1. The state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.
2. Extreme foolishness or irrationality
This definition from Google describes Mike’s and my current state of being. As in, we are currently insane. The day after I got home from the cruise we started the Insanity Home Workout program. This is a 60 day program hell bent on getting you in better shape. Trainer Shaun T. leads you in a series of DVD’s that push you to your physical limits. Meaning, he is yelling at you through your TV’s speakers to “Dig Deeper.”
Basically you watch and follow along with a different workout every day, with 1 day a week to rest. For 2 straight months. And this crap is hard. Much harder than I thought it would be. A typically workout consists of a 10-ish minute warm up…which isn’t really a warm up. It’s cardio from the beginning. You start with 30 seconds each of jogging in place, jumping-jacks, heismans, 123’s, butt-kicks, high knees and mummy-kicks. You do 3 sets of this, each time getting faster. Mike and I are both complete sweaty messes by the end of the watm up. Then you stretch for 5 minutes or so. Then it’s into the hardcore cardio training for 15-20 minutes. So far, the DVD’s have increased in difficulty, so I can only wait with trepidation to see what the second month has in store for us.
Today finishes week one for us. I know in another week I’ll be more used to the routine and my sore muscles will be better. I also know, this will be a worthwhile endeavor for Mike and I to accomplish. Moreover, it’s awesome having someone to work out with, we motivate each other to keep going when one of us wants to say “F**K YOU SHAUN T.!!!!!!! TAKE YOUR SUICIDE DRILLS AND SHOVE ‘EM UP YOUR INSANE ASS!!!”
And yes, it’s happened. Maybe more than once. But we’ll stick with it. So keep reading the bloggy-blog here for updates. And any encouragement is of course welcome. Or if any of you have been through Insanity and just want to commiserate…I welcome it. Comment away.
Predictably, the recipes I post over the next couple weeks/months will be slightly more focused on being healthy and replacing nutrients lost during these strenuous workouts. Lots of proteins and low-fat. Again my dear readers, comments/ideas would be amazing.
Hope you all are eating well and staying healthy!!!