Sunday, July 24, 2011


Well, I did it!  I finished the INSANITY workout.  As I've said before, it is by far the most physically demanding workout that I have ever done.  The first 30 days consists of mostly cardio with a few push-ups thrown in here and there while the last 30 days works in more core, push-ups, and planks with the cardio.  I have never, and I mean NEVER, sweat so much in my life as I did during one of the workouts. 

Now, full disclosure, I did not do the 60 days in a row.  After finishing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, I just did not want to be tied down to doing the same workout everyday.  So instead of finishing INSANITY in 60 days it probably took me closer to 70.  I ran on some of the Recovery and Off days and I was out of town for a couple of weekends.  Overall, though, I stuck to the workout and felt awesome when I could check off the box each day.

I finished this past Friday and I can't tell you how proud I was of myself.  I hopped out of bed bright and early to do those last 2 dvd's.  It was kind of cool because Scott was home, along with the kids, so they were all here when I did the last stretch.  My kids have become so used to me putting on workout clothes and every, single day would ask, "Are you going to do INSANITY now?" 

So, how much did I lose?  Did it work?  Can I see a difference? 

Yes, I can definitely see a difference in my body especially my legs.  My legs are toner and leaner.  My arms and shoulders have more definition.  I lost weight in my face. 

What about my stomach?  Well, I definitely lost and toned up in my abs because I can now wear some of my clothes that I haven't worn since before Gracie was born BUT I don't have defined abs . . . yet.  Having 2 babies in 2 years put a hurt on my body so I realize that it is going to take a while to firm up that part of my body but I'm ok with that.  I know that I look better than I did when I started this whole thing.

Here are some pics.  I did not have the best photographer in the world (Kanin) so I chose the ones that I thought would best show the progress.  Most of the pics Kanin was looking up at me so I looked like a giant.  LOL

So, what's next?  I am definitely going to move on to ASYLUM but I am also going to try to run a little more (if this heat ever lets up), probably put some Jillian back into the routine and continue to throw some of the INSANITY videos in, as well.

Have any of you attempted or completed INSANITY?  Any suggestions for a hard core video series I could do next.


  1. Oh my gosh, you look so good! I can't believe the difference that it made in your arms, face, and stomach!

    Good job, lady!!

  2. WOW--there is a definite difference!! Way to go! You are so dedicated!! I am going to use you as some motivation for me to get moving!! =)