Which way to the gym *flex*

Back in November I acquired the complete Insanity DVD set from a friend. I didn't really know anything about the program except for the fact that it was supposed to be really hard, it took sixty days to finish and according to the infomercial it produced great results.

I didn't start it right away because I just wasn't motivated. Even when I went on a fitness kick like I do every January I still didn't give it a try. I think I was intimidated, I was afraid to fail.

I did P90X once for about 2 weeks a few years ago with someone else but they gave up and so did I. I hated working out in the house I lived in, everyone could hear me, the entire room shook when I jumped. I was working really long days with a really long commute. I surrounded myself with excuses. 

Since then the only other program I've tired was Jillian Micheal's 30 Day Shred. Honestly, I've never done 30 days of it. I always get bored and give up. 

So that's what I was dealing with going into this. I did cardio every day, I was also doing yoga and somehow I figured that wasn't enough of a base to take on Insanity but then I went thought a bit of an emotional time in my personal life and thought a distraction might be nice. 

So on March 19th I just randomly decided to start it. No preplanning involved, I just went at it. 

And you know what? It was hard, it was the hardest thing I'd ever done. No one, not even I thought I could get through it. But eventually one week turned into two and I started to love it. I wasn't miserable during my workouts I was focused, I was determined and I felt like a fucking rockstar every day when I finished. 

I'm not going to lie, I didn't love it all the time, towards the end of the first month I started to get bored with the repetition, but then it when up a level and I was fine and excited about it again. The same thing happened at the end of the program, that's part of why it took me an extra day to complete it. 

But that's what I did, I completed it. 

That smile of my face is of pure unbridled joy. If I didn't just get engaged I would say that it's been a while since I'd done something to bring out that smile. I even took to facebook where I hardly ever post anything to brag about it. That's how pumped I was. 

Everyone wants to know what my results were, like maybe if the results were good enough they might try the program to. *eye roll*

Well let me tell you something, the amount of awesomeness I discovered in myself is worth actually buying this program. It doesn't matter that my clothes are all too big for me now, it doesn't matter that I don't look like I'm being silly because you can actually see something when I flex, what matters is that I stuck to it and I finished it and I've got a bit more pep in my step because I feel like a certified badass.

What happened to my body might not happen to your body so weights and measurements are a non issue here. Getting hung up on that stuff will absolutely kill your motivation anyway.

What I can tell you is that the fit test is the ultimate in measurement tools. You do it every 2 weeks throughout the program and there's where you see your results.

I will share some of those results with you. Listed below are each of the moves that you perform for one minute each used to judge progress during the fit test. The number next to them is how many more I was to add to my first go around with the fit test.

Switch Kicks - 54
Power Jacks - 23
Power Knees - 41
Power Jumps - 24
Globe Jumps - 3
Suicide Jumps - 8
Push up Jacks - 17
Low Plank Oblique - 13

I'm not sure how good you are at math but that's 183 more moves. 

Oh Hell Yeah.

So yeah, I'll start my next program on Friday and I'm sure I'll be talking about it way too much to anyone who will listen and also posting the crap out of it on Instagram. Whoo Hoo! 


  1. You kick ass and are so much more motivated than I am. I also surround myself with excuses about working out at home. So I just never do it. I have kind of wanted to try Insanity, but I'm pretty sure I would not be good at it.

    1. You're already in shape and crazy flexible so I can't see why it would be an issue for you. I started off with hardly any fitness base and I was able to do it. I'd highly recommend giving it a try, I'm sure you'd rock it too.