Insanity Workout Stories
How Insanity Changed Gary Donovan as a Dad and a Husband!
I’ve known Gary for years, and I’ve seen him attempt Insanity in the past, but I saw him in December and I could tell he wasn’t where he wanted to be. He committed to doing 60 days of Insanity with a group of guys in his neighborhood, and the results….speak for themselves. I’ll let Gary tell you.
My name is Gary. I’m 37 years old. I have a beautiful wife and 4 wonderful children. I am a restaurant manager so that means crazy hours and lots of snacking. I have worked in restaurants since I was 16 years old and enjoy it a lot. I have been a little heavy most of my adulthood until about six years ago. My wife and I were going to take a trip to Hawaii. I had to lose weight fast so I did the South Beach diet and gained the weight back as soon as I stopped the diet.
Success and Struggles
I then crossed paths with Todd Midgett who turned me onto P90X. WOW!! I was in the best shape of my life. Things were great being in shape weighing 168 pounds. But then I slowly stopped working out and became lazy. I even purchased Insanity and gave up 2 weeks in. Over time I had managed to reach 220 pounds. I have never been so over weight.
My life was good but there was something missing. I was too embarrassed to go to the pool. I was even hesitant to go to the beach. ”How did this happen and why don’t I get off my butt and do something about this!” ran through my head every day.
Insanity ChallengeDay 1 Day 60
I finally made the decision this January to give Insanity another go. Thank God I did! A group of friends said they wanted to start an Insanity Challenge group, so we did. What better time than now, so I committed to them and myself with the support of my loving wife, to go to my buddies house every night, where 7 of us held each other accountable.
Below is the results of Gary’s Fit Tests every 15 days, his numbers blew my mind!
What’s Your Life Like Now?
It’s been great doing the workouts. Throughout the pain and agony I found a way to “dig deeper”. I now have so much energy. We have all come a long way. I am proud to say that I have lost 25 pounds so far. I will be starting Asylum with Todd and the guys in a week and I can’t wait.
So Why Not You?
If Gary’s story tells you anything, it’s that it’s normal to have success (be it P90X, Insanity or whatever) and then fall off the wagon. It also shows you the power of accountability you can get when you do it with a group of other people. We have people from all over the country working together with Insanity and the Asylum, you don’t have to be in the same town to do it.
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No, I've heard too many horror stories about it2013-01-14 22:47:40 by lilmama1987
I will tell you something that is working for me though
I started the Insanity workout dvds plus I'm having two visalus shakes a day and I've lost 6 lbs in 8 days. This is the biggest success I've had with any diet/exercise program and I've tried a few over the years =]
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