Insanity Results – A 63 Day Journey to a New Level of Fitness


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Insanity Results

My Insanity results are in, and I’m excited to share my experiences.

For the last 63 days, I’ve been going through what many folks consider one of the toughest at-home workouts there is, Insanity.

I don’t disagree with them one bit!

Having said that I’m happy to say that even though Insanity was tough, I completed it and I am in the best shape of my life at 38 years old.

This at-home workout made me exercise in a completely new way. I’m glad I did because it has given me new confidence in myself and my abilities to push through the burn and pain.

When I started Insanity I wrote a post, Lying on the Bathroom Floor – this was my first fit test and experience with Insanity. Make sure to read it as it will give you an idea of where I was after that first day.

It wasn’t good!  It was hard to imagine that morning just what my Insanity results would look like just two months later.

Since that first day I learned a lot about what you need to do to be successful when you attempt Insanity.

Be sure to catch my Insanity Results: 63 Days of Madness interview on the Beachbody Success Show for tips and advice on what you can expect.  It’s been one of our most popular episodes to date, and it’s helped keep the show at #1 for New & Noteworthy for fitness in iTunes!

What’s Insanity Like?

Cardio, cardio, and more cardio.

Add plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance and core training and that’s Insanity in a nutshell. No equipment or weights are needed, which was a big bonus for me.

You don’t have to be in extreme shape to do it either. One of my friends started it up with me and after 4 weeks he had lost 5 inches around his waist, but you do have to be smart about how hard you push yourself based on your fitness level.

Why I Liked Insanity

I will have to say that I loved the intensity of each workout.

Each one pushed me to my limit every time I did it. To the very end, I was pushing myself to the limit and loving it. By the end of each warm-up, I’d be dripping with sweat and that didn’t stop once the main workout started.

Shaun T is a great trainer and motivator, and I like his style. He’s not for everyone, but he kept me focused throughout the sessions.

It was great seeing many of the other participants taking breaks during the workouts. This helped me to realize that I need to do the best I can each day and then one more rep.

For the first 30 days, the workouts are between 35 and 45 minutes in length. Because of the constant movement, these workout go by very quick.

Between the first month and second month, there is a recovery week. This came at the perfect time for me as I needed a break from the jumping and bouncing. Truth be told, this is one of the hardest recovery workouts I’ve ever done. It burns and it is tough!

Starting in the second month it goes from Insanity to MAX Insanity. The workouts increase to about 60 minutes each. Each warm-up is new as well as each workout. The foundation from the first month prepared me, but boy was it another shock to my body. Again, I was pushing myself to the limit each and every time.

In the end, I love the results I got from completing Insanity:

Insanity Results

Insanity Results

Insanity Results

Shakeology Made the Difference

After 2 weeks of Insanity, I noticed that I was getting very hungry and lacking the energy I needed to get me through the day. I had used the Harris-Benedict equation to determine my daily caloric intake, but I was losing a lot of vitamins and minerals during each workout. Most of these were coming out through my sweat during these said workouts.

I decided to pick up Shakeology since I had heard a lot of good things about it. I’m so glad I did!

Each morning after my Insanity workout, I would have a Shakeology shake, with water, Greek yogurt, banana, peanut butter, and frozen berries. It was a perfect way to refuel my body from the intense workout and a great start to my day.

My nutrition before starting Insanity was on track because as a family we have been making the necessary adjustments to eat clean. The one area that I needed to get a better handle on was my protein intake.

I scoured nutrition labels and the internet to get ideas on ways to take in more protein. In addition to Shakeology, some of my favorites are Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, turkey jerky, Pure Protein bars, canned chicken from Costco, smoked salmon and eggs.

Is there a protein source you are eating that you could suggest? Let me know in the comments below as I’m always looking for new ideas.

Insanity Fit Test

There are 5 fit tests over the course of Insanity. Every two weeks, I laid everything out to see how I was progressing with my Insanity results. I wasn’t very pleased with my results at times and got a bit frustrated.

Looking back, there were two main reasons why I didn’t reach my potential during each fit test.

