Oh yeah, today we finished our first month of Insanity!! Now on to the recovery week and not a moment too soon as my hips and right arch are really starting to feel it. Soon it's Insanity month two - which I hear is grueling. Eeek!
I'm happy to report that this is the week I finally started to see some of those stubborn fat areas begin to shrink. That's right, I'm talking about those love handles and the belly button doughnut. Buh-bye! By no means are they completely gone, but they are starting to go, well, they were before I started baking (and taste testing) for my sister's birthday. Anyway, the fact that they were starting to leave makes me very happy as I thought, given my age and having had two kidlets, they were here to stay. But goodness knows, we are really working hard for what little progress we are getting. These workouts are very intense but thankfully, effective.
My husband's sides have started slimming down too. He has not reported looser clothing yet, but honestly, his pants were getting pretty snug when we started so even better fitting is an improvement. Me on the other hand, after purchasing quite a bit of new clothing last year (mostly jeans), they are now too big. I spend the day having to hike up my pants every time I stand up and last year's skinny jeans are not quite skinny enough. Woohoo!! My wallet is not too happy though about having to go out for new jeans again.
Diet - well, still not doing so well here. I crave carbs and sugar! Salads just make me hungry for something else, anything else. But, I'm still trying. Did some fun stuff with butternut squash this week and actually really enjoyed it. I'm going to take Melissa's advice and try some soups too.
My opinion of Insanity so far - I like it, really like it. It is hard work, it makes you sweat and grunt and groan (and curse like a truck driver), but it works. Again, it's not muscle building which I do wish was incorporated somewhere, but it is certainly fat shedding and really works on firming those lower extremity muscles. If you want a nice tight butt and legs, Insanity is for you! Have I mentioned my hubby is a leg and butt man? So yeah, this has been nice so far and even I will admit to frequently grabbing my own butt these days to "check my progress". ;-)
Hope everyone else is sticking with it. Have a great weekend!!
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