For the past 10 days, i have been doing Insanity. All I can think to myself is WHY?? I'll be 32 next month and I am the heaviest i have ever been. As i have gotten older, i realize that it is not as easy to shed the pounds as it used to be. I work full time, i'm a mom full time and then a wife full time....it leaves no time for working out or getting in shape. I always wanted to get a gym membership and to be able to work out 3 or 4 times a week but lets be real, who has time for that? Not me. I'm lucky if i'm able to have 1 hour to myself once i get home, make dinner, get the kids homework out of the way, get them in and out of their baths and spend time with my husband. I knew i wanted to do something to drop a few pounds and i knew a gym membership wasn't the best choice. So a few years ago, my husband invested in the Insanity workout DVDs. I thought to myself, well i would be able to do it at home and on my own time....only thing i have to lose is unwanted pounds. So 10 days ago,once the kids go to bed, i started Insanity. Let me tell you, i wanted to die after the first 30 minutes of the first DVD. All i could think to myself is,"Is this really what i want?" 10 days later, the answer is clear. Yes. This is what i want. I can tell when i put on a pair of jeans that they are fitting better! Trust me when i say, it has not been easy! Most nights i just want to join my husband when he goes to bed but instead i do a 38 minute workout. It's pure cardio and pure torture! The people on the videos make it seem so easy, but they are also super fit! In real life, i'm gasping for air 10 minutes in, sweating like a pig and praying i pass out soon so that i don't have to finish this unbearable workout pain in the butt!! Each time i finish a DVD i feel accomplished! I feel as if i just conquered the world! Who knows if i will be able to keep up with this the full 2 months that is recommended but all i can say is that i will definitely try! Nothing is better than seeing results and knowing it will only continue to get better. I have sacrificed lots of extra sleep but in the end it will be worth it. It will be worth it in the long run to be healthier because that is what this is also doing for me. It's making me healthier and will allow me to show my kids what it means to life a healthy lifestyle as well.
I have never been overweight, but when i saw i put on about 20
lbs in a year, i was overwhelmed. I knew that it was my fault. I let this happen. I used to run at least 3 miles 3 days a week and somehow i stopped working out completely.
I started eating out on my lunches. I figured well i'm working all day, may as well just go and pick up a burger and fries since i only get an hour.
Working out became a thing of the past!
I became content with the body i developed.
It took me going to a doctors appointment and seeing i gained 13 lbs from my last appointment to bring me back to reality.
Something needed to change.
Whether it was my diet or exercising.
Exercising was the easiest. That is what i decided to tackle first and as i progressed in exercising more, it made me want to eat better. Instead of heading over to Whataburger for lunch, i made healthier lunches. It was not only better for me but also for my wallet. I became so used to picking up fast food for lunch that i didn't even see what it was doing to my body.
I started fitting in less of my jeans.
My shirts became more snug fitting.
And i was content.
Sometimes you have to see what you don't want to in order to start making changes.
That's how it was for me.
I didn't want to see how many pounds i actually gained, but i did.
And it woke me up.
So here i am!
Only 10 days in but in better shape now than i was 10 days ago.
I will not only continue this journey, i will continue it with a smile on my face!