Are you a professional?
NO. I am not. I do not hold any degree and am simply a student. For this reason I will never answer fitness and nutrition questions I do not know the answers to for the safety of my followers.
What do you do and why did you start this blog?
I study Nutrition in the hopes of becoming a Nutritionist and someday getting my Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or Exercise Science. I started this blog not only to help you good people to become as fit and healthy as can be, but also to get my findings and research out there for me to remember and reference later. :)
How fit are you?
I’m 5’4” and 120 pounds. A nice healthy weight, I think. :)
How did you get that way?
I lost 20 pounds by eating healthy and doing Insanity.
Why did you choose Insanity of all things and what do you recommend for losing weight?
I wanted to lose fat instead of toning, and cardio/interval training is the most effective way to do that. Plus, I felt as if I needed something to challenge my body and that program was perfect. For losing weight, I personally don’t recommend wasting money on gyms UNLESS you have a trainer or know enough about fitness to design your own workouts that you can stick to and that utilize all of the equipment effectively. Otherwise, home programs such as P90X are just as effective and more convenient. I recommend P90x for toning and Insanity for losing fat. Both programs will help you lose weight.
What is Insanity like?
It’s…pretty brutal. AT FIRST. The first week you will be pushed to your absolute limits. If you’re like me, you won’t be able to stand afterwards sometimes, and you will be more sore than you’ve ever been, but Insanity is a cardio conditioning program, which means that it conditions your heart, lungs, and muscles to perform better each time. After the first week you’ll see that you can take fewer breaks and endure longer. Not only for the workout, but take a run…you’ll see you can run longer and faster than you could before Insanity because of the conditioning. This is true for any cardio conditioning program.
What’s your final advice when it comes to Nutrition and Fitness?
Even if you can’t work out, eat healthy. Take care of your body. And even if you feel a fitness program is too hard for you, DIG DEEP. Do the best that you can. P90X workouts can be an hour long. If you spend 10 minutes working out and spend 50 of those minutes taking breaks, that’s 10 minutes you weren’t sitting on your couch. And next time, maybe you can make it to 20 minutes, 30 and beyond.
It’s never to late to get fit and healthy!