Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Insanity Update

I think it's about time for one of these, right?

Well, I'm still going strong, although I fully admit I miss a day here and there. I really do enjoy it (well, once the workout is DONE, I feel better for having done it), and I've seen some changes.

The first 4 weeks are the same 4 workouts over and over, switched up each week in order. They give you a great "bang-for-your-buck" workout for only being about 40 min each and honestly I was DRENCHED in sweat by the time I was done. I was finally getting a good rhythm going with them. And then it changed-
Last week was "recovery week" so I did the same workout (cardio core and balance) everyday all week (I hate to say that I only did it 3 times though, instead of the 6 days it wants you to do- chalk it up to busy schedules). It wasn't as intense as the first months, so it was kind of a nice break/ breather.
So I started week 6 yesterday.  This week, everything changes even more. Workouts are longer (60 min). They are more intense. I'm drenched in the first 5 minutes. It looks like I will be doing this different set of 4 workouts over the next  weeks, but like the first month they change up the order each week.

And the stats- I've only lost about 3 pounds, but I've gone down a full size in pants- which is nothing to balk at. I'm excited to see where I'll be at by the end. The first month was kind of a bust following the eating plan, but I'm doing much better last week and this week and I know it will pay off as the next weeks go by!

Any questions? Comments? I'm an open book ;-)


Iris Savea said...

i actually do have a question!! My friend and I looked into doing insanity a while ago, but i have major knee issues (they crack and get sore easily) so i had read insanity wasn't good to do if you have knee issues. Do you find its hard on the knees?? I have plans for whipping myself into shape next summer and turbo fire is my starting point but i'm still intreauged by insanity!

someday-soon said...

A full pant size is nothing to sneeze at for sure, nice work!

Christina said...

So which workout do you think you've noticed the biggest difference in your body, P90X or Insanity? I want one of them for Christmas so I can do it during my leave from work to get back to pre-pregnancy size.

Happily Married said...

WOW! That's awesome news! A full size huh?! I can't wait to see before & after pics if you're willing to share them. Good work, T!!!