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February 6, 2012 7:28 AM
Hey everyone! I just finished month 1 of insanity, and I am starting recovery week this week, then going in to month 2!! I'm excited to be half way done with this program, I can tell a difference in how my clothes are starting to fit, but I'm not losing pounds like I want to. Does anyone know if it's more likely to have weight loss during month 2, since it's more "insane" lol. I just want to be skiiiinny again!!!
February 6, 2012 7:36 AM
It looks like I'm a week ahead of you. I did the first day of the second month this morning and it is more "insane". I only lost two pounds in the first month. I expect (hope) this month will show more results. I burned about 250 more calories in this morning's workout than I did in the average workouts from last month - they're longer too.
  914777
February 6, 2012 7:46 AM
Hiya - don't wanna freak you out but I didn't lose a single lb doing Insanity. Improved my fitness? - hell yes. Toned my abs? - totally. But that scale did not shift.

After I finished it I took two weeks of mixing up with less intense cardio and running along with more resistance work. Immediately I dropped a couple of lbs. I've seen others say that your body can resist losing weight when it's that intense, 6-days a week kind of exercise.

That's not to say don't finish it. I'm still glad I stuck with it!
February 6, 2012 7:47 AM
Are you eating enough? The diet guide suggest the minimum caloric intake to be 1700. So if MFP gives you 1300 and you burn 400, you should be eating all of those cals back and make sure you hit at least 1700 calories eaten each day.
February 6, 2012 7:49 AM
I am starting Insanity today. After reading up on the program, my understanding is that it is not designed for weight loss. The book says to focus on measurments not the number on the scale.
February 6, 2012 7:51 AM
I lost maybe 2-3 lbs when I was done with the Insanity program but I did lose a lot of inches throughout my body. The Insanity workouts got me in great shape as well.
February 6, 2012 7:51 AM
When you are doing something insanity, you will lose inches more noticeably than pounds.
February 6, 2012 7:53 AM
yes you will see more of a weight loss in month 2. alot of people do not see any weight loss until month 2. just keep pushing yourself, eat right and drink your fluids. I just completed insanity 3 weeks ago.
  4566034
February 6, 2012 8:34 AM
I am on week 2 and I decided that I'm not going to weigh myself through this. I am definitely losing inches where I should be. Although, I will say yesterday I had a hard time getting my tight jeans over my thighs because that's the first place I gain muscle...guess that's a good thing!
February 6, 2012 10:59 AM
Thanks everybody. I am losing inches for sure and can notice my body changing. I just wanted a smaller number on the scale. The better BMI I have, the more money we get for insurance at my husbands work. We go for that on the 16th, so I was hoping to drop a few more pounds! I have lost about 10 since the beginning of the year. I"m looking foward to starting this next month! Hopefully it's not too crazy for me! :)
February 6, 2012 11:08 AM
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Are you eating enough? The diet guide suggest the minimum caloric intake to be 1700. So if MFP gives you 1300 and you burn 400, you should be eating all of those cals back and make sure you hit at least 1700 calories eaten each day.



so even if I eat more, I'm still going to lose weight? Because I'm MAYBE eating around 1000 calories a day. plus working out
Edited by wsogden87 On February 6, 2012 11:08 AM
February 6, 2012 12:33 PM
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I am starting Insanity today. After reading up on the program, my understanding is that it is not designed for weight loss. The book says to focus on measurments not the number on the scale.




Hey girl how was your first workout by the way? :)
  2182844
February 6, 2012 12:35 PM
Im right where you are, starting core cardio and balance this week! I have started to see more definition in my abs and arms but very little progress, there again my eating hasnt been the best. I really need to tighten up on the weekend.
February 6, 2012 12:36 PM
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so even if I eat more, I'm still going to lose weight? Because I'm MAYBE eating around 1000 calories a day. plus working out


1000 calories is probably not enough if you aren't working out at all. You probably need to eat a whole lot more to fuel your workouts.
  914777
February 6, 2012 12:40 PM
I did not lose hardly any weight after week 3. Just stay off the scale and stay strong. I ended up losing 3 lbs the very last week. total of 13lbs. So 10 in the ist three weeks and nothing after that....BUT lots of muscle built and love the results.
February 6, 2012 12:41 PM
Soooo glad you posted this. I am in the 2nd week of the 2nd month. Haven't lost much but I did notice I have great legs and shoulders. I am definitely going to finish it out! I am definitely hungrier doing this work out...I think we must be burning a lot of calories!
February 6, 2012 12:41 PM
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QUOTE:

