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I'm doing insanity for 2 weeks, I thought I changed a little but I didn't. I looked at other posts and I saw that I need to eat more calories. I'm following the elite nutrition guide but I'm not always eating my 5 meals cause I don't have time or i'm not hungry. Is it the problem?
Please help me!
I don't want to give up cause I know it's good for me, but it's really frustrating to see no results. I need something to hang on. I'm really tired of looking the way I do.
I'm really afraid it won't work for me.
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RE: Doing Insanity for 2 weeks, no changes help!!!!
11/6/12 11:31 PM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
How many calories are you consuming and what's your height and starting weight?

Once you get the nutrition in check you will lose weight and see great changes in body composition.
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11/7/12 7:33 AM as a reply to MacX89.
I try to eat 1800 but sometimes i skip some meals cuz Im not hungry or Im not home. When i did the caculus i was supposed to eat 2500 me and my roommate who is also doing it thought it was too much and that i wont lose weight .. and She told me she looked at some videos and they were all eating 1800
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RE: Doing Insanity for 2 weeks, no changes help!!!!
11/7/12 10:13 AM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
While the 5 small meals is an optimal solution, you don't have to eat that way, the key is getting the right calories and micronutrients. What are your stats (height, weight, age). If you don't want to share here you can message me. Also, 2 weeks is not a lot of time to judge results. Don't use the scale as your only measure either. CHeck out this article from Chalene Johnson on weight early in a program.

Chalene Johnson on weight early in a program.

Also, use your measurements, pictures and nhow you feel as tools of measurement. [edited by Admin. Larry, please read THIS.. Thank you.]
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RE: Doing Insanity for 2 weeks, no changes help!!!!
11/7/12 7:46 AM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
Hi Claudia. Try not to skip meals, even if your not hungry. Even if you eat a small snack it's better than nothing at all. With the extra calories you're burning with Insanity, by not eating enough, your body may start to protect itself if you dont eat enough and your metabolism will slow down. If the calulator recommended an specific amount of calories, I would suggest following that for a week or 2. If youre not losing, adjust it down 100 calories or so a day. Sometimes it's trial and error to find the best plan. A healthy weight loss should be about 2 LBS per week. I'm sure it took awhile to gain weight and you should not expect to lose it overnight. Slow and steady wins the race. If you have any questions or would like additional help, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Jack
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11/7/12 8:11 AM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
Hang in there, and keep hitting the play button! Its a 60 day program not a 14 day program. I went through 4 weeks without change read the same posts on increasing calories and BAM in the 5th week (which is the easiest because its Recovery week) I lost 8 to 9 pounds in one week while eating more than I had. I don't know what it is about us that makes us think stuff like this wont work for me but I too suffered from this condition emoticon Beachbody's tagline is Decide Commit and Succeed. To Commit fully you need to get out of the way of your results. What worked for me is spending some time watching video testimonials of everyone that had done Insanity before me and then realizing that it would be foolish of me to deny the proof, and that if I dug deeper and gave it my all for the full 60 days I would have my results.

As far as eating on the go here are a couple of suggestions that helped me. 1) Peanuts emoticon mmmmm easy to take anywhere you go for a snack. 2) P90X Protein Bars WOW these were life savers for me and gave me extra energy for my workouts without adding extra baggage to be bouncing around during workouts. 3.) Shakeology in a shaker cup. 4.) Eggs & Avocado's for Breakfast. again delicious quick and great source of Protein and good fats to fuel you for the day. Water Water Water - if you want the best results you must Hydrate. 1/2 your Weight in ounces each day min.

Set the Alarm on your phone to go off every 2 hours and no matter where you are. Eat! This is where I believe I won the battle on getting the right amount of good cals a day consumed.

If you want change take it. Don't look for reasons it won't work for you. Dig Deeper and demand results from yourself.

I will be waiting to hear about your results in 6 weeks. emoticon
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11/7/12 8:17 AM as a reply to ToddOwen.
123maketime:
Hang in there, and keep hitting the play button! Its a 60 day program not a 14 day program. I went through 4 weeks without change read the same posts on increasing calories and BAM in the 5th week (which is the easiest because its Recovery week) I lost 8 to 9 pounds in one week while eating more than I had. I don't know what it is about us that makes us think stuff like this wont work for me but I too suffered from this condition emoticon Beachbody's tagline is Decide Commit and Succeed. To Commit fully you need to get out of the way of your results. What worked for me is spending some time watching video testimonials of everyone that had done Insanity before me and then realizing that it would be foolish of me to deny the proof, and that if I dug deeper and gave it my all for the full 60 days I would have my results.

