Let's start with what you really want to know! Did I lose weight? Yes, I did! Does it matter if I lost weight? Yes and No! Here are the deeds on my journey!
The first 4 weeks were a combination of the following:
- Pure Cardio
- Cardio Abs
- Plyometric Cardio Circuit
- Cardio Power & Resistance
- Cardio Recovery
They were challenging! After the warm up, I was ready to die and thought I couldn't continue but I was always happy ShaunT gives you about a 4 minutes stretch portion after it. These workouts are between 17 minutes (Cardio Abs) and 45 minutes. Very doable and doesn't take too much of you time.
If you follow me on Instagram (cynthialandry) you can see a daily post on my workouts and which ones I struggles with. I used this pre-workout throughout Insanity and since I do this first thing in the morning, before breakfast, it really helped me focus and push hard every morning!
Week 5 was a recovery week that got me to do the same workout for 6 days. This one was Core Cardio and Balance. It was still a good workout that left you with energy for your day but not sore for days on end. It was a great "rest" week to get me ready for what was to come!
The next 4 weeks were INSANE!! This is where the name probably originated! There was no way to be prepared for what ShaunT had in stock for me this week. Its like the previous 5 weeks never existed!!
These are the workouts included in the last 4 weeks:
- Max Cardio Conditioning
- Max Recovery
- Max Interval Plyo
- Max Interval Circuit
- Insane Abs
- Max Sports Training
This is really when the program started! I was sore, I couldn't complete all the reps and I was swearing at ShaunT every day! It did challenge me and made me stronger therefore I cannot stay made at ShaunT :)
I completed the program on May 4th after doing my last Fit Test! I couldn't believe my results!!
Here are my before and after from March 2 to May 4.
Since I started working out on August 13, 2012 and started eating better on Jan 2, 2013, I have lost a total of 30.5 lbs and 39.75 inches.
These are my before and after from Jan to May 2013.
I am very happy with my results and I plan to continue this new lifestyle. Working out is not new to me. Well, let me explain. I was always very athletic and played sports all the time. To me, this fits my new lifestyle and way of living instead of sticking to one particular sport.
The hardest thing for me was having support or encouragement to continue and be able to maintain this way of living. Although my husband does not do the workouts with me, here are his comments:
"Its like having a brand new wife! I always loved her before but now, she is happy, has energy and makes me try new things! As long as she is happy, it makes me happy!"
So, I will continue this journey and see where it brings me! I don't have and don't plan to set a goal for weight loss but I want to be stronger and happy every day!
My next step is to start Insanity: Asylum. Before I can start that, I have a few weeks of intensive travelling to get through where I will do a hybrid of LesMills Combat and Insanity. I won't give up and will do my best and dig deeper throughout.
Asylum starts on May 19! Will you start is with me??