So today I started a new workout...you guessed it, Insanity.  Touted as the world's most difficult video work out series, an out of shape guy like me has NO business taking on such a monumental endeavor.  Not more than 2 months ago, I started a similar program called "Supreme 90 Day" which is actually a knockoff of Insanity's sister workout. P90X.  I made it about 10 days into the 90 days before I jumped ship.  It was not because I could not handle it, but it was because I simply "did not have time".  In my defense it was an insanely bust week, and I should have waited until after that week to start.  After I quit, I never looked back.
     So why I am now taking on the hardest workout known to man as a 36 year old who has never been in shape in his life?  Honestly I don't know.  Part of it is friends whom I have seen benefit from the program.  Part of it is I hate the fact that I can't bend down to tie my shoes from a sitting position because my bis belly gets in the way.  Part of it is I know that I am in bad health and I need to do something while I still can.
   So after my first workout, which is actually just a fit test, I felt like I was going to vomit for about 30 minutes.  My head was pounding.  There were a few exercises that I just simply could not do, so I had to modify them.  All in all, I like the program and really hope I can stick with it.  This program is a 60 day program.  i will report back here every 15 days to update any progress.   
     My biggest concern is that there will be several exercises that I simply will not be able to do, at all.  For example, for several different reasons I can not do push ups; I physically can't do them.  OK maybe 2 "real" pushups and maybe 5 or 6 "girl" pushups.  Part of the reason is I am tall, 6'6".  If you know anything about physics as it pertains to exercise, the longer the limbs, the harder to do the same exercise.  Couple that with the fact that my wingspan is actually about 6'8", it is very hard for me.  The nail in the coffin is that I have a slight physical defect such that my sternum is slightly concave, a condition known as pectus excavatum.  Not nearly as bad as some of the images you may google, but enough to make what little pectoral muscle I have work overtime to accomplish very little.
     Nevertheless, I shall push on.  I will press on.  I will dream the impossible dream, I will fight the unbeatable foe, and go where the brave dare not go...into Insanity.



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