I wanted to give you all an update on my Insanity workouts. I stopped doing them.
Here is why:
I visited my nutritionist yesterday and we were surprised that my body fat% went up a little and my diet and activity had not changed at all. I mentioned to her that I was doing Insanity and she is pretty certain that is the problem. The exercise is a very high intensity workout. It was causing my heart rate to rise above my target level for an extended period of time. This was causing my cortisol levels to rise (same thing that happens when you are stressed) and I got reverse results from the workout.
This workout is great for athletes and people who are in outstanding shape. I will get there one day and will tackle this workout!
Until then, back to P90X\P90X2 and running\elliptical.