I come across a lot of inspirational and fitness quotes in my line of work. I mean A LOT of them. They are all really good and many times, when I just feel like bumming around an surfing the web and Pinterest instead of exercising, I go to my “Strong Body” Pinterest page and scroll through some of the quotes and it NEVER fails to get me up off the couch and pushing play on my workout DVD.
It completely sums up my views on health and fitness. NO it’s not easy! NO there is no magic pill (or wrap)! YES it will be hard work and you aren’t going to want to do it. (Am I winning you over yet! haha) BUT, being unhealthy is harder. Not having energy and trying to be a mom of three crazy kids is harder. Dealing with disease and prescription medications and a future that is limited by your physical abilities is harder. Exercise is 30 minutes of ‘hard’. Disease is years of hard.
Don’t stop because it’s hard – realize that YOU have the power to chose your ‘hard’ and make your decision wisely.
I have been doing a program called Insanity Max:30 for the past two weeks. The results from the test group were amazing, and of course, I wanted to get a body like that too! What you don’t see in the before and after pictures is all the sweat, and sore muscles and crazy work that it takes!
It hasn’t been an easy program, but having accountability has REALLY gotten me to push through.
So, you may be wondering: “What is Insanity Max:30? What makes it Insane? Why would anyone want to do this?”
Insanity Max:30 is the newest home workout program from Shaun T (the creator of the original Insanity workout).
It is an intense and challenging 30 minute workout program that combines body weight exercise (like squats, lunges, tuck jumps, pushups, etc.) and cardio to really push your body. The premise of the workout is to push as hard as you can for as long as you can without pausing or modifying. When you “Max Out” and have to take a breather – you write down that time. It is your goal to max out as early as possible, and then the next time you do it, go a little bit longer. It’s really a mind game, trying to push your body and not give up.
There is an option to lock your screen on the modifier (which is still a great workout, but less intense) and extra workouts to focus on your abs.
I actually look forward to working out (and dread it at the same time!) because I want to see when I’m going to max out – I want to see if I’ve improved, and if I can push a little longer. The competitor in me LOVES to go a little bit further every time.
This program is a game changer because REAL change in your body comes when you get to your ‘limit’ and push a little further. You can do more in 2-3 reps at the very end of the set, than you do in the 30 that you did to get there. Hitting your max out moment and deciding in your mind to keep going is what it takes to see improvement – and that’s what this program trains you to do!
I’ve really loved it – makes me feel like an athlete, strong and kicks my butt all at the same time!
I have a group starting on January 5th for ALL Beachbody workout programs – including Insanity Max:30 and if you are looking for a challenge, or even if Insanity Max:30 sounds a little too much for you, but you would like to work your way up to it, it is part of my job (and my joy!) to help you find the right program for YOU.
Send me a message if you are interested in joining us – the deadline is December 29th, so you still have time!
Let’s make 2015 a year where we push ourselves to the MAX and surprise ourselves with what we could accomplish!