It’s 6 am and my alarm is going off super loud right next to my ear. Tired and cranky so early on a Monday morning, I hit the snooze button and go back to bed.
Eight minutes later, before my alarm can go off a second time, my phone starts ringing. Half asleep, I answer, “Hello?”
From the other end I hear a shout, “GET UP! GET UP! GET UP!” It’s my boyfriend, suddenly assuming the role of Sergeant, making sure I wake up for my morning workout. I guess he assumed I was going to fall back asleep after my alarm went off, how rude!
Thanks to my wake up call, I was able to start day 1 of INSANITY!! I figure that doing Insanity in the mornings before work allows me to focus specifically on running, biking, and swimming in the evenings.
Let me start off by saying that, even though I’ve seen the infomercial many times, Insanity is wayyy tougher than I ever thought it would be! Or maybe I’m just still really outta shape. But, even as tough as it is, I still thoroughly enjoyed my early morning workout.
Today’s workout was a cardio circuit consisting of seemingly non-stop jumping jacks, running in place, power squats, pushups, high knees, and the list goes on…and on!
Now, I’d like to think that my own workouts are pretty intense. Although I don’t always push myself as hard as I should, I still workout pretty darn hard. But man, this 45 minutes of Insanity may just be the hardest 45 minutes I have ever worked out before!
Honestly, I could not keep up with Shaun T, the instructor. This is good though because now I have another challenge in front of me. At the end of the two months, I should have built up my stamina and have an ever-lasting endurance to be able to push through and keep up with the tapes.
Completing Insanity is another one of my goals now, so don’t let me slack off!
I’m not doing this just to get in killer shape. Yes that is an awesome result, but I’m most excited to see the minutes coming off my finishing times in all my upcoming races. With the intensity exercises and endurance building workouts provided in this two month circuit, I am going to be able to transfer that to all three legs of my triathlon, really improving on my speed.
I’m going for a PR at my triathlon this August and I feel confident that these workouts are exactly what I need to do it. So while this is only day one, I’m already a believer in Insanity! And I can’t wait to wake up at 6 am tomorrow morning, to break a sweat and lose my breath, all over again.
So now, whenever anyone asks me if I’m insane, the answer will always be yes!