Thursday, July 31, 2014

I'm officially in love.

Today's workouts:
Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 Minutes to Fitness: Trim Down
Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 Minutes to Fitness: Weights

In the last few weeks, I've realized that I have started doing a lot of cardio and have completely abandoned strength training.  The gym that I go to has great classes, many of which are Les Mills.  I actually joined the gym for Body Pump, which I fell in love with years ago.  But strangely enough, I really don't go to Body Pump.  I go to Body Jam, Sh'Bam, and Zumba... and occasionally, if I'm feeling brave, I'll go to Body Flow.  When you combine all that dancing with my running, I've got cardio covered, but no weights.  So I was actually working really hard, but I didn't look like I'd been working at all.


I toyed with the idea of going back to P90X.  I tried Insanity and hated it, tried T25 and felt like I was going to die.  P90X was the only thing that got me into amazing shape that I could stick with.  But then I remembered that when I did P90X, I had no job, no social life, and my boyfriend lived in another state.  I had all the time in the world to exercise, make protein shakes, and annoy my family by complaining about how sore I was.  Now that I work a full time job (where I'm on my feet all day, usually in heels), kinda sorta have a social life, and have a boyfriend who lives two minutes away from me, I don't really have the time or energy to exercise for two hours a day.

Which brings me to my new love: Kelly Coffey-Meyer.  She answered all my prayers!  Affordable workout DVDs that I can do right in my apartment?  A great weight-lifting routine that does not require me to hire a personal trainer?  And all of this in just 30 minutes?!!


Seriously.  These workouts are amazing.  I am planning to do a full review of each one individually as I get more comfortable with them.  I originally bought 30 Minutes to Fitness: Weights based on the reviews it had gotten.  I did it twice and was so happy with it that I went back and bought several more of her DVDs.  They are all fantastic.  She has a very no-nonsense style that I appreciate - she's not barking commands at me like Jillian Michaels, she's not flexing her own muscles and bragging like Tony Horton.  And while I truly love Chalene Johnson in all her Turbo glory, she is sometimes a little too much of a peppy cheerleader for me.  Kelly Coffey-Meyer is just there to workout, which is all I need right now.  And in 30 minutes, she makes me work very hard, but I don't feel dead at the end. 

Specific reviews to come, but now I have to change out of my sweaty clothes and work on that kinda sorta social life.  Good evening, blogging world!
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