I love, love, love my Insanity workouts. In three short weeks I’ve seen a marked improvement in my endurance, flexibility and stamina.
I have about 30 pounds to lose before I can embark on my next big fitness goal – marathon training. I have my sights set on completing a full marathon before the end of 2015.
The results from Insanity are immediate. And, why I enjoy it so much. From one workout to the next, I can do more reps than the day before and my heart rate recovers faster.
I noticed it after the second week. Stiffness and soreness, especially going up and down stairs.
I laid off the high jumps, then double- and triple-checked my form to be sure I was not hyper-extending my knees. But damn – more pain.
So, I took Week 3 off and did some yoga and other less intense workouts. And, of course my weight loss came to a screeching halt.
I came back on Week 4, picking up where I left off with the Week 3 schedule, now doing Insanity on carpet, not hardwood and barefoot, no shoes.
The soreness and stiffness seems to be improving, but still there.
So far, 5 pounds lost – 25 more to go. I’ve been able to successfully stay away from the cookies and cake and candy. (Thank you again Hostess for shutting down the supply of Twinkies and Ho-Hos)
I plan for my second 4 weeks to net more like 10 pounds so I can be at the half-way point. But, if it’s another 5 pounds with improvements to cardio stamina, I’ll take it!