You would think after six weeks of going through the program and subjecting myself to untold amounts of pain while culminating a deep hatred for Shaun T (and wondering whether he and Ariel hooked up) and pity for Josh for having his legs too wide I’d have figured out that the best bet was to keep going.
Yeah, not so much.
I managed to find myself off the Insanity bandwagon for two weeks and now I’m paying for it. Sure – I had reasonable excuses – late nights at work (I was in the office after midnight more nights last week than not), crazy volleyball hours and a ton of stuff I need to get done.
But instead of scaling back a workout to month 1 (30-45 minutes each vs. the hour or so for month 2) or doing half the exercises or whatever I ended up hitting the snooze button a couple of times and enjoying being lazy and not getting up to do them at all.
And now I’m paying for it.
I retreated back to the Month 1 exercises starting this morning (I was going to start yesterday but this little awesome event called IrishFest took precedence…) and immediately felt like I was starting all over. I knew exactly what we was next (jog, jumping jacks, Heisman, 1-2-3 Heisman, butt kicks, high knees, mummy kicks…and that was just the warm-up) but it’s like my body was just laughing at me: “Sure; I’ll get right on those mountain climbers, right after I sweat out every ounce of water in your body while simultaneously compressing your lungs into the size of pistachio nuts.”
To be fair I wasn’t exactly diligent the last couple of weeks prior, so my body was not in the shape it was while I was – without fail – doing the entirety of every workout daily. But still – if I had any doubt why the friend that (somewhat) recommended Insanity to me said “I hated every moment of it – twice” those doubts are gone (they were actually gone after the first ever Insanity exercise I did).
But while I feel like I’m back at the beginning again on the plus side I know exactly what to expect – and my high expectations for the program are not ill-founded. I have no doubt I’ll be back in the groove after a few weeks, and I’m sure my legs will stop feeling like jelly after a good four or five days…just like last time.
In the meantime I’m just going to contemplate world take-over.
(if you haven’t seen this incredibly humorous review of the Insanity program you need to – it’s absolutely split-your-sides hilarious – and accurate – and will add some context to some of my content here)by