First, I looked at my numbers before starting. In my mind, this gave me some “slack-off permission” as I knew where I was before and I was just trying to beat that number. In the future, I will not look at my numbers before and just crank through the fit test.

Second, the third and fourth fit tests have a workout right afterwards. I held back, “saving” myself for the workout. Instead I should have given it my all during the fit test and then taken the necessary breaks during the workout.

Here are the results of my five fit tests, which comprise of doing 8 exercises as many times as possible for 60 seconds, with a 1 minute break in between:

1. Switch Kicks

This requires 2 kicks to equal 1 rep. Each leg is kicked in front of you with the goal to get your foot above your waist.

  • Day 01: 60
  • Day 15: 69
  • Day 36: 67
  • Day 50: 73
  • Day 63: 73

2. Power Jacks

Similar to jumping jacks, but instead of keeping your legs straight when your arms come down you instead come into a squat position.

  • Day 01: 44
  • Day 15: 55
  • Day 36: 57
  • Day 50: 64
  • Day 63: 68

3. Power Knees

Starting with your hands over your head and your left leg behind you, raise your leg as you lower your hands to your knee. Do this as fast as you can.

  • Day 01: 88
  • Day 15: 107
  • Day 36: 105
  • Day 50: 111
  • Day 63: 112

4. Power Jumps

Get into a squat position and jump before landing softly back on the ground.

  • Day 01: 35
  • Day 15: 49
  • Day 36: 54
  • Day 50: 53
  • Day 63: 60

5. Globe Jumps

This required 4 jumps to equal 1 rep. Jump right, jump back, jump left, jump forward. That’s 1 rep and make sure to get your arms moving with each jump, too.

  • Day 01: 9
  • Day 15: 11
  • Day 36: 12
  • Day 50: 12
  • Day 63: 12

6. Suicide Jumps

Squat, push-up position, squat, and jump. The key with this one is to make sure you don’t kink your back when going into the push-up position.

  • Day 01: 13
  • Day 15: 18
  • Day 36: 17
  • Day 50: 19
  • Day 63: 19

7. Push-Up Jacks

This is similar to a normal push-up, but when you go down your legs go out similar to a jumping jack.

  • Day 01: 21
  • Day 15: 31
  • Day 36: 30
  • Day 50: 35
  • Day 63: 39

8. Low Plank Oblique

Get into a plank position with elbows on the floor and hands clasped.  Then bring your left leg forward and to the side. Repeat with your right leg.

  • Day 01: 45
  • Day 15: 70
  • Day 36: 80
  • Day 50: 82
  • Day 63: 88

Weight, Heart Rate & Body Fat Percentage

When it comes to other measurements such as weight, heart rate, and body fat percentage I only took these twice – the day before I started Insanity and the day after I finished.

For weight I used the Wii Fit, heart rate I took the reading from when I gave blood, and to get my percent body fat I used the Slim Guide Skinfold Caliper to measure four locations on my body: front of arm, back of arm, under shoulder blade and waist. I then plugged my readings for each location into an online calculator for my body fat percentage. Please note that the male calculator is first and then the female calculator is below it.


  • Day 01: 161 lbs.
  • Day 63: 166 lbs.

Heart Rate

  • Day 01: 61 bpm
  • Day 63: 47 bpm

Body Fat Percentage

  • Day 01: 11.48%
  • Day 63: 9.09%

My Motivation

This transformation wouldn’t be complete without giving a big “high 5” to my beautiful wife Alisa.

Each morning she got up with me. She didn’t do Insanity, but instead was doing Brazil Butt Lift.

There is something very powerful when both of us are on the same page with our recreational intimacy. Some mornings I

hit the snooze button only to see Alisa get out of bed and get ready. Now that I’ve completed Insanity, Alisa is loving my figure and has even made a number of comments while I’ve been writing this post.

Well if she was getting up, then I sure needed to get up and get out of bed! We have gotten into the habit of working out together each morning so now she has started Rockin’ Body and I’m doing an Insanity/P90X One-on-One hybrid.

What’s Next

Currently, I’m going back through Insanity and adding some One-on-One upper body workouts to the mix. I’m liking it as it is giving me a couple of days off each week from the intensity of Insanity.

