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CutieCourt
10-20-2012, 10:25 PM
Just wondering if there is anyone else in this thread doing Insanity...the workout! :) I finished day 4 today. It is a 9 week program and is pretty intense but I have modified some of the moves to my fitness level until I can get stronger.

Just looking for others who have a significant amount of weight to lose who are also as insane as me and is tackling Insanity. It would be nice to have a buddy or check-in thread! :carrot:


geoblewis
10-21-2012, 06:01 AM
I'm not doing Insanity, but I'm going to follow you because I'm insanely curious of the results for us bigger peeps. I've considered doing something like this in the past but when I watch the infomercials on TV I can hear my knees, shoulder and lower back threaten to quit working altogether.

I am doing Phase 1 of the Venus Index workout. I've had to work with my personal trainer to modify a lot of the workout to meet my fitness limitations. But I'm getting results. Didn't really see any evidence of fat-burning, but I just started doing my workouts fasted and am hoping to rev up the fat burning some with that.

I am very curious about what their nutrition program is like. Would you share that?

Best of luck!

findingfawn
10-21-2012, 07:33 AM
I agree, I would LOVE to see what kind of results you see as a larger person doing INSANITY. I'm way too chicken to try it myself. I do Walk Away The Pounds and feel like I'm dying some days...lol (I think I'm only half kidding there).

I would love if you used this thread as like a weekly or even daily check in to tell us about your progress. I would love to know how you are feeling as you move through the program and the changes you see in your body (some pics would be awesome too ;) )

Best wishes on your journey!!!


Lizz
10-21-2012, 04:06 PM
I have tried Insanity, the first couple days of it, a few months ago. But it was too intense for me and I was unable to do any of the jumping exercises. It felt demotivating to me to be unable to keep up but it got me Shaun T curious and I have now his Hip Hop Abs program that I am looking forward to try.

I wish you more endurance and success with the program, Cutie. It is a very good idea to modify some of the exercises and listening to your body to tell you what feels good and what does not. Please stay safe and enjoy. :)

angieand2girls
10-21-2012, 11:27 PM
I started my journey right out of the gate, at 252 pounds, doing INSANITY!! And I've recently had a HUGE weight loss (as most of you know). Could I do the jumping in the beginning? Heck no. I modified practically every exercise. I pushed myself...but at MY OWN pace. I got stronger, and stronger, and stronger...and I kept building on that. I completed the 9 weeks back in September, and now I've started another round! Can I do the jumping now? HECK YES!! Can I do push ups now? YOU BET! Go at your own pace...don't compare yourself to anyone else....and I bet your bottom dollar that you will be stronger when it's all said and done! :)

Moving Forward
10-21-2012, 11:41 PM
Good for you! I'm pretty intimidated by Insanity. I would love to hear how it goes for you. I think you are going to have a fan club following your progress here. :)

CutieCourt
10-21-2012, 11:43 PM
Thanks Angie. I have been doing things at my own level in hopes of one day to be able to jump higher and do REAL push ups. I modify almost every move too! There are some I can do with no issues, like the mummy kicks and jump squats :) I started at 266 and so far am down to 262...trying to get the 8 pounds I gained during vacation OFF again. So I am almost at the same weight as you were when you started. YAY! That gives me hope!! :)

I actually finished Week 1 today and I only dry heaved a few times at the beginning of the week..LOL! I sweat just as much as the super fit chicks in the video!!!! The great thing is, my endurance has already improved since day 1. I was able to do more of certain moves today than I could on Wednesday (it was the same video). So far so good! I will keep checking in with everyone and let you know how it goes.

angieand2girls
10-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Bravo!! See?? You are already seeing improvements and it's just been one week! There were some moves I could do without modification too but mummy kicks and jump squats were NOT the ones LOL...so you're starting off better than me LOL! I couldn't do ANY jumping at first...I just had too much weight on my knees and my "girls" were just too large for any major jumping without hurting my back. And I couldn't do ANY real pushups when I started...I couldn't even hold a plank position for more than a few seconds. I have no doubt you will be able to do real pushups soon! I'm so excited for you!! Keep us updated on your progress! :)

Pink Hurricane
10-23-2012, 02:31 PM
I too have 100 lbs to lose in total, now 50lbs or so haha. But my husband and I just got Insanity and we are about to start. He's in great physical shape, so I am going to be super motivated to keep up with him when we work out together, and I know I will be less apt to give up before the workout is finished! We are looking to start later this week or this weekend.

