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#61 kellygrrrl

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    Posted 04 May 2011 - 04:14 PM

    hang in there, jen. if you stick with it, I will, too. : ) also, maybe check the way your clothes fit. you may be losing without noticing but once you put on a pair of jeans that you've previously retired because they were too tight and they're looser, you'll know. : ) I'm sure you're doing all the right things.
     

    Originally Posted by JenK 


    I forgot to take my measurements at the beginning :( We don't follow the nutrition plan but eat clean so I am hoping it is just muscle weight! I was not working out consistently prior to starting this program. I have been working out for 3 weeks now (4 days of insanity a week). On the UPSIDE...I did my fit test during my lunch hour and I have GREATLY improved! So I am going to just stick to everything and I agree-hopefully in another few weeks or so, I will have a huge loss :)
     



     



     



    #62 orange_peel

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      Posted 05 May 2011 - 06:53 AM

      JenK - it sounds like you are gaining muscle... and muscle burns has a higher resting metabolic rate than fat, so if you keep building muscle, soon you will be burning more calories at rest, and the fat will come off. 

       

      Also- from my experience, watching portion control is important. The first month of Insanity, I was also working at a hospital where the hospital food is pretty disgusting, so I stuck with soup for a meal every day. I lost a substantial amount of weight. Now that that rotation is over AND I'm cooking dinner every day for me and my fiance, 2 lbs of the weight has come back... even after doing Month 2 of Insanity and we eat really healthy (lots of fruits/veggies/protein from fish/quinoa/etc). I still feel good and look better than I have in the past... but I know that I need to watch the portions and the weight will come off again.

       

      And - don't always trust the scale, like KellyGrrrl was saying. Look at how your clothes are fitting - and, what should be more importantly, how you FEEL!

       

      Good luck everybody! I finally finished the whole round of Insanity - and I am doing some Month 1 workouts again (as a "rest" week) - and I'm adding in running and lots of walking everyday! I feel amazing! You will too! :)



      #63 orange_peel

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        Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:04 AM

        Ok I want to make sure I don't sound anorexic here - clarification - I ate soup for ONE of my three meals every day. And now I am eating three full meals, and one that I am cooking - and my fiance eats a lot - so I make a lot of food - and usually end up eating half. I should just give him most of it instead of dividing down the middle! His metabolism is a lot faster than mine!  



        #64 june11bride

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          Posted 05 May 2011 - 11:43 AM

          Haha don't worry, that's not how I took it!! It sure is annoying how men's metabolism seems to work so much faster hey??

           

          Originally Posted by orange_peel 

          Ok I want to make sure I don't sound anorexic here - clarification - I ate soup for ONE of my three meals every day. And now I am eating three full meals, and one that I am cooking - and my fiance eats a lot - so I make a lot of food - and usually end up eating half. I should just give him most of it instead of dividing down the middle! His metabolism is a lot faster than mine!  


           

          I just came on here to say that I just (like 5 minutes ago) finished my FIRST month TWO workout (max interval circuit). It is totally and incredibly insane but I LOVED it!! It is soo much longer and harder than the first month, but they have it set up so that you can totally do it! They include different types of exercises so you aren't completely dead by the end of the circuit. If you can get through a month one workout, by month two you will be able to do that as well!!

           

          However, now that I know how hard the second month workout is, I'm worried about over doing it with still adding running into my workout. I love to run and push myself as well, but I only have one month to my wedding so I don't want to get off track of Insanity.

          Has anyone had any experience with doing month 2 and still going to the gym? Shoudl I eat more calories or something?
           

           


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          #65 muzikgrrl

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            Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

            Congrats on making it to month two, I just made it through week one.  Wow this workout really lives up to its name?  I think it depends on the distance you will be running, you should increase your calories if your going to run hard and far, but not by a ton if your going for a light jog. Make sure you eat enough and drink enough fluids, it should be ok.
             

            Originally Posted by june11bride 

            Haha don't worry, that's not how I took it!! It sure is annoying how men's metabolism seems to work so much faster hey??

             


             

            I just came on here to say that I just (like 5 minutes ago) finished my FIRST month TWO workout (max interval circuit). It is totally and incredibly insane but I LOVED it!! It is soo much longer and harder than the first month, but they have it set up so that you can totally do it! They include different types of exercises so you aren't completely dead by the end of the circuit. If you can get through a month one workout, by month two you will be able to do that as well!!

