The first month of Insanity Max:30 is officially done and I feel like I’ve gone through such a transformation that is so much more than physical! In fact, when I look in the mirror I struggle with not falling back into: I don’t have a 6-pack, I’m not at my goal size, I don’t look the way I thought I would at this point. Does that mean the program is failing? Absolutely not!
Here’s what HAS happened these past 30 days. First of all, I stuck to the nutrition guide during Christmas AND New Years. Did I enjoy some wine and a few treats? Yes. I could have completely deprived myself during the holidays, but instead I decided to eat some things in moderation. In previous years I would have made about 5 different kinds of treats and told myself it’s ok because it was the holidays. This year I made 2 kinds of treats and made small batches of them. Once they were gone, they were gone! I also chose to make normal-sized meals instead of a giant feast. I believe both of those things are major successes. I also stuck to the workout plan to a T! The only days I rested were on my allotted rest days…no excuses!
The biggest change I’ve seen in myself is in my mind and endurance. On my last day of month 1, I improved my time by more than 10 minutes from the beginning of the month! That’s insane! I also had 2 out of 4 of the workouts I was able to max out at the end. I don’t know about you, but the old me gave up super easily when things were hard in a workout. I would allow myself to tell myself: I can’t. That’s too hard. My body hurts. My lungs hurt. I used to give myself any excuse I could to give up. Not anymore.