So a nice chirpy text at 5:55am from Jane saying she was on her way to my place set the tone for today’s Insanity workout. I refrained from previewing what I was in for on youtube during the week so had no idea what to expect. I scoffed half a piece of vegemite toast and was ready to go! Jane suggested towels would be necessary to wipe the sweat that would be dripping from us shortly… I did not believe it would get that bad. It got that bad.
The instructor Sean looked like he was an Olympic sprinter and he has to be commended for his unflagging enthusiasm during the gruelling 45 minute workout. There were about 25 “backup dancers” the women were all sporting teeny tiny shorts and heaving bosoms in toight sports bras. The men in muscle shirts and shorts, and later on NO SHIRTS where we were encouraged to keep puffing away with some serious eye candy going on with ripped abs and glutes… oh that was worth it. In fact, it’d even be nice to sit on the couch and watch the guys get sweaty and strip off… anyhoo…
So we started with the warm up and ffs it just got more and more intense. We were encouraged by Sean yelling at us that he was right by our sides, he was with us and he knew we could do it! Yeah!!! Hells yeah Sean!!! I would just like to say that “mummy kicks” are absolute balls. They look simple and I of course went into them thinking “pffft these are basic” uh, yeah nah they kicked my arse. It’s where you kick your feet out in front of you (left right left right) and at the same time hold your arms out like a mummy and then scissor them sideways… ARGHHHHH that was tough! There’s a timer on the bottom of the screen to let you know that you’re in a world of pain and you’ve only completed 10 minutes of the 45 minute workout. FML. Power squats? No thanks. Speed push ups 4 at a time are you kidding me? I was puffed, I laughed a lot and it was a lot of fun. Sweaty, but fun. I swear with the star jumps they were jumping so fast I was like “my arms don’t even move that fast!” seriously it was INSANE! by the end of it the 25 back up dancers were starting to struggle and were really hurting. Uh hello! What about us mere mortals who don’t have near that amount of fitness? Far out it was crazy! I had to lie down at the end during the cool down because I was going to spew. Yes, Dana, I felt sick. It was awesome.
A big thanks to Blake for reviewing our technique from the kitchen and then sporadically offering support like “C’mon girls you’re not throwing your imaginary basketball high enough”… he got some pics which I’ll post up when he texts them to me.
I enjoyed having completed such a vigorous exercise before 7am. Not actually while doing it but certainly afterwards. I’m sitting in my office scoffing a chocolate chip muffin and thinking, ok I’ll do it again next Friday. “Why?” well that’s the wrong question. The right question is “why not?”.