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Finishing 3rd week of Insanity! In need of support!!
Hi Everyone! This is my first post on beachbody, so I'm really excited to get some motivation from you all! I will be finishing my third week of Insanity tomorrow and I am super proud of myself for having made it this far. I almost never finish things that I start. Me and my friend did P90X twice last year, and never finished it through, but I still had managed to get in the best shape of my life! In just a month and a half of my first run, I lost 25 pounds!! Let me tell you, it was the best experience I have ever had working out because I had someone to do it with. Unfortunately, I got too busy with school and work that in just 6 months, I let myself go and gained back 10 pounds of my hard work. emoticon

After hopelessly watching Insanity infomercials and reading Beachbody posts, I somehow got myself to buy Insanity back in June, and never ended up doing it until 3 weeks ago. Insanity definitely kicked my butt and is the hardest workout I have ever done! At the end of my first week, I had lost 5 pounds! I was super excited, until I weighed myself again last week and noticed that I gained 2 pounds back. I'm guessing it is muscle weight, because my calves and legs are starting to get a lot stronger. One thing I noticed is that my stomach became a lot flatter when I was doing P90X and all of my muscles were really toned. My legs are definitely getting toned, but my muffin top remains pretty much the same and my arms could be less chubby lol :/. I am trying my hardest to follow the nutrition guide, but I have to admit, Halloween got me eating a tad more candy and sweets than I should have been chewing on. Overall I love Insanity and know good enough to stick it out and work for more results. I usually quit quick, but I will NOT quit this time! emoticon

I am currently 5'3" and 154. When I was doing P90X last year, I weighed 144. My goal weight is 135 and I understand that this may not happen in one round of Insanity, but I am committed to doing round 2. I just need wise words from the brave survivors of Insanity and some tips to help my tummy to start pulling in. Should I start giving insanity more than I am now, watch my diet even more? And did you all have better results at the end of month 1? Some people say that the results really start kicking in by the end of month 2. Thank you all in advance and I look forward to hearing from yall!!
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RE: Finishing 3rd week of Insanity! In need of support!!
11/3/12 6:51 AM as a reply to Qt31095.
Hi there! emoticon

Congrats on starting Insanity! It is such a great program and really whips you into shape; one of my favorites!

To answer your questions, cleaning up your diet will definitely help with extra stomach fat. Follow the nutrition guide as best you can and focus on whole foods over processed. (aka throw out all the junk and candy!) Stick to fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. I also highly recommend Shakeology if you're not already drinking it.

There are a lot of people who have seen better results in month 2, but it's not always the case. I personally saw pretty consistent results throughout.

Keep up the good work- you can do this! emoticon
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RE: Finishing 3rd week of Insanity! In need of support!!
11/3/12 10:38 AM as a reply to Qt31095.
Hey Sarah!

Thank you for the support! I was doing really good with my diet in the first week and did cheat a little bit. emoticon My diet looks something like this:

Breakfast: 2 or 3 egg whites and fruit/ or oatmeal with almond milk and berries

Snack: Sugar Snap Peas, fruit, or greek yogurt

Lunch: Caesar Salad with either hard boiled eggs or chicken and a small tablespoon of dressing

Snack: Veggies, fruit, or greek yougurt

Dinner: Boiled Shrimp with old bay or chicken

Post Workout: Protein bar, protein shake, or greek yogurt-low fat milk- banana- and frozen berried blended together.

Is this good enough? or am I doing something wrong. According to the Nutrition guide I should be consuming 1900- 2200 calories. Thank you again!

Ramsha
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RE: Finishing 3rd week of Insanity! In need of support!!
11/3/12 6:47 PM as a reply to Qt31095.
You're off to a great start! Everything is clean and consists of whole foods. I always say that you can never eat enough veggies, so make sure that lunch and dinner include some too. Green leafy veg (spinach, kale, collards, mustard greens, bok choy, etc) are your best friends.

Also, since you're doing Insanity, I'd recommend upping your carb intake; two or three servings a day worked for me, personally. Don't be scared of carbs, Insanity is a high intensity program that you will need energy for. Fruits and veggies count, but be sure to get some whole grains in too. Good ones are brown rice, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, and barley.

Don't forget about healthy fats, either. Add some avocado to your egg whites, nuts to your snacks, nut butter to your smoothie, or olive oil to your salad and veggies.

If it's within your budget, I also really recommend Shakeology. I, as well as many, many others on here, have really noticed a difference since I started drinking it. It has greatly increased my energy level, sped up my recovery time between workouts, and made a difference in my skin. If you don't have a coach I'd be happy to send you a sample if you're interested.

1900-2200 calories sounds right. Let me know if you would like any recipes or meal ideas! emoticon Glad I could help!
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RE: Finishing 3rd week of Insanity! In need of support!!
11/3/12 7:06 PM as a reply to Qt31095.
I currently have a coach that I was assigned to, but I'm looking to change coaches because mine is never available. I do not know how to do that, but I would definitely love to have you as my coach! I'll will try contacting beachbody. And I would love to give shakeology a try. I've been staring at the ads often, but the price always catches me. If is that worth it, then I'm open to just going for it and getting it.

As far as food goes, I'm a freshman in college so I'm usually short on time and don't have the ability to cook long meals. I'm also partially vegetarian, but because of medical reasons I'm usually forced to eat meat every so often. Finding good healthy, protein full food isn't always easy for me. And you definitely caught me emoticon, I was scared of carbs only because everyone makes you feel that its terrible to eat them! If you have any ideas of quick easy things that I could eat, I would be open to trying them!

One quick question though: I come home from school some days late, and dont get to doing Insanity until 10 to 11 at night and usually go to sleep an hour after. Is it alright to be taking a post workout shake or snack afterwards?

Thank you so much for all the help! I've been in desperate need of guidance. I want to make sure that if I take the effort and do Insanity, that I'm really doing it right and not just jumping around for fun everyday lol! I'm going to try and get my coach changed to you hopefully emoticon! Thanks again and I definitely look forward to getting to talk to you more!

-Ramsha
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RE: Finishing 3rd week of Insanity! In need of support!!
11/4/12 12:16 PM as a reply to Qt31095.
Awesome- I would love to have you on board! emoticon To change coaches, email coachrelations@teambeachbody.com telling them you want to switch from your current coach to me (using screen names). I believe you also need my coach ID and email, which I'll send you in a message.

I'm in college as well, so I know well how precious time is! Do you have a meal plan on campus or do you cook all of your meals? Eggs, sandwiches/wraps, salads, smoothies, and stir-frys are all pretty quick and easy meals.

You may also want to do a big food prep day on Sunday. Cook all your proteins, wash and prepare your veggies, and put your meals into tupperware for the week. This really helped me over the summer when I was working. I would make a big pot of lentils, some type of grain, and roasted veggies so they'd be ready to go when I needed to eat. You can do as much or as little as you like-whatever helps you out!

As a vegetarian as well, I have many great and filling meals. Beans and rice, quinoa, legumes, eggs/egg whites, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, nuts/nut butters, tofu, tempeh, and seitan are all great sources of protein.

It's definitely okay to have a protein smoothie or snack after you workout that late. You'd want to replenish your body anyway. Just don't make it too carb heavy since you're about to go to sleep.

Looking forward to working with you!! emoticon

Coach Sarah
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