CutieCourt
10-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Awesome Pink! I know you will want to keep up with him but do things at your own pace but push yourself and dig deep! You know your limits.
Stretching is very very important! I start week 2 today and I am just a little bit nervous!!! LOL!!! :) Shaun T will whip your boottaay into shape. Looking forward to being 50 pounds down like you!!! Come back to this thread and check in!! I'd like to know your thoughts after doing the fit test...lol.

Pink Hurricane
10-24-2012, 02:01 PM
Yes ma'am will do! :yes:

I am going to do the fit test tomorrow or Friday, so I will let you know how that goes!

toastedsmoke
10-24-2012, 02:14 PM
Insanity has been on my Christmas wishlist the past couple of years. If I don't get it this year, I'm going to gift it to myself. I'm in equal parts terrified and excited to try it out. You guys are super-inspiring taking it on. Please keep posting about your progress!

CutieCourt
10-25-2012, 03:42 AM
Toasted, it is totally worth it! I was lucky and had a friend pass it to me! I finished week 2 day 2 today! My arms are sore!!! Cardio Blast is killer but I felt great afterwards! I feel my arms getting stronger and can already go further down with my girl pushups! Lol! Insanity is hard and exciting all at the same time!!!!!! :)

angieand2girls
10-25-2012, 11:56 AM
Toasted, it is totally worth it! I was lucky and had a friend pass it to me! I finished week 2 day 2 today! My arms are sore!!! Cardio Blast is killer but I felt great afterwards! I feel my arms getting stronger and can already go further down with my girl pushups! Lol! Insanity is hard and exciting all at the same time!!!!!! :)

I second that! I finished week 2 day 4 today which was cardio recovery...aaaahhh how I love those days lol. But the way Insanity is designed is just the way I like to workout. I like to get in "grrrrrrr" mode, if you know what I mean LOL! It's tough, but it's great! :)

CutieCourt
10-26-2012, 03:22 AM
I finished W2D3 tonight! I felt lazy today and forced myself to do it at 11pm. I love that insanity is one of those workouts that makes me feel guilty if I decide
to not do it. Lol. My Shaun T conscious was like DO IT! So I did and felt so great afterwards.
Tomorrow is my recovery day! Lol! I am right behind you :)

Today we had group pictures taken at work and I was horrified.
Thankfully, I took the positive road and told myself it will make a great before picture for when I finish my insanity round 1! Let's do this!!!!!

angieand2girls
10-26-2012, 10:42 AM
Great job on pushing through that workout!! No quitting allowed! :D We are going to make it through this round!

CutieCourt
10-28-2012, 03:31 PM
Today is day 13! I can't believe after this workout I will be on my rest day and week 2 will be complete! It is blowing my mind that I've committed my afternoons this long. Usually I last about a week and then I'm done!!!! Wow! So proud right now! :) it feels nice to feel a little stronger! :)

CutieCourt
10-30-2012, 01:45 PM
Today I will complete day 15 (W3D1) and couldn't be more excited. It is the fit test video so I will have some idea of how much my strength has improved! Pretty excited!

angieand2girls
10-30-2012, 10:24 PM
Great job CutieCourt!! When I do the fit test, I always have my previous results in view so I can push past them. I always aim for 1-5 more past what I did before...except, it's hard for me now to get any more globe jump rounds than what I do. Those tire me out!

I finished W4D2 today. For some reason I thought I was in week 3 but these weeks have been speeding ahead of me! I looked at my spreadsheet and realized that next week is recovery week! I'm losing my sense of time doing this Insanity because it's so much fun! :D Good luck tomorrow with Plyo. I'm doing Plyo tomorrow too. :)

CutieCourt
11-02-2012, 02:17 AM
Omg...globe jumps totally wear me out! My issue is push up jacks! I can't do a manly push up yet so I do girl push-ups in their place. I am happy to say that my stats almost all doubled and some I just added a few but that makes me happy because I remember how hard this stuff was two weeks ago. It is crazy how quickly a person can build their endurance by "trying" insanity. I can't fully say I do the program as the video..but one day!