As far as eating on the go here are a couple of suggestions that helped me. 1) Peanuts emoticon mmmmm easy to take anywhere you go for a snack. 2) P90X Protein Bars WOW these were life savers for me and gave me extra energy for my workouts without adding extra baggage to be bouncing around during workouts. 3.) Shakeology in a shaker cup. 4.) Eggs & Avocado's for Breakfast. again delicious quick and great source of Protein and good fats to fuel you for the day. Water Water Water - if you want the best results you must Hydrate. 1/2 your Weight in ounces each day min.

Set the Alarm on your phone to go off every 2 hours and no matter where you are. Eat! This is where I believe I won the battle on getting the right amount of good cals a day consumed.

If you want change take it. Don't look for reasons it won't work for you. Dig Deeper and demand results from yourself.

I will be waiting to hear about your results in 6 weeks. emoticon


You are right but i wanted to know if its normal or not .. if i was doing something wrong .. thanks for the tips ill try it
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11/7/12 8:22 AM as a reply to CoachLarryM.
CoachLarryM:
While the 5 small meals is an optimal solution, you don't have to eat that way, the key is getting the right calories and micronutrients. What are your stats (height, weight, age). If you don't want to share here you can message me. Also, 2 weeks is not a lot of time to judge results. Don't use the scale as your only measure either. CHeck out this article from Chalene Johnson on weight early in a program.

Chalene Johnson on weight early in a program.

Also, use your measurements, pictures and nhow you feel as tools of measurement. Online support can be a great tool and I’ve got an awesome group of people doing Insanity and we’d love to have you join us for support, motivation, inspiration, information and friendship. Check us out here, you'll meet a lot of people who started slow and saw results later on:

Larry's INSANE Thread]


Im now 213, 6 pounds 5'5"close to5' 6" inches and 21 years old
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RE: Doing Insanity for 2 weeks, no changes help!!!!
11/7/12 10:18 AM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
Two weeks really isn't enough to judge. And I'm going to guess that you're soley focusing on the scale, rather than all the other measures of progress combined into a whole picture. How do you FEEL? Are the workouts getting easier? Is your body composition changing even though your weight might not be? What are your measurements doing? You took all those measurements, right, just like the book asks you too? If not, now isn't too late to get on board.

With regard to your diet level, do you really want to take your friend's advice over the advice of a program that has been so successful for so many people? Try what the Insanity calculations suggest and give it some time. If it needs adjustment, at least you're starting from a reasonable place before you change things.
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11/7/12 11:50 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
If there is one thing that I wish BB would scroll across the bottom of the screen every time we longed on it would be a message reminding us not to look at the scale for the first 45 days. Look at your progress between the first fit test and your second one. Take your measurements. Andrew is right, how do you feel after two weeks? I am on day 3 and yes I am sore as all heck but I do notice that I am able to go longer without hitting the pause button. In regards to the meals, every trainer I have ever had, including my current one, has stressed the importance of eating something every 2-3 hours. This keeps your metabolism up. Often times when I am not hungry but if I know its been about 3 hours I will grab a handful of almonds and/or a table spoon of natural peanut butter. Don't forget there are shakes that you can drink like Shakeology that are easy to fix. One tip that I have received from being on here that I think will have a major effect on my weight loss is to eat within 30 minutes of waking up and do not drink coffee until mid morning. It isn't easy, considering in the past I would normally drink 2-3 before my day started, but I do believe it will have an impact on the weight loss. Don't give up! You are succeeding. The soreness you are experiencing is an indication that you are. You just don't see the results yet. But when you do see the results...you will be amazed.
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11/7/12 12:53 PM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
Claudiaaa:
Hi!
I'm doing insanity for 2 weeks, I thought I changed a little but I didn't. I looked at other posts and I saw that I need to eat more calories. I'm following the elite nutrition guide but I'm not always eating my 5 meals cause I don't have time or i'm not hungry. Is it the problem?
Please help me!
I don't want to give up cause I know it's good for me, but it's really frustrating to see no results. I need something to hang on. I'm really tired of looking the way I do.
I'm really afraid it won't work for me.


You don't need to eat 5 times per day, but you do need to make sure you're getting enough calories. Science is pretty conclusive that meal timing/size is largely irrelevant when it comes to weight loss (or fat storage for that matter).

