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CressidaMontgomery Fri 20-Sep-13 17:47:25

I'm going to start err soon ... Ordered it last night so hopefully it'll be here early next week.

Ill record everything on here to keep me accountable and it'd be great to have some company if anyone fancies giving it a go with me?

As for me , I'm not overweight - 9 stone 13 and size 8/ 10 but I'm really really super unfit and untoned. My tummy is not good ( understatement ) after two kids and I could probably fly to turkey with my bingo wings : /

So - my goals ... To tone up and build some muscle. To maybe drop half a stone or ten lbs. To reach some sort of level of fitness.

That'll do for now

TooWetToWoo Sat 21-Sep-13 06:54:41

Hi Cressida, I've already started doing it. In fact, Monday is the start of month 2 for me. It definitely helps to have an accountability partner (I have one on FB), and if nobody else joins the thread I don't mind helping spur you on smile

I'm actually pretty much the same as you, quite skinny apart from the tummy area (3 DC to thank for that), I'm not following the nutrition guide so unfortunately that hasn't changed much yet. Although, you can definitely see some serious abs taking shape, just need to shift the podge. And the bingo wings are no more thanks to all the push-ups grin

And fitness has definitely improved, will put my results in the next post. Good Luck!

TooWetToWoo Sat 21-Sep-13 06:57:04

Switch Kicks: 58 68
Power Jacks: 50 59
Power Knees: 87 98
Power Jumps: 25 32
Globe Jumps: 7 10
Suicide Jumps: 14 17
Push Up Jacks: 9 16
Low Plank Obliques: 50 60

CressidaMontgomery Sat 21-Sep-13 08:54:23

Wow - you've made some great progress! Thanks for the message, be great to hear how you get on.

I'm going to buy some trainers today (I've managed to live life quite nicely without a pair for ages now : ) ) and a yoga type mat. The impact on my knees worries me and I read that it's full of jumping about so I shall do said leaping on a mat to minimise injuries. To go from lying on my sofa to something as full on as this is making me a little nervous grin

So you can definitely see results in yourself then ?

Swallowedbyasnake Sat 21-Sep-13 12:37:41

Hi, I have almost finished week 6 and while I find that my actual fitness has vastly improved I have actually put on weight (not just muscle as my jeans and bra are a bit tight). I was 5:2ing but couldn't do it and exercise and I just get so hungry that I find it hard to control my eating. I am not overweight, but it is depressing to know that I could have a Tanya-like body by now if I could just step away from the cake! I have bought some protein shakes to see if this helps.

CressidaMontgomery Sat 21-Sep-13 13:06:33

I've heard about Tanya ... I'll see for myself next week as to whether she will become my nemesis grin

I think my DVDs will be here on Monday or Tuesday . I've got my exercise may ready - trainers to sort now then I'm good to go!

Hmmm .. Weight gain you say? Could this be muscle weight? That could account for a lb or two. I usually eat moderate carb stuff, very little snacking and I watch my calorie intake - usually come in at 1200/1300 a day. I have one day off a week and eat a lot of cake then. But usually - I'm a 'light' eater. Will I have to eat a lot more then to keep energy levels up?

You've done amazing to get to week 6. I'll be lucky to see day 2

Swallowedbyasnake Sat 21-Sep-13 17:05:37

I think have put on some muscle but not 1.5kg worth! I normally don't snack but just get constant carb cravings with this, which I have never had when training for half marathons or other exercise routines. I do feel fit and strong though. Once I finish the program I think I will try and do less days of insanity and try and fit in 2 fasting days again.

Imwoodword Sat 21-Sep-13 22:15:20

Subbing to join in - plan is to start my second go at Insanity in Monday. I lost 3 stone the first time I did it, want to tone more and get some muscles this time!

rusmum Sat 21-Sep-13 23:02:09

Wild love to but not fit enough sadangry

CressidaMontgomery Sun 22-Sep-13 00:09:27

Oh great Woodward ! Mine is being delivered on Monday according to an email I just received so ill start then too! Be great to compare . Three stone?! Wow!!! I'd be seriously happy with half a stone - when I get near 9 stone i start to look gaunt but 9 st 7 would be fab. What were you eating ? Had you really cut down? Or just pure Shaun T? grin

Rus - I'm not fit. At all. Honestly - I do NOTHING at all. My first results will be the poorest ones ever recorded. I just intend to give it my best shot. Join us!

rusmum Sun 22-Sep-13 12:37:08

Great will do fit test latter . Won't do every day though prob only 3x week.does that matter?

