As soon as I saw the video for Shaun T’s INSANITY, I knew that it was the program for me.  While I enjoy lifting weights and yoga, I am addicted to face paced, butt kicking workouts, that make me sweat like I have never sweat before.  My husband and I made the 60 day commitment to workout together, every night, after he got home from work.  In those 60 days, I became addicted to everything about INSANITY but most of all, I became hooked on the results.

When all was said and done, I dropped 10lbs and lost inches everywhere.  People noticed too.  That was the exciting part.  It is so hard to look in the mirror every day and notice little changes–like my face thinning out.  But others saw it.  I was walking proof that INSANITY worked.

Don’t get me wrong.   I had my tough days.  Starting with the first Fit Test, where I thought I was going to be sick.  I wondered what was coming for me if the first day was so hard.  Every fit test after that offered improvement.  My numbers went up.  I still felt like I might hurl at the end but the fact that I was doing more kept me going.

I don’t think any workout has ever pushed me more physically AND mentally.  There were many days when I told myself to hang on for just 5 more seconds.  I reminded myself of the body I wanted.  We began the program in February of 2010. We were planning on starting a family that summer.  I wanted to get in the best shape I have ever been in so that I knew what I was capable of.  So many moms have a hard time losing their baby weight and I wanted to have pictures of myself at my best.  I wanted to be able to look back at those pictures in case I ever doubted myself.

I love Shaun T and INSANITY changed my life in many ways.  It gave me more confidence about my own body and it allowed me to reach out to other people and share my success.


Beachbody Challenge Packs 101

Here is a mini-course on the Beachbody Challenge Packs–what they are, what comes in them, how much they cost, and quite frankly, how you might spend more than you have to, if you don’t know you’re stuff.

Here’s the break down:

WHAT IS A BEACHBODY CHALLENGE PACK: It’s a Beachbody workout program and 1 month’s supply of Shakeology (any flavor) bundled together and shipped straight to your door for $2. In other words, it’s a bundle option that SAVES YOU MONEY!

WHAT WORKOUTS ARE AVAILABLE: Any of the Beachbody workout programs are available as a challenge pack.


WHY PURCHASE A CHALLENGE PACK: It’s simple. You. Save. Money. Here is where my math skills come into play.
Let’s say you were going to purchase the INSANITY Challenge Pack. This includes, Shaun T’s entire INSANITY workout program, a 1-month supply of Shakeology (any flavor), and a 1-month free trial of the Beachbody Club Membership (which now gives you access to Team Beachbody On Demand!!). It will cost you $205.

Now, let’s say you were to make the purchases separately. You would pay $119.85 for INSANITY, $129.95 for Shakeology, $13 for the 1-month Beachbody Club Membership, $12 shipping for INSANITY, and $12 shipping for Shakeology. That brings your grand total to….drum roll please….$286.80. You would save $81.80 if you purchased a Challenge Pack! I don’t know about you but I will take an extra $80 in my pocket any day of the week.

It gets even crazier. Let’s say that you know a little about Team Beachbody. Maybe you have already tried Shakeology and you love it. Maybe you want to learn more about the business and you are interested in being a coach. Well, you can sign up as a coach when you make your Challenge Pack purchase for FREE! The coach sign up fee of $39.95 is WAIVED. This means you have the potential of saving over $120!!

This is a no-brainer. If you are thinking about purchasing a Beachbody program and/or Shakeology, then you really need to consider the Challenge Pack options.







I promised I would show you before and after pics.  I keep my promises.  I finished my second round of Shaun T’s INSANITY!  My husband asked, “Why are you in a bikini bottom?”  I told him that I wanted to show my biggest trouble area.  And while it is still not perfect (currently working the Bum-Bum with Brazil Buttlift), I am happy with the overall results.

I feel great. I am stronger and leaner. Those dimples in my back (characteristic of too much fat), are almost gone. I lost inches, my body fat percentage dropped, and I can finally see definition in my abs. My body is completely different after having a baby. While I still need to get used to the changes, it is reassuring to know that I can kick butt and that I completed 60 days of one of the most challenging workouts on the market.

Here are some of my results:

Inches Lost- 3

Weight Lost- I did not lose weight. However, the first time around, I lost 10lbs.  The Feb ’10 pics are from Day 0 of INSANITY when my husband and I did the program together. Anyhow, I attribute the weight loss difference to weaning my daughter and not eating enough calories. I am not a doctor but I am sure that those two factors played a significant role.  My goal is to eat more through the day and that means making my own meals rather than finishing leftover grilled cheese and goldfish!

Body Fat Lost- 4%

Percent of Change in Body Fat- approx 8%

While the numbers may not seem that high, they are my numbers. I am happy with the results and with how I look and feel.

I hope that I have encouraged other moms to take the INSANITY Challenge. Please feel free to CONTACT ME if you have any questions or would like more information.

Best of luck to all the mommies out there who are working out. Whether it is because you want to lose the “baby weight”, build muscle, or just be healthy, keep up the good work!!