Life has gotten a little busy around here and I have been slacking in the blogging, so I am sorry that you’ve missed the past two updates about Insanity Max:30. I’m currently in week three and it’s by far one of the toughest programs I’ve done, both mentally and physically. It’s no secret that I loved 22 Minute Hard Corps and the results I got were amazing, but I have been avoiding this program intentionally and knew I was ready for a challenge.
The very first interaction I had with a Beachbody program was doing the full Insanity program with a friend years ago and it was crazy. I didn’t follow the meal plan or drink Shakeology and because of that didn’t get the results I know I should have. This is a re-do of sorts for me, and I am excited to see the difference this time.
As the name suggest, these are crazy workouts. Think five days of 30 minutes of non-stop jumping lunges, jumps, every kind of push-up you can imagine, and a puddle of sweat on the floor afterward. The days alternate between pure cardio and more of a tabata-style power day so you still are maintaining strength. Your goal is to “max-out” on each move and try to beat that time every time you do the workout.
I’m really competitive so I love that part of it and Shaun T is exceptionally motivating! I have been able to improve each week and also am starting to see some amazing definition in the oblique area in particular after 2 full weeks in. Since I’m not looking to technically drop weight at this point, I’m looking for improved stamina and strength and can tell even only after 2 weeks that I will get it with this!
I will say that it is SO much tougher for me to do these workouts first thing because it is a hard program. My challenge group this month has been an absolute life saver for my own personal motivation and accountability– it’s nice to have a little cheer squad just for you! The picture below sums up how I feel after every workout!
The meal plan for the program is basically the same one I did for 22 Minute Hard Corps, so you won’t see a huge change in the way I’m eating– the container system is the best! It takes a few weeks to really get the hang of it, but now even though I don’t actually measure things often anymore, I still eat in the same portion sizes and amounts most days. Also I am trying to avoid carbs in the evening for the most part like on 22 Minute Hard Corps since it definitely helped with the results. Here’s the meal plan for this week.
My next challenge group will be starting soon and if you’d like to have some support and accountability on YOUR fitness journey, I would love to get you more info! Just fill out the form below: