The official 60-day Insanity & Shakeology fitness is OVER! Overall I’m pretty excited with my results. I don’t think I ever admitted my beginning weight but it was 115.3 lbs, aside from pregnancy, the most I have ever weighed in my life. There were a variety of factors that led to the weight gain (holiday indulgences, overcommitting myself, marital stress, etc.) but ultimately I let it get out of control. I’m happy to say the results are in and my new weight is:
A total loss of 6.2 lbs! Yes, I gained .2 lbs from the previous week but overall, I met the goal I stated when I first started this journey. My results are not amazing. You won’t see me featured on the latest Team Beachbody newsletter. My results are realistic. They show that the average person can commit to a program and obtain results. Did I do every single workout as scheduled? Nope. I’d say I did about 90% of them. My diet? I did really good the first four weeks. The second month was off due to quite a bit of travel. But I do think the results are representative for what I committed.
My recommendation to anyone doing a fitness challenge where pictures are involved – have someone else take the pictures. Get over the embarrassment because not matter what, your pics will look better without your arms all contorted.
I don’t think the front view pictures are as telling as the side view. What is even more impressive is how my clothes fit. I’m only 5′ tall so even gaining (or losing) a few pounds makes a huge difference.
Now my goal is to maintain the results I’ve achieved and possibly lose another 1-2 lbs. I think if I can do that, I’ll be ecstatic with my results. One thing I really missed about doing the Insanity workouts is running. Going forward I’ll probably alternate between running and Insanity workouts because it was really taxing on my body to do both in the same day. I never fully recovered and that hurt my overall performance.
If you’re thinking about starting a fitness challenge, I encourage you to do so! Team up with a buddy or a group of people that will help keep you accountable. Remember, to achieve long-term results you have to make a commitment to a lifestyle change. Anyone can do a Shakeology 3-day cleanse (more on that later) and lose a bunch of weight but unless you make changes in your daily routine, you’ll only gain that weight back. Keep pushing play friends and in the end, you’ll get the results you deserve!
— East 9th Street (@East9thStreet) June 19, 2012