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Insanity 2021!

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  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Argh as I suspected I put on a pound & a 1/2. I'm staying off the scales until the end of these 9 weeks as I don't want to feel disappointed 😞 I'm getting fitter, eating better with a deficit, so it will work with consistency, I need to trust the process

    I didn't lose any weight when I did insanity... lost a few inches but put 2lbs on!

    Hi Vicky,
    Yeah I think I'm going to be the same but like 'skinnyrev' said Im getting fitter, healthier and happier, which is what it's all about - the weight loss will come I'm sure! What did you do to lose weight after insanity? Presuming you wanted to lose weight that is!

    I used MFP to lose weight, it's just a numbers game. Eat less than you burn and you'll lose weight.

    The high intensity of insanity creates water retention which messes with the scales, that's all 😊

    Thanks Vicky, I'm definitely playing the numbers game and I'll continue with a deficit after insanity, but maybe drop the exercise to a run every other day - I'll certainly be fit enough for that after this program I'm sure 🀣

    I started running after I finished insanity too πŸ˜€

    πŸ‘πŸ‘ I'm looking forward to my new found fitness! And all this snow and ice will be away too by the time I'm ready to start running πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 9: Pure Cardio. Done πŸ’ͺπŸ˜³πŸ˜…
    Oh jeez this morning was a sleepy one, had to tell myself to get my butt in gear, get on with it and press play! It took me the first circuit of the warm up to 'get into to it' but I was off and running after that. I managed the full time of switch kicks πŸŽ‰ and I'm definitely feeling fitter πŸ’ͺ I took my measurements this morning but as with the scales, I'm not going to measure again until the end - that scales moment has put me off 🀣 I will check the results at the end 😊
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 10: Plyometric circuit. Done πŸ’ͺ
    Felt really good today and really dug deep. Omg those level 1 drills. Can anybody manage these full three rounds!? πŸ˜³πŸ˜… Also does anyone know if I should be doing press ups on my knees as I can't do the full 'normal' press up?
    Great start to a Monday morning!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 11: Cardio Recovery πŸ’ͺ Done!
    🀣 Am I the only one who starts to quote what they say? Shaun: 'This is as far as I can go cause I got big quads' πŸ€£πŸ‘Œ
    I really enjoy this one, I always feel great after all the stretching. I managed more of the hold, pulses sections the only one I never managed this time was the plie hold, my legs were giving out 😬 Noticing more and more how focusing on breathing gets me through a lot more - sounds silly, but it's working. Feeling great, another insanity day done.
    'Peace out' πŸ‘πŸ˜‚
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 12: Cardio Power and Resistance. Done πŸ’ͺ
    Oh today was another sleepy start, I was bad last with my eats πŸ™ˆ so felt rubbish when I woke up 😞 but made myself press play and gave it my all - feeling happy I did it and pushed, but still kicking myself for my eats last night πŸ™„πŸ˜–. It's just one day though and back on it today - what I need to remind myself of today. Day 12 done!
  • skinnyrev2bskinnyrev2b Member Posts: 288 Member Member Posts: 288 Member
    One day of 'bad' (is there any such thing? Fuel is fuel... yeah, some is more nutritious but sometimes you've got to listen to your cravings for other reasons) will not make an iota of difference in the mid and long run. Keep going!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    One day of 'bad' (is there any such thing? Fuel is fuel... yeah, some is more nutritious but sometimes you've got to listen to your cravings for other reasons) will not make an iota of difference in the mid and long run. Keep going!