I finished Week 3, Day 3 today! Cardio blast and cardio abs are an evil combo! Tomorrow is my easy day and I am thankful for that. Sheesh!
There have been days where I just didn't want to workout but I have found that if I force myself to get dressed and press play, once I am through the first round of warm-ups, I am good to go.

Pressing play is the hardest part but still going strong! :)

findingfawn
11-02-2012, 10:47 AM
Great job girls, I'm really enjoying keeping an eye on what you are doing. I watched the Insanity infomercial this morning and it wore me out and made me want to puke just watching it. You two amaze me. Keep going!

Lizz
11-02-2012, 05:46 PM
Hey Ladies,

Okay, so I am still the careful scepti-chick but never the less, this thread and the progress you two have been making has rekindled my interest in Insanity again. I am on W2D2 and this is farther than I have made it before. I have to admit, I was not very serious when I started, just kinda wanted to see and exercise a little bit and hence did not bother with the fit test on the first day. Now I regret that. After just a week I watched the fit test video again and it looks less scary than I remembered. :D

I have to modify a lot, basically all moves with jumping or hopping in them and all the push-ups. I am doing the girly-type push ups as well and doing some variation on squats instead of most jumpy moves or just jogging. But even after a week I feel that I am getting better at keeping up with the warm-ups in the beginning and can move in some form through the whole warm-up without stopping and that was definitely not the case on Day 1. I like the stretches a lot and think that there has been some improvement in flexibility too.

Being glad to have given this another try, I would like to thank you both for the awesome inspiration! It reminded me today of the though that the best kind of exercise is the one you an stick to and for now, this works for me and I am very happy (and astonished) about that. Thank you and keep going! Getting stronger every day. :)

One question I would like to ask is about weight loss, do you ladies actually keep losing since you started this program?

angieand2girls
11-02-2012, 10:25 PM
CutieCourt - Cardio & Cardio Abs really IS a killer combo!! Oh man! I had to do that combo today. And I sooooo agree with you about not feeling like doing it some days, but once you start you feel a lot better! By the time I hit round 2 of the warm ups, I feel like I can keep going lol. Great job on doubling your fit test scores! That's awesome!

Findingfawn - thank you so much! You sure you don't want to give it a try? You might like it! :D

Lizz - Welcome to the Insanity club! Like you, I modified practically EVERY exercise in the beginning. I could not do any of the jumping exercises. If I had to come off the ground in any way? Nope...couldn't do it...not even mummy kicks. Now? I can jump with EASE! I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying it this time around! As far as weight loss, I have been losing steadily since I've started Insanity. I'm doing other things in addition to it, but I do attribute Insanity to a lot of my progress. I lost 50.25 pounds in 3.5 months. I think a combination of things (including Insanity) attributed to this. :D

want2bebak2me
11-02-2012, 10:45 PM
Just wondering if there is anyone else in this thread doing Insanity...the workout! :) I finished day 4 today. It is a 9 week program and is pretty intense but I have modified some of the moves to my fitness level until I can get stronger.

Just looking for others who have a significant amount of weight to lose who are also as insane as me and is tackling Insanity. It would be nice to have a buddy or check-in thread! :carrot:

Hey CutieCourt I just finished the day one fitness test, which im taking as my day 1. I modified as well as i have almost 90 pounds to lose, my mini goal is 15 pounds by xmas and 15 more by my 27th bday on january 20th. Most people i have seen do insanity on youtube have lost atleast 30 pounds per insanity cycle, i have also seen woman as heavy as us, yes they do modify and do as much as they can and even if we cant push now, we will very soon. its all about getting down a little so its not so hard on our poor bones. And from no activity to insanity, well it speaks for itself. Good luck and i'll be here with you every step of the way.

want2bebak2me
11-02-2012, 10:56 PM
CutieCourt - Cardio & Cardio Abs really IS a killer combo!! Oh man! I had to do that combo today. And I sooooo agree with you about not feeling like doing it some days, but once you start you feel a lot better! By the time I hit round 2 of the warm ups, I feel like I can keep going lol. Great job on doubling your fit test scores! That's awesome!

