I previously blogged about my desire to get back into the gym and increase my endurance. The gym has been going OK. I don’t have any desire to use the weights. I pretty much just use the treadmill or stair master, stretch for a half hour and go home. Ehh. It’s getting the job done, I suppose. I don’t think I am working hard enough though. Well, I KNOW I am not working hard enough. What’s the point of working out if you are hardly working, ya know?!
So Gynormica informed me the other day that she started to do the Insanity program. I am sure you have seen the commercials on TV. The workout routine is so hard that it is INSANE! I don’t have the Insanity program, but I did get the Asylum program for my husband for Christmas this year. It has been chilling underneath the bed since then. My husband planned on cracking that baby open in the summer to switch things up. I decided to accelerate the unveiling date and start it now. My plan is to do the program on Wednesdays and Saturdays, dance is Monday and Thursday and the gym on Sunday. I have done two of the videos so far.
So what does the Legal Ballerina think of the Asylum program….Well…..it is OUT OF CONTROL!! It is literally the hardest workout program I have ever done. The guy is a complete animal. He literally doesn’t stop moving for 40 minutes. After you ever jumped and/or planked and/or lunged for 40 minutes straight? That is what this program is like. After 2 minutes (yes 2) I was breathing so hard that I thought my lungs were going to explode. They didn’t, but needless to say I was EXHAUSTED after 10 minutes. Regardless of my fatigue, I stayed the course and completed the workouts. I was so proud of myself when I was done. Getting though those videos are an accomplishment. I am looking forward to seeing results from doing this program. I just know it will help me in my ballet. It just has to.
So anyone who is interest in purchasing one of these programs I say GO FOR IT. It does help to already be in shape, because it is really a difficult program. Even if you are really in shape, this is going to challenge you more than you expect. Even the people in the video bottom out left and right and they are supposed to have “graduated” from the program! What does that tell you?! I am really excited to see how this new routine is going to benefit me and help me become a better dancer AND athlete.
Yeah for me.