Insanity is done! I completed the program, and I feel very proud. I have come a long way since I attempted this last year, when I quit in the 4th week. I’m happy it’s over, although I am still going to be doing the Insanity workouts until I go on vacation soon, but when I get back, I will start a second round of BodyShred. Looking forward to it!
Here are my final results for the Insanity Program:
Pounds lost: 8lbs
Compared to BodyShred, I lost the same amount of weight as I did on that program, but I lost more inches with BodyShred. I have to say I am surprised by my current measurements, I thought it would be more, at least it feels that way. I will admit though, I was a lot more careful in regards to my eating and drinking during BodyShred, so it’s not an apples to apples comparison.
I lost inches and pounds with both programs, and I think they are both great. But, I will probably never do Insanity again. It just takes up too much time in comparison to other workout programs on the market, and overall I think the workouts are too hard on my knees. My knees, hip flexor, and shins are having a rough time right now, and are craving a change from all the intense squatting, jumping, and lunging at a fast pace that is required by the Insanity program.
So far, this year has been going very well, and I am so close to my goal. To date, I have lost 36 pounds! Just 4 more pounds before I hit my initial goal of 40, although I will probably keeping going and try to lose an extra 5-10 pounds for an extra security blanket. I also expect to gain a few pounds on vacation, so I might be down 36 now, but I can’t party too hard just yet. Still a long way to go, not to mention I would really like to see some inches lost in some of my problem areas, particularly my nemesis, my granny arms.
Lots more work to do, but for now I celebrate that I made it through 9 weeks of Insanity without skipping any workouts.
Happy 4th of July everyone!