I did it. I completed 63 days of Insanity. And I kept doing TRX and Kickboxing at the same time. So…did it work? Yes, and no.
My problem area is my tummy. And it is still there. I swear I have the world’s most stubborn muffin top. And my weight only went slightly down. It went down and then back up a bit. I think this is just due to the muscle mass I gained. Overall I feel great. I am stronger than I have ever been, my cardio endurance is higher, and my arms/legs/butt all show a significant increase in tone and definition. I can see muscles in my arms and legs that I have never seen before, and my thigh/butt area no longer has all the dots and bumps.
Would I recommend Insanity? Yes…if you can. The plyometrics are really hard on your knees. If you have any knee issues, you really should not attempt this. If you overall have solid knees and joints, then I recommend this for sure. I loved that it was 63 days. I work well with the count down structure of a program like this. I also like the fit test that you do every few weeks throughout it.It helps you to see your progress.
Where do I go from here? I am not sure. I think if I went back to 45 minutes on the elliptical I would not only be bored stiff, but would also lose some tone – but that said, I also want to give my knees and joint somewhat of a rest. I think I am going to pick 3-4 of the Insanity DVDs that I like the best and do them 2-3 times a week, 2 days I will keep doing TRX and kickboxing and the other 2 days I might run or do the elliptical and some free weights. The past 63 days I haven’t taken very many days off, and have doubled up Insanity with TRX/Kickboxing on some days…so this summer I am going to try for 1 day off a week.
This Saturday I am doing Warrior Dash with some friends. Hopefully these 63 days have prepared me for the obstacles that I will face….but really, does anything prepare you for belly crawling through mud under barbed wire!?!?