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The end of Insanity: taking stock

Yesterday I finished Beachbody’s 60-day Insanity workout program and have to say I feel relieved and sad at the same time.
Insanity taught me a lot about myself as I really had to follow Shaun T.’s instructions and dig deep in order to keep up with his intense interval training. Needless to say, I feel a sense of accomplishment and pride as Insanity grad, similarly to earning my Master’s at USF two years ago.

Who would have thought that 60 days can make such a big difference in the way you feel and the way you feel about yourself?! Prior to Insanity I was unhappy with my weight and shape as I was helplessly turning into a blob. Through the course of the program I discovered, though, that where there is a will there is a way. In other words, you can get the body you want if you are willing to do the work (and put down the burgers!). Age is most certainly NOT an excuse. You just have to work a little harder when you get older, but you can turn the obesity tide, starting with yourself.

Granted, I still have some work to do in my problem areas of butt, thighs and hips since the fat cells seem to be especially stubborn in those spots. But at least I fit into my clothes again, have a healthy BMI, more energy and a whole new lease on life.

Some people get so much out of Insanity that they keep repeating the program. Don’t forget that variety is the spice of life– even more so when you still want to lose weight and reshape your body. Although “Insanity” is defined as “doing the same thing and expecting different results” this obviously does not apply to an effective fitness program. That’s why the Insanity program consists of 15 different workouts to change things up.

In that spirit I have decided to move on to the next Beachbody challenge and tackle The Asylum next. Yes, it’s kinda scary. But it seems to be the only logical next step.



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