Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Falling in love all over again!

Have you ever fallen in love with something (or someone) again? Maybe you were passionate about it at one time but things got in the way, the hecticness of life, and before you know it, the fire has dwindled? Not that you don't still "love" just haven't made it a priority for a while?
There are SO many things that have fit into this category at one time or another for me (scrapbooking, daily Bible Study, cleaning house, exercise, disciplining my kids, eating healthy...etc...)
Well, this weekend, I fell in love again...with P90X and Insanity.

It all started with a FB post that Demi had put up--something about her abs being so sore it hurt to cough or laugh.
Call it a sickness if you want...but when I read something like that, it makes me say "ooohhhh I want to do whatever she did!!"
So, I found out what it was and I did it PRONTO. Turns out, it was Insanity's Max Interval Circuit.
I knew I was "in for it" when I put the DVD in and saw that it was 59 minutes long! DAAAANG! That is the longest workout I've seen in the Insanity program! Eeek!
I actually updated my FB status all thoughout the workout...(everytime he gave us a water break). Here is what I posted:
#1: Max Interval Circuit = Easy Peasy! Although for some reason I can't breathe! 51 min to go...
#2: Oh Ya! I'm killin' it-38 min to go!
#3: Oh my Gaw-ud!!! 29 more min...
#4: man this is about as fun as childbirth...14:43 left...
#5: not sure HOW I'm gonna teach kickboxing at the gym tomorrow if I can't even move!...4 min left...
#6: can it be true? I'm done...and I Lived!!! if I can do it--you can too!!! (well maybe...;)

Ya'll....if you are addicted to working out....and especially if you've done really need Insanity. It is the most fun I've ever had doing something so painful! I can't believe I shelved this program instead of finishing it. I thought that it was too much to do it AND teach my classes at the gym so I put it aside for now....but after doing that workout, there is NO WAY I'm doing that again! Besides the fact that I burned 459 calories in that one hour (which is the most calories I've burned in an hour in a loooong time) I also learned LOTS of new, fun, cool moves to teach my class!
Speaking poor kickboxing class on Saturday!...I don't know what they thought about me. I came in there with all kinds of crazy stuff like floor switch kicks and those oblique burpee things and jump tucks. I think they were in for a shock.
Anyway, then last night (Saturday night) Matt and I got in bed and were scrolling through the channels for something to watch and we ended up stopping on "Get Ripped in 90 days"--the very infomercial that we saw and ordered P90X from. Even though I've seen it at least 15 times, we sat and watched it again and with every minute that passed...the fire was stoked inside of us! Oh how I love P90X and seeing those little snippets of the workouts on the infomercial made me realize how much I have missed it!!
Just like a good old forget how much you love them till you spend some time together and then you wonder how you EVER let them get away.

Anyway, that's what's been going on with me this weekend. I love my group fitness classes at the gym and they are the foundation that my success has been built on and I would NEVER want to be without them. But as we all know, there comes a point when we have to move out of the comfort zone if we want to see more drastic, more serious results...and Beachbody did that for me---and it will do the same for you, if you want it. I would love to help you re-ignite that fire!


Rene' said...

you can tell you are very re-energized! way to go! I like the blog updates-very funny :)

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Dang Jen! You've motivated me to bust out my Insanity and give it a try. I haven't even opened it up yet!

And to answer you Morning Star chi'k patty question... from what I gather... all their products are meat-free. Mostly made out of soy protein. Check out their site!