I did it! It only took me 10 months to get up the nerve to stare Insanity Max:30. I followed the modifier throughout the entire program. I worked hard, and pushed beyond limits I wasn't sure that I even had. And I came out on top! My final results are in....I actually lost about 6 pounds. I was kind of shocked because I have been dealing with health issues that have been preventing me from losing weight. Even though I was modifying the exercises, I was still pushing myself to do the best that I could do. I didn't lose as many inches in my waist as I had hoped, but I DID LOSE INCHES EVERYWHERE!!! My hips and rear are slimmer, my chest and shoulders are more defined, I have fantastic arm strength, and even my thighs have shed some inches (I have never had that happen to me with a Shaun T workout). FOR ME, better than the actual physical progress, I just FEEL stronger, and that is huge after the year that I have had with my fitness. I am so proud of myself for attempting, and FINISHING Insanity Max:30!!
When I got up yesterday morning to take my "after" pictures, I was sure that I had not made any visible progress. The truth is that I can ALWAYS tell when I compare my progress pics. So, here they are.....
AFTERI do want to note (for my own piece of mind) that I am wearing a size smaller pants in the "after" pics. So even though I still have some skin bulge happening, I am proud to know that it is happening in a smaller size ;)
As always, along with this program, I drank my Shakeology daily (my daily dose of dense nutrition). It helps my body function better, and has become an essential part of my healthy lifestyle. Also, for this program, I used the Beachbody performance line products. The Energize was great for giving me extra energy to get tackle a challenging program like Max:30. Hydrate kept me...well, hydrated during my workout. I LOVE the post workout Recovery drink (my favorite) because it really helped to reduce daily soreness in my muscles. I also used the Nighttime Recharge whenever I started a new workout in the program, or pushed myself extra hard and was feeling a little more sore than usual. I am not sure I would have been able to make it through the program without these awesome products. If you think you might like to give the a try, there is a sampler pack available.