Wednesday, November 14, 2012

On going insane

In my many years on this earth, I've tackled lots of types of workouts: running, swimming, yoga, kickboxing, workout DVDs, spinning...and now I'm venturing into the world of Insanity. I've only tackled two days so far, so I've got 58 more heart-pounding days to go.

At least my birthday lands in the "recovery week".

Don't let the "fit test" fool you. I was all "Oh, day 1 is just the fit test. I'm sure it won't be that hard." And then I learned a lesson that I will be cursing Shaun T. for for the next 58 days. Adding "power" to the beginning of a well-meaning exercise makes it 500 times more evil. Adding "suicide"? Well, you can imagine.

I've mentioned this before, but I really hate the "quick feet" exercise because, well, any part of me that can jiggle, does jiggle. And that just ain't fun. And now, I have new exercises to hate even more. The Heisman and 123-123.
Basically  jumping side-to-side doing this. Over and over.

Yesterday's workout was Plyometric Cardio Circuit, meaning I got to do these things over and over, each time faster than the time before (in theory). Truth be told, I only got through 20 minutes of the 40-minute workout because I'm now dealing with balance issues due to the junk in my head not going away. I haven't been able to hear out of my right ear since Sunday. Mucinex to the rescue!

I like to call this "doing it right."

By the way, it really bums me out that the Mucinex boxes don't feature the phlegm monster from the commercials.

But I digress.

I remember the first time after I did my favorite workout DVD, I struggled to walk up stairs for three days but then doing it a year later it now seems easy. With any luck, by day 60 these workouts will seem easy. Right, guys? Right?


  1. I did a workout of his I saw in a magazine once, it was basically 6 power moves for a minute each repeated three times. Kicks my ass every time I do it. I dread it actually. Can't wait to see your progress.

  2. I feel like you've been sick for way too long. Do you have the plague? Have you gone to the doctor?

  3. I always consider trying Insanity, but then I remember that I'm a pansy. I hear you on the Mucinex thing. My flu turned into a sinus infection and I feel like I'm drowning.

  4. I need to try Insanity! Hope you feel better:) Did the wine help?

  5. I can speak at your funeral? You're obviously dying if you haven't gotten better yet.

  6. I so wish Maryland could sell booze in grocery stores.

  7. I tried P90X one time and got through about 2 days. I blamed it on the fact that most of those work outs require equipment that I did not have. Not my fault. I have been slightly interested in trying Insanity, but since you don't need any equipment for that, I'm not sure what excuse I could use when I give up after 3 days.