Insanity Complete!!

Oh my gosh! I finished something!
I have had a really rough 2 months, with lots of drama, stress, and personal/family matters going on. As much as I enjoyed this program and the way it’s made me feel physically and mentally, it’s been really hard to stick to it. I’ve had a lot of ups and downs when it comes to getting my workouts in. And these last 2 weeks I’ve had a hard time eating the way I was in the beginning. I’ve disappointed myself a few times for sure, but I am incredibly proud that I didn’t quit. I kept going.

My goal was to lose 30 lbs. in these 2 months on Insanity. I didn’t meet my goal. I lost 25 lbs. Not as good as I could’ve done and I know that. I let my emotions get the best of me recently and slacked a lot. But, 25 lbs. is 25 lbs. I’m happy about it! And I know that I can do better next time. There’s room for improvement for sure and I will improve if that’s what I want to do and if that’s what I work for. I am super proud of myself for completing this program. Although I didn’t do as well as I thought I could or would, I stuck it out and finished. And I’m not stopping anytime soon. =D

Pictures first: I can definitely see a difference, and in 2 months I’ll see more of a difference, and so on and so on. I’ll never quit taking care of myself again.

NEW Day 1 and 60 (1)

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NEW Day 1 and 60 (3)

Day 1:
Weight – 297
Pant Size – 24
Shirt Size – 3x
Waist – 51
Hips – 54
Chest – 47
Arms – 15
Thighs – 30

Body Mass Index – 40.3
Body Fat – 58%

Day 60:
Weight – 272
Pant Size -22
Shirt Size – 1x/2x
Waist – 48
Hips – 51.5
Chest – 45
Arms – 14
Thighs – 28

Body Mass Index – 36.9
Body Fat – 55%

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We Are Warriors!

I may have a lot to work for but also a lot to be proud of. I am now on day 39 of Insanity. Wow. I’ve never kept up a workout for this long before! I love the workouts, I really do. I hate them because they hurt, but they hurt so good. I can feel myself getting stronger. I love it. It’s such an amazing feeling. I’m still really overweight, but I feel stronger. I can feel my muscles working now. Who knew I even had muscles underneath all this fat. I know there are abs in there somewhere because they hurt. Lol. I am feeling really sore all over again after having an almost non-existent workout week last week. I hurt all over. Yesterday was a lot of squats and leg work so it hurts to sit down and stand up. But I’m still loving it. I am seeing a difference in my performance and it just tells me that I will reach my goal and I will be able to do all the moves that they do in the video. Eventually.

blog111Another thing I love about Insanity? The trainer. Shaun T is AMAZING! He really kicks my butt every day. Those moments where he gets in your face and says, “Push. Keep Going. You got this. Dig deeper!” I really do kick it into high gear and bust it out as best I can! Don’t get me wrong, most of the workout, especially the moves I can’t do and now that I’m in month 2, I hate him. I curse at him through the screen. But when I’m done, after I’ve realized I can do it (or at least I’ll be able to soon) I LOVE him. He is so incredibly motivating!

This program might not be right for everyone, but it’s definitely right for me. It’ just what I need to get me to where I want to be; 50 lbs. lighter by Oct. 7th. That’s my goal date. By then, I will have finished 2 rounds of Insanity. I plan to be a size 18 pants and XL shirt. I think I was 15 the last time I fit into 18s. I have a goal outfit I need to buy to make it official, but that’s the goal! I know if I push myself that I CAN do it.

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So can you. You’ve got this! If you commit and stick with it, day in and day out, there’s no way you’ll ever fail! There are always bumps in the road. There are always setbacks. But the only way you fail is by giving up. Don’t give up! I can do it. You can do it. We can do this together! I am here to support you and hopefully motivate and inspire you to keep going! You are a strong! You are a WARRIOR!!

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Update: 19 Days In

Yes, two blog posts in one day!

I am 19 days into Insanity and my mostly clean eating. I say mostly because I am visiting my mom and I did slip and have one of her burritos. And maybe a few sodas. Tsk, tsk. I know. But, I’m not going ot beat myself up about it. I am still doing better than I ever have on a diet/program before and I am proud of that. I’m also proud that I didn’t decide to quit just because I messed up a little, like I would’ve done in the past. This is a new, better life!

So, I haven’t lost as much as I thought I would yet and I’ve been really trying to continue to stay positive. Pinterest helps. I have an amazing Health and Fitness board that really inspires me. I’m also in a few groups on facebook, some full of people doing Beachbody Programs, others full of people who need to lose over 100 lbs. like me. They are a life-saver. And my Beachbody coach is amazing. I can call or text her anytime and she always lifts my spirits. Anyway, today I was having an especially hard time staying positive and decided to take some new pictures to see if I can see any physical changes and well, here they are:

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Maybe I’m crazy but I think I’ve lost weight in my stomach for sure and maybe some in my arms. My husband keeps telling me my face looks thinner too, but I don’t know. Anyway, it is so exciting to see this program and this process working! I am loving the workouts, the healthy eating, and the results. 19 days in, and only 10 days until recovery week. I’ll post more pictures then!!

Late Weigh In

Here it is. I’ve lost 2 pounds in the last 2 weeks, which isn’t tremendous, but I’m proud! Slow progress is still progress. I’m happy to at least see the number go down a little bit! So, as of today, I have gone from 311 lbs. down to 295 lbs. so my total loss so far is 16 lbs.!!

I feel great too. I am terribly sore from yesterday, but loving every minute of it. Being in pain or stiff from working out feels so much better than just generally feeling sick and lazy from doing nothing every day. I’m amazed at the transformation I’ve seen in myself already, and I’m not talking about the scale. Yesterday, for the first time in my life, I was bored and my first thought was not to reach for food! Instead, my instinct was to work out! It’s amazing what sticking to a healthy lifestyle can do in just 2.5 weeks. I can’t wait to see what I’ll be like in another year!

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I’d love to hear from you! Please tell me in the comments what changes you’ve seen in yourself since you started your journey or what changes you’re excited to see!

A Little Motivation

First of all, I wanted to say really quick that I’m sorry I haven”t posted much. I’ve been super busy getting ready for a trip to visit family. That’s where I am now, so I don’t expect to write very much the next week to week and a half but I’ll try my best. I missed a few workouts over the weekend due to sickness and cleaning/packing/getting other things ready but I am all caught up now! My sister even came and did a workout with me this morning and it was amazing to see her push herself! I wish we lived closer so we could be permanent workout buddies!

Secondly, it WAS weigh in day yesterday, but I didn’t realize it was even Monday. (That’s how tired I am all the time. Lol.) My mom doesn’t have a scale, either, so I’ll have to do weigh in day tomorrow! As much as I know it’s not all about the scale, I’m still hoping to see some kind of loss. Keep your fingers crossed for me! =D

And finally, your motivation, and mine:
I have read quite a few blogs about weight loss journeys and I was so lucky to find one about a woman who I think is SO inspiring! She just celebrated one year since she changed her life and went from 323 lbs. to 232lbs.!! She is such an amazing person and she’s so funny. I’m blessed to have found her blog for sure. Please, please, please go check out her story, look at her transformation photos, and read some of her blog, http://www.fatchick2fitchickblog.com and I promise, you won’t regret it!