Thursday, July 12, 2012

{workout} 14 Days of Pure Insanity

Please welcome my beautiful friend Katie today as she shares her experience with the INSANITY workout!

Lying in the floor, breathing and hoping just to stay alive, I finished the workout, amazed that I could still move and wishing I didn’t have to.  This wasn’t your typical “I ran three miles on the treadmill; oh that was nice” workout; this was “I jumped and squatted and planked for 30 minutes and I’m gonna die” workout.

But I’ve never felt so good!

14 days ago, I started the INSANITY workout DVD’s by Beachbody.  This is what their website claims: “Each INSANITY workout keeps you constantly challenged as you alternate between aerobic and anaerobic intervals performed at your MAX. The result: burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour and get the most insane body in 60 days.” 

Whaaaaaat?!?!  1,000 calories?  I’m in!

My hubby started doing these workouts during his lunch hour and came home moaning and groaning about how sore he was and how he couldn’t make it through even the warmup without stopping.  I kept thinking this was most certainly because he wasn’t in shape like I was, and that if I tried one, I would make it through the whole thing with no problems at all.  It was doubtful I would even break a sweat!  After all, I used the treadmill every other day!

I was wrong.

I started with the Fit Test, which is designed to give you a good starting point and allow you to track your progress throughout the program.  I was on the floor, unable to move, after about 10 minutes.  I’m not exaggerating!  I remember my hubby’s face when he saw my weak little self sitting in the floor; the words “I told you so” were plastered all over it.  And I totally deserved it.

When I want something, I find deep determination to achieve it.  That determination (and a little crazy) is what made me come back to the laptop the next day.  And to think I thought the Fit Test was killer…

For the last 14 days, I have screamed and sweated, winced from soreness, and beat the floor because I could not do even one more burpee, but for the last 14 days, I have seen tremendous changes in my body.  Muscle is being built and my strength is blowing my mind.  I've lost 2 inches off my waist!  I’m actually seeing results!  Big ones!

One point that I have to mention- this workout program is not for someone who has no fitness regimen.  If you’re a beginner and you get winded going up the stairs, do not try this until you’re in better shape!  You need to condition your lungs a bit before you start.

So far, I’m extremely happy with the results I’m getting.  And I’m still alive!  (Ask me how I feel after the 2nd month, which is full of workouts called MAX ______.  I thought this WAS my max!!!!)

See you in 44 days for my final results!

Katie is a southern girl who spends her days loving her hubby and teaching high schoolers about commas and classics. She desires to cultivate relationships and serve her Lord with her whole heart. Oh, and she is slightly addicted to strawberry chapstick. Visit her writing home at Simply[His],  follow her on Facebook, or tweet with her Twitter.


  1. hannah @ honestly hereJuly 12, 2012 at 6:32 AM

    I started Insanity too a little while ago! I haven't been sticking to the full schedule but doing what I can, and wowwwwie, its tough stuff. Congrats on sticking to it! Looking forward to hearing about your results :)

  2. Oh, awesome, Hannah! I hope you make it through the program!!! :) Thanks for stopping to read!

  3. Oh my! I have seen the infomercials for this, and every time I think, "NO WAY!" You are brave!!! I want to see before and afters :)

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