I had a conversation with a friend the other day. It dealt with them getting ready to embark on the Beachbody P90X program, and I spoke highly of Beachbody’s Insanity program, which I did this summer. The other person was curious as to why I didn’t move on to doing Insanity:Asylum, or the upcoming P90X:MC2 program. I explained to them that I had decided to try and roll my own workouts with what I had learned, and I realized that a lot of that had come from Insanity. So I decided to write this entry – what I learned from doing Insanity.
I laid on the floor, a sweaty, quivering mess. My mouth was salty with the taste of my sweat. Or was it tears? Or blood? I didn’t truly know. Winston stood over me, smiling a cruel smile. On his head he was sporting lime green troll hair, and he was wearing a tiki icon around his neck. The tiki icon reminded me of the one from the Brady Bunch. In one hand he held a trident, in the other he was palming Shaun T’s severed head like a basketball. He said “Congrats, it is finished”, then laughed maniacally. Was I dreaming? No, I finished Insanity.
This will be my review of the second half of the Insanity workout. For the first half, look here.
Ok, here are the results of my Insanity Fit Tests.
So have a bad knee. And two bad ankles. So how can I run? How can I be doing the crazy Insanity Workout where you jump around like a kangaroo on meth?
I wrap my knees. And one elbow, since I got Tennis Elbow in it a few years back and I don’t want a repeat. And so far its worked fabulously, so I decided to write down what is working for my wife and I. Continue reading
So, I have to blame the start of this move towards fitness in my life on my wife. If I thought about it too much, it would probably make me sad as its one more step in what has been her 10-plus year plan to domesticate me. But I get cookies and pats on the head periodically, and I have stopped making messes on the rug.
So I went and added a fitness category. And two sub-categories.
Well, that, and I posted here for the first time in like 10 months. Seriously, I blog like Halley’s Comet.
The purpose of the fitness category is to start to chronicle what has been a new commitment I made to getting in shape. The whole process started in January. I’ve done running, I’m currently doing the Insanity Workout, and I’m exploring barefoot running.
We will see if I can attack this blog with a renewed vigor.