Findingfawn - thank you so much! You sure you don't want to give it a try? You might like it! :D

Lizz - Welcome to the Insanity club! Like you, I modified practically EVERY exercise in the beginning. I could not do any of the jumping exercises. If I had to come off the ground in any way? Nope...couldn't do it...not even mummy kicks. Now? I can jump with EASE! I'm so happy to hear you are enjoying it this time around! As far as weight loss, I have been losing steadily since I've started Insanity. I'm doing other things in addition to it, but I do attribute Insanity to a lot of my progress. I lost 50.25 pounds in 3.5 months. I think a combination of things (including Insanity) attributed to this. :D

Hey Angie! You have done wonderfully on Insanity.Exactly what i was looking forward to. Just a question, do u or did u do anything else while this program or just insanity? How about food wise? And did you ever cheat or skip a day? I pressed stop 5 minutes before it finished on day 1, but i know it will get better. I could only pray for results like yours!

angieand2girls
11-02-2012, 11:42 PM
Hi want2bebak! You are going to do so well on Insanity too if you stick with it! It's great! :D Okay, this is a brief outline of what I did as far as exercise and food from the start of my journey. Insanity is always done in the early morning.

Exercise: Weeks 1 - 6 = Insanity Only; Weeks 7 - 9 = Insanity + 30 minutes at the gym three days a week on MWF in the late afternoon (5min warmup on stationary bike, 15min on treadmill where I did walk/jog combos, 10min on elliptical) + arm workouts at home in the evening before bed 5 days a week M-F (I used 8 lb weights and did 12 different arm exercises / 10 reps each); Week 10 = no exercise (I did a 7 day water fast); Week 11 = Kundalini Yoga all 7 days (You're sitting or lying down the whole time so not intense at all); Week 12 - 13 = 5 days at the gym (3 days my bike/treadmill/elliptical combo for 30 minutes and 2 days of a class I like.....step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, spin class, etc....all 1 hour each) + arm workouts at home again 5 days a week M-F; Week 14 - 16 = Insanity Round 2 + 30min gym combo (bike/treadmill/ellptical) 3 days a week MWF + arm workouts at home 5 days a week before bed; Week 17 - Present = Insanity (6 days a week) + 30 min gym routine (3 days a week) + Chalean Extreme (3 days a week) + Cathe STS Abs (3 days a week)

Food: Week 1 = on plan; Week 2 = I took a mini vacation to Chicago on the weekend and ate off plan that weekend.....maybe about 3,000 calories a day for 3 days. I missed an Insanity workout on that Saturday too lol. Weeks 3 - 9 = perfectly on plan (my plan includes small desserts each day so I never deprived myself); Week 10 = water fast (the entire week); Week 11 = refeed week (I increased my calories slowly each day...i.e...200, 400, 600, 800, etc...until I was back up to 1,200 by the weekend); Weeks 12 - 15 = back to my normal on plan eating (1,200 - 1,700 calories per day); Week 16 = on my weigh in day (after I weighed in of course lol), I had a planned high calorie day. I ate 3,133 calories. I then water fasted for the next 39 hours. After the fast ended, I returned to my normal calories; Weeks 17 - present = on plan.

Now this past Sunday was the first time (other than the chicago vacation and the planned high calorie day) that I went over 1,700 calories.

Sorry this is so long and overly-detailed lol. But as you can see, I really like to do different things. And yes, I had "cheat days".....4 to be exact....and yes I had days where I did not exercise......2 weeks actually. Oh, and I also do intermittent fasting, where I eat all my calories between 11am - 3pm.....so my Insanity workouts are done in a fasted state for, in my opinion, maximum fat burning! :D

want2bebak2me
11-05-2012, 02:02 AM
Hi want2bebak! You are going to do so well on Insanity too if you stick with it! It's great! :D Okay, this is a brief outline of what I did as far as exercise and food from the start of my journey. Insanity is always done in the early morning.

