It’s official now: after finishing my first round of P90X I also graduated with my first round of Insanity. A lot of sweat and calories were lost. However I have to admit that I think Insanity is more suited for people who actually still have to lose numbers on the scale. Even though my cardio has improved a lot, I hardly saw any changes in my body composition.
I think that this is due to the fact of me already having a very low BMI and the high carb need in the Insanity nutrition to keep up with the high intensity of the workouts. I couldn’t get my body fat % down any more and I stopped losing weight. The second part is a good thing since I really don’t want to lose more weight but I still want to reduce my body fat %.
I started at 1500 calories and zig-zaged up to 1900. It still didn’t change anything weight, fat % wise or inches wise. Another issue could be that I had a hard time keeping my heart rate up during the second month. I had to take a lot of breaks due to my upper body and legs still being weakish. This might be another factor leading to less then desired results when it comes to changes in my body composition.
Either way, we bought heavier weights and some gloves for me on Saturday and today was my first day with Tony again. Chest and Back went amazingly well and all my numbers were higher then the last time I did this exercise. However, ARX was a pain. Either my form got once again much better or I lost a lot of strength in my abs during Insanity (which would be weird, since Cardio Abs seemed really easy to me.)
In any case I have a lot to work on and I am curious as to what my second round of P90X will lead to. I am very determined to stay in Phase 1 (fat shredder, high in protein and low in carbs) longer and see how far I can get with lower carb intake. I do think that it might help me with turning tissue into lean muscle mass. Here is to hoping and keep your fingers crossed for me 🙂
I can’t wait to do Yoga again! Even though I know I am excited now, I will be swearing and grinding my teeth throughout it and afterwards feel like a million bucks 😀