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Day 4 of Insanity

Sep 16th, 2010 8:10:59 am - Subscribe

Good Morning Everyone,

If you do not know me, my name is John. I live in New Braunfels, TX and work at a wonderful school district called Comal ISD as their District Webmaster.

I brief history of myself and why I am deciding to blog about my progress with a workout program called "Insanity" from Beach Body. My family health history has been one that would make anyone concerned about themselves. When I was 14 my father passed away from his 3rd heart attack(he was 60 years old), my mother suffered a brain anneurism when I was 4 years old(she is still alive and healthy today...thank God!) Also, in April 2009, my oldest brother, Jake Jr. passed away as well from his 1st heart attack(he was 48 years old). As you can see, my family history made my wife and I concerned with my lifestyle and eating habits.

I promised my wife a few years ago that I will be around to bug her through old age, but unless working out was going out to the Tennis courts, I didn't feel the motivation. I ran when I could and started losing weight, but I hit a slump late last year and didn't feel any motivation to work out.

Since January of this year, I have been on/off with the Insanity program. If you haven't heard of this workout from Beach Body, what Shaun T does is he takes the traditional cardio workout routines in the market and flips it on it's head. Instead of doing 2 mins of light/moderate exercises and small bursts of hard exercises, he works out everyone hard for 2-3 mins and smaller bursts of the light/moderate routines. It is definitely insane and not for the faint of heart, but anyone with the will power and heart to push through can do this!

Now that Summer has come and gone I feel like I need some self-motivation to go the full 60 days and commit to the program. I am starting the program with a virgin mindset and pretend that I haven't quit this program multiple times before. Wish me luck!

Today was my 4th day of the program and it was called "Cardio Recovery." In the first month there are two discs that I dread doing...one is Cardio Power and Resistance and the 2nd is the one I did today. I felt discouraged before even starting it, but forced myself through the workout, and for the first time I feel like I actually did better on it than I have had in the past. Once Shaun T said that we were done with the workout, I felt this new-found sense of empowerment and hope. I cannot wait for tomorrow to go onto Day 5, "Pure Cardio."
mood: great
(2) comments

avatar david

September 16th, 2010

Hej John hows it going? Yea, good luck with working out. I decided to get fat and be happy. Keep it up! happy.gif

john101182

September 17th, 2010

Thanks man I appreciate it. It's going pretty good over here in Korea happy.gif. Just been working and working on the house when I have time. How's the familia doing?

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