Let's face it, I'm not the skinniest guy on the planet. I've been fighting with my weight since I was a child and consistently lose the battle of the bulge. In college, I began running three miles a day (and there's a very long story as to what actually got me into running) and dropped to my lowest adult weight of 180 lbs. After graduating college, my weight slowly crept up over 200 lbs. and then skyrocketed to an all-time high of 260 lbs. Part of the reason my weight ballooned was that medication I was on at the time increased my weight. Once I quit taking that medication, I literally lost thirty pounds in about a month's time. Since then, my weight has teetered around the 240 to 247 lbs. range.
Last year, having become disgusted with myself and the way I felt about my body, I decided to go insane. Yep, I purchased the Insanity workout program. When I began the program, I weighed 246 pounds. After completing it, I weighed 230, with a total weight loss of sixteen pounds and five inches around my waist.
Jazzed about these results and feeling good about myself for the first time in a long time, I decided to start round two of Insanity.......but only after a small weeklong break. This is where I made my first fatal mistake. That one week turned into two weeks and eventually it became six months. I gained all of my weight back and lost all of the endurance that I had built over my time with the program.
In January of 2011, I decided to make an earnest effort to start the program again. It works, but only as well as the person doing it. After only one week, I gave up again.
Now I turn to my fellow Lunchers, some friends on Facebook, and a few close friends at home, to give me that little nudge I need to complete this round of Insanity. It will be my third run at the program and hopefully my second complete round.
I honestly believe that if I have watchdogs such as yourself reminding me to get off of my butt and do the actual program that I can again be successful.
I actually started the program on Tuesday, April 5, with the fit test. Last night I did the first actual circuit (Plyo/Cardio Training). As if by fate, my scale broke at home and I will need to either buy a new scale or visit the local hospital and weigh myself before I get too deep into the program.
This list features everything that I need to complete Insanity. With a little help from my friends, I hope that in a couple of months I can tell everyone how much weight I've lost and how many inches around my frame have dropped off. Who knows? I might even take a photo in a Speedo to show off my sculpted body when I'm done....okay, NOPE, I won't do that!
I hope you enjoy this list!