Thursday, November 24, 2011

Back At It

A little over a month ago I said how excited I was about trying out my new exercise routine with my husband. We are now taking a break after three weeks to re-examine our decision. We started exercising at 5am together. We've been following a low calorie diet (to an extent) and following the exercise routine of Insanity. The question is; How do you like it?

I got this pic from here.

I like it fine. But I'm not overly thrilled. In fact, I'm not entirely happy with it at all. So why did I say that I like it fine? Well, I like getting up early, and I like sharing the time with my husband. Overall, he's getting active, and that's what is most important right now.

So why am I not entirely thrilled? Because I've gained 5lbs since I've stopped running. I'm not blaming that wholly on the exercise routine. Our eating habits have been OK. Not great, and I'm not surprised that I haven't lost any weight. But to gain 5 lbs when we've worked out everyday is definitely telling me that this exercise isn't solely what I need.

Also, If I'm getting my ass out of bed at 5AM, I'd better be seeing some results. So I'm not sure if we are going to quit. In fact, I think my husband and I are going to keep at Insanity, but you can be sure that I'm back to running. Besides, I LOVE getting my "ME" time, and I've sure missed it.


Diandra said...

Some of it might be muscle. ^^ How's your measurements?

(I once read somewhere that running for longer periods - more than 30min or something) would actually prevent the body from growing muscle, that's another thing why running helps with weight loss. Can't get too heavy, not even from muscle, when running for your life. )

Sarah said...

Hmm...a 5 pound gain. That is weird. My first thoughts are that you are building lean mass, but 5 pounds that fast is odd. I agree that you should do the exercising you want to do. I don't see why running and insanity together should be a problem. I often do two workouts in a day.

I'm glad you tried this and gave a review. I've wondered for a while if people really liked the program.