On January 5, 2015 I started my Insanity Max: 30 journey, and not a second too soon. The whole first week of 2015 was spent eating out, hanging out with friends, floating from one social event to the next, and not focusing much on nutrition and fitness…oops! But I knew I had a plan, and I knew that plan was going to involve a lot of sweat, shouting, and Shaun T, so I was good to go!
I had done the original Insanity back in 2010 with Rob, so I had a vague idea what I was in for. I love a good challenge, so I was excited to get started. For those of you who don’t know much about Shaun T and the crazy mayhem he likes to call a workout, here is a bit more information.
WHAT IS INSANITY MAX: 30?
Insanity Max: 30 is a workout and nutrition program that runs for 60 days. In ONLY 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week – with an optional 20 minute recovery workout for one of your rest days – you are pushed to find your limit and “dig deep” while doing all sorts of craziness (the workouts actually include over 150 new cardio and Tabata-style strength moves that require zero equipment, all you need is sheer determination to complete the 30 minute sessions each day!)
During each workout you record your “Max Out” time – the first time you need to take a break – and throughout the 60 days you can track your progress (see photo collage above and below). If you commit to pushing to your limit and dialing in your nutrition with Shakeology and the portion control containers (the same ones used in the 21 Day Fix), you can get the maximum results that Shaun T and Beachbody promise.
You can read more about the Insanity Max: 30 Challenge Pack HERE.
To be totally honest with you all, I stopped weighing myself a while back because it had become a bit of an unhealthy [obsessive] habit. I retrained myself to focus more on how I felt, how my clothes fit me, what my skin looked like, and what the photos were saying. I think I lost around 6 pounds and definitely took off a number of inches, but most importantly I have never felt stronger and healthier, I am happy, I have a ton more energy, and I feel more confident in my own skin.
WHAT DID I THINK OF INSANITY MAX: 30?
I am quite a competitive person, especially with myself, so the whole “max out” time idea was great and I loved tracking my improvements. The eating plan was super easy to follow, simple, and highly effective. My Shakeology was invaluable for giving me the energy needed to get these workouts done, as well as ensuring I got all my nutrients and vitamins each day.
I loved this program! It was challenging, I was a hot sweaty mess 5 days a week, but I was seeing hours worth of results in only 30 minutes a day. So often people use the excuse of not having enough time, but when there are these ridiculously good workouts that are only 30 minutes, 5 days a week, there really are no more excuses left, just sheer drive and determination.
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