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Road to Fitness: Insanity Workout

I have been perpetually trying to lose weight. Going on diets on and off forever, running, jogging, swimming, and more. I have been very thin way back in elementary. And then I gained weight in high school. Then I lost a lot of weight when I entered college because I got sick. And then I gained weight again. It’s like an endless cycle of thin-fat-thin-fat. And now, I’m just fat.

Food is just too yummy to say ‘No’ to. πŸ™‚ And then I realized that I’m already having a hard time fitting into my clothes. Plus, I get comments everyday from people around me telling me that I’m already gaining weight.

I think it’s time to take control of the situation and be more conscious of what I eat. I am a carb lover. I love rice, pasta, cakes, pastries, etc. That is why I am lessening my carb intake slowly.

Anyway, I came across this fitness video called “INSANITY“.

Insanity

Insanity

Insanity is a workout regimen similar to P90X in that it claims to improve fitness in 60 days through strenuous stamina training. Developed by Shaun T., Insanity’s advertising emphasizes “max interval training”, a method of exercising during which one works out strenuously for 3–4 minutes and then rests or “cools down” for approximately 30 seconds before starting the whole process over again. This is more intense than traditional interval training, during which participants alternate mild and strenuous exercise for roughly equal lengths of time. This program promotes noticeably results through core strength, as well as intense cardio training.

Insanity is brought to us by Beachbody, the same fitness corporation that brought us P90x and Hip Hop Abs.

I tried Insanity last night and it was sooo intense. I stopped halfway because I couldn’t finish it anymore. I was literally panting and my heart rate was going so fast. Insanity is not for the faint-hearted. I believe I would be able to finish it if I wasn’t so tired from work. This work schedule that we have is just not conducive to any fitness regimen. That’s why you’d see most employees gaining weight while in the company.

Maybe we should start a fitness program or something… Like an hour after work devoted to exercise. πŸ™‚