Dear Boys and Girls,
I came to a decision tonight after giving my foot pain much thought. It's silly for me to continue with a high impact program six times a week if I'm in pain. And although I hate to admit it, Insanity is too high impact for me.
Oh, poop! Can I just say POOP!
I noticed it just a few days after starting. My foot pain made it difficult to do some of the jump/run type movements. The problem with plantaar fasciitis is that it follows me wherever I go all day long.
At first I thought I would stick it out. I mean, what's sixty days, right? But one day of pain is painful. I can't possibly do 60! And really, working out with pain defeats the purpose of doing a fitness program that is supposed to be fun!
I guess my fear is that folks will be discouraged by my experience. Insanity is a great program if you are in shape and if you can do high impact activities without pain. I have never sweated as much as I do with Insanity.
So: Instead of stopping Insanity altogether (I LIKE IT TOO MUCH!), I have decided to cut down on my workouts. I will be doing 3 days of resistance work with Chalean Extreme and 3 days of cardio with Insanity. I somehow suspect that I will get amazing results.
Once made, the decision felt right. You have to find what works for you and be willing to admit when something isn't working. Yea, that feels just right.