Okay, just no. No, no, no, NO!! I am so done with all this snow for serious. Another 10 inches to add on to the already..oh I don’t know 5 feet we already have! I am seriously considering becoming a telemarketer overseas just so I can never ever have to pick up a shovel again unless it is to make an epic sand castle on a golden sunny beach.
Glad I got that out of the way. In other news, I made some maple Dijon salmon for dinner last night alongside some baby spinach and a sweet potato. Hooray for heart healthy month! At this rate, my ticker is probably the equivalent age to Sabrina the teenage witch. Immortal.
I’m going through another orange veggie phase and have since replaced my usual carrots with sweet potatoes.
I seriously have had one at dinner for at least 4 nights in a row. And it could also be due to that fact that the stock of food is dwindling down but refuse to go grocery shopping on a weekday. I will eat oatmeal and canned beets for every meal before I get groceries on a weekday.
I’ve also been obsessed with the banana chocolate chip muffins I made over the weekend. They are unbelievably moist and the perfect treat after dinner. I have looked forward to these every single night.
As you may know from all my sweaty selfies that I have been doing the Insanity workout since November. Papa John and I have been doing it together, but after he recently hurt his back at work I have tackled the second round on my own.
Papa John also recently bought the T25 series, which is the next workout to come from the Insanity line. Before I commit myself to that torture, I figured I would give a review of what I thought of Insanity.
What the heck is Insanity?
So maybe you’ve been wondering all this time what this Insanity is I speak of without thinking I am spending my afternoons in straight jackets behind padded walls quoting Silence of the Lambs.
Insanity is a 60 day intense workout program developed by trainer Shaun T from Team Beachbody. It is focused on spurts of high intensity exercises followed by short periods of rest. The workouts include cardio, plyometrics, balance, flexibility, and ab work.
Not to say the first month is a walk in the park, but month two is kicked up to the MAX level to longer and more intense workouts. No equipment is needed for any of the workouts, except maybe some determination, endurance, and a gallon of water.
Does it work?
So with all this insane talk, does all the effort pay off? First off, I do have to say it is sold on infomercials. I have my reserves for anything that is sold on TV (snuggie anyone?), but I wouldn’t say that should be the only reason to judge the workout.
Every workout leaves me a sweaty mess cursing out Shaun T with his countless sets of push-up jacks and ski abs. After 60 days of the workout I can tell you that I don’t have those crazy before and after photos that I was expecting to see. I do feel like I have gained a lot more muscle and I can power through the workouts more now than when I first started.
I feel a lot stronger after doing Insanity and has even changed my mindset about working out. It’s taught me to “dig deeper” as Shaun T says and push through my workouts. When I do manage to go out for a run or try something new I just think ” I’ve done Insanity, I can do this” and push through to the end.
So obviously I kinda love to hate Insanity since I have stuck to it for almost 3 months now. It has been a big motivator for me to have Papa John to do it with me since he held me accountable for showing up every day rather than putting it off. Now that I am doing it on my own it is a little harder to stay motivated but I always think of how awesome I will feel after I’m done.
While I haven’t lost a crazy amount of weight, or have a 6 pack of abs I do feel stronger and that I am doing something good for my body. It has been a challenge and has showed me what I am capable of doing. Since you don’t need a gym or any equipment to do any of the workouts and they are all under an hour I believe it is a good investment. You will definitely be sweating by the end which will leave you coming back for more!
I am not endorsing or receiving any compensation for this review, but these are just my opinions and thoughts on my experiences. Insanity is an intense workout regimen so I would recommend consulting with your physician before starting to make sure it is an acceptable workout for you.
I can’t wait to try out T25 soon which is just like Insanity, but only 25 minutes long with NO breaks. Am I insane yet?
Congrats to Lisa for winning the Nasoya giveaway! The winner has already been emailed to receive her prize!
Have you ever tried Insanity?
Have you ever bought anything off of TV?