We are still working on finishing up P90x, but I knew I would need something new to fill my time and to give me something to work towards. So in spite of the fact that I will now sound like a beachbody.com advertisement we (read I, and forced Jon) into looking into Insanity... dun dun dun.
I figured to ease us into the transition of insane cardiovascular activity we'd start substituting some P90x workouts with the Insanity ones. Today was round one.
Ok... I thought I was in shape. I mean I just ran a half- marathon for pete's sake. Then I was taken down about 50 pegs, and here I sit shamed and humbled. It... was.... ridiculous. The moves themselves weren't that difficult but it was still a challenge.
This is what awaits you.. fun huh?
So you start the work out and Shaun T. (the main guy) doesn't mess around. The warm up is a work out in itself. You have already worked up an insane amount of sweat by this time and can't imagine that it can be much worse than that, especially for only 15 minutes. But then, you'd be wrong. And I can't say that it helps much that Shaun is talking about how "worried" and "nervous" he is for the work out. Are you freakin' kiddin' me? Your nervous? Really?
So then you begin. 15 minutes, 15 moves, 1 minute each. Like I said, the moves themselves.. not to difficult. But man that was the hardest 15 minutes ever! It was never ending. I will say I was happy that all of the people doing the exercises on the video weren't pros or anything. A lot of the time they would sneak off to the side and take a break. That or Shaun would tell them to take a break, and this one chick was NOT happy about it... little bit of an attitude, which was humorous and distracting to watch. But, it was a bit of a relief to not feel like a complete failure for not finishing every single exercise.We came, we kind of conquered, and then we fell into a heap on the floor along with everyone else in the video... including Shaun.
It was a good work out and I definitely felt "worked" afterwards. And as much as I was huffing and puffing and cursing Shaun... I'm actually looking forward to the next time I do the video...
Yes, I am, that insane.