" Transformation of a Junk Food Mom: Am I Insane?!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Am I Insane?!

I am completely INSANE!! I finally broke down and bought INSANITY last week. I had been wanting to buy it for several months now after seeing the 2 AM infomercial (I love staying up late!), but kept pushing it off because of the cost. Once I decided to commit to getting back in to shape, I thought the investment would be worth it. I was so excited to get it, I actually ordered it for overnight delivery! :) I ordered mine through amazon but you can also order from beachbody.com.

Holy Crap!! This workout is tough! Prior to actually starting the 60-day program, you are supposed to complete the FIT TEST. Essentially it sets a baseline so that you can compare your progress throughout the program. You count the number of repetitions you can complete in one minute for each exercise (there are 8 in total). You only get one minute of rest in between. No problem, right?! Wrong!!! I was dying after the first couple of minutes! I swear I wanted to puke at the end. Luckily, I held it together so no cleanup was necessary. :)

Today I could barely walk! Almost every muscle in my body is sore. The only area that isn't sore are my arms, but that's only because I couldn't even do the Push Up Jacks (exercise #7)! I watched the first actual workout today, and it looks CRAZY! I don't think I'll be able to get through the warm-up, let alone the actual cardio workout! I guess that's what I get for ignoring the fact that you should be in relatively good shape before you start this program, lol! I have such a LONG way to go!!!

Now I just need to focus on my nutrition. I've tried to be good, but it's so hard! My goal is to make a weekly meal plan for next week. Plus, I need to buy a chic cooler to take all my healthy food with me while I'm working. If you have any idea where I can buy one, please let me know. Thanks!

OK, so for my own tracking (and accountability) purposes here are my FIT TEST results:

1. Switch Kicks: 70
2. Power Jacks: 33
3. Power Knees: 50
4. Power Jumps: 15
5. Globe Jumps: 5
6. Suicide Jumps: 3
7. Push-Up Jacks: Big Fat Goose Egg!
8. Low Plank Oblique: 34 (or 72 if you count each leg separately)

I'll re-post my results at the 14-day mark. I hope to see much improvement! I did take before pics, but I'm too embarrassed to post. Maybe if I get drunk enough one night, I'll be brave enough to post them!

Oh, and if you want to watch part of the infomercial for INSANITY, click below.


  1. Good luck! That sounds VERY hard!

  2. My DH and I are looking at the P90X program... Same fitness test. It scares me! lol Good luck on your transformation! Maybe I'll join in with you. :)


  3. Alright, so now I feel challenged to get you drinking and encourage you to post the photos. Don't tell me you're going to eliminate alcohol from your diet?

  4. Haha! No way am I giving that up. Alcohol is a permanent staple of my diet!! I need to get my carbs somewhere! :)