Good Lord am I tired. Today’s workout was a combination workout consisting of Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs and it left me wiped out. By the end of it I couldn’t do any more jumping and was struggling to make it through even a few seconds of anything that required the use of my quadriceps. That tells me two things: 1) I am pushing harder during my workouts now than I have been up to this point; and 2) I still need a lot of work on my quadriceps.
I’m pretty excited about this week so far. I won’t go into that until tomorrow (weight day!) but this has been an awesome week of exercise, weight loss and training for me. Today, specifically, was a good day as I was able to complete more segments straight through without stopping than I have ever before. Of course the leg exercises, the ones that require me to squat then jump into the air the bring my legs up to meet, destroyed me. But pretty much anything else, from push ups to ab work to cardio work I was able to do completely. Which is a big win for me.
I wish I could remember the bulk of the exercises in today’s workout, but I have a hard time remembering my own address let alone the exercises after an Insanity Cardio day. I know there is lots of jumping – basketball shots to squat twists, jump rope to squat pulses – and lots of running – football drills, high knee/squat sprint/floor sprint – but there isn’t a lot of chest work, which is something I like a lot since the Max Interval exercises have a lot of push ups in them. And even though I cannot remember all of the exercises I did this morning, I do know that as I write this, even 25 minutes after stopping my workout, I am still wet with sweat. Not a bad way to end my workout, I’d say.
Tomorrow ends my seventh week of Insanity. After that I have today’s combination of exercises three more times. That means three more times I get to beat myself up for an hour to try to get more in shape, lose more weight and get stronger. Can I do it? Of course I can. And so can you if you are wondering that about yourself.
No matter where you are coming from, no matter what your story, I personally believe that anyone with a real and true desire to improve their health can do this workout. It often hurts to make that transition, as anyone who has ever started Insanity will tell you. But if you can get past the initial discomfort of it you will be well on your way to a better, more fit you. If I can do it, coming from almost 300 pounds and having not exercised in over eight years, you can too.