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Insanity Week 2 Complete ...Week 3 Break the Plateau!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

I successfully completed week 2 of Insanity! I was so happy too because my weekend was getting out of control schedule wise and I wasn't sure I could get my workout in on Saturday. Then my husband, who knows how important exercise is to me, said we should eat dinner a little later tonight so I can workout as soon as my son is asleep. He even cooked dinner while I worked out. So sweet!

Week 3 began with the fit test. Here is my improvements

Week 1 Fit Test - September 23

Switch Kicks 115
Power Jacks 47
Power Knees 97
Power Jumps 30
Globe Jumps 10
Suicide Jumps -skipped as I had a cold and this one hurt the head
Push-up Jacks 15
Army Knees 60

Week 3 Fit Test - October 7

Switch Kicks 120 (+5)
Power Jacks 57 (+10)
Power Knees 102 (+5)
Power Jumps 40 (+10)
Globe Jumps 13 (+3)
Suicide Jumps 20
Push-up Jacks 25 (+10)
Army Knees 80 (+20)

Super happy with my results. Especially the push-up jacks! Wow ten more than last time! Crazy!

So I had a goal of losing 4 lbs by October 14, 2013. So far I have yet to lose a pound. I decided that this actually is signifying something more important to my fitness goals.

I have hit a plateau. I have been at the same weight for over 2 months. So instead of aiming for my original 4 lb goal I am changing my goal.

I vow to BUST THIS PLATEAU by October 31. I have given myself time as I need to change things up and see what it is that will result in weight loss again. So I am not doing too many things at once.

Beginning this week my plateau busting steps:

- no after dinner snacks
- no pizza on weekends (only had every other week but now not until weight loss occurs and then may not still)
- track food
- green tea once a day
- more strength training

I feel it's my muscle mass that is the issue. So I am concentrating more on muscle now.

This also means I am changing up one day of the Insanity schedule each week. I want to get in more flexibilty training and work muscles at the same time. I am not a huge fan of the Insanity Cardio Recover workout. I like it but I like others better. So starting this week I have decided to replace the cardio recovery workout with PIYO Strength. It's an hour long stretching and strength workout by Chalene Johnson. It's tough. Full of full body balance moves, down-dog push-ups and lots of plank work.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NICKJAROSH 10/14/2013 1:43PM

    How do you like Insanity vs Turbo Fire?

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ROXIGIRL 10/12/2013 3:05AM

    I have similar problem with Insanity. Instead of loosing weight i managed to add few pounds. After spending some time on internet i discovered that not everyone is loosing weight while doing this program. I do like Insanity but i decided to stop doing it 6 times a week. Getting fitter for me is not a priority as i am quite happy with my current level. I am going back to Body Revolution for weights and i will be doing 2 days of Insanity this time.

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NALAYB 10/11/2013 7:39AM

    WOW! Great progress!

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STARPESCADO 10/8/2013 8:54PM

    Best of luck to you! :)

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SHARONCAPPS 10/8/2013 10:42AM

  Good job and sounds like a good plan. Thanks for sharing.

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