Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Our Insanity Begins....

No, I'm actually not talking about decoding baby babble with a toddler that has mastered the art of 'playing you off'; nor am I talking about my teddy bear baby who is also controlling with his LOUD crying all because I took a toy, remote or well, anything out of his hand. But, yes that does work my nerves. :-) I'm actually talking about Insanity, the 60-day intense workout system with Shaun T. We started a couple nights ago and we actually didn't quit and sit on the couch while watching them finish the exercises. Hell, we even did it again the next day....and that's something for us to be proud of! We're actually going to try and stay committed! Our plan is to get our bodies back in shape as well as do a little toning and sculpting.

My husband is a member of 24-Hr Fitness Club. I used to be but gave it up a couple years ago because I just wasn't going and didn't want to waste that money. Whether my hubby works out there regularly or not, he doesn't feel like its a waste because sometimes he plays pick up basketball. Anyway, I said all that because after buying Insanity at an awesomely used price of $45 (but in perfect condition), I was thinking that even if we had paid the $130+shipping it costs brand new, it still wouldn't have been a waste of money if compared to the $30-$35 a monthly gym membership would cost me. Sure, I don't have access to various other exercise classes and yoga classes, but technically after 4-5 (months) gym payments, I've already covered the cost of Insanity!

If you'd like to check out Insanity or some other workout dvds by Team Beach Body go here. They're all not expensive nor come with goo gobs of dvds. If it were up to me, I would've just gotten Hip Hop Abs by Shaun T (of Insanity) but the hubs looked at me like I had one eyeball.

This is apart of my 'New Self" project that I have started in my mind. The natural hair lifestyle has taught me how to commit to something, so hopefully that commitment goes along with my fitness and Insanity.

Do you have any fitness goals that you are starting or maintaining? When do you plan to start? What helps you stay committed, even through the pain and soreness?


  1. You go Deia! It's great to do be able to do this with your partner. I can't wait until my hubby finishes school and can be more committed to working out. Unfortunately, I don't have time to wait for him, because I'm already bigger than I've ever been before. I'm very strapped for time right now, so I've just been focusing a lot on my eating and I take a half mile vigorous walk on most days. Once my son gets back to school, I plan to continue going to the Y for Zumba, weight training, elliptical machines, cardio blast for at least three times a week. I also heard Jillian Michaels workouts are good too.

  2. My goodness, I wanted to try this but I'm not nearly fit enough to even try. I'd probably die if I tried to do it in the shape I'm in!

    I started Body Gospel (I know..kina soft in comparison) but fell off.

    by the way, I found you on Hairsscapades.

  3. honey and I take the little one for a long walk daily (if its not too hot) but i know i need to step it up if i wanna get my flat tummy back. i don't think i could handle the insanity workout. i tried p90x's yoga x and i was drenched in sweat after 25 minutes.

  4. that is so awesome! i would love to try Insanity but i am a scaredy-cat, haha.

  5. I am pregnant now, but I am going to try insanity after baby :)!

  6. I've heard of it and thinking that I may want to try it. Keep me posted on the results!

  7. I have heard of this, when I got back to the US I will get it if it's something you recommend. I had to LOL at you saying you didn't sit on the couch and watch them finish cause that sounds like something I would do. Go Deia Go!!

  8. @TiAnna - Thanks! Good luck to you too!

    @Michelle - That sounds good! I'm now following you. Thanks for checking me out!

    @Faith - I feel ya.

    @Toi - Take your time post preg. :-)

    @Mrs. Pancakes - Its intense. You gotta follow the nutrition plan but even if you don't, you'll lose a couple pounds after just 2 or 3 days of it.

    @Sunshine - When you get back, don't buy it. Let me know, I'll burn it and mail it to you. I first saw this at Romney's and I have to admit, I sat and watched saying "aw naw!" Lol, wishing I had popcorn. We're doing it in moderation...


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