I was originally waiting to post, but I've sort of limped to the finish line on month 2 (not literally, I'm ok! : ). I found it tough to get motivated for an entire HOUR of Insanity and even thought the warm ups were really hard.
I took extra days off in between workouts in weeks one and three of month two (week two was successful - 6 workouts in 7 days!) and contemplated giving the whole thing up going in to week 4. I've stuck with it, though, and finished a workout at least every other (to every two) days and am on the last three workouts (Max Interval Plyo, Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs and the Fit Test). while it's still not easy, it's definitely not as demanding as working out back to back to back, and so far I've stayed in shape and my body is lean and trim. to me, I feel like I just got into the maintenence aspect of it a few weeks early, which is really fine because I don't have an impending wedding deadline. unless I feel super winded or my muscles get sore after doing a video, I don't think I'll go back to six days a week, but I'd be happy to manage it with 1 - 2 days off in between. I'd also like to rotate in other activities (swimming? bikram yoga?) for a cross-training aspect.
is there anyone out there who has finished the videos and has advice for keeping up a varied fitness routine? I should say that I'm REALLY pleased with the results. I don't know if the numbers on the scale changed more than a few pounds, but I lost an inch in all the major body parts, I feel tight, toned and in shape, and my FI LOVES it. : ) I'm really encouraged to keep going on a more realistic I-can-do-this-every-day type of program. what does everyone do when you're not doing Insanity?