It’s time to try something new – an experiment if you will.
I’ve been doing CrossFit since 2010, and I’ll be doing it until I die. I’ve never been stronger, and I haven’t found any other way to maintain my level of fitness for the amount of time I put in.
That’s a HUGE deal for me.
As a husband, dad, and an entrepreneur my time is precious. In fact, when my son was born 3 years ago I tightened things up even more and started training exclusively in my garage (turns out those 1 hour workouts take 2 hours with commuting and chatting).
And after three years of training solo in my garage, I just need to try something different for a boost.
Start the Insanity!
For thirty days I’m committed to trying something new: INSANITY (as in, the program called Insanity)!
I chose Insanity mainly because it’s focused on conditioning, and because it requires zero equipment (I’ve got a great CrossFit garage gym, but zero dumbbells which P90X uses).
My biggest fear starting something new
I was originally going to do this entire experiment under cover for fear of what other people think.
But screw that.
If I can step out of my CrossFit bubble and change my fitness in 30 days, then I want to share that awesomeness.
What I hope to get out of this:
1.) First, I really need to improve my conditioning. I recently been focusing more on conditioning and less on the barbell in my CrossFit workouts. I guess this just makes it official
2.) Consistency. Insanity is a six-days-a-week program. I’m doing it as perscribed.
3.) Time efficiency. With a garage gym I often spent a too much time figuring out what workout to do. I had a few go-to sources, but I had to match up worouts, with equipment I had, with time, and what I’d been doing recently.
I’m really enjoying just pressing play and doing what they say.
Also, the workouts are time-boxed so I know exactly how long it’s going to take (40 min this morning, instead of a 80 min CrossFit workout).
It’s been an awesome start so far and I can’t wait to see what the first 30 days look like.
I’ve enjoyed it enough that I’m considering adding some virtual training buddies.
Dad’s especially. Because we could all use the accountability, fitness, and time difference this program can create.
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned from CrossFit it’s this, “It’s about community. Not training.”
PS: Here’s how my Day-1 “fit test” went. Ouch!