Friday, September 24, 2010

Insanity - Week 4 Round Up

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!!


  1. Congratulations on completing your first month... I can't wait for that moment :) I am so excited that you have already lost a pant size in four weeks... I am really hoping to see progress like that during this program. Are you going to show us pics???? Just wondering...

    Congratulations and enjoy the recovery week! Oh, and that SO much for your support as I make it through the grueling task of earning a t-shirt and buying smaller jeans.

    Make it a great day!

  2. Yay! Good for you girl on having to go shopping again for jeans!!! That's a problem worth having!!! Insanity will definitely give you better legs and a butt. Thank god! LOL.

    I wish my hubby would work out with me... but he left this morning at 5am for work... so unless we get up at like 3:30, it ain't happening. Oh well... He's skinny already... just wish he'd get more toned.

    LOL on the butt grabbing... you're grabbing your ass and I'm constantly flexing in the mirror. :)

  3. Losing weight and shopping are two of my all-time favorite activities :-). Congratulations. I love to visit here. You are always upbeat and that is a nice way to start the day. I hope you have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

  4. Gaspegirl - thank you. I guess having to buy smaller pants is not so bad. But yes, I would imagine that if I had been better with my eating, I would have more results. I'll try to take some pics next week, but I don't think the results are extremely visible.

    Laura - I can't wait to do P90X again so I can flex in the mirror. I am a little sad to have lost some of my upper body muscle. But you keep on flexin', you've earned that right! :)

    Mary - thank you so much. You are right, those are fun activities. Have a great weekend.

  5. Congratulations of making it through the first month! You are awesome!!!

    (And yes— make your self some soup! ;-)

  6. WOOHOO!!! Congrats on completing your first month! You're doing great and keep up the great work!!!

  7. sounds like your off to a great start!! keep up the good work and in no time at all you wont be the only one grabbing your butt!!

  8. Haha thanks everyone!! And I just bought a great looking squash to make my first homemade soup with. Thanks for the inspiration Melissa.

    LOL at Dennis - there has been an increase in the butt grabbing around here come to think of it. ;)