    Thanks! I like that way of thinking about it! 😊 Definitely keeping going and determined to get to where I want to be health, fitness and lifestyle wise, not a quick journey but a worthwhile one!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 13: Pure Cardio AND Cardio Abs followed by an hour of snow shovelling = broken 🀣πŸ’ͺ
    Oh jeez, gave it my all again! My neighbours must of thought there was a baby elephant jumping around in my place this morning with all my not so graceful jumps πŸ™ˆ Cardio abs was a new experience - woo those C sits, I couldn't find the balance to do the two leg 'in and lift's' but I'm hoping this will come (🀣 like so many other moves!). Feeling great! Another week done πŸ’ͺ
  • BJM0970BJM0970 Member Posts: 7 Member Member Posts: 7 Member
    I've been wanting to start back up with insanity and always try to get someone to do it with me at home. I would be joining you late and we might not be on the same day. Years ago when I did it I lost weight and inches. I attempt it here and there but never finish the 60. I incorporate other exercise and notice my strength and endurance improves greatly with insanity!! Hope to do the fit test tomorrow!!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    BJM0970 wrote: Β»
    I've been wanting to start back up with insanity and always try to get someone to do it with me at home. I would be joining you late and we might not be on the same day. Years ago when I did it I lost weight and inches. I attempt it here and there but never finish the 60. I incorporate other exercise and notice my strength and endurance improves greatly with insanity!! Hope to do the fit test tomorrow!!

    Oh brilliant, let's do it! I've found posting everyday on MFP has kept me accountable and I press play even on the days I'm not feeling it. Today (rest day) is normally a weigh in day for me, but I'm resisting stepping on the scale as don't want to be put off, I feel loads fitter and in better shape already. You can do it! Good luck with your fitness test today, smash it! πŸ’ͺ
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 15: Fitness test done πŸ’ͺ I'm so pleased with my results, I really gave it my all πŸ˜… (difference from the first fit test + or -)
    Switch kicks: 83 (+19!)
    Power jacks: 52 (+10)
    Power knees: 94 (+17)
    Power jumps: 31 (+8!! )
    Globe jumps: 10 (+3)
    Suicide jumps: 13 (+3)
    Push-up Jacks: 20 (+10)
    Plank oblique: 56 (+12)

    The results are speaking for themself, I'm delighted! I'm feeling fitter, healthier and happier - which is amazing considering how I started this - so true the advice I read that if you wait for motivation to come you'll always be waiting, it's not motivation, it's a decision, so decide and get on with it πŸ’ͺπŸ˜… Happy weekend everyone 😊
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 16: Plyometric Circuit. Done πŸ’ͺ
    Oh πŸ˜– I almost managed a full first set of the dreaded level one drills!! I will conquer this next time! Feeling fitter with every workout now, but starting to get a little scared with one eye on these Max workouts wondering what's in store for me πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬ something tells me I shouldn't get too comfortable πŸ˜‚
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 17 - Pure Cardio plus Cardio Abs. Done πŸ’ͺ
    I was able to push through for longer today and I even managed a couple of the cardio abs C sit double leg lifts 😁 progress!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 18 - Cardio Recovery. Done πŸ’ͺ
    Really like this stretching routine. I haven't mastered the plie hold yet, my legs keep giving out πŸ€£πŸ™‰πŸ™ˆ I will hold the plie stretch for the full time next week!!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 19 - Cardio Power and Resistance. Done πŸ’ͺ. I wasnt feeling very powerful this morning 😡🀣 but I pressed play and went for it - I do love those hurdle jumps for some bizarre reason πŸ€”πŸ˜‚ Glad to be another day forward on the program πŸ’ͺ😁
  • skinnyrev2bskinnyrev2b Member Posts: 288 Member Member Posts: 288 Member
    Well done @katylockett! I remember also feeling strangely fond of moves that kicked my butt. It's almost masochistic.... :smiley:
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Well done @katylockett! I remember also feeling strangely fond of moves that kicked my butt. It's almost masochistic.... :smiley:

    Thanks @skinnyrev2b πŸ˜‚ I know right, it's very strange πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Day 20 - Plyometric Circuit. Done πŸ’ͺ
    Well I smashed my goal today! I wanted to complete the first set of the dreaded level one drills, I did it! PLUS every other push up and plank runs throughout the circuit victory πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ˜ Really good workout this morning, and happy to now be on a rest day tomorrow πŸ˜… my legs are shredded πŸ™ˆ
  • skinnyrev2bskinnyrev2b Member Posts: 288 Member Member Posts: 288 Member
    Hurray! Well done you!
  • katylockettkatylockett Member Posts: 81 Member Member Posts: 81 Member
    Hurray! Well done you!

    Thanks @skinnyrev2b very pleased!!
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