Insanity Max 30: A Mental Fitness Test
I finished Insanity Max 30 today. Holy crap I actually finished it. This program is not for the faint of heart, breath, you name it.
I just need to stop and say, HELL YES, I FINISHED INSANITY MAX 30!!!!
I’m good… But honestly people, I thought Insanity was hard, but this is hands down the hardest workout program I have ever done. Physically. And most importantly, Mentally.
When Shaun T announced that Insanity Max 30 was coming out, I was ready for the challenge. The original Insanity was one of my first fitness goals I set when I began to lose the weight. Accomplishing that goal was a huge milestone for me and now after so many other fitness programs, going back to an Insanity program was another big step in my fitness journey.
I’m not going to make this post about weight or inches lost. Insanity Max 30, while you can lose weight and inches, is about so much more. This is the most mentally challenging fitness program that I have ever done. The premise of Insanity is to go all out until you “max out”. Maxing out is you literally want to die, can’t move, can’t take a breath, falling on the floor, can’t keep form, you get it. When I put in the first video on day 1, I maxed out at just over 3 minutes.
At that point I thought I had lost my f-ing mind. I was cussing Shaun T up like no other. But I maxed out, wrote down my time, picked myself up, ‘found my life’ as Shaun says and kept on.
I kept on for all 60 days. By the end of each month I was able to double my time. Each day I challenged myself. I told myself I would go 30 seconds more. Or 10 seconds more than the workout the week before. Whatever I thought I could get to. Then each workout I would get to that time that I had to beat and have to tell myself to keep going. To make it to that goal I had set myself. Some days I did it, some days I didn’t, but each day I didn’t stop.
And each day, I physically and mentally got stronger in this program. And through my struggles to get myself right in the head with my eating, this program and Shaun T’s motivation have helped me to persevere. And end each workout looking like a hot mess.