Easier… but not easy.

That day last September. The day I pushed “play” and for the next 40 or so minutes I was reduced to a sweat drenched, pain-filled, and gasping puddle on the floor. After months of keeping on pushing “play” I still find myself on the floor at the end of a workout, dripping in sweat and gasping for air. The difference now is that I can do more and for longer periods of time before taking a brief pause to recover. It never gets easy but it does get easier.


Sweat… so much sweat…

Since my first post about having lost over 9 kilos over the last few months I haven’t really revisited the subject and that got me thinking about why I haven’t. While the weight loss hasn’t been massive I’m quite proud that I’ve stuck to my workout plan, something I’ve never done before. I’m proud that I’ve been making some better choices when it comes to what I eat. Yet every time I’ve sat down to write about it I’ve found an excuse to do something else.

It could be a general writing slump I find myself in or it could be that I’m hesitant to share my journey for fear of going back to old habits. Not that I’ve made a complete turnaround but I am proud of how far I’ve come so far.

My workout of choice has been Insanity. Mostly because Shaun T (who is the creator of Insanity and the man who every day shouts at me to keep my core tight and dig deeper!!!) doesn’t make me want to punch him in the throat. A reaction that I get when I watch almost every other workout instructor.


The weight loss has seemed to have hit a plateau these last few weeks but I do feel stronger doing some of the moves. Moves I wasn’t able to even do in the beginning. I’m hoping to soon graduate from doing mostly knees-on-the-floor push ups to proper ones without my arms screaming in rebellion.

Here’s to digging deeper!

If anyone else is on an Insanity journey (or any other workout for that matter) I’d love to hear about it!

4 thoughts on “Easier… but not easy.

  1. nicoleemerence says:

    I’m on day 3 of Insanity… I’ve never had a workout take this much of a toll on me before! Not only do I have to have my boyfriend peel me up off of the floor when we’re finished, but I’m even worse the next day. He’s doing better than I am, but still just as sore. They say that pain is just weakness leaving the body… well, we’ll see!


  2. Barnaby says:

    Amazing work! Keep it up maybe try some other excercises, doing the same workout out all the time can become too familiar to your body. But either way, great job!


    • Life n' Whatnot says:

      Thank you! I thought about mixing things up a bit but I may put that off until I’ve mastered (or come as close as possible to mastering) this second month of Insanity. Bound and determined to get through at least one workout without having to sneak in all those extra breaks that I do now, lol.


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