             

            However, now that I know how hard the second month workout is, I'm worried about over doing it with still adding running into my workout. I love to run and push myself as well, but I only have one month to my wedding so I don't want to get off track of Insanity.

            Has anyone had any experience with doing month 2 and still going to the gym? Shoudl I eat more calories or something?
             

             



             



            #66 kellygrrrl

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              Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:40 PM

              ok, as of 8pm tonight, I have officially finished month one! yaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! I'm really excited to see what the recovery week video is like and definitely looking forward to the upcoming week.

               

              I'm down 1" in my waist and hips and .5" - 1" in each upper thigh. but more than that I feel soooooooo good and never thought it would work like this. I'm not saying the workouts were easy, but they are getting better, and I couldn't have imagined such changes in stamina and body shape in only a month.

               

              hang in there, everyone. it's all worth it. : ) see ya in month two!



              #67 kellygrrrl

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                Posted 08 May 2011 - 07:46 PM



                Quote:
                Originally Posted by june11bride 

                Haha don't worry, that's not how I took it!! It sure is annoying how men's metabolism seems to work so much faster hey??

                 


                 

                I just came on here to say that I just (like 5 minutes ago) finished my FIRST month TWO workout (max interval circuit). It is totally and incredibly insane but I LOVED it!! It is soo much longer and harder than the first month, but they have it set up so that you can totally do it! They include different types of exercises so you aren't completely dead by the end of the circuit. If you can get through a month one workout, by month two you will be able to do that as well!!

                 

                However, now that I know how hard the second month workout is, I'm worried about over doing it with still adding running into my workout. I love to run and push myself as well, but I only have one month to my wedding so I don't want to get off track of Insanity.

                Has anyone had any experience with doing month 2 and still going to the gym? Shoudl I eat more calories or something?
                 

                 



                 



                Quote:
                Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

                ok, as of 8pm tonight, I have officially finished month one! yaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! I'm really excited to see what the recovery week video is like and definitely looking forward to the upcoming week.

                 

                I'm down 1" in my waist and hips and .5" - 1" in each upper thigh. but more than that I feel soooooooo good and never thought it would work like this. I'm not saying the workouts were easy, but they are getting better, and I couldn't have imagined such changes in stamina and body shape in only a month.

                 

                hang in there, everyone. it's all worth it. : ) see ya in month two!



                 



                #68 june11bride

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                  Posted 08 May 2011 - 09:47 PM



                  I am absolutely LOVING month 2. The workouts are longer and harder but they do it in a way that really works and doesn't kill you. One of them doesn't even repeat any moves throughout the workout so you don't think to yourself, man, I still have 2 more times of this!!  I'm only a week in to month 2 so we are pretty close!

                  Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 

                  ok, as of 8pm tonight, I have officially finished month one! yaaaaaaaaayyyyyy! I'm really excited to see what the recovery week video is like and definitely looking forward to the upcoming week.

                   

                  I'm down 1" in my waist and hips and .5" - 1" in each upper thigh. but more than that I feel soooooooo good and never thought it would work like this. I'm not saying the workouts were easy, but they are getting better, and I couldn't have imagined such changes in stamina and body shape in only a month.

                   

                  hang in there, everyone. it's all worth it. : ) see ya in month two!



                   


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                  #69 kellygrrrl

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                    Posted 09 May 2011 - 05:35 AM

                    ooo, I like the no repeat thing. it's what finally made me start to enjoy the pure cardio dvd. I can't wait to try it!! : ) thanks for the advice.

                     

                    Originally Posted by june11bride 



                    I am absolutely LOVING month 2. The workouts are longer and harder but they do it in a way that really works and doesn't kill you. One of them doesn't even repeat any moves throughout the workout so you don't think to yourself, man, I still have 2 more times of this!!  I'm only a week in to month 2 so we are pretty close!



                     



                     



                    #70 SarahTD

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                      Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

                      My fiance and I are both doing Insanity.  He just started the second month and says he's getting sore all over again and says terrible things about Sean T .  I keep starting over, but I'm still doing the workouts and getting better at them.  I can really feel a difference in my strength.  My endurance is getting better also.  I get married 4 weeks from today so I had better step it up and get more consistent.  Good luck everybody!!






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