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I'm starting insanity
11/2/12 2:41 PM
Is anyone else doing insanity?
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/3/12 3:16 PM as a reply to Soasian.
I started insanity today, well I started it two weeks ago, but then I missed almost a full week. I am starting over. I did get a little discouraged the last time because all three people I started it with quit. That's why I am here, to see if anybody is up for the challenge starting today.

I am 42 years old and in average shape.
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/3/12 3:54 PM as a reply to Soasian.
Hey gang. Congrats on your challenge.

I've got a thread full of Insaniacs as well as a Facebook page. Here is thread LINK. Let me know if you are interested in the FB page.

The thread is a great way to meet like minded, motivated people that are going through exactly what you are going through. They will help you stay accountable and motivated, and you will keep them accountable and motivated! Everyone comes from different backgrounds and will be able to share tips and information that has helped them and could help you as well.

Buddied you both and hope to see you there.

Coach Jason
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 6:16 AM as a reply to Soasian.
I just started! Did my fit test this morning and am looking forward to making some major changes. I'm a 42-year old female who is sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm 5'1" and 170 pounds, so my shape is "round." emoticon I have a long way to go, but I'm ready to make this journey...
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 8:18 AM as a reply to wallerbear.
wallerbear:
I just started! Did my fit test this morning and am looking forward to making some major changes. I'm a 42-year old female who is sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm 5'1" and 170 pounds, so my shape is "round." emoticon I have a long way to go, but I'm ready to make this journey...


You are gonna do great. Make sure you are smart. Eat right, get extra sleep, and workout - they are the magic triangle.

It is not easy but you must continue to push. Lets work together on getting that shape of yours less round. emoticon

Coach Jason
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 8:23 AM as a reply to wallerbear.
I'm starting today!!! Have a conference call that ends at noon then I am going to do my first fit test!! My goal is to look like I did in my profile picture that was taken 2 years ago. I feel absolutely horrible about the way I look and feel and ready to make a change. I have a horrible habit of not finishing things I start but hopefully with the help of these message boards, that will change and I will stay motivated to finish both months of Insanity.
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 8:32 AM as a reply to veneise.
veneise:
I'm starting today!!! Have a conference call that ends at noon then I am going to do my first fit test!! My goal is to look like I did in my profile picture that was taken 2 years ago. I feel absolutely horrible about the way I look and feel and ready to make a change. I have a horrible habit of not finishing things I start but hopefully with the help of these message boards, that will change and I will stay motivated to finish both months of Insanity.


You got this also. No more negative thoughts - only positive from here on out.

Accountability to a social group is the key to keep you motivated and completing the program. I have found that of those folks who post their accountability every single day and at least make it until day 30 have a near 0% drop out rate. I hope you commit to being one of those folks.

Push Play Today pp2d

Coach Jason
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 9:47 AM as a reply to CoachJasonW.
I have to hold myself as accountable to get fit as I did to get fat so here we go!!! Gonna go push play emoticon
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 10:31 AM as a reply to Soasian.
Just finished fit test #1....pretty sure I could throw up right now!

Switch Kicks - 38
Power Jacks - 36
Power Knees - 93
Power Jumps - 37
Globe Jumps - 7
Suicide Jumps - 13
Push Up Jacks - 15
Low Plank Obliques - 23
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 10:42 AM as a reply to veneise.
You are gonna do great! emoticon I just finished month 1, and ABSOLUTLEY LOVE IT!!! Don't give up!!! I love that you said you could possibly throw up lol... I feel like that every day. It's turned into a joke at my house, and I love that I have found a program that pushes me to the point of throwing up in my mouth every day! haha ;) One tip tho... you HAVE to stick to the nutrition guide. So many people I know have this program but fail to see results cuz they don't change their poor eating habits. If you can change the way you eat AND do the workouts, there is no way you WOUN'T lose weight and see results! emoticon Good luck girl, i'm cheering for you! emoticon
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 11:46 AM as a reply to mommyontherun.
Awwww thanks so much!!! I am also using the MyFitnessPal app on my iPhone that I have had for a while and tinker with every now and then but never REALLY use. I like the fact that I can track everything I eat and see the actual calories I am consuming everyday. I am trying to stay around 1,200 - 1,500 calories per day. I know sometimes I can eat that in one meal alone when I am eating whatever I please. I actually just got back from the grocery store...loaded up on fruits, some veggies, chicken and cases of WATER!!
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 12:02 PM as a reply to veneise.
veneise:
Just finished fit test #1....pretty sure I could throw up right now!

Switch Kicks - 38
Power Jacks - 36
Power Knees - 93
Power Jumps - 37
Globe Jumps - 7
Suicide Jumps - 13
Push Up Jacks - 15
Low Plank Obliques - 23


That means you pushed yourself the right way.
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 12:08 PM as a reply to CoachJasonW.
Nutrition is oh so very important. Too many people either shove crap down their throats thinking they earned it with the workout, or they starve themselves looking for a quick fix. You must feed yourself quality food in the correct quantity. I question 1200. Likely too low. I can help you out with the number if you give me your age/height/weight.

I often say that fitness is a 3 legged stool of workout/rest/nutrition. If you knock one of those legs away, you are flat on the floor wondering what happened. Do all three and you will see results.

Jason
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 12:16 PM as a reply to Soasian.
You guys are off to a great start and you're also very lucky Coach Jason stumbled upon you. You won't meet many people with better knowledge or motivation and hs is an awesome success story. You guys have the best start you could ask for.
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 12:54 PM as a reply to CoachJasonW.
age 30/height 5'5/ weight 155
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 1:14 PM as a reply to veneise.
veneise:
age 30/height 5'5/ weight 155


Thought so.

