The evolution of my foray into getting my fat ass off the couch and into shape began with the book Body 4 Life. Remember that one? It was a good start for me. It didn't get bogged down in the weeds and had a positive and upbeat message. I had a tough time believing some of the stories and testimonials but over the past 10 years I've realized the human body can accomplish remarkable things.
I slowly began to change my eating habits. It was a slow and meticulous process but I didn't quit. My brother and I went to a local gym and began to follow the Body 4 Life exercise regime and that's when I realized I wasn't in good shape at all. I did that for awhile and began to develop some improved strength and eating habits.
I next went to P90 which was Tony Horton's big splash for Beachbody. I really like it - it was simple and worked the entire body. I particularly liked the ab workout (better than the one with P90X). I continued to refine my diet and then was bit by the P90X bug!
Yes, I fell hook line and sinker. It was brutal, nasty, difficult but somewhat compelling. I remember the first time I did Plyo X I was certain that I was going to d - i - e! I began working out so intensely I would often turn down junk food. I'd tell myself, "Tim, you've worked too hard to give it all up for a paczki!" I finally was able to complete 10 pulls ups at time (when I started 1 was a struggle!) and made remarkable gains on other area as well.
I never experienced the phenomenal results that others did (testimonial people) but was satisfied with my results. Now I go back to the DVD's on a regular basis. I'm doing a hybrid P90X workout currently. I'm following the lifting exercises on M-W-F and doing cardio (bike or run) on T - TH and Yoga on Saturday or Sunday.
I can honestly say the purchase price of $139 has been worth it. Great value and I'm still using it many, many years after the original purchase. My heart has improved, I have some decent muscle tone, and I'm definitely much more flexible than ever before.
Now what about Insanity???