Insanity Max: 30 or P90X3 – Big Decision #FitnessFriday

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I’m a Shaun T junkie.

I love to hate him, and I love the results he gets me when I’m consistent with his programs.

After Rohan, I lost my weight with Insanity. (pic above) I loved it because it was effective and getting through those workouts made me feel like a superhero. But I didn’t like how long and drawn out the workouts got toward the end.

After Kaya I started my weight loss journey with Focus T25: (Remember?)


T25 Results on real mom and beachbody coach

And I love the workouts but now I’m looking for something new.

My plan is to do Focus T 25 Gamma (The third part of T25 that includes weight training along with cardio) for December, and start a new program on January 5th when I lead my next online workshop.

Now the big decision that must be made is….do I try Shaun T’s new Insanity Max 30 (it comes out December 2!!) or Tony Horton’s P90X3.

They’re both just 30 minutes. They’re both intense programs. They’re both going to get me great results….

Pro vs Con List time!

There are some really big PROs for both programs:

insanity max 30

Insanity Max 30 PROs:

  • You have the option to have the modifier on the screen the whole time (I hate waiting to see Tania on T25 lol)
  • You challenge yourself every workout to go hard and see what time you max out – makes it more fun to me.
  • It’s Shaun T, I love him.
  • It’s balls to the wall cardio, and body weight resistance workouts that I know will help me lose the weight I re-gained and then some
  • The nutrition plan works with the 21 Day fix and it’s portion control containers.


P90X3 PROs:

  • It’s brand new to me. I like novelty
  • It is a great mix of cardio, weight training, pilates and yoga. So lots of variety to keep me from being bored.
  • It’s 90 days so I won’t have to think about what to do next for a while LOL (easy button #pleasedontmakemethink)
  • It looks really intense, so I know it’ll be a huge self esteem boost when I complete each day’s workout
  • Everyone I know that did it got amazing results

And the only CON is:

  • P90X3 – I’ve never done a Tony Horton program and not sure if I’ll love him like I love Shaun T.

Is that really a con or is that just me being a weirdo? I’m not quite sure.

Note: I’m kinda picky with trainers on my workout programs, I took a fitness DVD back to the store and got a full refund just because I didn’t like Denise Austin’s voice. (Sorry, Denise.)

Which program would you choose?

Insanity Max 30 or P90X3?


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My Focus T25 Results for #transformationtuesday

  Focus T25 Results, T25 results FocusT25 Womens Results

Well, I’m being brave.

Really brave.

Showing you my belly fat all hanging out sloppy-like.


I wasn’t going to share these because I didn’t think they were… “transformy” enough.  I was hoping to have dramatic aesthetic results, but I think what I’ve achieved with T25 is… decent.

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Fit Friday: Family Affair Edition




Well I skipped T25 most of last week….and this week…. I know, I know…don’t start with me.

I worked out, just not with the DVDs.

I ran a few days, and did my ab challenge a few days, and worked out with Rohan most days outside.

Had my dad take some pics one day:

I love google+ for making these slideshows automatically!

John’s now doing beachbody coaching part time too, and he’s been working out a bit and Rohan is now seeing us both work out so he starts working out at random throughout the day. He’ll do squats and count his reps in a strained voice like he’s workin’ really hard. It’s cute. Im gunna get it on vid one of these days.

I’m redoing a week of T25 to catch up, and then continuing on to the Beta phase. I’m excited to see my body change. So far, a few lost pounds but no real difference when looking at me. Going to take my 30 day progress pics and measurements tomorrow morning anyway.

What have your workouts been like lately?

Fit Friday: Focus T25 Week 2 and 3




I’m living in a state of perpetual soreness. It’s a light soreness in my shoulders, butt and legs…all.the.time. I’m finished with week 3 of T25 and while I want to murder Shaun T in his sleep, I also want to give him a wet kiss on the lips. I love how I feel after a workout, and love that because I knwo the workout is only 25 minutes, I don’t dread it or find a way to put it off or talk myself out of it. #WIN!

It’s hard to fit it in. I know, you’re like Dani it’s only 25 minutes wtf is wrong with you? — But with the way my children are set up….  LOL

Sheesh. I feel like they know mama’s about to do something productive for herself so they telepathically plot against me “Your turn to cry, Rohan”  “Nah, Kaya, I threw a fit last time, you need to make a poopsplosion…Quick before she turns on the DVD player”

But I get it in though. Erryday! (almost)


Here I am about to go into a squat, and about to pass out, or die, or spontaneously combust or something. Lawd, this program wipes me the F out! I have yet to notice any physical changes, and sadly have no weight loss at all, but I am noticing some non-scale victories:

  1. I have less heart attacks during the workouts
  2. I can hold my planks longer and do the plank walks a smidge better than week 1
  3. I look at Tania way less. (for modifiers)

I missed a few days the past 2 weeks and had to do some 2-a-days to catch up, and boy oh boy were they killer. I felt like I was back doin’ insanity, except with insanity Shaun would give you water breaks!

Seriously looking forward to seeing my body change! This belly and backfat business is not for me.



(ummm…I think it takes 8 weeks for ME to see any changes, 12 weeks for my husband to notice, 16 weeks for friends, and 20 weeks for the rest of the world LOL)


I slacked up on my clean eating slightly, I was craving comfort food so I had two treat meals this week. One was green bean casserole (which in the grand scheme of things, it’s not clean, but it’s not horrible) and I had some pasta (but only one bowl….ok … one BIG bowl, but still!). Still snackin healthy, grazing, drinking lots of water, and keeping my calories up for breastfeeding sake.

We’ve cut red meat out of our diet, John cut out poultry too (But when I said I was going to give away our bacon he stopped me…so we’ll see how long this lasts for him) I haven’t 100% cut out poultry (or maybe I have but don’t want to admit it yet lol), but for the most part. We are cooking only fish, shrimp, scallops and tofu at home. Going to start looking into some of those TVP “meats” and see if it’s for us. We’re both still drinking our shakeology daily. John replaces breakfast with it and is steadily losing weight. I replace a snack with it and no weight loss yet, but lots of health benefits! (read: bye bye IBS and migraines!)

Looking forward to week 4, and hopefully some more nonscale (and scale) victories to report!

How are your health and fitness pursuits going?