I have been in a bit of a workout rut. I have been running for my half marathon training, but I find myself bored in the gym. I lift weights, but I have no focus. I try to put together workouts, but I am bored. My biggest challenge right now is finding the excitement and motivation in working out again. So I decided to try something new. That is how I have kept going for so long. When something isn't working, I try something new.
Yep. After MONTHS of resisting and hemming and hawing over trying out Beachbody products, this one sold me. Here's why. It is a no brainer. My biggest challenge going into the gym is planning. I think I know what I am going to do, but I stand there half the time trying to decide what to do next. It wastes time and I am obviously not getting the results I want. It is far easier to follow a schedule and all the thinking I have to do is looking at the calendar and working the dvd player. EASY.
It is FAST. 30 minutes. That's it. I don't have to worry about the time it takes to get to the gym, get to the weight part, work out, pack up, head home and get ready. If I tried to do all that in 30 min, my actual workout would only be like 15 minutes, MAX! This way I can roll out of bed, get my sweat on and hop in the shower for work all in the time it would take me to get to the gym and get to a machine. And the workouts are high intensity so I am making the most of those 30 minutes.
It is made for beginners! It is no secret that P90X and P90X2 are HARD CORE. They totally scare the shit out of me. But this program gives you the benefits of those ones, in way less time, and with beginner modifications. So I can do more than 3 reps of all (or most) of the moves, DAY 1. And as I get stronger and better, I can change the move so it gets harder and I am still getting a good workout.
I am not even joking when I am telling you that it has taken the perfect storm of programs to get me to even CONSIDER using these products. I am cheap. I wouldn't even pay the $15 to run a Turkey Trot for fucks sakes. But if something is going to work and motivate me to FINALLY get a workout in that feels like I am doing something, I am willing to spend the money.
I am not trying to sell you. I promise. I just wanted to share why I am doing this and how excited I am. I am going to start it on January 1, 2014. It will be after Ash and my Diet Bet is over and I will be looking for my next kick in the ass. I am also doing a challenge group for anyone who wants to do it with me. If that sounds cool, check out my Facebook event for more info, or email me or comment or tweet me or whatever and we will get in touch.
Have you ever tried Beachbody workouts? My bestie is obsessed with them and has done all of them from Hip Hop Abs to Insanity.