For the past several months (OK, probably more like a year), I've been going to see a personal trainer twice a week, eating junk, and not really doing any other exercise. This has not been working for me.
Plus, lately I've been getting burned out on the trainer sessions and skipping on a fairly regular basis. This has not been helping the way my clothes fit at all.
I have a couple of friends on Facebook who have been posting about a workout called TapouT XT, so I got curious and visited their website. I watched the infomercial and decided to give it a go. I ordered it late one Sunday night and waited patiently for the workouts to arrive. Next, I started the procrastination. Of course, this is me we are talking about. I got the DVDs a couple of weeks ago and just started the workouts on Monday. Since this is me we're talking about, I also had this brilliant idea that I would be running 4-5 days a week AND doing these workouts 6 days a week. Um, yeah, maybe eventually but not so much from couch to twice a day workouts right off the bat.
Sunday night I took before pictures in my bikini (which I haven't worn in public in about 4 years). It is not pretty. I couldn't bring myself to measure or weigh. I know, I know. I have an idea of what my weight is, so I'll know how much weight I've lost at the end within a pound or two. See that, I'm thinking positively about this thing already.
So far, I've completed 2 of the workouts.
Day 1 was "Cross Core Combat". This workout is no joke. There were a lot of pushups, which are my kryptonite. I had to come up with my own modifications for a lot of the moves, but I got through the workout and still managed to burn just over 500 calories. Not too shabby for a 45 minute workout. This workout took a lot more space than I expected, so I was rolling into furniture at first. I'll get that figured out before the next time (I've been doing these in my bedroom).
Day 2 was "Strength & Force Upper" along with "Ultimate Abs XT". I liked this workout a lot better than the first one. There was some floor work (which I did on my knees again), but there was also a lot of resistance band work which I liked. My upper body was burning by the end, more than it ever has after any weight training workout. The Ultimate Abs workout is ~15 minutes of ab hell. That's all I can really say about it. My goal is to get to a point where I don't have to take any rest breaks during the moves for the 15 minutes. Day 2 was a little over an hour of workouts, and I managed to burn 674 calories. Not bad.
Today is Day 3, and I'm looking forward to Plyo XT after work. I know it's going to be tough, but I still can't wait.
My next progress photo will be after 10 days. My plan is to post the progress photos as I go, I'm hoping for a noticeable difference after 10 days...