Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's a DEAL!

When it comes to working out, I do not settle for mediocrity.  I like to run hard, burn lots of calories and sweat profusely.  It makes me feel alive and it makes an average day transpire into a fulfilling and gratifying one.

Four months ago, I began a new workout.  Thanks to the suggestion of my fabulous brother, I started the Insanity
60-Day Challenge
.  I had heard of P90X, but I knew nothing about Insanity.  He thought it might be a good fit for me and an excellent complement to the running and Bikram yoga I had been doing.  He couldn't have been more right.

When I started Insanity in May, I expected it to be hard, but I didn't expect that I would nearly bring me to tears at the end of every workout.  With steadfast determination to finish the 60 day challenge, I was persistent and regimented.  I didn't miss a single workout, I logged every single thing I ate and I stayed on top of my running schedule.

I've done other challenges, but my results have always been minimal, mediocre at best.  Enter INSANITY  In just 60 days, my body fat went down 4 percent.  I lost 9 lbs and lost a size in my pants.  It's no joke!  I did the work, I was consistent, I ate right. 

Perhaps the most exciting part of the experience was that I was fortunate to be a part of consumer report on our local news station in Dallas.  I've been dying to share this, but I had to be patient until it aired.  I could really use a 60-day challenge in patience as well. 

Who knew one the many benefits would be five minutes of local fame!

The one thing I am hoping for is that this video will inspire and motivate others.  You see, I don't have a lot of time.  I work full time and I have two kids.  HOWEVER, I make my health a top priority.  It means getting up earlier than I want, eating right when I want to be wrong and being supported unconditionally by my husband.  It all translates to a better overall well-being of my whole family.

This workout is NOT for everyone.  But there is SOMETHING for everyone.  What would it take for you to start your own challenge?

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getbusyliving said...

Your story is so inspiring! So proud of you and your dedication!

jillconyers said...

Rhonda that is awesome and you look great. From the first time I visited your blog I have been trying to get my husband to commit to Insanity with me. He has agreed and we're starting in Oct right after my fall marathon. Inspired by you!!

Leslie said...

That is VERY exciting! Yay for you, rockstar!

At first, I was like, "I want to try this." And then I was like, "I live above a restaurant ... how annoying would that be?" And then I was like, "Oh, dear. That looks like it hurts WAY too much."

And then I was just happy to be a little bit inspired to go out and take a walk. :)

Great job!

missy s said...

that story was great! your photos are amazing! good job!!

Tracy said...

Rhonda, That is awesome! You did great on the news cast! It's very inspiring what you did. Great Job! Keep up the great work...You were very honest! ~Take Care...

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