Fitness, I Said So


03/14/2011 - 19 comments

I started INSANITY today!

The first day on the INSANITY program is a fit test with 8 different exercise that you complete for 1 minute each counting the number of reps you can do.  This is a benchmark, as you continue on the program you repeat the fit test so you can see how you improve, basically because the number of reps you can do as you get in better shape should increase each time.

I was excited to start, I think I didn’t sleep well because of it.  I got up early, geared up (including my new New Balance Cross-Training shoes) and popped in the DVD.

I look like a muppet, but I made a little video before starting (the volume is low so you may need to turn yours up).

It wasn’t easy.  At all.  But I dug deep!  I pushed myself and was sweating and drank 24 oz of water during the 24 minute test.

I am looking forward to tomorrow.  The program is designed to have you working out 6 days a week and appears to be extremely varied.

I might already have a crush on Shaun T.

Note: I was sent the INSANITY workout program to try and share my feedback on my blog.  The sweat, and opinions produced during my use of the program are my own.

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  • Reply Laura @ GotChocolate 03/15/2011 at 10:16 pm

    Nice do-rag!!! Excited to follow your progress!

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 10:19 pm

      LOL it’s a headband!

  • Reply Lorie Shewbridge 03/15/2011 at 7:49 pm

    Your face looks so thin… you look great!
    I still think you are CRAZY!! But all the water is really good for you!
    Can’t wait to see how you do.

  • Reply Kathleen B. 03/15/2011 at 9:08 am

    It looks amazing! I am literally jealous of your pain lol. Have fun with it and I can’t wait to see the results!

  • Reply Teresha@ Marlie and Me 03/15/2011 at 8:08 am

    You go with your bad self! I wish I looked that bubbly at 5 am. Oh, and Shaun T is definitely easy on the eyes. Makes the workouts much better (wink, wink)

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 8:14 am

      He sure is! LOL

  • Reply Alison 03/15/2011 at 7:02 am

    You go girl! You don’t look bad for 5:30 am! At least you are working out! If I’m up that early that means a kid woke me up haha. :) Good luck!

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 7:10 am

      HAHAHA, thanks! Usually that’s the case for me too but I figured it’s the only time I can have to myself and not feel guilty or like I should be doing something else – well, I mean I SHOULD be sleeping but that’s my time to do what I want.

      So far so good, I got up 2 days in a row and LIKED IT.

      • Reply Paula 03/15/2011 at 7:54 am

        Good for you! If i’m up that early it’s because of the kids, too. IF I ever start work, I’ll be starting at 5am. Tell me when to fit in working out?!

        • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 7:57 am

          Yeah that’s tough. Ummm…I guess you have to do it before you go to bed LOL

        • Reply Laura @ GotChocolate 03/15/2011 at 10:18 pm

          That’s when I get up for work. SUCKS A$$!

  • Reply Karen 03/15/2011 at 5:08 am

    I remember when I used to go to Women’s Workout World. I kind of loved it. I used the steppper, rower, and bike. Sometimes I did the weight machines but preferred the others. It was the first time experienced a “second wind” that people talk about getting. I would get to a point where I thought I could not go on but pushed my selfelf and it got easier. The best thing about it was driving home drinking my water. All of a sudden a would just feel great. It felt so good to be sweaty and have finished the workout.

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 7:09 am

      That second wind is so true, just like the runner’s high is true. There is something about being that exhausted that fuels you.

  • Reply Stefanie 03/15/2011 at 12:08 am

    Forget the workout…I just want to get the guy on that pic special ordered. :D

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 7:08 am

      I know, right?

  • Reply Henrietta 03/15/2011 at 12:02 am

    5:30 in the morning… you really are insane! I can’t wait to see how this program goes for you!

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 7:06 am

      I couldn’t sleep again last night, I wanted to workout! I got up again, and tackled day 2. I can feel all the muscles in my stomach yelling at me.

  • Reply Kristen 03/14/2011 at 10:52 pm

    Awesome!!! One of these days I will be in a place (fitness wise) where I can try this too!! Good luck-keep us updated!

    • Reply Kim 03/15/2011 at 7:05 am

      Kristen, yeah they warn it you it is not for someone who isn’t already in at least moderate shape. And I just did day 2 and I really think I hit it at the perfect time. I kept up with about 75% of the exercise but at a slower pace. Room for improvement but not so far behind I’m discouraged.

      You will get there too!