Half-Way Insanity Update!

Hooray! We're more than halfway through Insanity!

I've been putting off this post because I don't want to jinx how well we're doing! I want to do it anyway though because so many of our good friends have seen our progress and have purchased Insanity themselves because of it.

You'll see our progress below, but I want to note that we are not going balls-to-the-wall with this. We're following the diet for the most part and doing the workouts when we're supposed to.

The summary: We're on week 6 of Insanity, day 38. We're more than halfway through and we haven't had any more emergencies or dehydration issues since the beginning. We're feeling good at this point and really excited to keep going!

The diet plan has become a lifestyle change. Eating five small meals a day is SUPER easy if we've prepared our meals the night before, or morning of, before we go to work. We're rarely super hungry for our next meal (unless we did a difficult session the day before), and because we're prepared with our small meals every 3ish hours, I find it easier to turn down the sweet temptations that pop up throughout my work day. Yes, I do break down every once in awhile, but I think that's normal. :)

The goods: So how much weight have we lost? Well, as of last weekend, TBF has lost 15 pounds, and I've lost 6. We weren't going to weigh ourselves, but the opportunity presented itself last weekend so we went ahead and did it.

More important than losing weight, we're gaining muscle, we're leading a healthy lifestyle, and we're happy. If we want a drink, we'll have one.

If we want a cupcake, we'll eat part of it and stop. Okay maybe we'll eat the whole thing, but it's okay because with the amount of exercise we're doing, we can afford to splurge every once in awhile. :)

By treating ourselves regularly in small doses, we have far fewer omigod-I-must-have-a-drink/chocolate-now-or-I'm-going-to-die moments. Again, please note, neither of us considered ourselves "large" or "obese." TBF wanted to do it because he wanted to lose some el-bee's and I wanted to tone up. We're doing just that.

I was pretty athletic and in-shape before so I'm really impressed with how toned my arms, stomach and legs have become. My body is taking a shape I had no idea was in there. I've become far less curvy/athletic and more lean/athletic, if that makes sense.

Oh, and get this, we've also both canceled our gym memberships. Yep.

I have had a gym membership since I got out of college. I used to do intervals on the treadmill (still recommend it) and then lift to tone my arms. What I've wanted to have happen to my body at the gym for over a year, Insanity has let me do in 6 weeks.

HOWEVER, (dudes, you may want to stop reading) one con is that I am losing the girls and this doesn't make me happy at all. My chest was a decent size and I've already gone down a cup. I had no idea how much a difference one cup makes. Although it's great on my back, it's not so hot on the bank account because I had to get new bras. Plus, most of my tops are the size that they are because of the size of my chest, now I can go down a smaller size (wahoo!) but the tops that I have now aren't so flattering...do you get what I mean? Should I just start belting stuff? I know this is a good problem to have, don't get me wrong, I just wish the weight fell off somewhere else besides the ladies first.

What's next?

Well, we're on the Max Insanity month. We're 2 days in and it's hell. Basically this means that the first month was a cakewalk compared to the month and was created so we wouldn't run away and cry/die on were prepared for what was to come in the second month. The workouts are around 15 minutes longer (making them an hour), the warm-ups as well as the actual workout are far more difficult. I can tell this is where we'll build a lot of muscle.

After that, we're not sure what we're going to do. We may cut down the workouts from 6 times a week to 4 or 5 times. We've been told that by the time Insanity is over, your metabolism is rockin' fast so it's more about maintaining your weight. Thoughts?

Let me know if you have any questions. I'd be happy to answer any Insanity questions you have!

Let month #2 begin!


Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Glad it's going well!

Tommy said...

It sounds like this program is working rather nicely. Keep it up! Just be careful.

Shaina said...

Wow girl - you are kicking ass!!!!

liabdo said...

Nice work! I just finished up day 16 today. I have a ways to go, but am loving it!!