CressidaMontgomery Sun 22-Sep-13 16:06:39

Fab! You've already Got the stuff then?

I shall be joining you tomorrow with doing the fit test. Dreading it almost!

I'm going to aim to follow it to the letter but I reckon whatever you can do is enough. I shall try!

Actually - forget that... Do or do not! There is no 'try' smile

TooWetToWoo Sun 22-Sep-13 19:02:32

Sorry, been away at a wedding. Thought I was actually going to die of hungoverness this morning envy <vom face!

I'm definitely seeing results in myself, my arms have got very toned. But I know what you mean about the knees, mine have got a little tender from all the jumping about. I've started taking glucosamine tablets to help and I have chocolate milk after my workouts (the lady who does my metafit classes told me about it, it's a great source of protein).

Good Luck with your fit tests. I've got my third tomorrow followed immediately by a max interval circuit yikes!! Will post results tomorrow if I survive!

rusmum Sun 22-Sep-13 20:44:57

Switch do you count each one or 2 feet as 1? So 90 or 45 lol
Power jack 37
Power knees 65
Power jumps 30
Globe jumps 8
Suicide 11
Push ups ( cant do push ups!!)'24 just legs holding plank
Plank oblique 60 singles or 30 sets ( both legs)

TooWetToWoo Sun 22-Sep-13 21:42:35

shock thought you said you weren't fit! Well done. Switch kicks are counted for each leg and obliques are per set.

CressidaMontgomery Sun 22-Sep-13 21:52:32

Blimey! For a non fit person that's impressive grin you'll piss yourself at my results tomorrow!

I'm hoping it'll be here when I get home from work at half three tomorrow

And then it's GAME ON

Nice wedding? I'm sat here eating some cheese and crisps. A bit like a last supper

rusmum Sun 22-Sep-13 22:01:59

Had a right dab on!! Lol need to learn to do at least 1 press up. Arm strength is pathetic

TooWetToWoo Sun 22-Sep-13 22:30:15

Wedding was lovely thanks, but I've been vair naughty today. McDonalds AND a KFC blush

TooWetToWoo Mon 23-Sep-13 09:28:40

Sorry rusmum I got that wrong yesterday, just done the third fit test and it says on the card switch kicks are per set and obliques are per leg. Just going to the max interval then I'll post my results.

TooWetToWoo Mon 23-Sep-13 10:51:50

Switch Kicks: 58 68 64
Power Jacks: 50 59 68
Power Knees: 87 98 112
Globe Jumps: 7 10 11
Suicide Jumps: 14 17 20
Push Up Jacks: 9 16 23
Low Plank Obliques: 50 60 70

Bit disappointed with some results but it's still (mostly) an improvement so it's definitely working smile

CressidaMontgomery Mon 23-Sep-13 17:27:37

I'm dead

Fucking hell - the fit test just about finished me off . My form is shit, I'm pretty slow and the sweat was pouring off me. I'm recovering in the bath now so don't have my results to hand but ill post them later on tonight. They're suitably bloody embarrassing but that's my whole reason for doing this... I'm very unfit . Actually - no fitness level at all really. I'm proof that you can be a normal weight and that doesn't really mean anything. All I could feel was my stomach I attractively wobbling as I leapt about. Oh and the backing track of my youngest saying ' mummy I can see that your muscles are better already! ' and ' you're doing that wrong ! grin

CressidaMontgomery Mon 23-Sep-13 23:12:05

Switch kicks - 40
Power jacks - 30
Power knees - 60
Power jumps - 20
Globe jumps - 5
Suicide jumps - 5
Push up jacks - 12
Low planks - 24

Dear oh dear

TooWetToWoo Tue 24-Sep-13 08:44:22

Just realised I'd completely missed out Power Jumps confused

Power Jumps: 25 32 43

That's not too bad Cressida and it will definitely improve come the next test.

fatedtopretend Tue 24-Sep-13 08:53:07

I started last night, sorry I've not put the names but they're in the right order:

Week 1

Am shattered today!

TooWetToWoo Tue 24-Sep-13 09:39:09

I never realised how many different types of push-ups there was! I'm sore today!

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