Faith Fitness and Laughter

Ahhh, Monday.

on May 28, 2012

Morning!  I couldn’t wait to get up and out of bed this morning!  Today is the day!  I start the Insanity work out program!   Ok, I will have to admit.  I am a little nervous.  I am not sure why really, but I think it has something to do with feeling like my body will not be able to hold up to the intensity of the workouts.  Some days the workouts will only be 30 minutes, while other days it will run a full hour.

I think I am going to just trust Shaun T’s approach and just go with it! (but be smart about it!)  Let me give you just a little background on the Insanity program.  Shaun T created this program so that a person could get in the best shape of their life, in just 60 days.  He took all of the knowledge that he had gained from his track and field days and created these high intensity cardio drills, power and resistance moves, plyometrics and core and balance moves so that it will take you to another fitness level.

Starting this program was kind of why I posted this post.  I will not however, let age define whether or not I complete this program.  I want to be smart, I want to be safe, but I want to take my fitness to the next level.

That really is why I am doing this.  There are many reasons, but that is the main one.  I can’t get away with just doing the 20 minute workouts anymore.  So here goes….I am diving in.  I want to Dig Deeper!

I will actually do something that I have never done before.  Take my measurements.  Ugh. :/  I should have done this at the very beginning of my journey, but never did.  So I am going over to a friends later so she can help me.  🙂

Lol, I still can’t believe that I am a little nervous!  I think I need to puke.  🙂


Here is what it will look like: 

Monday:  I will simply take the Fit Test, which will consist of these moves:

  • Switch Kicks
  • Power Jacks
  • Power Knees
  • Power Jumps
  • Globe Jumps
  • Suicide Jumps
  • Push-up jacks
  • Low plank oblique

Easy right?  (laughs nervously)  I think the only one that scares me is the power jumps.  My core isn’t all that strong and these, I’m afraid, require the core.   Hmm, I think they all do!


Month One:

After the fit test, I will be doing lots of aerobic and anaerobic interval work outs.  This first month will set the tone for my fitness level and help condition my body.


Month Two:

This month will actually add to what month one is already giving me.  The cardio intervals will become harder during this month as to condition my body even more.  Apparently my legs will be begging for mercy.  🙂

Shaun even includes a calendar so that you can keep up with each workout and know exactly what you will be doing the next day.



Yesterdays Lunch:


Blueberry/Banana Smoothie:

  • 1/3 frozen banana
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 2 scoops of Visalus
  • 1 large handful of spinach
  • 1 cup of 35 Calorie Almond milk

Yum and Yum.


Yesterday at church, we had some special people speaking.  Our pastors son and daughter-n-law serve as Missionaries in South Africa.  Everything that they said was something that I really needed to hear, specifically the part that God is big enough to handle our struggles and that our time, where we are exactly at this moment in time, was ordained by God.

Here is some of the Scriptures that were used:

 Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

Acts 17:26-27 And He has made from one blood every nation of ment to dwell on all the face of the earth and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.


I know that missionaries all over the world want to change the circumstances of the people that they come across.  In order for us to follow Christ, or come to the knowledge of Him, we have to experience certain things.  The best part?  He knows exactly what those things are.

Would I have loved to have been born during a time when so much history was happening?  Heck yeah!  But here’s the deal, it wouldn’t be history to me.  It would be life and it would have been just as hard. I am able to do the things that I can now because of these historical things.   Did you know that because of your class, your setting place was dertermined.  Poor class couldn’t set with the rich, nor could they face the preacher.  Crazy right!?

I am who I am and I am at this exact point in my life, so that I will seek Him.


Anyway, just wanted to share. 🙂


I am off for some breakfast!  Today’s meal?  I am thinking some more eggs!  It’s a holiday today, so I will be checking in on ya later!

Oh!!  I went to see The Avengers last night and give it two very high thumbs up.  In fact, I am calling someone today to see if I can be in the sequel.  Really, I am.

Who was my favorite character?  Captain America!


I am currently watching Letters to Juliet.  Have you seen it??  Love this movie!


8 responses to “Ahhh, Monday.

  1. Holy crap I give you credit. Insanity looks tough, can’t wait to hear how you like it. Inspiring as always!

  2. I wish I could try insanity…I tried p90x for a few days, though, and just got so bored! I think that’s what would probably happen with insanity, too!

  3. Insanity is tough! I think I lasted only a month when I tried a couple of years ago. Currently the DVDs are collecting dust in our garage. It wasn’t the right thing for me, it hurt my knees to bad, I thought Shaun T was a little too cheesy, and I got super bored with the concept. I know a lot of people that like it and P90X. Good luck!

  4. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says:

    Wow – what an amazing (and intense!) program. I can’t wait to hear more about it! Good on you for giving it a go 🙂

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