The week that was...
July 15 - July 22, 2013
Project 52 (29/52)
in - san - i - ty (n)
1. a deranged state of mind
2. extreme foolishness or irrationality
synonyms: madness - lunacy - craziness
I have to admit, I'm actually kinda proud of myself. I would probably even pat myself on the back if my arms didn't hurt so freakin' much. But at least those aching arms are more toned than they were two months ago. That's how long it takes to conquer the Insanity workout with the crazy (but awesome, inspiring, and oh so cute cuuuuute) Shaun T. Two months, 6 days a week, of crazy a$$ high-intensity interval training workouts in my basement. Just moi, Shaun T, bottles of water, a fan, my towel, and two dogs who think my jumping around is an invitation to play (after the first week, the basement door was shut to keep the mutts outta my way...partly for their own protection should I collapse on them). Last week was the finish line. I'm now an official Insaniac. Boo-yah. Pass the Advil.
I don't own a scale. It was tossed out the window after years of a toxic relationship. I didn't take measurements either. I don't need to. I know EXACTLY how I'm doing by how my clothes fit, or don't fit. And I have to say after two months of Insanity it's kinda insane how much better I feel about myself both physically AND mentally. Because when it comes right down to it, working out and eating healthy is 99.9% a mental game. And THAT is the toughest part for moi. Making the long-term commitment and not trying to rationalize my way out of it (which I'm pretty darn good at doing).
I went into this craziness knowing the challenge for moi would not be whether I was strong enough physically (okay, I questioned that a little!)...but strong enough mentally. And after two months of not missing one freakin' workout and having to dig deep within myself at times, I have proven that yes indeed I am stronger than I thought both mentally and physically. I now realize that the strongest muscle in my body is my brain. I'm INSANELY strong. Which should come as no surprise at all to the Better-Half. He's known for quite some time that living with me is insanity more times than not. Now he has all the proof he needs. In the immortal words of Shaun T, as he is torturing me from my television screen..."I'm smilin' cause I love it".
Please join me on Sundays for my new link up "Song-ography".
This week's song title is George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun"