Mario Villalobos

Thinking Through My Processes

I finished Week 3 of Insanity: the Asylum Volume 2 today, and I believe I’ve never been in better shape in my life. Unlike other versions of Insanity, there’s no dedicated Fit Test workout in Volume 2. Instead, at the end of every week (today), we do a workout called Championship. It’s about an hour long, and for the first 50 minutes, we’re doing intense sports-specific exercises. If we’re not tired after these first 50 minutes, then we will be when we do the last 10. This section of the workout is called Sudden Death/Overtime, and this is Volume 2’s version of the Fit Test. I can’t explain the workout because it’s literally insane. It involves the Agility Ladder, lots of jumps, more jumps, some fast feet, and even more sweat. For the past 2 weeks, all I’ve been able to accomplish is about 6 reps. Today, I did 8, and I could’ve gone longer. This next week will be my last week, and I’m going to try to go over 100% each and every day until one week from today, when I hope to beat today’s record of 8 reps.

Once I come back from California, I’ll have the next 120 days of the year booked with Insanity workouts. I haven’t thought beyond that, though, and I’m not sure what I want to do after those four months are gone. I was thinking of getting P90X, doing that workout, then doing a Hybrid workout with that and volume 1 of the Insanity since it’s on that workout calendar. I was also thinking of finally getting out there and learning some form of martial art. I’ve been interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and there is a gym that teaches it in Missoula, but that’s a 45 minute drive back and forth, and I don’t know if I’ll have the money, time, and energy to do that trek on a regular basis. Another thought I had was either repeating my Insanity workouts again, giving me another 200+ days of Insanity, or looking to see if I can enter some competitions. I know there are marathons I can enter, or even things like the Iron Man competition or something like that. I can’t go back to “slow” workouts after spending the past three months doing nothing but Insanity. Everything else makes me feel lazy. One idea I had with her before shit went to hell was getting certified as personal trainers and starting our own classes. I haven’t given this that much thought since, but maybe I should look into it some more. It’ll force me to think through my fitness goals and ideas, making me focus on what I think I need to do to keep in shape, and figure out a way to teach that to other people. That’s actually something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, the thinking through my processes.

In the future, I was planning to write entries that went through all my different workflows, like what tools I use and how I use them. I was really interested in doing this because it’ll, again, force me to think through what I do and how I do it, and during the process, I could possibly see ways I can improve and become more efficient and better. For example, I’ve been really wishing I used my iPad in a more productive way other than the strictly consumptive way I use it now. I don’t create anything with it, not like my iPhone and especially not like my Mac, and it feels like I can. My OmniFocus posts are a good example of what I’m talking about here. What do you guys think?

That’s where my thoughts are right now. I’m not sure what else to write about since things are just going well right now. I leave for California soon, and I’m excited. I’ll see some of you guys soon! Good night, everyone.