Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It's good to be insane: let me inspire you ... (with a little help from Einstein)

A little inspiration post from yours truly, the Canadian G.

9 days ago I started the Insanity Workout Program. It's precisely that, no BS; it's insane.

Insanity is Albert Einstein

Let me explain. We've all heard his famous quote concerning insanity: "Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results."
But let me shed some more light on my interpretation.

About 5 minutes into doing this Insanity workout, I start to think to myself: "Am I insane for doing this? I must be insane for doing this. I am about to die". About 10 minutes in, I'm almost drowning in the gigantic droplets of sweat rolling off my forehead as I hurl my body up and down and sideways, grunting, and yelling and swearing at the instructor on the laptop screen. (sexy, n'est-ce-pas?)

Why? Why?! The Insanity!!

... 45 minutes later, I lift up my head after the cool down, heart starting to beat slower (descending from a Ferrari engine rate to a BMW engine rate, approx.), feeling extremely tired but extremely proud that I pushed through it all, once again.
Then, I look in the mirror - I am Albert Einstein.
No, really.
I have a slightly crazed look, sometimes my tongue is hanging out, and my hair is sticking out like his magnetic head of hair.
But I did it and I'll do it again tomorrow.

Accomplishments come in many forms. This isn't about working out, about looking great. It's about proving to myself that I can do something that I once thought impossible. We often convince ourselves that we're not good enough, and we never end up trying. In the end, it is far better to have tried then to regret a million things not tried. Our egos get in the way. We need to change the way we think so that possibilities become endless.

           Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as 
           the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become 
           what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.           - The Buddha

But here's where Einstein is slightly wrong : I keep doing this workout over and over, and the reason I expect a different result is because that is what I am getting - strength, self-confidence, and a new kick-ass attitude. Yeah Yuh!

I'm very happy to be insane.

Yours Truly,
The Canadian GT .. yeah.

             And now, Einstein on a bicycle.