It has been six months since my last blog. In that time I has completed Insanity 60 day workout, P90X 90 day workout and Insanity Asylum 30 day workout. I am currently doing a hybrid workout progam that includes Insanity and Insanity Asylum. It is kicking my butt too. The crazy thing about doing the workouts is how my body adjusted to them. I would see great weight loss results in the first month of being a new program and then my weight would stay the same for the rest of the program. At first I was frustrated because my expectations were I would be at my goal weight of 170 lbs by the end of the year but it seemed the harder I worked to get to the weight. The more weight I would gain back.
I started 2011 at 210 pounds before I started Insanity in June 2011 I was about 199 pounds. The lowest I got in 60 days was 185 lbs but my the end of 60 days I was 190 lbs. I loved Insanity for it was the hardest workout program I ever did. It challenged me to go beyond my limits. My only issue was there was no weight training so I turned to P90X.
P90x is very hard and has great weight training workouts that I enjoyed. I did not enjoy the cardio workouts as much for after doing Insanity it was too slow paced and boring. My results at the end of P90x I was 182 lbs but after a week off the program I was 187 lbs. This is when I decided to take my advice from a previous blog post and stop looking at the weight scale. lol.
Now I am in the best shape of my life at 184 to 185 lbs. I can see the transformation I have gone through physically and mentally over the past year. No matter how I felt (sick, sore, unmotivated) I made a committment to stick to my workout programs and finish them and I did. Now it apart of my life. I don’t have to pump myself up to workout, I just get up and do it.
My current program Insanity Asylum/Insanity Hybrid program is very challenging because many days I have two workouts with just a couple of rest days. I look forward to share more of my journey with you.
Advice: Don’t jump into a workout program. Take your time and discover what you can do that you will enjoy. Zumba, dancing, running, weight training, walking, swimming, tennis, Beachbody dvd programs. We are all different. It is important that you do what you love for it will be easier to stay committed to something you love.
My journey today: Insanity Asylum Vertical Plyo & Insanity Asylum Back to Core workouts. Breakfast: Grits & Bacon 🙂 Mango fruit smoothie and water