I want to begin by saying thank you again to all those who commented on my previous post and on Facebook, offering suggestions for how to get myself up in the morning to exercise.
Since writing that post, I am 2 for 2 in getting up in the morning!
Let's hope that continues.
In fact, this morning was Day 2 of INSANITY! For those who aren't familiar with INSANITY, it is an at-home, weights-free exercise program by BeachBody. BeachBody is the company that makes P90X, which I started about a year ago, but didn't continue because I didn't have weights or a pull-up bar.
(So you are aware, I am NOT paid by or affiliated with BeachBody, I am just discussing my experience with their products).
I started INSANITY before with my brother, and we made it about 2 or 3 weeks, but then decided to play video games during our time together. Very productive.
Actually, at that time I was also going to the gym 6 days a week, so I was actually keeping quite active and getting in shape. That was about 9 or 10 months ago.
As I mentioned in a previous post, it has been hard to find time to go to the gym (though I really should be going, especially since I am still paying monthly for the membership). So in order to stay active, my wife and I get up early and do INSANITY.
After doing INSANITY before and doing it again now, I would definitely recommend it to almost anyone (I say almost because if I recommended it to my grandparents, they would probably kill over). It is a great program, it works you VERY hard, and it doesn't require a gym membership or any weights. You just need to play the DVD and have a little wiggle room.
For those interested, I have found that during the 35-40 minute videos, I can burn around 400-500 calories, if I push myself hard. I don't yet have a heart monitor to tell me exactly how much I am burning, but I can't imagine it is too far from that. So, hopefully by doing INSANITY and eating better (including continuing my green smoothie diet), I can reach my goal weight by January or February. If anyone has a strong desire to bless my life for no reason, I am more than happy to accept an athletic heart monitor as a gift. Just sayin'.
If you have INSANITY, or are planning to get it, let me know, and we can support and encourage each other. It always helps to have friends who are there for you as you try to reach your goals. It sure has and does help me.
Well, as I progress with INSANITY and my green smoothie diet, I will keep you updated on my efforts and progress. As always, feel free to leave a comment or ask questions. Thanks!