So it's perfeclty fine to eat only 3 or even 2 meals per day, just make sure you're eating enough calories, and that those calories come from whole, clean, healhty foods.
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11/7/12 12:59 PM as a reply to TheBandit27.
We really need to address this whole "eat every 2-3 hours or your metabolism drops" idea...I think perhaps a Beachbody Newsletter would be a good format...

I don't mean to rail on the folks that suggest it, but it's simply not true, and too many people are being given innaccurate information.

Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss

A controlled trial of reduced meal frequency without caloric restriction

Enhanced thermogenic response to epinephrine after 48-h starvation in humans
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11/7/12 1:42 PM as a reply to TheBandit27.
Band, you are right. There is a lot of conflicting information out there. That being said there is one theory that makes sense to me. By eating several small meals through out the day you are less likely to over eat. When you over eat you are storing more food than what your body needs. By eating smaller meals you don't have the ability to store wasted food. I know when I miss lunch, I eat horribly at dinner. By that I mean I don't eat clean and I eat way too much. Remember your body only burns fat when it needs energy.

All that being said, it is extremely important what foods and how many calories you do put into your body regardless how many times you eat through out the day. You won't lose the weight you want to by eating a whole pizza, one slice at a time, throughout the day.

Here is what I would like to see...someone from Beach Body do a study on one group who is about to do Insanity or P90X etc. Half of the group eats 1-2 meals a day. The other group eats 5-6 meals day. Then after 60 days lets see the results.
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11/7/12 3:59 PM as a reply to TheBandit27.
Interesting articles. The abstract discussed overweight teens who did and did not eat frequently. It does not state if they exercised. In all of my studies, in university and on my own, research did show that eating had an effect on our insuline in our bodies, which in turn had an effect on our weight and how we felt. One would need to look at the entire study.

Everyone is different and react to different things but I will maintain that eating more frequently throughout the day is a much healthier option than getting in a couple meals.

Remember- 1200 calories of Peanut M&M's and broccoli at 7 PM is just not the same as 1200 calories eating throughout the day as small balanced meals.
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11/8/12 5:36 AM as a reply to dbleser.
dbleser:
Band, you are right. There is a lot of conflicting information out there. That being said there is one theory that makes sense to me. By eating several small meals through out the day you are less likely to over eat. When you over eat you are storing more food than what your body needs. By eating smaller meals you don't have the ability to store wasted food. I know when I miss lunch, I eat horribly at dinner. By that I mean I don't eat clean and I eat way too much. Remember your body only burns fat when it needs energy.

All that being said, it is extremely important what foods and how many calories you do put into your body regardless how many times you eat through out the day. You won't lose the weight you want to by eating a whole pizza, one slice at a time, throughout the day.

Here is what I would like to see...someone from Beach Body do a study on one group who is about to do Insanity or P90X etc. Half of the group eats 1-2 meals a day. The other group eats 5-6 meals day. Then after 60 days lets see the results.


I totally agree with this...I don't believe one method (fewer/larger meals vs. more/smaller meals) is superior at all; I simply believe too many sources are indicating that the smaller/more frequent method is superior for weight loss.

EDIT: Interestingly enough, I found a behavioral study that speaks to your comment. Check this out:

Effects of manipulating eating frequency during a behavioral weight loss intervention: a pilot randomized controlled trial.


As to your last paragraph, that would be very interesting indeed. Closest thing I have to a comparison is the following:

Increased meal frequency does not promote greater weight loss in subjects who were prescribed an 8-week equi-energetic energy-restricted diet.

...which is one of the ones I posted above...didn't include exercise though...

Can you tell I'm a nerd? LOL emoticon
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11/8/12 5:46 AM as a reply to DealDiehl.
DealDiehl:
Interesting articles. The abstract discussed overweight teens who did and did not eat frequently. It does not state if they exercised. In all of my studies, in university and on my own, research did show that eating had an effect on our insuline in our bodies, which in turn had an effect on our weight and how we felt. One would need to look at the entire study.

Everyone is different and react to different things but I will maintain that eating more frequently throughout the day is a much healthier option than getting in a couple meals.

Remember- 1200 calories of Peanut M&M's and broccoli at 7 PM is just not the same as 1200 calories eating throughout the day as small balanced meals.


These are excellent topics for discussion.

I believe a lot of the insulin response is predicated on (a) food choices, (b) physical condition, and (c) heredity, so like you said, different folks would definitely respond differently to various protocols.

