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Pushing It

Why no - I'm NOT giving up...Thus completes the sixth week of the (now, since I added two weeks) 11-week course.  As you can tell by my tracker I’m not exactly sticking to the plan of the course, and I’ve only really gotten five weeks completed, taking effectively a week off over the last two for a variety of reasons (two days were somewhat legit – a broken and horribly swollen toe that made walking excruciating – but the last were either “lazy” or “rain”).  I think part of the lazy was also “bored”; I talked with a friend of mine on Friday who’s doing Insanity, too, and he mentioned something about wishing there were more variety, as well.

So yesterday I forayed into the “Max” (second half) of the program – hour-long (vs. 40ish-minutes currently) routines – and they kicked my butt.  I was dying in my driveway, maxing my heart rate out at Continue reading Pushing It

Insane Improvement

He's Insane.With the exception of Suicide Jumps (aptly named, I might add) I improved in every single category on the Insanity Fitness Test (and I stayed the same on those).  The improvements ranged from 15% (33 Power Jumps to 38) to 121% (13 Push Up Jacks to 30) with an aggregate improvement of 29%.  Not bad for two intense weeks.  What’s more is I managed to keep my commitment to the program for two weeks thus far despite pain, massive amounts of volleyball and a burning hate welling up inside of me with each minute of the workout.

I can see a noticeable difference, as well; my cardio is definitely better and my jeans are now a size too big (thank God for belts).  I’m seeing a Continue reading Insane Improvement

Insanity: The First Week

Excuses. Bah.One week in the books and I’m still alive.

Barely, but still alive.

I really did not think my decision to do Insanity at this point in the year through very well, and that’s blatantly clear right now.  I took an Aleve this morning and I’m pretty sure I heard it laugh and say “SERIOUSLY???” as I popped it into my mouth.  I hurt.

Of course part Continue reading Insanity: The First Week

Going Insane

Challenge: accepted.Ouch.

Thus far it’s taken me 13 minutes to type this many words because ouch.

I decided my “let’s do this my way” approach to fitness wasn’t working so I enlisted the help of the Insanity program.  If you’re not familiar with Insanity it’s a 60-day program designed, I think, to attack every single muscle in your body to the point that you’re no longer able to feed yourself, walk or even lift yourself out of bed so you slowly pass away, drowning in your own agony.  I don’t think that’s how they market it but I’m pretty sure that’s the underlying theory behind the program.

I’m Continue reading Going Insane


And the stars aligned.  Or the planets, at least.This week was awesome, Sunday excepted.

Although I got turned down for the job I interviewed for on Monday (which is fine – it was a long-shot and well outside my core expertise) I had an excellent interview on Tuesday and two great ones today (the second being absolutely spectacular – a relaxed, almost conversational interview with two executives; much like the one I had back in December for the gig I turned down).  I also have one on Monday and probably another one Tuesday, followed by a Continue reading Alignment