• Has a Workout Ever Made You Cry?!

So, now that I’m officially diagnosed, on correct medicine and almost functioning at my full energy, I’ve been able to start exercising again. YAY! After a year of trying to get Daniel to join me in my Beachbody Challenge he did one of the workouts with me and really fell in love with Insanity: Max 30. Since he had joined half way through the first week, we finished out the week together and started the whole program over so that we were at the same place in the workout. We are now officially on week two!

The first week was absolutely the hardest I’ve ever had in a workout. I’m sure it was partially because I was getting back into working out and just because Insanity: Max 30 is really intense. I was even modifying everything. (No shame!)

But, despite the first week being hard, the 5th workout (Friday Fight) really took the cake. It made the rest of the week seem like a cake walk. It has the fewest breaks and you basically are fighting with your brain to tell yourself you can do it. The first Friday we did this workout I cried through the last minute. Seriously. I CRIED through the last minute! I’ve had hard workouts before, but I’ve never cried! I don’t know exactly why I cried… perhaps I had just been pushing myself so hard I was releasing pent up emotion, maybe they were happy tears that it was almost over, or it could have just been the rush of hormones from an intense workout. Either way, holy cow was it intense.

Insanity Max 30: Friday Fight, Round 1. It made me cry the first time around, but after being able to get through it the second time, my self confidence shot through the roof! Join me on this challenge! www.beachbodycoach.com/letter2self

Because of the tears, I was really nervous to go back and do this workout today! Nervous and excited. I have to say, not only did I not cry, but I increased my max out time by a full minute and Daniel increased his by 10!! AND I was even able to switch off and on with the moderator and high impact moves. Progress is progress is progress! Slow or fast, as long as you are moving forward you are moving in the right direction!

One major thing I have learned is this:

Physical Activity Builds Confidence! www.letter2self.com

Physical activity absolutely builds confidence, especially when it’s out of your comfort zone and is challenging! There is such an AWESOME sense of accomplishment that happens when you overcome something that was intimidating. So, yeah… Friday Fight made me cry, but I fought back and OH MAN do I feel fantastic for that! I’m actually looking forward to tomorrow’s 5am workout! (I never thought I’d say that! LOL). Obviously, what might be challenging or out of my comfort zone might be very different than what is challenging to you or out of your comfort zone, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is overcoming the activity that is intimidating until, eventually, it’s not hard anymore. How awesome is that?!

Are you interested in being my Beachbody Buddy and doing this challenge with me?! If so, I’d love to hear from you!

What kind of physical activities have you taken on and overcome? Has a workout ever made you cry before?!



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9 thoughts on “Has a Workout Ever Made You Cry?!

  1. jillconyers

    Yes I’ve cried. It happened last week and many times crossing the finish line of a race. I love that intense feeling. I’ve been wanting to try insanity! Maybe it’s time 🙂

    1. Danie

      Let me know if you want to try it! I’d love to have another Beachbody Buddy! One thing I love is that it has a modifier… so it can be adjusted to the fitness level of the person doing it, and yet still be super intense! What kind of race were you running! I’ve always thought runners were great, part of me always wanted to be a runner… and part of me hates running SO MUCH! LOL! 🙂

  2. Hannie

    Yes! When I was a performing arts student we were studying a choreographer who focuses on getting their dancers to get to the point of exhaustion while performing and all this sort of thing so we had to try it out. Well I was running laps of the dance studio and was beginning to feel sick so the next time I got to the door I ran out the door and down the corridor to the ladies. By the time I got there, there were tears streaming down my face (think ugly crying!), my nose was running and although I actually didn’t throw up I did curl up in the feral position in the middle of the girls changing room it was that bad!

      1. Danie

        Feral is definitely a different visual than fetal! LOL! That sounds like a really intense workout… and not in a good way! I can definitely see how that made you cry!

      2. Hannie

        I always struggled because a lot of my class has been doing dance since they were kids and I had been in a club when I was at upper school lol.

      3. Danie

        That’s always really tough to feel like you’re playing catch up! I hate that feeling, especially when all eyes are on you! As long as you love it though, right? It’s worth it!

  3. shelbylclarke

    Great job! My goal for 2015 is to run a half marathon in October. This slightly scares the poo out of me. Last year I trained for and ran my 1st 5K and it was a great experience.


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