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New to Insanity: Help?
New to Insanity: Help?
2/2/13 7:44 PM
My fiance and I started Insanity two weeks ago. I lost 4.4lbs during the first week and I was beyond thrilled. He didn't lose anything. However, we're just finished week 2 and I gained all of my weight back and he still hasn't lost anything. We are both starting to get discouraged. Suggestions?
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RE: New to Insanity: Help?
2/2/13 8:09 PM as a reply to KristiBoyd1025.
Hi KrisLea217
In my experience, it is possible to gain muscle while you are burning fat so the scale doesn't give you an accurate picture on what you have achieved so far. I didn't see the scale change until the beginning of month 2 and most of my friends had similar experiences.

Don't get discouraged yet. Have you taken measurements? Sometimes that can give you a better gauge of you achievement so far emoticon Aso, have you two been following the meal plan that it came with?

Good luck on your Insanity journey! I''ve gone through it 3 times and loved it every time emoticon

Amani
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RE: New to Insanity: Help?
2/2/13 8:19 PM as a reply to KristiBoyd1025.
That's what I've heard, that we won't really see results until the 2nd month. We have not taken measurements. I don't think I even have a measuring tape for your body. And we follow the Atkins diet!

Thanks again!
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RE: New to Insanity: Help?
2/2/13 11:30 PM as a reply to KristiBoyd1025.
It is normal to fluctuate your weight especially at first. When you put your body through this rigorous exercise, sometimes it can retain water and actually make the number on the scale go up. This will go away just keep at it! It will work itself out! emoticon

Corrie
Team Engage
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RE: New to Insanity: Help?
2/2/13 11:49 PM as a reply to KristiBoyd1025.
It takes the average person two-three months to notice any drastic changes. My suggestion is put the scales away and only weigh in on days 30 and 60 and yes, the tape measure is your best friend. I have done the Atkins diet before. Yes, protein will help you lose weight faster, but you need carbs for energy!!!
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RE: New to Insanity: Help?
2/3/13 6:34 AM as a reply to KristiBoyd1025.
KrisLea217:
My fiance and I started Insanity two weeks ago. I lost 4.4lbs during the first week and I was beyond thrilled. He didn't lose anything. However, we're just finished week 2 and I gained all of my weight back and he still hasn't lost anything. We are both starting to get discouraged. Suggestions?



Hi KrisLea,

More than likely it's your nutrition. The fact that your fiance has not lose any lbs and your weight had gone up, tells me that it is more than likely your nutrition. Our weight does fluctuate, but you're not going to put 5 lbs of muscle on in 2 weeks of Insanity. I would look at your nutrition guide and make sure you are following the correct plan. Also, be sure to calculate your calories based on your goal weight. If you both need some help, please fee free to reach out.

In Health,

Coach Jeff Morgan
NASM Certified Personal Trainer
NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist
Team motivFIT
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RE: New to Insanity: Help?
2/3/13 7:57 AM as a reply to KristiBoyd1025.
One thing I learned about Insanity...it does cause temporary water retention through torn muscle fibers.
This is natural, as the new muscles grow and adapt, and it is temporary. The weight loss will resume.
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