I just finished the 60 Day INSANITY challenge!!! So, I decided to post whether or not the program worked for me. First, let me say….borrow this program if you can. It is too expensive to purchase or go on Ebay. Someone is always selling something for much cheaper. I finished the program on August 7, 2012. I posted sided by side shots so you can get an idea of the changes that took place.
I’ve got to admit it. This is a great program! Very hard to finish, though. The pics on the left are before shots and the ones on the right are my after shots. I do notice a difference that the program makes if you complete the program. I have listed my pros and cons for doing Insanity.
When I first started the program, I could barely get through a dvd workout. As I continued, it became easier to finish a workout. The first 30 days of the program are so much easier than the last 30 days of the program. However, I must admit, I can actually do a real push-up now. Some of the exercises will seem impossible to do, but with time they are possible. Also, there will be some of the people on the dvd workouts that seem to have a hard time getting through some of the workouts, so it makes you feel a little better about having to stop and take an extra breath. Even Shaun T looks like he’s taking an extra breather every now and then. The great thing about doing Insanity is that there is a schedule to follow each day and most importantly….there is a day off in each week! If you stick with it, you will get results.
There is a meal plan to follow also. You don’t have to follow it to a tee, but it is a good guide. I used quite a few of the meals at the beginning and then started making up my own meal plan. I must say…I am definitely going to stick with some of the meal suggestions that were offered with the program. The idea of eating smaller meals throughout the day seems like a good idea anyway.
There were some things that I didn’t like about the program. For instance, after about day 40 or so, I started to get a little bored with the same routine. Due to the fact that I didn’t want to be a quitter, I stuck with it. Also, there is a lot of pounding on your knees with some of the exercises. When I reached day 50, my knees were shot. I had to make some changes to my routine. I didn’t do as many of the jumping exercises or any routine that caused pounding on my knees for about 3 days to give my knees a rest. I would do everything else in the daily workout except for the jumps. I was able to continue with jumping after the 3 day rest. The major Con would be as stated above…getting bored, but I fought through it.
Now that I have finished, I have to admit that I’m glad I finished. This is actually my second attempt at trying to get through Insanity. I tried it a couple of years ago, but didn’t make it.
Still, in order to get those rock solid six-packs, I’ll definitely have to go through Insanity a second time. However, I don’t believe I will be doing that any time soon. I am moving on to my next program….perhaps ChaLean Extreme. I’m definitely not doing P90X, though. Have you tried any of these? If so, let me know how things turned out for you.
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