While in my 4th week, my good friend Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income challenged me to an Insanity: The Asylum Duel. This is the first in-home sports-specific training program based on drills used by pro athletes. It’s a 30-day fitness program that will take both of us to the next level.

At the end of the 30-days, we are going to meet up at a local San Diego park, recreation center or high school field to a little competition. We hope to have other San Diego folks join us for a meet up / competition. More details coming soon on that.

Pat, if you are reading this – it’s on my friend!

We’ve also been working on an Insanity podcast that will be out shortly to help you each and every day. This podcast is full of tips, success stories and interviews from folks just like you who have committed to Insanity and have seen the difference it has made in their lives.

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Thank you to all of you who have supported me along the way. This has been a blast and I hope to have you joining me when I start up The Asylum in September.

Crank IT!



  1. Great post, Tony. Looks like you had some awesome results. Reading about results like yours helps give me that extra motivation to dig deep on my workouts… I still have about 2.5 weeks left! I can’t wait til I’m able to share my results… I’ve seen some huge improvements so far. Insanity works!

    • Jordan – Thanks dude! I’m really stoked with how Insanity impacted my life that I’m now doing a hybrid Insanity/One-on-One (upper body) for the month of August. Keep pushing play and I’m sure you are going to have fantastic results too. Cool thing for you is to see how much in impacts your running.

      You going to jump on and do The Asylum with me come September?

      • I am definitely going to do Asylum. I am tempted to take some time off to focus on racing, but I feel like I could see big gains if I just did Asylum anyways. I probably won’t do a marathon til late October/early November anyways.

        It’s kinda funny, I originally planned a light racing schedule this fall since I’m transitioning to barefoot running. However, since I’ve seen such amazing results from Insanity, I’m fired up about running and I know I’m ready to go out there and have my best races ever!

        • Time to look at the race schedule. Seems you’d be able to build on Insanity and have a kick butt racing season. How is the barefoot running going? As for myself I was planning on going back to riding more after Insanity, but like you the gains I’ve gotten and The Asylum Duel will keep me off for now.

          I’m having so much fun challenging myself in a different way that when I’m ready to get on the bike it will be there.

          Yesterday I picked up a set of dumbbells on Craigslist so I can continue to work on my upper body. Feels sort of strange to use them since we didn’t have anything in Insanity. I know in Asylum we will be using some dumbbells.

  2. Good job, Tony! I think it’s cool to see how different people resonate with different workouts. I would love to hear about Alisa’s experience with BBL. I think their infomercials are hilarious.
    Smoked salmon is my favorite protein source, but it’s kind of a luxury. I’ve never heard of turkey jerky. What great idea.
    Great post. I put the podcast on my itunes as well!

    • You are so right about different workouts for different folks. I tell folks all the time do something you enjoy because if not you aren’t going to be motivated to push play. Make sure to listen to Alisa’s interview on the Beachbody Success Show about BBL.

      One of her “gym rat” friends is doing BBL right now and is feeling it all over. Change is good.

      Love smoked salmon too.

  3. Tony, you rock dude, and I mean that literally – look how ripped you got!

    Congrats man, and when I get back from Boston we’ll crush Asylum together. Woot! Super motivating!

    • I’m here because of you dude. It was hearing about how much you were liking Insanity that got me off of my butt to try something different. So glad I did!

      The Asylum is going to be awesome. Picked up some dumbbells today as I ready myself for the next level.

      Come on you all…Scale!

  4. Protein sources? How about beef or milk! Didn’t see them on the list. Protein bars are probably not the best — highly processed, loaded with junk. Simple and natural is better. Other than that the list is pretty good. The work out sounds … insane!

    • Thanks AJ. I ate beef, chicken, turkey, and fish usually organic during this and they are all part of my nutrition. No cows milk. No cows milk. It is gross how they treat those animals. I’ll drink almond, coconut, or rice beverage though. Protein bars are not my first choice, but when you are out and have no access to other high protein items they do in a pinch. I’m pleased with these and feel that they are not a junk protein bar. I’ve been into fitness and nutrition for over 13 years now. Check out the ingredients for yourself,

      I believe that all of the items listed can be used to help with protein intake. Nutrition is very individualized and I’m always looking for new ideas to help me find protein sources that I can add to my arsenal.


