*8 weeks down*
*48 workouts in the books*
*1 pound lost*
*4 inches gone*
And one stronger MAMA!
If you want a break from packing up and trekking to the gym in this freezing cold, snowy weather, then I encourage you to take it to the MAX with just 30 minutes a day/ 5-6 days a week in your warm, comfy home!!!
The last week was a true test of strength and I was extra thankful to have my hubby pushing me through the entire 30 minutes of Friday Fight Round 2 as we closed out the week!
I wanted to make sure I pushed myself as hard as possible….afterall it was my last chance to top my prior max out times! I succeeded in every workout, even though Max Out Strength was by a mere 2 seconds and Max out Cardio had a few interruptions in it – I did it!
I came into this program looking to get STRONGER! I was comfortable with my starting weight and as my 60 days took me through Christmas, travels, Holiday parties and New Years my main focus was to MAINTAIN!
I know my nutrition wasn’t perfect. I was more in line with my 80/20 rule: 80% of the time I was spot on with my portions and eating according to the plan. The other 20% of the time we enjoyed the Christmas cookies and birthday cake (or birthday donut!), the baguette from Panera or ice cream treat! It was about BALANCE – and I feel I reached my goal!
I will say – those little containers sure did come in handy! I was never hungry or feeling deprived as long as I got all my containers and Shakeology in I was good to go…but so were the sweet treats!
I didn’t have a crazy transformation but I didn’t really expect one! I started and ended at nearly the exact same weight – losing one pound in the 60 days and 4 inches primarily around my waist and bellybutton.
To be honest, I thought about skipping the whole before and after picture posting…there isn’t a drastic change visually and I wasn’t sure that it was really worth it. But I thought about it some more and decided I needed to share. I’m comfortable with the results, happy to say I didn’t gain weight during a time of the year when the majority of Americans are gaining 7-10 pounds, and my endurance ROCKS! I did a workout yesterday that pre-Max:30 I struggled with. I could do it – but it wasn’t easy.
Yesterday, I was able to increase my weights and complete the entire 30 minute workout with ease. That helped me realize I did change. Maybe I didn’t lose tons of inches or pounds but I am a stronger, healthier person. And for that reason I am proud to say I’m an Insanity Max: 30 graduate!
I loved the convenience of using my own body weight for all of the workouts but I am secretly excited to get back to “moving iron” as Autumn Calabrese would put it, and I will soon be beginning my next phase of my journey with the 21-Day Fix Extreme in preparation for a marathon relay this spring!
If you would like to join me on this journey, simply fill out the application below to join my February 9th Accountability group! I always say, there’s power in numbers!!!! We can do this together!