It’s Fitness Friday
And I promised pictures after month 1. I’m certain no one really cares to see my pictures, but I have to post them to keep myself accountable! I am really not that excited about this, mainly because I was hoping for more results in my tummy area, which happens to be my biggest problem area. Ahem. I can say that, despite my lack of much change in my appearance, that I am feeling soooo much stronger and my endurance has improved dramatically. Not only that, but I am able to recover my heart rate from the upper 180s to 130s in about 45 seconds to 1 minute, which is something that you really need to be able to do when doing Insanity, since it is ALOT of interval training.
Stephanie’s Stats (improvement compared to Fit Test #1)
- switch kicks- 46 (improved by 4)
- Power Jacks- 55 (improved by 8)
- Power Knees- 100 (improved 20)
- Power Jumps- 38 (improved by 8)
- Globe Jumps- 9 (improved by 1)
- Suicide Jumps- 11 (improved by 1)
- Push Up Jacks- 16 (improved by 2)
- Low Plank Oblique- 6
My Measurements (compared to Fit Test #1)
- Weight: 126 lbs (down 1.8 lbs)
- Right arm- 11″
- Left arm- 11″
- Chest: 35″ (down 1 inch)
- Waist: 34″ (down 3 inches)
- Hips: 36″ (down 1 inch)
- Right upper thigh- 21.5″
- Left upper thigh- 20″ (down 1.5 inches)
- Right lower thigh: 17″ (down 1/2 inch)
- Left lower thigh: 16.25″ (down 1/2 inch)
I can honestly say that I don’t see very much change in either of these pictures. Since my shirts are the same type/brand (just different prints) and my shorts are the same type/brand as well, I didn’t think it would be hard to compare, but obviously black is much more slimming than bright pink! I don’t see much change at all, but according to my husband: my face, neck and shoulders all look alot slimmer. All I see reflected in these post-workout pics is that month 1 of Insanity was hard, and I looked pretty nasty after a workout, but month 2 is about 10,000 times harder, which makes me sweat 10,000 times more and makes me look 10,000 times grosser, as evidenced in how crazy I look in picture #2 (if you can’t tell, I am drenched in sweat.)
Again, I’m not seeing much results here in my midsection in the side view either (which is my most bothersome area that needs work!)
According to my measurements, I have lost 7 inches total all over my body, but only lost 1.8 lbs. This is why you can’t rely soley on the scale. You gotta take measurements! Unfortunately, my inches lost aren’t really that evident yet in my tummy area, but we will see what month 2 of Insanity does for me. My friends that have done Insanity said they saw most of their changes in month 2.
Although I’m not seeing much change in my midsection, I am seeing major results in my legs. My legs are getting really really tone. That makes me happy! I am kind of bummed that my tummy is not slimming down, but I must maintain positive body image! I will not let it get me down! I will just work harder and keep on keeping on.
In other news, Cory left me for cycling, so I am now doing Insanity by myself! He started going to our friends spin class at 6:30 am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. It works out though because I get up early those days too and have my workout done before 8 am! Ya!!