Starting INSANITY

Today marked Day 1 for my INSANITY Challenge Group and I am ALREADY feeling the burn! I started my first Fit Test with pretty high expectations: I am a two-time P90X alum, I work out 6 days a week and I eat a clean flexitarian diet. Although I certainly didn’t expect the fit test to be a breeze, I didn’t imagine that I would be laying on the floor for twenty minutes trying to catch my breath!

Thanks to my P90X training, I am pretty skilled at the plyometric and karate moves. The final three moves are what really stuck it to me that I have work to do. I have always been self conscious about my upper body: I have known for a long time that I need to focus my strength training on my chest and back. I felt like I was going to die after barely inching out one minute of Push-Up Jacks. The Low Plank Obliques were also more difficult than I expected. I haven’t felt this puny in a long time!

I won’t lie, I was a little skeptical about a workout that was only 25 minutes long. I doubted that I would even break a sweat and was planning on going for a run afterwards. By the end of the 25 minutes, I was drenched in sweat and I felt like my heart was going to pound out of my chest! I certainly have my work cut out for me and I am so excited to see what the next 60 days will bring.

I am lucky to be going through the program with ten great friends of mine. I am already inspired by the discourse that is going on in our Facebook Challenge Group; although we are all pooped from such an intense first day, I can tell that everybody in the group is IN IT to WIN IT!

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