I only lost about 6 pounds, but I've gotten strong enough to do the majority of my push ups on my toes - something I wasn't able to do before.
My body fat is only down 3%, but somehow I have lines in my abs that I've never seen before.
I may have only lost a few inches off my hips and waist, but I'm more flexible than I was when I was practicing yoga on a regular basis. That's something I didn't realized I missed until I got it back!
Now onto why I think I didn't get such visually dramatic results this time:
- After Raise The Bar, I mostly stuck with the healthy eating plan, so I didn't have as much work to do to clean up my diet and thus, since my body was already used to eating pretty well, I didn't drop weight simply from dropping junk food.
- Stress. My stress levels have been through the freakin' roof for the last few months and that kind of stress is obviously sub-optimal for losing weight/building muscle/etc. Unfortunately, I don't get paid to workout, so there wasn't a whole lot I could do about it. A girl's gotta work!
- Cheat meals. I let myself off the hook a little more during P90 Masters than I did during Raise The Bar. This was probably not the best thing I could have done as far as maximizing results, but I truly believe it's a big part of what got me to the 90 Day mark instead of making it to about 65 Days. I got off the "Dieting Merry-Go-Round" a long time ago and I'm not about to get back on it!
So that leads to the big question: What's Next?
I'm giving myself a short break (about 4 weeks) from any formal program. I'm indulging in some less-than-clean eats and doing whatever sort of workout I feel like doing. After that, it's on like Donkey Kong because on January 26th I'll be starting the 63 days of torture known as The Insanity Workout - a.k.a. The Hardest Workout Ever Put on DVD. Oh yeah...I definitely think this one is going to hurt and I'm already looking forward to it. Stay tuned!
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Have you ever tried Insanity? Would you? What would you like to see included in my Insanity posts?