Sunday, 3 February 2013

Crafters look away now

OK this is not for the weak of stomach, look away now if you have come here for cards, layouts or crafts of any sort.

As you are all now aware now,
Neil and I have been doing the Insanity home workout programme, here are my before and after shots

Please bear in mind, this is over just 60 days, we did NOT diet, we ate and drank what we liked as Christmas, New Year, birthdays and various other celebrations peppered our path

The befores are on the left

We never ever missed a workout, even donned our trainers on Christmas day

Not quite a six pack but definitely a lot slimmer and more toned than before

And for the changes on the tape measure

I lost

1cm off each arm
8cm off my bust
10cm off stomach
4cm off my hips
2cm off each thigh 
1cm off each calf

I lost 6lbs in weight, not bad considering how much I ate and drank over the period, had I stuck to the Insanity diet I have no doubt I could easily have doubled my fat loss, but you know what, I am happy with my loss, it means I lost no muscle but lost lots of inches.

Another thing I noticed was a massive increase in strength and endurance.

I know some people will probably not see much of a difference, some people might even laugh at me for posting this, and to be honest I worried about it. 
I pondered long and hard. It is a big thing sharing these photos. 
I have had a little encouragement, mainly from Neil, the kids ( who think I am awesome for even trying it) and one of my facebook friends who is doing the same programme and one of my class members who has also seen the programme and her husband and son tried it.
But generally most people have been fairly non-plussed and that is fine.
I didn't do it for anyone else.
I did it for me.
Neil summed it up when I asked whether I should blog it, when he said 'You did good! You should be proud, I am so proud of you ! - You should blog it, it is an achievement and those that don't like it don't matter'


  1. You go girl! I did a diet and exercise program last year Sept and lost 16kg and umpteen cm. I can see a huge difference in the before and after shots of you. WELL DONE! I know how much effort it takes, now keep it up, it is worth it!

  2. WOW Tracey, AMAZING A MASSIVE WELL DONE!!! I can see the difference and I too would be thrilled with that loss, WOW again xxxx

  3. Well done. You should be very proud of yourself..a great achievement.and you can certainly see a difference, glad you put the pictures on your blog.....Well done to Neil as well,what no seriously, well done both of

  4. Get you!!! Showing off your bod on your blog. You should be proud! Well done.

  5. WOW Tracey, well done you! You really can tell the difference, and to keep at it throughout Christmas is a real achievement. You both should be very proud of yourselves x

  6. Well done Tracey, you look fantastic and what an achievement. You should be so proud of yourself xx

  7. I am so proud of you! way to go!!!! :) and so very brave to post photos on your blog..... gosh that is a huge step right there. you look GREAT!

  8. Well done Tracey. Congratulations on actually finishing and looking good too.

  9. Wow......... well done, what a difference. I think im going to have to have a chat to you about this program wouldn't mind having a go myself, not quite sure iv'e got the will power like you lol
    Well done you look fab. xxx

  10. The difference is definitely there! Thanks for sharing, you are a brave women!

  11. I"m so glad you shared! I went through a major fitness change a few years ago, and it was the best thing I could have ever done. I've actually just returned to the gym and diet last week, so I find this particularly inspiring.

  12. Well done for doing it, achieving so much and for blogging about it. That took great courage, you should be proud.


  13. wowzers girl look at you! You have every reason to be proud. I am particularly inspired that you did it for yourself!

  14. Wow wit woo you too girl did good too how great is that bet you both feel great. Hugs Mad x


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