My Workouts

Quite a few people have asked me about the workouts I do. I've been using Beachbody workouts exclusively since February, 2011. These workouts have provided me with amazing results! My favorite thing about them is they can be done at home with little or no equipment. It's like having a personal trainer meet you in your home everyday.


I started with P90X. It is a 90-day program with a combination of resistance training (weight lifting) and cardio. The program is 6 days/week, with most workouts lasting about an hour. To read my full review of P90X, click here.

After completing one round (90 days) of P90X, I decided that I wanted to maintain the weight lifting part of it, but I also wanted to see if I could take the cardio up a notch. I replaced all the cardio in P90X with Insanity. In Beachbody terms, we call this a "hybrid."

(You can read about my sister's experience with the P90X/Insanity hybrid here.)


Insanity is a 60-day program of the most intense cardio I have ever done in my life. Most of the workouts range from 40 - 60 minutes and are done 6 days/week. If you're looking to increase your speed or stamina, this workout will take you there and then some! To read my full review of Insanity, click here.

Asylum Volume 1

I did the P90X/Insanity hybrid several times through for about a year and loved every minute. Then Shaun T (the Insanity trainer) came out with a sequel to Insanity. Of course, I had to try this program. It's called Insanity the Asylum, and it is nuts but so. much. fun!!! It's a 30-day sports training program that comes complete with an agility ladder.

Once I had finished The Asylum, I started rotating those workouts into my routine and came up with my own P90X/Insanity/Asylum hybrid. It was great and really kept my body from hitting a plateau or becoming too accustomed to any one workout.

Asylum Volume 2

Last fall, Shaun T came out with a sequel to The Asylum. Insanity the Asylum Volume 2 is another 30-day program packed with elite sports training. It incorporates a little more weight lifting than the first volume of Asylum, and I loved that. I just completed Volume 2 in February, and I'm currently using all these different programs in my own "mega hybrid" to maintain the results Beachbody has helped me achieve. You can read my full review of Asylum 1 and 2 here.

Stay tuned to see what I try next!

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