I started Insanity on Sunday. It was just the Fit Test and taking measurements for Day One. I’ll tell you, I swear it took everything inside of me to actually start the real program on Tuesday after that Fit Test. It was 8 minutes of doing one move constantly for 1 minute each. I felt worried that this was going to be too hard and I was going to give up. I have Tuesdays off of work, and I knew if I didn’t do it then, I probably wouldn’t start.
Holy Hell. So, it’s hard in a way I didn’t expect. Cardio wise, I’m surprising myself. I’m able to breathe through almost every move, it’s just my strength and range of motion that is killing me. Simple things like jumping, crouching, moving along on hands and feet at the same time… Things I didn’t really think about. I am SO glad I picked Insanity though, because even though it’s hard, I can tell I will be better off after I’m done. It’s silly, but even though workouts like Zumba and aerobics are fun and enjoyable… Insanity I know I’m going to get results. I KNOW my body is going to look better when I’m done. If you have even the slightest inkling to try it, DO IT.
So I just finished Day Two, which was absolutely bonkers. The nice thing is that there is a timer at the bottom, both for the entire workout, but also each interval so you can literally sit there and be like “OMG I ONLY NEED TO KEEP DOING THIS FOR 20 MORE SECONDS!!!!” And when you make it, it’s thrilling.
The only downside is that I’m gaining weight despite being at a caloric deficit. I have to remind myself that it’s ok. I know my body is retaining a crapton of water right now and building muscles. I would rather be toned than goopy, so I’m going to just keep powering forward no matter what the scale says. I’m not altering my diet, I’m not getting sad. I am just going to do this and finish the program no matter what.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. This is going to be awesome!!!