This past week was rough. A couple people in my office have been battling illness over the past couple of weeks and I thought I was good. I thought I was eating better, popping vitamins, dressing weather appropriate - and by doing such, I thought I was going to be able to beat it. But alas...the cold snuck up on me and knocked me out this week. Wednesday morning came and I could not even get out of bed.
Bad, bad timing, I tell ya. I had a very busy week ahead and being sick and stuck in bed just wouldn't do. So, I took Wednesday off and stayed home. I allowed myself the one day to rest and convince my body to beat the cold. So, not only did I stay home from work - I took the day off from Insanity as well. My coach has been saying all along: "Listen to your body." And my body was screaming for rest!
After resting - I got back into my groove, with minor modifications.
A few weeks ago my Beachbody coach asked me why I was committing to the 60 day Insanity program.
"WHAT'S YOUR WHY? Share WHY you've chosen to do this program BUT I want you to dig deeper (see what I did there?) than just surface results, beyond blog page views, strength and weight loss. Think of why you want to complete this challenge and how you will FEEL to stick to that deep connection to your why."
After some thought, I replied with the following:
I'm definetly not doing this just for "blog hits". A change needed to be made. A shift needed to happen. I've suffered from depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember, and being healthy and active is one way to cope with it. I've been slacking in the fitness department lately, and this is a great kick-start to get me back on track. Also - the older I get, I've noticed the slower my metabolism is. So, that extra slice of pizza needs a little more encouragement to get off of my hips. LOL My goals are to get my body into shape - mentally and physically. I want to be fit, and stay fit. This isn't a new years resolution for me - it's a lifestyle change.
Now that I'm in the second half on my Insanity schedule - I have made the decision to commit to another 60 days afterwards. I'm going to repeat the workouts for another round of 60 days. When you see the infomercials, or check out the before and after pics online I have noticed quite a few people have done two rounds. And, let's face it - it's an amazing workout, and so easy to commit to because it's done at home! This has been such a benefit for me!