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About to start Insaity
About to start Insaity
1/13/13 10:11 AM
Ok this is hard but...
3 days ago I accepted I need help for my major depression,grief,and anxiety. I imagine in the next few weeks I will be prescribed some meds. So I suppose I'm wondering is it a good idea for me to start? Will it be too much? This is the self doubt/ depression I believe because perhaps, in fact I am sure this could and will help. Furthermore I am 205, 5'10, and 36 the calc. says I need roughly 2800 cals. Is this too much? My goal is to get between 185-191 ish and kinda ripped. Any ideas? also I've thought maybe I can lift weights like 2x a week to keep some muscle? Is that realistic, I truly need to change my life in many areas. If I hadn't gone for help I thik i'd be dead in a year, and dont get me wrong this is only day 3, I am by no means positive..I'll cry at multiple point at some poit today. Sorry to be a downer need help and support thanks alot truly....Paul
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RE: About to start Insaity
1/13/13 11:44 AM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
Honestly i think it might help. I have had some pretty bad issues with depression (wasnt diagnosed) but within a few days of starting insanity i started feeling much better. It will help you feel better about your self, and your health, self confidence works wonders for depression, plus eating better gets rid of alot of toxins in your body that cause depression or that Down or Low feeling. I hope things get better for you if you ever need to chat My Inbox is open emoticon Best Wishes
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RE: About to start Insaity
1/13/13 1:00 PM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
2800 sounds about right just make sure they are good calories and not junk.
Id shoot for 5 500 cal meals and then add in some post workout whey protein or a good complex protein right after workouts.

Have no doubt if your doing your part INSANITY is a TOUGH program.regardless of your level.

make it your goal to get through the work outs everyday. don't worry about having to pause the tape to recover to the low training heart ranges. Just start right back up again. If you *have* to pause it every minute or even 30 sec that's oK. just don't slack on intensity and always shoot to get through the exercise or interval. .

but do it all, every second, esp the stretching at the end and dont take extra rest days unless you are totaled or sick enough to go to the doctor. you are way better just gutting through it. even though you will feel like your dreading it you will feel awesome once you get going.

so many people start this thing and so few get through it. you just got to decide to gut through it and never miss then pace yourself for success.(just look at the fitness pros in the tape they are trashed by the thing. and if they are trashed well you gotta know you are going to have to take some pauses too.)

believe me Round 1 is about survival for anyone but the fittest individualizes. its going to take everything you got just to get through it. but if you stick with it never miss you will do what so many couldn't.

and when you get done you will be ready to take on the world.
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RE: About to start Insaity
1/14/13 8:24 AM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
Hopingforhope:
Ok this is hard but...
3 days ago I accepted I need help for my major depression,grief,and anxiety. I imagine in the next few weeks I will be prescribed some meds. So I suppose I'm wondering is it a good idea for me to start? Will it be too much? This is the self doubt/ depression I believe because perhaps, in fact I am sure this could and will help. Furthermore I am 205, 5'10, and 36 the calc. says I need roughly 2800 cals. Is this too much? My goal is to get between 185-191 ish and kinda ripped. Any ideas? also I've thought maybe I can lift weights like 2x a week to keep some muscle? Is that realistic, I truly need to change my life in many areas. If I hadn't gone for help I thik i'd be dead in a year, and dont get me wrong this is only day 3, I am by no means positive..I'll cry at multiple point at some poit today. Sorry to be a downer need help and support thanks alot truly....Paul


Dude hang in there and just do it. Embrace that it's gonna hurt for the first week. (The first week really was rough for me. and I'm 6'3" and about 260, and flexible as your average steel rod.)

Also, I've had some depression in my life, and the only thing that really helped without going the chemical route was to get outside. Not excercising out side, I'm way too self concious for that, but I would go wander in the park, and try to identify trees and even climbed a few. (I'm sure a 36 year old in a tree looks rediculous, but I sure had fun doing it.) I would go to the BBQ pits with some scraps I found in the bushes and just start a fire. (very small in the BBQ pits just to prove I could.)

A year of being outside and even my wife mentioned that I was not nearly the negative person I had been. I noticed that the holidays were easier.

One last thign I did to kick the depression. Whenever anyone asked me how I was I would always say, "I woke up this morning it's a good day." Even when I didn't feel it. I got bored of that, and tried to find a more creative way to say it. The latest is "I'm still looking down on the grass."

If you want, find me and buddy me. I'd be happy to help anyway I can.
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RE: About to start Insaity
1/14/13 10:43 AM as a reply to pebblesink209.
pebblesink209:
Honestly i think it might help. I have had some pretty bad issues with depression (wasnt diagnosed) but within a few days of starting insanity i started feeling much better. It will help you feel better about your self, and your health, self confidence works wonders for depression, plus eating better gets rid of alot of toxins in your body that cause depression or that Down or Low feeling. I hope things get better for you if you ever need to chat My Inbox is open emoticon Best Wishes


thank you very much I know this isn't a depression forum, but I appreciate it. I feel like ending it today, but I will not. I thank you for the time and I would like to "buddy" you but I dont wanna be a drain on you..if u say ok the I will..thanks alot
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RE: About to start Insaity
1/16/13 7:54 AM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
Hopingforhope, how is the workout going for you? How are you feeling?
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RE: About to start Insaity
2/14/13 4:08 PM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
I love the motivation in your post. Im on day two. Its hard, but Im gonna keep going!
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RE: About to start Insaity
2/14/13 4:18 PM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
Hey Friend,
I think working out is the best cure for depression. Nothing picks you up like making yourself look and feel better. Now as to what you are starting. I just started Insanity 2 weeks ago and I love it. I do Insanity 6 days a week and lift 6 days a week for 60 min and honestly I'm exhausted but I feel great. I don't think it'll be to much for you and I think you'll find yourself more in charge of your life and maybe even your emotions. I would recommend lifting more than 2 days a week though, at least 3 so you can do a mon, weds, fri, or tues, thrus, sat routine. If you want I'll send you some of my workout plans if you so desire. Good luck bro!
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RE: About to start Insaity
3/1/13 2:07 PM as a reply to Hopingforhope.
Hopingforhope:
pebblesink209:
Honestly i think it might help. I have had some pretty bad issues with depression (wasnt diagnosed) but within a few days of starting insanity i started feeling much better. It will help you feel better about your self, and your health, self confidence works wonders for depression, plus eating better gets rid of alot of toxins in your body that cause depression or that Down or Low feeling. I hope things get better for you if you ever need to chat My Inbox is open emoticon Best Wishes


thank you very much I know this isn't a depression forum, but I appreciate it. I feel like ending it today, but I will not. I thank you for the time and I would like to "buddy" you but I dont wanna be a drain on you..if u say ok the I will..thanks alot


No problem emoticon yes feel free to add me emoticon
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