Friday, July 8, 2011
Hi again, as I said at the end of my last post. I was going to tell you a bit about what came after P90X and what it did for me. Let me start by saying that the day I finished P90X I had a follow up doctor appointment to see how things were going with my meds. I had done my blood work the week before and was kind of excited to see if there were any improvement. I was not at all prepared for what happened next.
The nurse came out and called me back. We did the usual formality stuff. Weight, blood pressure, pulse and temp. She write it all down in my file. As she is leaving the doctor walked in. he opens up my file and starts looking. He says "blood pressure....good". "pulse.... good". Then he pulls out the sheet from my blood work and starts comparing to the previous one from 4 months ago. He goes back and forth. Then he starts shuffling papers in my file to compare them. All the while I am busting, waiting to see if there have been any improvements. He looks at me and says "oh my God, what have you been doing? your blood work is perfect and you are in perfect health. My goodness, your pulse is down to 60." Then the most wonderful thing happened. He took me off all my meds. I have to admit, I cried when he did. I never believed it would happen.
Determination set in strong after my doctor's appt. I started doing Insanity even though I didn't believe I was ready. Hell, I wasn't ready for P90X and I did it so what the heck. Insanity was a 60 day program and there were no weights involved. Just a ton of cardio and plyometrics. I pushed through the workouts and noticed that every couple weeks my clothes were fitting different and I was feeling different. I was almost discouraged because the weight loss wasn't as rapid as with P90X. Not even paying attention to the fact that my body was shredding fat and looking different.
The first 30 days was over and I had a total of 15 pounds lost in that time. To me not that impressive but once again I wasn't paying attention to my body. I should have thrown that scale away in the beginning. I moved on to the final 30 days and decided i would push myself even harder. I did and let me tell you. It was tough, but I did it. I graduated from Insanity with another 15 pound loss in the last 30 days for a total of 30 pounds lost in Insanity.
I was truly amazed at the changes in my body more than the weight. I had a very large stomach before I started working out so at the end of these 2 programs I have a lot of loose hanging skin. But under that I noticed that I had a rock solid 6 pack. I could feel all the lines of it and everything. I was super excited about that. Now I just need to get rid of or tighten that loose skin so I can show that 6 pack off. So I figured I would Purchase Insanity: The Asylum which is a 30 program and the toughest workout ever put on a set of dvd's I am really seeing that. I am currently 4 days into it and I am as sore as my first week of P90X.
Today is a rest day for me and I am taking it. I need it. We start back up on Saturday. I will try to post up daily how the workouts are and what I thought. This way all my posts arent this long. If you made it this far, thank you for reading and please leave a comment so I know you were here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Also if you are looking to get in the best shape of your life, click here, become a free member and I will coach you for free. Have a great day and please remember to make healthy choices.