You're not in the wrong forum, so no apologies are necessary. Where you gain weight is largely determined by genetics. The unfortunate truth is that we can't spot-reduce; all the crunches in the world won't give you a flat belly. :)
Of course it's normal to have trouble finishing an intense workout program like Insanity! I would suggest shelving that for now until you get your endurance up. It's more for advanced exercisers. It's fine if all you can do is 10 minutes, since you have it, if you want to stick with it. Just start where you are. If all you can do is 10, then do your 10, and break it up. Do it 3 times a day, for 10 minutes. After a few weeks, you'll be able to build up more and more. It takes TIME. You don't run marathons before being able to walk regularly for an hour. This is no different!
Losing weight is not actually about the exercise you do. It doesn't matter what you do, only THAT you do it (and that you include strength training as a part of a complete program.) Weight loss is about the food you eat. YOu can't out-exercise a bad diet! It's a common misconception that you need to exercise to lose weight. IT helps (a lot.) It allows you to eat more and still lose weight. But you adjust your diet to your exercise, not the other way around.
Are you tracking your food? Are you weighing and measuring the food you eat?
How long are you working your program? It can take as much as 6-8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/2/2013 (17:39)
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