Insanity Results: Before & After Photos
I’m done with Insanity, and I’m really happy with my results. I love seeing before and after photos online, so I thought I’d share mine with you in case you feel the same. I am a real person and these are my real results. I didn’t magically gain a 6 pack or lose all of the fat on my body, but I did lose several pounds and inches. I know that with continued exercise and a healthy diet my body will continue to change, but these are my results after one round of Insanity.
Note: I am currently 3.5 months post partum with my second child and I am breastfeeding.
Number of days it took me to complete the 60 day program: Maybe 68? I repeated a few days here and there as needed.
Average number of times I snoozed every morning: 4
Number of sweets I ate throughout the program: 2, both soft serve ice cream cones with rainbow sprinkles
Number of injuries sustained from Insanity: 0
Number of weight loss plateaus sustained: 3
And here’s the good stuff:
Number of pounds lost: 9
Amount of energy gained: lots
Number of pushups I can now do: 20 vs. 2 before
Here are my before and after photos. Please keep in mind that I have a crazy busy life so we took these in about 10 seconds early in the morning post workout. No time for retakes!
I have reached my pre-pregnancy weight, which was my first goal. It took me a really long time to get there after Raffi, but with the help of Insanity I reached my pre-pregnancy weight in just 3.5 months this time. I also need to thank my friend T who is a Beachbody coach. She helped me tweak my diet here and there to continue to lose weight while protecting my milk supply. I pushed past 3 different weight loss plateaus with her help. And Trig’s influence helped too. He’s been doing Insanity since February, and many mornings I wouldn’t have gotten my workout in without him there to push me. Hopefully he can say the same about me. It is definitely easier to exercise and eat well when your partner is doing the same.
I worked a lot harder post partum this time around, but I was also fairly relaxed about it (despite what you might think from these posts). I just did what I had to do to be healthy. Losing weight and being in shape is not just about how I look, although of course that is part of it. It’s also just about being the healthiest version of myself. I lost my mom when she was 42 to cancer, and I want to do everything possible to stay healthy for my children. That’s why I focus on real foods instead of diet foods (as an aside – I always choose whole milk, real butter, sugar over Splenda, etc for this reason). Being in shape is about feeling good about myself, having energy to do the things I want to do, and being the healthiest me.
What’s next? FOCUS T25!!!!! I’m really excited to try Shaun T’s latest workout. Each workout is only 25 minutes which is absolutely manageable for a working mom of 2. Insanity was not sustainable for me, and in fact it took me longer than the 60 days to complete the program. I imagine that it will be a lot easier with Focus T25 because everyone can find 25 minutes in their day to exercise – including me. It feels so good to move my body every morning, and I’m excited to try something new.
Now that I’ve reached my pre-pregnancy weight I can focus on losing more weight and tightening up. I’m still about 10 lbs above my wedding weight and still only half of my clothes fit well, so I know I can make a lot more progress. My next goal is 7 lbs away. Join me for this next journey – Focus T25!
PS- Here is my full weight loss story with all of its ups and downs.