Here are a few of my transformation pictures from when I did INSANITY in the Spring of 2010. I am on week 4 of my second time around and I am feeling great. I have lost inches from all my trouble spots–hips, waist, thighs, and arms. I continue to remind myself that even if the scale doesn’t budge as much as I would like it to, my body is changing and the pictures prove it.
It’s important to take pictures from several different views. Make sure you get shots from the front and back, the sides, and on an angle. The pictures can show you changes that you miss when you look at yourself in the mirror every day.
Some of the most noticeable changes happened in my face and shoulders. I didn’t really think I had the makings of a double chin until I saw how my face had thinned out at the end of the 60 days. I will post my new before and after pics when I am done with the second round of INSANITY in about 6 weeks. Let me know if you would like to join me on my fitness journey. I am already mapping out my next endeavor and would love to have other moms right there with me!
A couple of weeks ago, I put on my bathing suit and took a quick glance at my backside in the mirror. Whoa. What happened to my butt? Why do I have these saddle bags? Those were just a couple of the questions heard above the shrieking in my head. I would blame it all on the baby but that’s not fair. Yes, my body is different. Yes, I have to work on my core more than ever before. And yes, having a baby makes it difficult to get in a full workout on any given day. That’s why I decided to take my before pics and record my first video for YouTube. If I create and share this post and the YouTube videos, then I will be more motivated to work out every day. No excuses.
Two years ago, I completed Shaun T’s INSANITY, before getting pregnant. You can check out the brief review in an article I previously posted on Land of Moms. This time is a little different–I want other moms to join me.
I am in the second week of working out and I feel great. Of course I still wince a little at the thought of having to endure the warm up (it’s pretty intense) but I remind myself: You. Had. A. Baby. My body has changed and I have to re-learn my limits. I know what I want to look like and I want to be an inspiration for other moms.
So check out my YouTube Videos and join my INSANITY Challenge. Imagine getting in the best shape of your life and loving the way you look. Yeah, it will feel good…real good.