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I Tried Insanity!

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OK, not the whole program, but I tried the first DVD :)

I’ve always been into fitness. I’m a regular subscriber to the magazine called “Fitness” I have a YMCA membership and I have a small home gym in my basement.

Just because you have access to all this stuff, doesn’t guarantee that you will work out though. I’m also a sucker for Infomercials. Last year around this time, I bought Zumba – and that craze lasted about a month! Luckily, I was able to re-sell it on EBay right before Christmas for $50, getting most of my original investment back. This brings me to my first fitness tip of the year – if you’re not sure you’ll like a new fitness craze, try to buy it used off EBay or Craig’s List.

A few weeks ago, my husband purchased “Insanity” off Craig’s List for $45 and it was still in the shrink wrap (the guy told us that he recently found out he had some sort of nerve damage and decided not to try the workout)! New, this would have set us back about $140.00. Since it was just sitting around the house, I thought I would give it a try this morning. The program comes with 10 DVD’s – I started with the second one (the first one is a Fit Test). The second one is called: Plyometric Cardio Circuit with a description of “Burn fat with intervals of intense lower-body plyo and sweat-inducing cardio.”

What I liked about it was the fact that you do not need any workout equipment. All you need is a 3 foot by 4 foot space. I also liked the 45 minute timer that was constantly viewable in the bottom left hand corner. I thought I was going to give up after the first 10 minutes (it was intense), but just when I thought about giving up, they went into 10 minutes of stretching. That kept me going! The last 20 minutes is full fledged cardio again – with 30 second breaks between the circuits. This DVD is very doable. I will admit that one of the things that kept me going was that I knew I wanted to write about the experience to share with my readers.

What new exercise program are you starting this year?





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