Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 2/60: Oh Yeah - This is Going to Kick My Butt

Workout: Plyometric Cardio Circuit (43 min)
People always ask me how I fit exercise into my busy life of kids, work, house, school, etc.  There really isn't any magic to it.  Days and nights being already full, the only answer I have is to wake up earlier.  

Even on days when I *might* have the time later, I know myself well enough to know that if I don't get my workout done first thing, it just may not happen.

It might.  Or, I might just end up wearing my workout clothes all day for ultimately no reason.  

So ya just gotta suck it up and get your arse out of bed a little earlier.  It is what it is.

The key is not to think about "working out" or the actual "doing" of it.   Just push play.  All you need to do is start.

That said, one thing I like already about Insanity (or at least the workout I did today) is that it's only 43 minutes.  More than half of that is warm up and stretching.  So really, there's only 20 minutes of true brutality in there.  
Today my experience is that while it is very intense, it's not difficult.  This, I love.  One of the reasons I don't typically do well in health club exercise classes is that I'm not that coordinated.  So, I appreciate the simplicity of Shaun T's drills.  
I also like the intervals of max intensity followed by 30-second breaks. Compared to other workouts (including P90X), this makes the time fly and makes even the most painful spurts "doable" somehow.
In this particular workout, I did modify a few of the moves slightly (stepping vs. jumping).  There was one pushup/oblique/jumping section about 12 minutes before the end that I truly couldn't get through.  The only saving grace was that the people on the video were quitting too.   All in all, I just know this is going to kick my butt - but I love it already.  
See you tomorrow!

(PS: I reserve the right to rescind my love.  Stay tuned!!)

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webb said...

Good for you! The only way I can exercise is first thing in the morning - otherwise, I get too busy and never think of it again. jazzercise at 7 a.m. nearly everyday is my trick. I can work an hour and then go and be back before breakfast time!

Keep going, you can do it! You CAN!!

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