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new to Insanity
new to Insanity
12/7/12 8:29 AM
Hey guys! Lesha here. I started Insanity for the first time on Dec 5. The fit test was more like an UNFIT test! Haha. I haven't worked out in about 1 year. I have done 3 workouts of Insanity if you include the fit test. My eating is right on track, as I know this is 80% of my success. I have about 40 pounds to lose, but my concern is this...During the workouts I have done, there are several exercises that I just simply cant do. I try to modify the best I can and stay moving, but is this really for the fat and out of shape? I dont want to give up, but I wonder if I might be better off with a workout I can actually do adequately versus one I am constantly modifying. has anyone else struggled this way?
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 8:34 AM as a reply to leshapark.
Hi! I have been doing insanity since October 22. I was 70 lbs overweight when I started. Insanity is very hard but doable even if you're very out of shape. I was extremely out of shape, but like you say, adapt the moves and take breaks when needed. It's ok to take breaks. I have already lost 9.5 lbs, and my measurements have gone down. Keep at it, you can do it! Now I am in much better shape and able to do more. If you dont have a coach yet, I can be your coach! Motivation and accountability always helps!
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 8:39 AM as a reply to leshapark.
You can definitely modify and take moves slower if you need to. As you get stronger, you will be able to do them faster and not have to modify as much. It's more important to use correct form than worry about speed. I typically advise people to stick with it for two weeks and see how you're doing then. If after two weeks you haven't gotten stronger and aren't doing better, then you may want to step it down to something a little less intense. I'm on my 5th round right now. The first round, I had to do all of the pushups much slower and on my knees, by the third I was able to do full pushes, still slowly. Now, I'm still not going as fast as him so that I am maintaining a full range of motion (I can't do them as fast as him with full range of motion), but I am able to go faster than I was in round three.

We do offer programs for those who are more beginner, if you feel like you need to gain more strength before giving Insanity another try. Do you have a coach?
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 8:40 AM as a reply to IsabelleGagne.
IsabelleGagne:
Hi! I have been doing insanity since October 22. I was 70 lbs overweight when I started. Insanity is very hard but doable even if you're very out of shape. I was extremely out of shape, but like you say, adapt the moves and take breaks when needed. It's ok to take breaks. I have already lost 9.5 lbs, and my measurements have gone down. Keep at it, you can do it! Now I am in much better shape and able to do more. If you dont have a coach yet, I can be your coach! Motivation and accountability always helps!


Way to go on the weight loss! This definitely is an extrememly effective program!
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 8:43 AM as a reply to leshapark.
Hey Lesha! Modify as much as possible and do what you can. When I started Insanity (Aug. 6, 2012) I weighed 254.8 lbs and I am 5'7''. I couldn't do a single push up to save my life let alone a lot of the jumping exercises. I am 3 weeks away from finishing my second round of Insanity and currently weight 213.2 lbs... that's 41.6 lbs in just a little over three months and I have lost a total of 61.6 lbs since mid-April. Keep pushing and eating right and I promise you it will be worth it in the end.

-Andrea
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 8:52 AM as a reply to Shellabarger23.
Shellabarger23:
Hey Lesha! Modify as much as possible and do what you can. When I started Insanity (Aug. 6, 2012) I weighed 254.8 lbs and I am 5'7''. I couldn't do a single push up to save my life let alone a lot of the jumping exercises. I am 3 weeks away from finishing my second round of Insanity and currently weight 213.2 lbs... that's 41.6 lbs in just a little over three months and I have lost a total of 61.6 lbs since mid-April. Keep pushing and eating right and I promise you it will be worth it in the end.

-Andrea


Fabulous results! Congrats on being over halfway done with round two! The end of every go around feels SO good!!
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 3:01 PM as a reply to leshapark.
leshapark:
Hey guys! Lesha here. I started Insanity for the first time on Dec 5. The fit test was more like an UNFIT test! Haha. I haven't worked out in about 1 year. I have done 3 workouts of Insanity if you include the fit test. My eating is right on track, as I know this is 80% of my success. I have about 40 pounds to lose, but my concern is this...During the workouts I have done, there are several exercises that I just simply cant do. I try to modify the best I can and stay moving, but is this really for the fat and out of shape? I dont want to give up, but I wonder if I might be better off with a workout I can actually do adequately versus one I am constantly modifying. has anyone else struggled this way?


Hi Lesha,

You CAN so do this. The fit test is hard and you made it though. Just keep pressing play and it will get easier. It is common for people not to be able to do everything when they start. try it the best you can and it you can't run in place, just keep your heart rate up.

I would try if for awhile longer before switching- you just started.

Come join us- great people helping each other stay motivated! Support & Motivation thread

Happy to help with any quetsions!!

Cheers,
Christina
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RE: new to Insanity
12/7/12 3:10 PM as a reply to leshapark.
Hey Lesha!

I think it really comes down to what is going to keep you motivated. you can absolutely modify moves and you will see results, but if that's going to discourage you it might not be the best route to go. If a program that's a little less intense might keep you motivated better that could be a good idea. The last thing you want is for your workout to discourage you.

Tom
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