I have always been a big fan of workout videos. (I grew up doing Billy Blanks Tae Bo videos and I'm pretty sure he will always be one of my faves.) For one, I am way more likely to work out if I don't have to drive to the gym. Two, I am way more likely to work out if I am not at the gym embarrassed about how loud the thuds are when I'm running on the tread mill or whether I'm using the weight machines correctly. Also, I need someone telling me what to do and switching things up on me or I'm not going to get a very good workout. Why am I telling you this? Well I have found a workout that I really enjoy and has given me a renewed motivation to stay in shape. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workout is quick, challenging and produces results! The best part of her workout is that you can get it for free on youtube. There are 3 levels to the 30 day workout; you do each level for 10 days and each level gets a little harder. I am on day 18 and can tell a HUGE difference. I have lost 4 pounds and can see a lot of muscle definition! The workouts are only 25 minutes long too, so there are NO excuses to not do it!
Here are the links to Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred workouts:
If you are interested in some other workouts here are some that I have used in the past and recommend:
-Pure Barre is a workout that I absolutely love. I have two Pure Barre videos that I have played to the ground. They are tough but they get you toned and flexible!
-P90X. I like this workout because my husband and I can do it together. Wil really likes it because it uses a lot of weights and does a lot of pull-ups. Those workouts aren't really my favorite, but I love being able to workout and get in shape with my husband. Wil won't do the other workout videos with me(they are mostly for women to get slim and toned, not really build a lot of muscle.)
-Insanity. Ok, I have only done 3 days of this workout and boy oh boy did I like it! It kicked my butt but it felt incredible to get such a good workout, and most of it is pretty manageable. I will definitely be doing this workout in the future, I just have to save up for it first.
Let me know if you try any of these workouts and how you like them! I would also love to know if there are any other workouts you have tried and really enjoyed! Happy exercising!