Exercise: Weeks 1 - 6 = Insanity Only; Weeks 7 - 9 = Insanity + 30 minutes at the gym three days a week on MWF in the late afternoon (5min warmup on stationary bike, 15min on treadmill where I did walk/jog combos, 10min on elliptical) + arm workouts at home in the evening before bed 5 days a week M-F (I used 8 lb weights and did 12 different arm exercises / 10 reps each); Week 10 = no exercise (I did a 7 day water fast); Week 11 = Kundalini Yoga all 7 days (You're sitting or lying down the whole time so not intense at all); Week 12 - 13 = 5 days at the gym (3 days my bike/treadmill/elliptical combo for 30 minutes and 2 days of a class I like.....step aerobics, cardio kickboxing, spin class, etc....all 1 hour each) + arm workouts at home again 5 days a week M-F; Week 14 - 16 = Insanity Round 2 + 30min gym combo (bike/treadmill/ellptical) 3 days a week MWF + arm workouts at home 5 days a week before bed; Week 17 - Present = Insanity (6 days a week) + 30 min gym routine (3 days a week) + Chalean Extreme (3 days a week) + Cathe STS Abs (3 days a week)

Food: Week 1 = on plan; Week 2 = I took a mini vacation to Chicago on the weekend and ate off plan that weekend.....maybe about 3,000 calories a day for 3 days. I missed an Insanity workout on that Saturday too lol. Weeks 3 - 9 = perfectly on plan (my plan includes small desserts each day so I never deprived myself); Week 10 = water fast (the entire week); Week 11 = refeed week (I increased my calories slowly each day...i.e...200, 400, 600, 800, etc...until I was back up to 1,200 by the weekend); Weeks 12 - 15 = back to my normal on plan eating (1,200 - 1,700 calories per day); Week 16 = on my weigh in day (after I weighed in of course lol), I had a planned high calorie day. I ate 3,133 calories. I then water fasted for the next 39 hours. After the fast ended, I returned to my normal calories; Weeks 17 - present = on plan.

Now this past Sunday was the first time (other than the chicago vacation and the planned high calorie day) that I went over 1,700 calories.

Sorry this is so long and overly-detailed lol. But as you can see, I really like to do different things. And yes, I had "cheat days".....4 to be exact....and yes I had days where I did not exercise......2 weeks actually. Oh, and I also do intermittent fasting, where I eat all my calories between 11am - 3pm.....so my Insanity workouts are done in a fasted state for, in my opinion, maximum fat burning! :D

Wow!!! You are fricken superwoman! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me, all of us. I am looking to lose 60-70 pounds. how long did it take for you to lose your weight so far? And, if you dont mind me asking, how is the skin situation?

angieand2girls
11-05-2012, 08:25 AM
Wow!!! You are fricken superwoman! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me, all of us. I am looking to lose 60-70 pounds. how long did it take for you to lose your weight so far? And, if you dont mind me asking, how is the skin situation?

It took me 3.5 months (15 weeks and 2 days) to lose the 50.25 pounds I've lost on my ticker. That's pretty fast! As far as loose skin, I think I will have some loose skin on my stomach. My stomach wasn't like this before babies though. I've always had a relatively flat stomach even while being big. BUT....I dont' think it's going to be that bad. When I'm standing up, I have no droop and my stomach looks great. But when I do the "get-on-all-fours" test in the mirror, my stomach droops. But as far as the rest of my body, I don't think I'll have a problem. I think I look pretty darn good! :D

CutieCourt
11-06-2012, 09:52 AM
I would love to lose 25 pounds in 16 weeks...lol. My scale isn't moving very much. Today I finally saw a small change. That part does get a little frustrating!

I finished Week 3, Day 5 yesterday! Took Friday off because I was so dang busy and saturday I rode 15 miles of mountain bike trails! I burned 2700 calories and was totally pooped by the time I got home.

Sunday I picked it back up though! I must have really been tightening my core
On Sunday because I can totally feel my lower abs!

How is everyone else doing!!!!!
So far, I've lost 4 pounds! Whoop!!

angieand2girls
11-06-2012, 10:25 AM
Wow that's awesome CutieCourt! 4 pounds and 2,700 calories burned! You are doing great!

I'm in recovery week so I finished day 2 of that this morning. Now I'm just waiting until 11am to come so I can tear into some food! :D

I watch Youtube a lot (the weight loss community) and a lot of the men and women there like to create themes for each month. One girl's theme for this month is "NOvember NOexcuses". Let's not let the holiday this month give us an excuse to fall off track. No excuses! Keep pushing ladies!

givepeaceachance
11-08-2012, 09:09 PM
I did the first 3 days and it is kicking my tush! 40 lbs to go!

angieand2girls
11-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Hi givepeace! Yes Insanity WILL do that to you :D Do you plan to complete the 9 weeks? I hope it's going well for you!