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Day Two, Insanity: I don't think there is any weight lifting in Insanity, is there? I'm a little worried that cardio will slow down my weight loss, as we all know that it is really weight lifting/building muscle that speeds up the metabolism and burns fat. Insanity is gonna hurt though, that's for sure.

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Day Two, Insanity: I don't think there is any weight lifting in Insanity, is there? I'm a little worried that cardio will slow down my weight loss, as we all know that it is really weight lifting/building muscle that speeds up the metabolism and burns fat. Insanity is gonna hurt though, that's for sure.

From what others posted, there seemed to be a lot of full body exercises though, no? Using your own body weight?

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It seems that way, today was only day two plus it was backward - yesterday we did cardio and today we did our intake "fit test", because the guy running it didn't have that dvd yesterday. So anyway, that's all I've seen so far and I don't know anything about Insanity so am going into this blissfully ignorant. I'm just worried that doing cardio will slow down my weight loss. Example, I only ate like 500 cals yesterday but when I weighed myself this morning I was "up" .6 of a pound! grrrr.

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Working out almost always causes weight gain in the days following. The primary reason is that Protein synthesis pulls Water into the muscles as part of the conversion of carbohydrates and fat into glycogen. Muscles will use this glycogen in the process of protein synthesis. And so the cycle continues and effects on the body are additive, meaning that you will see a net loss over time (e.g. a few days, a week, a month, etc. For this reason, it is best not to gauge the effectiveness of a workout solely on scale weight, especially the next day. <br><br><br><br><br>

Also you need to eat enough calories and enough carbohydrates to fuel the workout. Insanity is going to require a lot of carbohydrates in order not to hit a wall during a workout or, worse, blackout, as you have stated almost happened a few times on your first day. Your body will work against you if it does not have enough fuel to support the expenditure of energy, as a defense mechanism, so eating is very important. No starvation diets if you want to reap the benefits. Not only will 500 calories cause you to hit a wall during a workout, but continually eating at such a deficit is going to put your metabolism into hibernation (you are 3 + years post op; I would not say the same thing to a 4 month post op individual). <br><br><br><br><br>

Good luck on your insanity program. It should be a good one and will help you change body composition in addition to weight loss.

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Snowed 6 inches here last night...I need to get to the gym since I can't walk outside.

Limited shoveling since I'm 2.5 weeks out, but did what I could to get the car cleaned off enough for safe driving...the car has been warming up for 1/2 hour!

Such dedication to this challenge!!!!!! :-)

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Snowed 6 inches here last night...I need to get to the gym since I can't walk outside. Limited shoveling since I'm 2.5 weeks out, but did what I could to get the car cleaned off enough for safe driving...the car has been warming up for 1/2 hour! Such dedication to this challenge!!!!!! :-)

Would this be the wrong time to mention I'm in key west where the high is 79 degrees?

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Deck of card workout today:<br><br>

25 burpee warm up<br><br>

405 jumping lunges <br>

405 pushup jacks<br>

405 air squats<br>

405 burpees<br>

Joker 1: 200 jumping jacks<br>

Joker 2: 200 s plank<br><br>

800 m cool down<br><br>

Time: 31 minutes

Sets are tied to numbers on cards. Ace counts as 20. 20 burpees sets...ug.<br><br>

Really good workout.

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Anyone know how to get formatting to work right on android phones? HTML tags instead of WYSIWYG. Hope this bug gets fixed soon because it make reading posts harder then it needs to be.

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Snowed 6 inches here last night...I need to get to the gym since I can't walk outside. Limited shoveling since I'm 2.5 weeks out, but did what I could to get the car cleaned off enough for safe driving...the car has been warming up for 1/2 hour! Such dedication to this challenge!!!!!! :-)

Would this be the wrong time to mention I'm in key west where the high is 79 degrees?

Uhm yeah!!!!! LOL. OMG - it's cold here. when I say cold, I mean 11 degrees. And so much snow to shovel in order to get my car out of the driveway! But I made it to the gym and did 2 miles on the treadmill.

I lived in FL for 15 years, but never made it to Key West. We lived over in the Tampa area. Miss it this time of year!

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Anyone know how to get formatting to work right on android phones? HTML tags instead of WYSIWYG. Hope this bug gets fixed soon because it make reading posts harder then it needs to be.

It's like that on IOS as well.

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Snowed 6 inches here last night...I need to get to the gym since I can't walk outside. Limited shoveling since I'm 2.5 weeks out, but did what I could to get the car cleaned off enough for safe driving...the car has been warming up for 1/2 hour! Such dedication to this challenge!!!!!! :-)

Would this be the wrong time to mention I'm in key west where the high is 79 degrees?

Uhm yeah!!!!! LOL. OMG - it's cold here. when I say cold, I mean 11 degrees. And so much snow to shovel in order to get my car out of the driveway! But I made it to the gym and did 2 miles on the treadmill.

I lived in FL for 15 years, but never made it to Key West. We lived over in the Tampa area. Miss it this time of year!

I may as well not be in Key West. I'm stuck indoors, didn't think to bring a swimsuit, and on conference calls from hell. So don't be too jealous :)

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I may as well not be in Key West. I'm stuck indoors, didn't think to bring a swimsuit, and on conference calls from hell. So don't be too jealous :)

Snowed 6 inches here last night...I need to get to the gym since I can't walk outside. Limited shoveling since I'm 2.5 weeks out, but did what I could to get the car cleaned off enough for safe driving...the car has been warming up for 1/2 hour! Such dedication to this challenge!!!!!! :-)

Would this be the wrong time to mention I'm in key west where the high is 79 degrees?

Uhm yeah!!!!! LOL. OMG - it's cold here. when I say cold, I mean 11 degrees. And so much snow to shovel in order to get my car out of the driveway! But I made it to the gym and did 2 miles on the treadmill.

I lived in FL for 15 years, but never made it to Key West. We lived over in the Tampa area. Miss it this time of year!

OK - I feel better that we are in misery together. I telecommute from home, so I'm back in the home office with hot tea looking out at the snow!

I hope you're doing well! I'm recovering and feeling better each day. Tired, but feeling better.

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Key West is one of my favorite places! I am there in May and June to fish for Tarpon!

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Key West is one of my favorite places! I am there in May and June to fish for Tarpon!

I haven't gotten to explore any of it, so I'm just going to have to come back. The slivers of ocean I can see from my room sure are beautiful :)

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All right FINALLY got a teeny bit if walking in.

2 miles walking

52s plank

30 crunches

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