Today I did something I said I would never ever do – EVER.
Today I decided to start Insanity. Now if you have never heard of insanity you should go to youtube and look up a video; go ahead I will wait. OK so assuming you know what it is or you have watched a brief video of what it is you have a basic idea. Now watching the videos over the weekend I thought ‘this cannot be that bad, it doesn’t look that difficult. I am sure I can do this.’ Fast forward to today and let me tell you, I underestimated this work out. The 26ish minutes of the fit test damn near killed me. By killed me I mean I was literally laid out on my floor when I was done begging for mercy.
The fit test itself was no surprise, I haven’t done majority of those exercises in a long time and some of them I have never done. You watch these people do things like push-up jacks (or as I will refer to them… hell in a plankish format.) They make it look so damn easy – yeah if you can’t do a single push-up like me than its not so easy. Suicide jumps – I
hate loath suicide jumps, I have always hated suicide jumps but these are something I NEED to concur in order to excel at the Spartan Sprint in June so I decided I was going to do them. I have not done a suicide jump since I was in grade 12 (I think it could be longer), grade 12 was 13 years ago, that is 13 years WITHOUT doing a fucking suicide jump… 13 people… that’s a lot of days. Today I did 4. 4 suicide jumps and then I collapsed on the floor and gave Shaun T the finger (hey at least I didn’t swear at him like I do Jillian) before rolling to my water and guzzled some.
Once the workout was over, I looked at my fit test sheet for day one and I shook my head in sad realization that my fitness level is very, very sad. So sad that even the sad panda looks happy. I have now vowed that I will do 60 damn days of this crap and see if I can get my shit together and maybe lose a little more weight in the process. I know I need to work on my upper body strength but I really think that starting with this will be a good place.
Tomorrow if I am able to get out of bed without assistance, and get into my pants without crying I will consider it a victory. A very large victory.
Also below is my day 1 photo or (before) insanity photo – don’t mind the blurriness, I am not re-doing these stupid pictures.
And Note to self: After working out so hard – do not ever go for a shower and then step on the hardwood floor with wet feet, you will fall, you will tweak your hip and you will hit your head. You have been warned.