One thing you need to know before you start the Insanity program, if you are planning on trying it, is to be very careful about your diet! I speak from experience when I say that you NEED to eat enough while doing the program, but at the same time, cheat days and eating poorly other than an occasional snack a few times a week will wreck you. Every time I ate poorly for a meal, it made my workout feel awful, I struggled through it and I had trouble even the following day.
When you are planning to do a very intensive workout program, I suggest cleaning up your eating habits. Cheat days make you feel sick and lethargic and most often then not, they will take you back a step. When I ate poorly, even if I let me food sit a few hours before pressing “play,” it STILL made me get sick. Nothing wrong with occassionally wanting to have something tasty, but moderation is key! While doing a program such as Insanity, however, I suggest trying to discipline yourself to not need these “comofrt” foods to get you by. In the end, this is not conditioning a good lifestyle change anyhow, but while on any difficult program, it makes it feel that much harder to keep going.
Form good habits, learn discipline and condition yourself to not NEED the things that you know are bad for you. This way, when you know you shouldn’t have it, you won’t, because you will know there are just as many healthy options that taste good! And when you do occasionally indulge, you will know it is not because you needed it as a comfort to help keep you going. Food should NOT be a reward and should not be the focus of your day. Cultivate a healthy mindset by focusing on things other than thoughts of food all the time and you’ll find it easier to stay away from bad treats.