I know I shouldn’t be disappointed, but after all of my hard work this week I only lost 0.8 lbs. That’s 1.8 lbs since officially starting Insanity.
I am working out HARD. I am eating right. I am mostly sleeping enough, or at least as much as a mother with an infant is expected to sleep. Yet the scale this morning didn’t give me my goal of a one pound loss. There’s nothing to do except move on, oh, and step on the scale 10 more times to make sure the first measurement wasn’t wrong. It wasn’t.
So I’m going to keep going. I’m working out on top of sore muscles which I’ve never done in my life before. It feels both good and strange.
My outlook during this post partum period is so different from after Raffi. I’m fighting so hard this time to gain back the person I once was. After Raffi, relative to my normal self, I was anxious, fat, negative, and overall overwhelmed. Exercise hurt my body, I never felt I had enough sleep, and I was so anxious all the time – especially about Raffi’s sleeping and eating habits.
This time around I’m so different. I don’t know if it’s because I’m sick of being someone I’m not, because I have a toddler, or because my husband’s transformation has me wanting my own. I don’t really care why I’m different this time, I’m just enjoying it.
It’s hard to get up at 6 AM after being up from 4-5 AM with a newborn. It’s hard to push myself during my workouts. It’s hard to eat right when I know I have a box of sea salt caramels in my cupboard. Yet I’m doing it day in and day out. I will keep this up. I will not give up. And I will reach my weight loss goal, 0.8 lbs at a time.
Week 2 results: lost 0.8 lbs, 0.25 in off my waist
Week 1 results: lost 1.0 lbs, 0.25 in off my waist
Overall results: lost 1.8 lbs, 0.5 in off my waist
Cardio Power and Resistance is officially my favorite Insanity workout. It’s over in 40 minutes. After your warmup you do 3 minutes of exercises at a time with a 30 second break before the next set. You do the same exercises 3 times in a row. So you only have to do two different types of exercises before your workout is over. At least that’s how I look at it.
I was on my own this morning and I worked out just as hard as I would have if Trig was with me. It takes a lot more mental strength to exercise hard when you’re alone in a room, so I’m happy I gave it my all.
I’m feeling great! Only one more day before a rest day. I think I need these rest days more to be able to sleep in than to rest my body.