Problem with calculations done by many sites is that if you put in "Lose 2 lbs per week it spits out a number and does not consider how low you are going.

At you height/weight/age, your BMR is 1493. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR); the number of calories you'd burn if you stayed in bed all day. You should NEVER go below this number because this is basically your bodies correct number to function properly, inside and out. As you lose weight, this number will gradually lower.

I'd recommend that you eat 1600 calories a day. After working out, this will still place you body in a deficit of about 500 calories a day. That equates to about one lb per week of fat loss - very healthy. Go lower and you risk not having enough energy for the workouts which means less calories actually burned. Go too low and you will get injured, sick, and or hit a wall.

Hope that helps.

Coach Jason
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 1:54 PM as a reply to Soasian.
I sure was hoping so because I am almost at 1,200 already for the day and havent had dinner yet. This is what I have ate so far today:

7:00 - Banana
9:00 - English muffin with peanut butter
1:00 - Naked juice smoothie and string cheese
3:00 - apple
and I will be grilling chicken for dinner and will make either a spinach salad with that grilled chicken or just eat the chicken with brown rice. Am I on the right track or should I change some things up? Oh and I have drank a TON of water but that's all I drink anyways. Cokes make my stomach feel so heavy so I don't care for them anymore and I don't drink coffee so I really don't drink any caffine.

Thanks for your help! I sure do appreciate it!
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 3:09 PM as a reply to veneise.
veneise:
I sure was hoping so because I am almost at 1,200 already for the day and havent had dinner yet. This is what I have ate so far today:

7:00 - Banana
9:00 - English muffin with peanut butter
1:00 - Naked juice smoothie and string cheese
3:00 - apple
and I will be grilling chicken for dinner and will make either a spinach salad with that grilled chicken or just eat the chicken with brown rice. Am I on the right track or should I change some things up? Oh and I have drank a TON of water but that's all I drink anyways. Cokes make my stomach feel so heavy so I don't care for them anymore and I don't drink coffee so I really don't drink any caffine.

Thanks for your help! I sure do appreciate it!



I'm no nutritionist, but I have spent YEARS researching, trying and testing, and practicing eating healthy. One of the most important things I have learned over the years is how important it is to ALWAYS eat protein with carbs. This is even crucial with the simple carbs from fruits and veggies. Without protein present, insulin levels rise, and glucose levels cause your body to store the carbs as fat. But when protein is present, it stabilizes insulin and glucose levels and keeps you satisifed longer. Stable insulin and glucose levels are CRUCIAL when trying to lose weight and burn fat... especially for women!

Do you still have your copy of the nutrition guide? The meals in it are perfectly designed with a good carb-to-protein ratio. If you don't still have it handy, try to pair up carbs and protein in every meal or snack. I shoot for a 2:1 carb to protein ratio. So for every 30 grams of carbs, I eat 15 grams of protein. I learned this from a hormone specialist I see routinely. She said this ratio is optimal for all women of childbearing years, and especially important when trying to loose weight.

With your eating try shooting for 5 small meals of 300 calories. This is what I have eaten so far today:

7:30 a.m 1 c Kashi protein cereal(200 cals), 1/2 c almond milk(15 cals), 1/2 cup light cottage cheese (110 cals)- total 330 cals

10:30a.m (post workout egg sandwhich) 2 egg whites (35 cals), 2 small slices canadian bacon (25 cals), 1 slice pepperjack cheese (70 cals), 1 whole wheat bagel thin (110), handful spinach leaves and 4 slices of tomato (abt 25 cals), 4 raw strawberries (45 cals), small handful raw raspberries (abt 35 cals)- total 345 cals

1:30 p.m 1 medium apple (50 cals), 2 tbsp peanut butter (190 cals)- total 240 cals

4:00 p.m. 4 oz container of honey vanilla greek yogurt(100 cals), 1 peanut butter chocolate zone perfect bar (210 cals)- total 310 cals

and for dinner I am making grilled chicken fajitas with a whole wheat, high protein wrap, peppers, onions, tomatoes, avacadoes, lemon juice, shredded cheese, and salsa. Yum!

Hope this helps! emoticon
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 4:14 PM as a reply to CoachJasonW.
Veneise,

Emory nailed it about getting balance at every meal and snack. So what to do? Try to emulate her nutrition plan and/or tweak your own.

You said you were close to 1200 with the below items. That must have been a heck of a high caloric smoothie.
7:00 - Banana
9:00 - English muffin with peanut butter
1:00 - Naked juice smoothie and string cheese
3:00 - apple

How about this:
7:00 - Banana and hard boiled egg
9:00 - Sprouted Grain English muffin with peanut butter
1:00 - chicken breast and vegi
3:00 - apple and cheese
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RE: I'm starting insanity
11/5/12 5:02 PM as a reply to CoachJasonW.
I said close but I wasn't really too close...With what I ate, MyFitnessPal said I was at 730 calories so still had 470 remaining to hit 1200 but I guess I need to take in more calories so will work on that tomorrow. I was just thinking that dinner would put me up to the 1200. Tomorrow is plyometrics which is gonna hurt like heck so I want to make sure I have plenty of fuel!

Thanks for the tips! I am also going to be traveling next week for work so trying to figure out the best ways to stick with all of this while traveling! That is really going to put me to the true test!
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