Totally agree on your last point as well. Please understand that I am not advocating the often-trumpeted "eat whatever you want as long as you're under your calorie goal" sentiment, nor am I in the "eat whatever you want as long as you fast for X number of hours" camp.

We will, however, have to agree to disagree on the health aspects of meal frequency, as there seems to be a lot of evidence (both from a scientific standpoint and an N=1 experimentation LOL) that caloric intake, insulin sensitivity, and fasting glucose metabolism are improved/more easily regulated with lower meal frequency. Again, I hope everyone does what works best for them. I just want everyone to take the time to experiment and find out exactly what that is...

If you have any other info I'm more than happy to discuss...have a good one!
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11/8/12 1:30 PM as a reply to TheBandit27.
Studies are interesting. I would suggest that I could do a hypothetical study let say that arsenic will help you loose body fat. I would take all the data that would suggest that it would and manipulate it into a report that would show it would help you loose body fat... and disgard the data that show it will kill you... and there are some out there that would go take arsenic to loose weight.

Like the other day I was in a large chain bulk store... Going there on a Friday night is an interesting expierence. Almost everyone shopping that night was morbidly obese. Huge people, who have a really hard time even walking. At the check out stand was a nice display of some new weight loss pill made from coffee beans. In front of me was a large woman. In her cart was two dozen large cup cakes, two large bags of sugar and several boxes of frozen, processed foods. No veggies. She picked up a bottle of this weight loss supplement and put it in her cart ???

There is no replacement for eating right and exercise.
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11/8/12 9:11 AM as a reply to DealDiehl.
Hi Claudia,

I'm currently on week 6. I too was very impatient in the beginning. But I think the main thing you MUST realize is that everyone's body reacts differently to exercise. But you WILL see changes doing intense cardio and eating healthily. It's not scientifically possible to be burning more than you're eating and not see changes. I started seeing new veins popping up in my arms at around week 3/4. I didn't/don't have an unhealthy level of body fat to start off with, but I still have a layer at the bottom of my stomach I'm hoping to see go.

Now, second thing I'd suggest is to concentrate on measurements and how clothes feel on your body, rather than the scale. I've remained at the exact same weight, but my body fat percentage has never been lower.

Thirdly, don't look at this as a '60 day' thing. It should be a lifestyle change you'll continue to do after the 60 days. I read somewhere that it's all about delayed gratification. You don't see the effects of what you're doing to your body right now, but you do see it months down the line. Sort of like an elastic band effect.

Also, Month 2 makes Month 1 look like a joke. Month 1 is building up your fitness base. Month 2 is where you really push yourself to your limits. I often find myself swearing at Shaun T (does anyone else do this?). The dialogue will go something like this: "Max recovery. This isn't 'insert swear word here' recovery."
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11/8/12 10:45 AM as a reply to Epicentre.
Epicentre:
Hi Claudia,

I'm currently on week 6. I too was very impatient in the beginning. But I think the main thing you MUST realize is that everyone's body reacts differently to exercise. But you WILL see changes doing intense cardio and eating healthily. It's not scientifically possible to be burning more than you're eating and not see changes. I started seeing new veins popping up in my arms at around week 3/4. I didn't/don't have an unhealthy level of body fat to start off with, but I still have a layer at the bottom of my stomach I'm hoping to see go.

Now, second thing I'd suggest is to concentrate on measurements and how clothes feel on your body, rather than the scale. I've remained at the exact same weight, but my body fat percentage has never been lower.

Thirdly, don't look at this as a '60 day' thing. It should be a lifestyle change you'll continue to do after the 60 days. I read somewhere that it's all about delayed gratification. You don't see the effects of what you're doing to your body right now, but you do see it months down the line. Sort of like an elastic band effect.

Also, Month 2 makes Month 1 look like a joke. Month 1 is building up your fitness base. Month 2 is where you really push yourself to your limits. I often find myself swearing at Shaun T (does anyone else do this?). The dialogue will go something like this: "Max recovery. This isn't 'insert swear word here' recovery."


Yes but my measurements are not changing a lot too, but my fit test is of course better than the first day so i will focus on that, but yes because it's a 2 month workout i'm really impatient to see some results. And of course i won't stop after i will continue.
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11/8/12 10:52 AM as a reply to Claudiaaa.
That's good tips!
Of course i'm looking at my measurements but they are not moving a lot but i will focus on the fit test and that my cardio is getting better and I guess i will change at the end. I'm just impatient. And I will not lose all my weight I have to lose in 2 months but it's okay i will continue till the end, and keep doing other things after when i'm gonna be in shape.
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