  5. I’m a 33 yr old male, and I just started day 1 on the insanity fit test…and oh man! i couldn’t even finish the last 3 routines. it was painful. :/

    • Hey Keith,

      I know what you mean dude. The first fit test is tough! If you need to ramp up I have an Intro to Insanity Blueprint that has helped hundreds of people prepare for Insanity. All you have to do is Join Our Team,, let me know when you do, and I’ll send over the Blueprint.

      Were here for you.

  6. I have just started insanity and seeing all the results that others are achieving is really motivating. Haven’t thought of Asylum yet. Guess will stick to insanity workout and complete the course and then in future might try Asylum. However, i just want to stay fit and a hint of 6 pack would be great. Although I am not looking to get ripped as in “ripped”. Just staying fit and healthy is what I am looking at. Can’t wait to complete the course and see the results.

  7. Daniel Langasco says:

    Hi Tony, Great to read your blog about Insanity. Did the Fitness test yesterday and am due to start ‘Day 1’ this evening. I am sore and tired after the Fitness test so your blog has been a great incentive to keep going.

    Did you ever miss a day? If so how did you make it up? I am concerned that it might not always be possible to train every evening due to work commitments.

  8. Daniel, great to hear that you have started Insanity. Hopefully you are cranking along even though you are a bit sore and tired. I remember being sore for a handful of days after that fit test.

    I only missed a couple of day when I did Insanity. For me I decided to just skip that day all together, but again it was only 2 days over the 63 days.

    If you think you will be missing 1 or 2 a week I would suggest that you complete each workout in order. So if you missed yesterday make sure you do that workout today. Follow the training plan as it is laid out and make sure you do each workout.

    Hope that helps you complete Insanity.


  9. Hello Tony, great and detailed blog! I started Insanity a week ago and doing it to increase my physical condition and shape my body better.
    I m wondering if I did a dumb thing though cause after one week I went to run a 10 km race just to feel the first results and now my knees and calves hurt a lot, so i m not sure if to start right away my second week or wait a bit …since i would not lke to damage something and then lose the possibility to keep training with Insanity….what do you suggest?

  10. If you believe that if you push yourself right now and may cause more damage I would hold off. It is better for you and your body if it is healed then to do more damage. During this time I would suggest using Arnica Gel,, to help with inflammation.

    Also, something I do when this happens to me is I will do a warm up yoga routine or use my foam roller to work out any knots or kinks.

    You can probably walk as well, but don’t push yourself and monitor how much pain you have.

    If the pain doesn’t go away after a week you may want to go to a massage therapist or other practitioner to help you out.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  11. Hi Tony, thank you for the fast answer! I definitively think that I messed up my second week of insanity…I started back today and was in pain after the first 3 min warm up. I ll have to call off for a week before getting worse. I feel a bit disappointed to have tried to do too many things in very short period of time.

    Do you think since I only had done the first week of insanity it would be better after this week off to start all over again from scratch? or continue with the schedule and count it as the second week?

    Another question I have after my first week, I did not feel at any time my abs sore like the rest of my body like my legs or arms….is it that i m not working the abs correctly? Or it will come later or it s not that obvious? I m asking this since my abs are the section I would like most to tone and define.

    Thanks again for all the advice!

  12. Hey Yanik,

    Personally if it was me I would start from the beginning again. You were only 1 week in so it’s not like you’ve done a lot. Get better and now you know what you should do once you start again.

    Insanity is tough and staying focused on completing it will take a lot of work on your end. Both mentally and physically.

    Abs take the longest and even though they were not sore they are being worked during many of the exercise. I don’t remember mine ever being sore.

    Get healthy and if you want to grab my Intro to Insanity Blueprint watch this video,


  13. Thanks again for the answer. I ll do what you mentioned of starting back all over from week 1 so I can really feel the program for 8 week straight as it should be.

    The video was really good too and I should have looked at it before! I will register and email you so I can get the pre Insanity plan you have too

    Thank you


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