Day 12 happened to be my birthday, and I was sore and felt nauseated, all reasons I did not particularly want to do my workout for the day. But I’m committed to not skipping day if I can help it, and I was only mildly not feeling well, so I decided to do it. I had seen a picture earlier in the day with what I later found out to be a Jillian Michaels quote: “Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going”. I told myself that before the workout and a few times during.
When the workout started Shaun T said “You are pushing through this. You are pushing, pushing, pushing.” I thought this was apt for the day. I did push through but I went a lot slower and get less repetitions done than normal, and I started feeling worse during the workout. But I hadn’t puked, fainted, or died, so I took rests when needed and got back into it. While lately I have been pausing the DVD so I can do regular push ups, I did them all modified except the last set of the 8 hop squats/ 8 push ups where I decided to finish strong.
I think this may be the first time that I have ever done Insanity and felt worse afterward. Generally even if I have a headache or mildly don’t feel well I feel better after getting my workout in. Feeling worse subsided though and overall I was glad I got it done.