I admit I am WAYYYY out of shape. But also super competitive. Which tends to lead to injuries if you don't reign it in. I've been pretty terrified of things like P90X, Crossfit and Insanity for this very reason. I'm terrified I'll end up one of the many horror stories you can google.
So when I woke up yesterday barely able to stand up because of the pain in my calves, I was pretty freaked out. I barely made it to my morning tinkle. It was then, after only 2 days of Insanity, that I decided I needed to take my rest day.
But, in the past when I would have literally vegged out, this time I decided I would lace up my fun shoes and go for a 40 minute walk around the neighborhood to loosen up the muscles. I'll admit, it hurt but I enjoyed being outside listening to music walking through the hood.
And I was proud of myself for listening to my body but blocking out the lazy ass.
So today, I woke up with a house guest. Not exactly the optimal situation in which to get a workout in like Insanity. I headed to my office, down the hall, a bit early and got some work in.
Just now I finished off Day 3 of Insanity... a day late but not a dollar short. It was tough and the calves were pissy but about 15 minutes in I finally felt ok enough. I had to modify the exercises a bit but I am drenched in sweat right now, guzzling water. Workout complete.
I gotta tell you... it feels good. Damn good.