Fitness, My Story

INSANITY day 63 – final results

05/15/2011 - 35 comments

I took the Insanity challenge and completed it!

Yesterday was the last workout in my Insanity journey and today was the final fit test.  I achieved so much in 60 (well actually 63) short days.

And I experienced INSANE results, some of which even a picture or measurements can’t fully indicate:

  • I committed to something intense and difficult and stuck with it.
  • I lost inches.
  • I gained endurance.
  • I increased my strength.
  • I developed more confidence.
  • I earned the coveted Insanity t-shirt!


FIRST fit testFINAL  fit testDifference
1. Switch Kicks7099+29
2. Power Jacks3357+24
3. Power Knees60105+45
4. Power jumps2045+25
5. Globe Jumps59+4
6. Suicide Jumps813+5
7. Push-Up Jacks1025+15
8. Low Plank Oblique1451+37



Before INSANITY37″41″24 3/4″11 1/2″
After INSANITY34″38″24″11″




When committing to a program like Insanity you have to put the scale away, or at least accept that if you are normally in weight LOSS mode, this kind of intense, muscle building workout may leave you confused and frustrated when you actually GAIN weight.  Depending upon how much extra weight your body is carrying (if any) you may find that you lose inches yet gain weight.  I did.  About 3 lbs.

And not that I had any cellulite on the backs of my thighs.  Nope.  Not me.  But I’ve noticed it toning up and there are quite a few less dimples back there than there used to be.


As a busy mom, I had to make an extreme commitment to this insane program.  For over 60 days I got up between 5 am – 5:30 am in order to workout.  This is a not a workout that was easy for me to “fit” into my day.  I had to block out time before my day began.

And it was hard.

But the Insanity program has a fully laid out schedule and is only for 60 days.  There was a beginning, an end, and all I had to do was look at the calendar that came with it to see what I was supposed to do each day.  The only thing required from me was commitment – well and to dig deeper than I ever thought possible.

I am extremely happy with the results I achieved.  Would I have liked to lose my last 15 lbs and have a ripped body?  Yes, of course.  But it’s only been 60 days.  The results I’ve seen on Insanity have been enough to convince me that I have what it takes to get to my goal.  That is a huge victory because before Insanity I was convinced myself that I would never get beyond my “before” picture.  That 2 kids destroyed my body beyond repair.  Now, I know that I can not only get to my goal, I have the strength to achieve anything I set my mind to.

Is Insanity for everyone?


But, I think it could be modified for most people.

The hardest part is taking the time out of your day and committing to changing your life, one positive decision at a time.

For complete details, weekly stats, updates and progress photos, visit my Insanity results page.


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  • Reply Not So Average Mama 01/26/2013 at 12:49 pm

    Once I build my endurance levels up a bit, I may try this. Great job Kim!

  • Reply Online Gym 11/26/2012 at 5:18 pm

    1 one positive decision at a time. I love it. I try to train 5 days a week sometimes life gets in the way. You found a way to do it for 63 days. Awesome so proud of you

  • Reply JEWEL 09/10/2011 at 9:20 pm

    WOW that is amazing with all you have to do kids and all… that you stuck with it. I have SO been wanting to do one of these and just wasnt sure if they were all hype or real life people could actually stick with them and get results. GOOD FOR YOU!!!
    You have inspired me !!

  • Reply Lorie Shewbridge 05/19/2011 at 10:07 pm

    I am so impressed by your committment and your progress.
    You look fabulous! Good for you for sticking to the program and working so hard!

  • Reply Alison 05/19/2011 at 3:40 pm

    You did a great job!!!! Woohoo Kim!!!

  • Reply thecounselormom 05/19/2011 at 12:19 pm

    That is amazing!! Congrats to you!! I have been looking for something like this to do at home and I may bite the bullet and get it. So excited for you.

  • Reply pam 05/16/2011 at 12:18 pm

    That’s fantastic! Congratulations, Kim!

  • Reply Teresha@ Marlie and Me 05/16/2011 at 9:47 am

    Everybody say YEAH!
    Don’t you feel like you won the Olympics?!?

  • Reply Robin 05/16/2011 at 7:44 am

    Great job!!!!

  • Reply Michelle J 05/16/2011 at 6:52 am

    Wow! Great results! I’ve seen the Insanity commercials and thought the workouts were VERY intense. Did you have to commit to exercising 7 days a week or was there a day of rest allowed? I was honestly thinking of trying the program, BUT not sure I could actually handle the challenge. The idea of being able to burn 1,000 calories an hour is appealing yet a little scary since the pace looks so extreme.

    • Reply Kim 05/16/2011 at 7:22 am

      Thanks Michelle!
      You actually get 1 day off a week and then Thursday were always a slow paced recovery day. I did burn upwards of 800 calories in some of the workouts, and I did break 1,000 once. Most days were around 700.
      The first month was addicting and I had absolutely no trouble getting up and doing it. I craved it. The second month was a little more difficult physically and mentally.
      Totally worth it though!

  • Reply Kim 05/15/2011 at 11:46 pm

    WOW! Great job Kim! You look great, I can totally see the difference!!

  • Reply Jenn 05/15/2011 at 11:26 pm

    Holy smokes, girl!! You did an awesome job!

  • Reply Crystal C 05/15/2011 at 7:00 pm

    Great job! i’m taking a RevAbs challange and the hardest part for me is fitting it in as well. Great job sticking with it you look great

  • Reply Connie 05/15/2011 at 5:39 pm

    Awesome results! Thanks for sharing it – very inspirational!

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