Yeah, it's true: I've plateaued when it comes to my workout DVDs. I currently have only one that really challenges me (Women's Health Train for Your Body Type) and even at that, the cardio is too short (only 22 minutes). This is quite exciting to me because it means that I am in much better shape than I was when I started consistently working out in January. It's not so exciting because now I have to think of what to do next.
I'm determined to get into the best shape of my life which means I need more intense cardio exercise for longer periods of time. I've thought about the gym but I personally can't stand to be on a treadmill or an elliptical for more than 20-25 minutes although I know I should be pushing cardio to almost an hour. It would be great to take classes but the gyms I can afford don't offer that many options. And to be honest I enjoy working out at home. [When I strike it rich, my home will have an exercise room (and a crafting room).]
So I'm back to looking at DVDs again . . . but I know they will have to be very different from what I'm doing now. With the ones I have now, half the time, I don't even break a sweat! The hubby says it's really up to me to push up the intensity of the DVDs I currently have--to use them only as a rough guide because really only I know my body. But at the same time, I want a real guide and if I had it, I know I would have already hired a personal trainer. I don't want to think too too hard because I really have a lot of other things I'm thinking about. I just want an effective workout already laid out for me. I want to get in there, work hard, sweat a lot, and lose the weight.
I've heard about P90X, Chaelean Extreme, and TurboJam and all the other Beachbody products but I just don't know! I thought about the TransFirmer System too . . . something different from what I'm doing now (since it uses a step) but previewing the workouts, I don't think they are anywhere near as intense as I need--especially since some are only about 30 minutes long.
My sister says there's only so much you can do with DVDs at home. I wonder if she's right. Will getting in the best shape of my life require a gym membership?
I am actually thinking about hitting the pavement and running. I've always wanted to be able to run miles. But I kind of know my body is not built for it . . . it's really difficult for me to run for long distance. But maybe I can train myself? And it's winter . . . will I really be down for running in winter? I know once you start you warm up but brrrrrrrrr . . .
Have you any experience with any of the Beachbody products? Care to share?