A couple days ago I finally finished Insanity Max 30. It’s supposed to be two months, but it took me three months. I think I had about one week where I was sick and didn’t work out at all, and I also generally skipped one or two of the workouts to spin, or run instead. So instead of doing five IM30 workouts a week, I did 3 to 4 (However I did work out 5 to 6 times a week).
I know a lot of people would stick to the workout schedule and also do the other workouts, but that’s not me! There was a time in my life when I used to do two (or three) workouts a day, but a long time ago I decided one workout a day (and some walking, and maybe some crunches) is it! I can’t fit in two workouts a day consistently, and I have no interest in getting the body I want if I can’t maintain it!
Anyway, Insanity Max 30 workout program is (supposed to be) two months of 30 minute workouts, the workouts are basically circuit training. Some of them have different themes; for example cardio, Tabata, or strength…however they are basically all high energy circuit training workouts. I had to modify all of the planks and push-ups, because I’m no longer able to do much in that position due to a hiatus hernia and my right arm issues, so I did most of them against the wall and occasionally swapped out for upper body handweights. Besides that I didn’t do a lot of the jumping, however I definitely noticed by the end of my three months I was jumping a lot more, and my squats were a lot lower!
Here is a collage I made of the beginning of the program, halfway through, and beyond. Not a huge difference but I can definitely see that my waist is tighter, and my arms and thighs look stronger. I always stand in the same spot in my downstairs bathroom, because I can see how much tighter I’ve gotten based on the lines behind me!
One thing that really impressed me was the picture I took of my back. No matter what kind of shape I’m in whenever I look at my back there are always a lot of bumps. The picture I took of my back is probably the tightest and smoothest my back has been since I was in university! I will have to take another picture in a different top that shows more of my back to see the results more accurately!
I’m not sure what I’m going to do next. I’m considering the transform 20 program which is also with Shawn T (I love him! He is so motivating and high-energy!)…However most likely if I start another program it’s going to be in July because I’m running the Sporting Life 10K next weekend (i’m so excited! I haven’t done it in three years due to chemo in 2016, oopherectomy recovery in 2017, depression in 2018) and a 5K race in early June, so I need to focus on running until then. I’m also once again doing the Great Cycle Challenge through June, so I will be doing a lot of biking and spinning!
In other exercise news, I recently did a trial of the Peloton app, I love it! Are used it on my spin bike several times in the last month and it was just like a spin class! I’ve also tried some of the strength training workouts and enjoyed them. It’s $20 a month after the free trial, I’m probably not going to join right now but I will eventually, maybe when my Beachbody membership is done in the fall.
Word of the wise to anyone thinking of doing beach body, the app is great for working out but make sure to join through the website and not the app. I want your membership on the app is $129, one year membership on the site is 99. I didn’t realize this and subscribed on the app. Need a Beachbody nor Apple will take responsibility for it and refund me the $30. Which is why I will not be re-joining after my year is up. As much as I love the workouts, I will not support bad business practises that cheat current out of money.