As soon as I saw the video for Shaun T’s INSANITY, I knew that it was the program for me. While I enjoy lifting weights and yoga, I am addicted to face paced, butt kicking workouts, that make me sweat like I have never sweat before. My husband and I made the 60 day commitment to workout together, every night, after he got home from work. In those 60 days, I became addicted to everything about INSANITY but most of all, I became hooked on the results.
When all was said and done, I dropped 10lbs and lost inches everywhere. People noticed too. That was the exciting part. It is so hard to look in the mirror every day and notice little changes–like my face thinning out. But others saw it. I was walking proof that INSANITY worked.
Don’t get me wrong. I had my tough days. Starting with the first Fit Test, where I thought I was going to be sick. I wondered what was coming for me if the first day was so hard. Every fit test after that offered improvement. My numbers went up. I still felt like I might hurl at the end but the fact that I was doing more kept me going.
I don’t think any workout has ever pushed me more physically AND mentally. There were many days when I told myself to hang on for just 5 more seconds. I reminded myself of the body I wanted. We began the program in February of 2010. We were planning on starting a family that summer. I wanted to get in the best shape I have ever been in so that I knew what I was capable of. So many moms have a hard time losing their baby weight and I wanted to have pictures of myself at my best. I wanted to be able to look back at those pictures in case I ever doubted myself.
I love Shaun T and INSANITY changed my life in many ways. It gave me more confidence about my own body and it allowed me to reach out to other people and share my success.