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Has anyone here completed the Insanity workout? I started it today (yeah I know you are supposed to start on a Monday, but I got the DVDs today and didn't want to wait a whole week! ). Holy moly, even just the Fit Test about killed me! I workout 5-6 times a week (I've been doing Turbo Fire/Jam for the last year which I really enjoy, but I decided to change things up a bit so I don't get too burnt out on it), and thought I was in good shape but wow! Some of the excersizes I was actually pretty good at (the more cardio and abs intensive ones), but some I was really bad at (the one where you do a big jump and down into a squat - I forget the name, and the push up one...I can't do a real push up so that one didn't work out too well). I am excited though to see how much better I am at the two week evaluation. Just wanted to know if I was the only one nuts enough to try this?
I have friends who have done it and finished it. They are ripped!! Scotty is 45 years old and looks like he's a well-built, well defined 25 year old, and his wife is one of the sexiest women I've ever seen! They do it for FUN.
I tried with a friend last summer....She was borrowing it from another friend so neither of us had any money invested in it....After the fit test...I think we attempted it all of two other times....But I am not exactly very fit Certainly not my idea of FUN!!!
I have a niece that did this. Now she goes to some kind of torture chamber every day that she claims is even more intense. I break into a sweat at the mention of the word exercise, so I won't be trying this anytime soon. I walk my dogs 5 miles a day and that's all I'm good for.
But I commend all of you that can do this. When you're my age you won't have those funny wings under your arms!
So how is it going, Ashli? I tried the Insanity Fast and Furious workout for a few weeks just to make sure it didn't kill me before I ordered the whole set. I could already see results from that after just a few weeks. I ended up ordering the complete set, but so far it's still in the box, and I haven't done the Fast and Furious workout in over a month either. Maybe I need to go watch the infomercial to get motivated again!
I ended up stopping in the first week. It was a really challenging, awesome workout, but just not for me. I can't do the same movement over and over and over like they do for a whole minute and then the next one and then repeat it all, etc. I get bored out of my mind, even if I'm pushing myself and it's difficult. I need a faster pace with different movements where you have to stay on a beat or a count or something to keep me going, so I have something to concentrate on besides just the repetition. I started doing my Turbo Fire again, but actually following the schedule it comes with instead of just doing whatever one I wanted (I hadn't followed the schedule in like a year). It's been working well and I've lost 5 lbs!
For those who are still interested in Insanity - my DH actually started doing it when I did, and he LOVES it. He's never been a big one in DVDs (he has essentially no rhythm, so when you have to stay on a beat or keep count he is a mess...we are total opposites), but he thinks Insanity is great. He's finishing week 3 and I can definitely see more definition in his arms and loss of girth in his stomach. DH lost 100 lbs about 9 years ago. He's been able to keep it off, which is great, but he's never really found anything that helped him tighten up the extra skin on his stomach. Insanity seems to be doing that though!
Thanks for the update, Ashli! I really liked that there was no counting and staying on beats, etc. I felt that repeating a movement for a minute or so then switching to something else kept it interesting. Maybe because I have the same issue as your DH - no rhythm! And I am not a workout person, so I need something that doesn't get boring.
I don't need to lose weight (technically I'm underweight, not purposely, I'm just naturally thin) but I really want to be more fit and toned. I also want the abs I had before carrying two 9-pound babies! Still haven't started though - maybe tomorrow!