Why I’m Finally Doing Insanity!


Yep, you read that right. I’m finally taking on Insanity. I have been very vocal about how much I hate that program and how much I hate to work that hard and how boring it is blah blah blah …

I was sitting at the beautiful resort where Beachbody held it’s annual Success Club Leadership Retreat and I did an exercise in which we
wrote down all the things we look for in a leader. We had spots for 10, but of course I went over.

Here is my list:

  • Passionate
  • Dedicated
  • Big Vision
  • Outgoing
  • TeachableCan-I-do-Insanity
  • Driven
  • Self Motivated
  • Positive
  • Like-able
  • Confident
  • Reliable
  • Creative
  • Consistent

Then I thought okay what about specifically in Beachbody

  • In LOVE with Beachbody
  • Physically Fit

First we were asked to rate our top coaches in each of those areas. Then we were asked to rate ourselves. I was feeling pretty good, I had all these, I was like alright I got this. Until I got to “consistent” and “physically fit”.  When I HONESTLY reviewed myself, I knew I was failing my team.

I have let my team be comfortable, because I am comfortable. I am able to just “get by” and maintain because I’ve had my “big transformation” already. I get a new program and get a little excited and then take time off. It’s very easy. Easy does NOT MAKE US BETTER.

I am scared of Insanity, I am scared I will quit, and it’s too much on my body, I can’t get “that fit”. I am MORE afraid of my team not finishing their transformations, of them settling and being okay with “good enough” and not reaching for 110%. I can’t lead them if I keep avoiding this workout.

It is time for me to step it up and I have a challenge for YOU: What program in the Beachbody catalog are you afraid of? DO IT.

Can’t get the steps of TurboFire? Keep quitting Brazil Butt Lift? Dust collecting on your P90X? Still haven’t finished the 3rd month of Les Mills Pump? Did you buy Insanity and never open? Heck, just been wanting to try crossfit but were afraid you couldn’t hang? If you are waiting for a sign to get started, THIS IS IT. DO THIS WITH ME. I challenge you to take this one on, believe you can do it, show your teams, your family, your friend and me, that you can conquer this.

“The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” ~Vince Lombardi

Please comment or contact me to tell me what you are committing to, how it is going to push you and when you are starting!  I start the full 60 days on 10.8.12 and will be prepping up until then.I can’t wait to hear which one you are doing and when!!!


  1. I’m sooooo glad you’re doing it!!! 🙂 That’s exactly why I am doing TurboFire. I’m scared of it. I have it, I have never been able to get very far with it. I am also afraid I can’t be “that fit” but I sure as hell won’t get there if I don’t try!!!

    You got this!!! <3 <3

  2. Great post Amber! I’m so proud of you for starting this program that I love and am so passionate about. You are going to rock it and i am here if you need any help along the way. I’ll be doing Asylum starting next week. I just ordered it early this morning so I may have to push my start date to the 8th as well. But hey! We’re going to make it work and it’s going to be an awesome time!

  3. I’ve had p90x for three years and never finished after a bad tendon pull in my elbow. I’ve been scared of it ever since. But I’m going to do it starting 10/1. Good for you Amber!

  4. Amber I started this program 4 wks ago. somedays I find myself on the floor bawling after the workout. Not because it hurts but because of love. you see recently my very physically fit cousin ended up having an aneurism that burst. it was located in his brain stem. he can no longer move anything but his eyes. though his brain functions perfectly. He can make no noise and no movements. I see this situatin as heartbreaking because his whole life was ahead of him. He is only 28. He may always be this way he may not. so everyday I think I cant finish or my legs hurt or i just dont want to I think of him. and his daily pain and battles he deals with. Its way worse for him. This is why I am in tears somedays but I keep pushing. I am thankful for the able mind and body I have. and feel like I should cherish my body. So that is why I wont give up. Not now or ever. And thks for letting me share.

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