"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Insanity: Bigger Thighs? Well Its a Good Thing!

I’m almost done with week 4 of Insanity.   I never thought I’d say it, but I really love it now. Last summer, I missed Tony Horton so much while Shaun T. put me through so much torture. But I think Shaun has won my heart, although I will always have a spot open for Tony, too. 

With Insanity, I am jumping higher, moving faster and overall have better cardio performance. Maybe one day I can put all of this to some use, but for now it helps me with chasing the kids around the playground.

However, I was a little shocked when I noticed my pants were fitting a little tighter in the thigh area.   Not a lot tighter, but just enough to notice a difference.   All the jump squats and power jacks have caused my quads to grow, and my calves look more sculpted. And I think my booty is a wee bit bigger too. At first, like most women I was very alarmed by this.   I eat clean, I really try to watch my portions. I don’t drink alcohol on a regular basis, and I drink water only.

After comparing notes with my friend, Diandra, I realized I wasn’t the only one out there who  got these results.   And after thinking about it, I decided that I am okay with this.   As long as its not fat I’m gaining and my thighs (and booty) look good, I’m cool with that.

I’d rather have muscular (and I must say still lean looking)  thighs than skinny, flabby ones.

I remember last year I pointed out to a friend that I wouldn’t mind if my body looked like Dreya Weber’s, of P90X fame. She remarked, “I don’t know she’s kind of big.” But I don’t think so. I think she looks strong and healthy, rather than skinny and waif-like.   I grew up skinny and waif-like and its not fun. Especially when everyone else had nice curves.

I’ll keep doing my Insanity workouts, and I will keep eating the way I do. I’m not going to get upset if my thighs (or butt) get bigger, as long as they get bigger the right way and not the wrong way.

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