Last night my boyfriend and I met up to do my INSANITY workout. I could tell after I got home from work that my motivation was waning and I needed to figure out something that would get me doing my INSANITY workout and get me doing it with high intensity.
Naturally I turned to my girlfriend skills and used my boyfriend’s competitive and fit nature to my advantage when I challenged him to try doing Pure Cardio with me. He quickly agreed to trying it with me and just like that I had locked myself into doing my workout (plus it made for an extra date night this week).
We met up just before 9 o’clock at a local park, laptop charged and ready, to do the workout. We found a well lit area suitable for our needs and started it up. It was a wonderful night, just around twenty degrees Celsius, with a light breeze; a much better atmosphere than my dark and damp basement. As well, doing the workout outside allowed for ample space to do the moves (long stretches to do suicides on, no ceiling to hit our heads when we jump, etc.).
I am not sure if it was the result of having an afternoon nap, running earlier that day, or just having a later workout time than usual, but I could tell that my speed was not as fast as it could have been. This could just be me being overly-critical of myself, an issue I struggle with a lot, but it is worth noting. Another anomaly of this workout was my water intake. Normally I only drink ~500mL throughout my INSANITY workout (even when I did Pure Cardio), but this time I ended up finishing just about 900mL (also an interesting note as there’s only 3-4 official water breaks in the workout)!
All in all, I am very glad that I did the workout and happy that I could share the time with my boyfriend. He’s really enjoyed INSANITY so far (he’s only done two workouts) and stated that he would much rather do an INSANITY workout than go for a run with me (something I have pressured him into doing at least a couple times a month). I’m happy with that trade off as normally for my runs I do not need extra motivation but I have found that turning on the INSANITY DVD helps if I have added incentive.
Yours in fitness.