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Veda News: Taking Care of Myself – Part 1 (Workout)

It was about a month ago that I just started to feel really ICK with myself. Coming from previously living a life of constant exercise (I was a gymnast for 19 years), I had found myself in a sedentary cycle. I had grown to place my work and relationships with others (and planning a wedding) on a higher pedestal than where my health stood. My physical health & mental clarity was suffering and that little voice inside me was asking the universe for help…in a really subtle way. I let my body into a bad state, then that was the time I push myself into keto diet and do some workouts.

After years of feeling like exercise was the last thing I wanted to do, one morning last month I woke up and said “I want to be challenged physically…I think I’ll try Insanity for the next 60 days”. If you know me, that’s just crazy talk. That day I ordered Insanity and patiently waited for the package to arrive. Days later I found out that the eBay seller I bought the DVD set from had magically disappeared from the internet and my package wasn’t going to come. I was certain the universe was telling me I didn’t need to work out ;). I even got the best sarms advice from sarmsadviser’s website because I thought It could help me with my fitness goals. I really think it could mean something.

Magically, about a week later (after returning from a long weekend at the lake), the DVD box set was sitting on my front door ready for me to get my shit together. I found it humorous, so I played along.

Today marks my two weeks into the 60-day program and I couldn’t feel better. Yes, my calves feel like they are going to fall off and I’m pretty certain my lungs are about to explode, but I feel progress. If anything…there is progress in my mental state. I now welcome the pain of working out and understand what people are talking about when they say they get a “rush” from working out. I hope that these next 6 weeks embed a desire to continue to feel like this, and that these feelings act as my proof that working out really CAN change things around. Taking vitamins like Rootine can also be incredibly beneficial for people who truly value their health.

We’ll see how it goes. I’ll update you along the way… Have any of you tried this Insane workout program?


22 comments on “Veda News: Taking Care of Myself – Part 1 (Workout)

  1. The huz and I made it through 7 of the 9 weeks before we were physically sick (which we took as a sign to chill out). Enjoy the first month…it just gets LONGER AND HARDER. But if I’ve ever gotten a rush, it’s from Insanity. Get it, girl!

  2. I just started Insanity yesterday! My muscles are already so sore. Can’t wait to see where I am in two weeks time. Good luck to you with the rest of your time!

    1. Let’s be workout buddies!!! Haha. The first week was really tough, but the second week seemed to go a bit smoother. I took my second fit test today and almost doubled all my results from the first day. Pretty amazing!

  3. Now I am going to do this. πŸ˜‰
    I’ve heard so many good things and have been stuck on Jillian Michael + running outside … but winter doesn’t let me do that, so may as well give this a try finally!

    I still love that you were a hardcore gymnast. So jealous.

    1. You’re pretty hard core Bre. Anyone that can stand to run is a hero in my books. I needed something that was guided and something that had a “start” and “end” date…to make it feel less light a never ending daunting task, but something fun. Let me know when you start it. You’ll love it because I know our brains process things the same πŸ˜‰

  4. Insanity pushes you sooo much, so that not only made me feel physically great (I had more energy), but it had mental benefits as well – working hard at anything feels great!

    1. I agree with you Anna. I purposely do my workout as soon as my fiancΓ© leaves the house in the morning to insure that the rest of my day is super charged and productive. Seems to be going well!

  5. Insanity is so good! I have so many workout outlets – dance, yoga, pilates, but Insanity gives me the strength building cardio that I miss. So lucky you were a gymnast for so long! That is awesome.

  6. I was a gymnast too! It really changes the way you think for the rest of your life, huh?

    I’ve gone up and down in weight, in and out of exercise, my whole life (might have something to do with being put on a diet at age 10.

    Anyhoo, I was finally fed up so about four months ago I got my butt up, started eating right again and running 6 days/week. Now, I’ve added intervals to my runs and I feel so strong again! Not to mention the 30+ lbs I’ve lost.

    Keep it up, it only gets BETTER!! xo

    1. Congrats lady. It really is a challenge to make exercise a huge priority again after so many years of CONSTANTLY working out. Glad to hear you’re feeling well again πŸ™‚

  7. I’m in a also in a more sedentary season of life and feeling the ick. My husband and I have banded together for regular workouts and better eating under the completely embarrassing and wonderful title Team Skinny. It makes us laugh and that definitely helps us get to the gym πŸ™‚

    You’re the second blogger I’ve seen using the Insanity workouts and my curiosity is super peaked. Might have to pull the trigger and go for it!

    1. I say give it a try. It’s one of those things that is challenging, but once you get started you’ll be amazed at what your body can do. AND…if you don’t like it, then you know right? Go Team Skinny!

  8. I really need to try this. I’m currently trying to search for the motivation to train for a 5km run in November. I started for a while and then forgot all about it, and now I only have a couple of months to go from zero to five. Although I’d probably still continue my running training, I love the idea that I can to this in my lounge room and not leave the house?

    1. I think this would be great training too. It’s all about cardio for an extended amount of time…and yes…you don’t have to leave your house!

  9. i’m too big of a wimp to try insanity. i can barely get myself to my yoga and/or kickboxing class haha. but yay for doing insanity! i can’t wait to hear more about your progress. maybe it’ll motivate me to just go for it instead of wimping out all the time πŸ˜›

    1. You can totally do it. I’m a pretty big wimp too! All those years of doing gymnastics was all fun and games, never felt like actually working out. Now, working out and getting in that mindset is one of the most challenging parts of my day πŸ˜‰

  10. Glad to see you working out, Cass! It’s been one of the most positive changes in my life – it got me to stop smoking and be more energetic – and nothing gives you a better rush than seeing personal records go up. Keep at it, and hugs! πŸ˜€

    1. Dante!!!! Ahhhh…I miss you and I am SO proud of you for stopping smoking. Glad you are feeling great πŸ™‚ Hope all is well. We seriously need to catch up soon. I’m on Gchat everyday, so you know where to find me πŸ˜‰

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