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You have to commit.....
You have to commit.....
2/5/13 6:21 AM
I have seen alot of threads out there (not so much on this site but when trolling around for feedback) about how Insanity is all built on a marketing ploy. But when I read through the articles, I inevitably get to a part in the "story" where the person gave up and did not even make it the 60 days. "My knees can't take it, I am too old, can't follow the meal plans, my form was off, etc. etc."

Here is my experience so far and I am ONLY in week 2. YES, you are sore, your legs ache, one of my knees hurts more than the other. YES, the meal plan is kind of tough, but only in resetting your habits and body to eat 5 times per day. The meal plan for Insanity is one of the most liberal, unrestrictive plans I have ever followed. YES, it is probably easier to do this routine if you are in your 20s, but so what? Isn't everything? YES, some of the exercises are designed for tip top fitness gurus (jumpin jack push-ups and level 2 exercises pop into mind for me) but again who cares? You have to try or how will you ever know. I can ALMOST do a moving push-up without falling down now. THIS is progress!

If this was EASY all of us would be a size 4 or 6, or whetever your "ideal" happens to be, with very little body fat and the physique of a Greek God, but this is real life people. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not take the word of anyone who has not even actually finished the program. I have not lost a bit of weight yet, but I can tell you that after only 9 workouts, I can already feel myself getting stronger. I make it longer through the intervals without needing breaks, and I honestly can say my core feels stronger and tighter already.

I cannot vouch for the other programs, as Insanity is the only BeachBody program I have tried so far, but, I honestly feel like if I stick with it for the 60 days, I will see dramatic results. I am going to be sore and tired for the next two months, but who cares? I will probably survive. emoticon
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2/5/13 6:27 AM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Agreed. I can attest to the fact the P90X and Power90, as well as shakeology all work as well. Good post...emoticon I hope you get lots of hits...
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2/5/13 6:27 AM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Stacy, thanks for writing this!. I was reading a statistic the other day regarding beachbody programs. Do you know only 25% finish a 90 or 60 days program. And only 10% follow the nutrition guide? This is tough! You want change in your body, in your life? You have to WORK for it? Where did we got the idea that EASY is the way to go.

You go girl, be one of the 10% that gets to the top!

Coach Alberto
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2/9/13 2:20 PM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Thanks guys!

I just don't get why people would bash the program when they haven't even actually done it. If you think your body is going to sculpt itself in a week just because you press play on the dvd remote, you are sadly mistaken? Not gonna happen. It annoys me! Now I will get off my soapbox....time for cardio abs!!
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2/9/13 6:33 PM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
StacyDempsey:
Thanks guys!

I just don't get why people would bash the program when they haven't even actually done it. If you think your body is going to sculpt itself in a week just because you press play on the dvd remote, you are sadly mistaken? Not gonna happen. It annoys me! Now I will get off my soapbox....time for cardio abs!!


Gotta put in the work to see the results. Well said hun! I too after week 2 went omg what am I doing. But I pushed through and lost my 15lbs and 6 inches! I love Insanity and pop it in all the time to get my sweat on!
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2/9/13 6:54 PM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Just took a shower after day 2!! I was trying to figure out how I can incorporate the meal plan into my very busy day! Have you or anyone had success with bringing food to work with limited resources, I have to bring things that need little to no prep. Any suggestions, I would really like to have success with this program!! thanks in advance!
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2/11/13 6:09 AM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Honestly, I have been eating alot of protein bars and protein shakes. I own my own business and spen about 12-13 hours per day away from home so meal prep is not really an option. As long as you are breaking your intake into 5 meals, and they are within the caloric guidelines it should be fine. Walmart sells a reasonably priced protein bar (I think like $7 bucks for 6 of them here in MO) that works out to like $1.20 per meal which isn't too bad. I also mix up a big protein shake since we have a refridgerator here and can use it as two meals if I need to. I have 2 teenagers so my budget is ALWAYS shot and I cannot afford to do a ridiculous meal plan.

I just finished week 2, with my second fit test scheduled for tonight. Interested to see my progress. I was feeling a lot less sore until the double "Cardio/Cardio abs" workout Saturday. My obliques are still in shock! emoticon Good luck!!
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2/11/13 10:30 PM as a reply to SandraStueben.
MsCookieNMilf:
Just took a shower after day 2!! I was trying to figure out how I can incorporate the meal plan into my very busy day! Have you or anyone had success with bringing food to work with limited resources, I have to bring things that need little to no prep. Any suggestions, I would really like to have success with this program!! thanks in advance!


I fully understand.

I just started the program (day 3), and work a 9-5 office job. Today I brought a Shakeology to have once I got there, the yogurt dish listed in the "Meal 2" section, and one of the sandwiches. The way I spread it out, the 4th and 5th meals will be at home.

There will be days where I'll switch one of the 2 meals with a protein bar, switch up what type of sandwich or make a salad instead.
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2/11/13 10:47 PM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Great blogemoticon Commit is the key to all forms of exercise. I haven't done the PX90 but may consider it in the future. Your blog was inspirational. Thanks for sharingemoticon Congratulations to you & may you continue to commit as we all do too.
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3/2/13 2:56 AM as a reply to StacyDempsey.
Agreed...good blog Stacy.
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