The path that lead me to Insanity . . . On October 21, 2012 I completed my 5th marathon.  I blew away my goal time and shocked myself finishing in 4:03; 19 minutes faster than my previous PB.  The self gratification of that feat is indescribable.

Friends had asked me to join them in P90X and held off their start date so that I could join them on November 1st.  Over the next 90 days I watched
my body transform into it’s most fit state ever.  The muscle tone and firm core, that I could not get from running 50 miles a week, was the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

My hubby joined me in P90X and was also ecstatic with his results.  He wanted to do it all over again as soon as we finished, but I urged him to try Insanity with me because of the shorter workouts.


Day 1 – fitness test. 
Day 2 – Plyometric Cardio Circuit.  I felt like this guy after the 10 minute warm up
Day 3 – Cardio Power and Resistance.  I almost didn’t die during the warm up.
Day 4 – Cardio Recovery – Who does this many squats during recovery?  This is INSANE!
Day 5 – Pure Cardio – This is where the name Insanity comes from.  OMG I thought I was in shape.
Day 6 – back to Plyo Cardio – The warm up is getting easier.
Day 7 – REST (not really in my vocabulary)

By day 8 I wasn’t feeling like I was going to die anymore in the warmup and really started to enjoy the workouts.  I don’t want to compare P90X to Insanity until I complete the program.  Until then here are some basics

P90X vs. Insanity

Fitness Goal
Tone and build muscle
(ladies, lean muscle not bulk)
Improve cardio conditioning and lose weight
Time commitment
75 minutes +
40 minutes +
Program length
90 days
60 days
Workout type
Muscle confusion
Interval cardio training
Pull up bar and weights or resistance bands
Tony Horton
Shaun T.
“bring it”
“dig deeper”
12  workouts
Plus 2 additional workouts
Plus 5 new workouts
Nutrition guide
10 workouts
Plus bonus Fast and Furious workout
Nutrition guide

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