Are you eating enough? The diet guide suggest the minimum caloric intake to be 1700. So if MFP gives you 1300 and you burn 400, you should be eating all of those cals back and make sure you hit at least 1700 calories eaten each day.



so even if I eat more, I'm still going to lose weight? Because I'm MAYBE eating around 1000 calories a day. plus working out


1000 calories is definitely *NOT* enough to sustain weight loss on a program like insanity, and even if it was, you're most likely going to be losing muscle than fat. Listen to what the nutrition guide says and be eating closer to at least 1700 ( I eat around 2500 during month 1, more during month 2) on Insanity, but I am male. Don't focus just on the scale, but be watching those measurements. The goal is fat loss, not weight loss.
February 6, 2012 12:41 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Are you eating enough? The diet guide suggest the minimum caloric intake to be 1700. So if MFP gives you 1300 and you burn 400, you should be eating all of those cals back and make sure you hit at least 1700 calories eaten each day.



so even if I eat more, I'm still going to lose weight? Because I'm MAYBE eating around 1000 calories a day. plus working out


No wonder you're not losing weight, that's nowhere near enough calories intake. You should be eating at least 1600-1700 because you'll be burning around 400-500 for each workout.
February 6, 2012 12:43 PM
I have finished Insanity and it was about the 2nd month when inches started to shed and weight too. I'm now doing the hybrid with P90x and Insanity. It's the perfect "marriage" of a workout system. I love doing insanity still. Keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
February 6, 2012 12:45 PM
When i did Insanity it was to tone up not lose anymore weight, but I ended up losing a few lbs as the workouts were so intense and burning so many calories.
February 6, 2012 12:47 PM
I'm on Recovery week as well! This is my 2nd Round and I am not losing weight either but I have learned not to pay attention to weight. Being that I didn't lose anything on the 1st Round, but I sure did lose inches and toned up! Good Luck!
February 6, 2012 12:50 PM
You can't outwork a bad diet, if your diet is crap then month 1 or month 2 insanity will not make a difference. If you are truly eating 1000 calories a day and working out hard with the Insanity program then I would ask if you weigh and track everything you eat? While I agree with the general opinion that you are not eating enough the fact could be that you are not tracking accurately and you are in fact counting your calories at 1000 but in reality you are eating a lot more than that.
  12422383
February 6, 2012 1:07 PM
Tonight I start the first day of Month 2. I have lost about 7 pounds doing insanity. For me that is quite a bit, however, I am overweight and not very fit at all. I think it was shock to my body. After the first week, I had lost 4 lbs, and then it was about a pound a week after that.
  14380607
February 6, 2012 1:51 PM
1000 calories is not enough food to stay healthy without working out at all! adding insanity to a 1000 calorie diet is insane in it self. your health should always come before your diet. also remember, keep track of what your eating. remember some sandwiches from fast food restaurants can contain 1000 calories. i recomend you raise your caloric intake by using the Harris Benedict Equation in the insanity book. your body is probably in starvation mode right now. be safe and stay motivated :)

i lost 130lbs in a year span eating mcdonalds almost everyday.... its all about choosing the right meal, small portions and eating lots of times.
February 7, 2012 1:41 PM
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1000 calories is not enough food to stay healthy without working out at all! adding insanity to a 1000 calorie diet is insane in it self. your health should always come before your diet. also remember, keep track of what your eating. remember some sandwiches from fast food restaurants can contain 1000 calories. i recomend you raise your caloric intake by using the Harris Benedict Equation in the insanity book. your body is probably in starvation mode right now. be safe and stay motivated :)

i lost 130lbs in a year span eating mcdonalds almost everyday.... its all about choosing the right meal, small portions and eating lots of times.



mcdonalds everyday?.... sounds like my kind of diet!! :))
Edited by wsogden87 On February 7, 2012 1:41 PM

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