meds before doing this workout. As my fitness level progresses, my need for the meds decreased. No one expects you to keep up with Shaun T and the others in the DVDs in the beginning. Do what you can and as you get fitter and stronger you will perform better.

Big hugs!

Minna from Sweden

The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.
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2/21/11 11:13 P

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If you are just starting out exercising I would recommend doing a lot of walking (treadmill or outdoors), cycling, pilates and use a beachbody program that is not quite so advanced.
I started out with Turbo Jam and P90, lost about 40 lbs then moved into P90X and Insanity.
Also, the couch to 5K program got me running.
If you are determined to do Insanity; be encouraged. It can be done, you will just need to modify some of the moves until you are lighter and stronger. You can do it! Just take it one workout at a time, one move at a time. Your hard work will pay off.
I just took my fit test today to start the whole program for the second time through. Let me know if I can help.

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2/21/11 10:11 P

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So today was my very first time to do a fit test. I SUCK! I know I'm over weight (duh.. I'm here aren't I?) and I know I'm out of shape but COME ON! My asthma kicked in almost immediately and I started cramping shortly after that. I totally skipped one of the exercises because I just couldn't do it. I almost feel like this is just too hard core for me. I'm sitting here at the computer blubbering like an idiot because......well, I just feel sorry for myself.

I'd love to hear from someone who has the same first time experience as me but was able to overcome it and improve.

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