Beginning a New Workout Regime

What I Miss About the Gym

One thing I miss about going to the gym is that there were classes I could attend, and if I wasn’t there when the class started (or even earlier to get a spot), I didn’t get in.

If Zumba was at 5, I had to be there at 5. If Yoga Weight Loss started at 7, I knew I had to be out the door at 6:30.

I no longer have a gym membership, and I am completely fine with that. While I enjoyed lifting weights, I do not believe that a gym is required. I know some people find working out with others motivating, but I don’t. Frankly, I was happiest at the gym on those rare Saturday afternoons when I would go in and be the only person there. As a result, I decided to save the $65 a month and work out from home.

Unfortunately, that pre-set class time apparently provided me with a bit more motivation than I realized. So how can I reclaim that at home? Several bloggers have written about following along with a DVD workout series, and it seems that it provides them with motivation to stick to their workouts.

DVD Workouts

I have TONS of DVD workouts, including a few programs. I have P90X, RevAbs, and Body Revolution, among others. Yes, I am well aware that I own THREE intense workout programs and I haven’t done more than a single workout or two. Well, that needs to change, so I’m starting one of these series.

I adore Jillian Michaels. I know some bloggers think she is a sellout, but I think she’s awesome. She’s the right mix of motivation and yelling for me. So, for the next 90 days, I am scheduling a workout at 8:30 every night to have my butt kicked by Jillian through Body Revolution.

I actually started the program on Saturday, so I’ve already done my first two workouts. Today is a cardio day, and I look forward to seeing if her cardio workout is as challenging as her 1st two weight workouts.

The Holiday Trifecta

But the holiday trifecta of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas is coming up!

Every year, I gain weight over the trifecta. Every… single… year…

I plan for 2012 to be different. I want to lose weight.

I am not following the Body Revolution diet plan, but I am going to continue going to Weight Watchers, count my points, and eat real food. The Trifecta isn’t going to tear me down this year. I’m going to go into the holidays armed and dangerous for weight loss.

Future Plans

I plan to blog once every two weeks about the program, as that is how often the program changes. The first two weeks seem easy enough, but I’ve looked ahead, and I know there are going to be some modifications that will need to be made. I’m totally okay with that. My right knee is a cartilage nightmare, and my flexibility rivals that of uncooked spaghetti. But I also anticipate that the next 90 days will bring a lot of welcome changes to my body. I can’t wait to see what I look like on January 5th!

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  • http://brookenotonadiet.wordpress.com BrookeNotOnADiet

    Awesome! You know how I love my workout DVD challenges! 🙂 I’ve been tempted to buy Jillian’s Body Revolution because I really do enjoy her stuff (even if I cuss her out…Lol). Maybe I’ll put it on my Christmas list.

    Good luck!
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      I was actually thinking of you and Kerri when I wrote this post! 🙂 I’ll let you know what I think of BR as it progresses, but right now, I’m a big fan.

  • http://www.yumyucky.com Yum Yucky

    I will gladly yell at you while you workout, Jeremy. And I’ll do it for free. Wait a sec…perhaps you should pay in pie slices to yell at you. Much better plan.

    Enjoy the Revolution. 😉
    Yum Yucky recently posted..Oxygen Magazine: 5 Reasons to Add it to Your Fitness Arsenal

    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Hmm… If I can make a mental association that pie equals yelling, that might be a good diet plan. We should work this into a business model.

  • http://pullingmyownweight.wordpress.com Erin

    I am one of those people who should not ever try to “just work out at home.” If I don’t have the price tag of a gym membership over my head, I won’t work out. I won’t do anything at home, even if the DVD or free weight is staring me in the face. Being honest, I am too lazy at home. The gym keeps me accountable and honest with myself.
    Erin recently posted..When You Have No Support

    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      We all have our thing, and it sounds like the gym is yours. 🙂 I dunno; maybe I’m too antisocial to work out in public.

  • http://www.hblewett.com/blog Hanlie

    Good luck with your new regime! I’m starting to feel more alive, so I can probably increase my steps and go swimming a little more often if I don’t over do it.

    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Thanks! Feeling alive is definitely a key part of being able to workout. While I was going through my aspartame detox, I definitely did not feel up to moving around.

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