hey mimi - I think it's a great idea to start slowly. just try the warm up. don't go at Shawn T's pace (I still don't), just pick something that's comfortable for you. when we started, both me and my FI were sore for a good 4 - 5 days. unless you run or keep in shape regularly, you just don't have the muscles in your lower legs to support all that jumping around. but only in the short term. ; )
for me, the meal plan was pretty easy. just try to eat the staples. if you eat breads/cereal/oatmeal, make sure they're whole grain. I've gotten so used to it that now when I eat white bread, I get gas. : X stick to low fat, high protein foods. you can tailor the plan to what you like, and there's lots of stuff that isn't mentioned like SOUPS which are AWESOME for veggies. and garden burgers. if you look around, you can find lots of other things to eat. lean protein + veggie is always a good idea for dinner. FI and I also bought the P90X protein bars and the results and recovery formula. I really liked both (the P90X bar peanut butter flavor is best, and the results and recovery formula tastes like a creamsicle, no joke!) I can't say the same for Shakeology. no matter what I blended it with, I had to choke it down. yeeesh.
the first time I did Insanity, I didn't really follow the meal plan. I'd still eat regular peanut butter and Subway sandwiches (on white bread!) for lunch. this time, I've stayed much closer to the meal plan. overall, I'm not sure there's a huge difference, but it's been good learning, and I'm starting to enjoy the healthy food.
for me, as silly as it sounds, checking off that box in the calendar was all the motivation I needed (in addition to thinking, 'swimsuit. family. XX days. swimsuit. family. XX days.') ha! I think once you get into it, it's pretty easy to keep going. you just feel good and want to keep that feeling. the workout becomes its own motivation.
let us know how you do and if you start early. again, you can pick any month one DVD and just do the warm up and stretch to see how it goes and get your legs ready. good luck!
Originally Posted by mimiq
Well, the FI and I have decided to start Insanity at the beginning of May (wedding is in November). Any tips for us? We're going to check out the nutrition plan today to see what it entails because I know how important eating is, i'm just not into unmanageable programs that tell you to cut out major food groups. I'm looking for more of a lifestyle change than a diet Should we try the insanity workouts a couple days a week before officially starting in may?
Definitely plan to take before pics. Although a not fun experience, i think they're helpful. Thanks for posting yours Kellygrrl. It's actually super helpful to see someone normal post their pics so you can get an idea of what's reasonable to expect (you look great by the way!) and from someone who isn't on their promotional video
Does anyone know of a good app or online tracker or something that has helped keep them motivated or at least tracking their progress? I find sometimes those kind of things help and wondered if anyone knew of a good one or an insanity specific one.