Humble Pie with a Side of Sweat

Yesterday, Tom talked me into doing his “recovery week” dvd from Insanity. I thought to myself, “It’s the recovery week. I should be able to keep up.”

I knew it would still be hard. Tom doesn’t drip sweat when he runs 13 miles the way he does after 40 minutes of an Insanity workout. I am still out of shape and trying to lose weight. So I thought I would try it.

Oh. My. Gosh. It is SO hard. It’s not that I couldn’t do everything on the dvd. It’s that doing them one after another is NOT easy. I thought I was going to pass out. Or throw up. Or cry. (I almost did cry, actually.) That’s what happens when you quit working out every day and spend a month only working out two or three times a week.

But it was the RECOVERY week. It’s just not right that I should be that miserable. And sweaty. I mean, I took way more breaks than I was supposed to take. But I was still dripping sweat when it was done.

Then we went outside and unloaded 1.19 tons of stone that we bought to use in our yard. Needless to say, we were sweaty, dirty, and exhausted by the time we were done.

Last night, Tom said, “So, wanna do Insanity with me again tomorrow?” I said, “……I guess.” And I knew I would hate myself for that response today.

I was right.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *