Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Workout Collection

I have Insanity on order, and am waiting for the 4 Dove's Bodies and the new Jackie Warner to be released in November, and then I will be right at the 200 mark.

Leslie Sansone

1) Power Mile
2) Sculpt and Burn
3) Walk and Jog
4) Walk Away Your Waistline
5) Walk and Kick
6) Walk Slim Fast Start - 1 & 2 Miles plus 3 Fast Miles
7) Walk Slim - 4 Fast Miles
8) Deluxe Fat Burning Walk
9) Express 4 Miles
10) Deluxe Walk
11) Express 1 & 2 Miles
12) 4 Really Big Miles
13) Express 3 Miles
14) Big Burn 2 Miles
15) 5 Mile Fat Burning

Jillian Michaels

16) Shape Up - Front
17) Shape Up - Backside
18) Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism
19) Hot Bod in a Box Cards
20) 30 Day Shred
21) No More Trouble Zones
22) Maximize - Full Frontal
23) Maximize - Back in Action
24) Cardio Kickbox


25) Bar Method - Fat Free
26) Bar Method - Designer Sculpting
27) Fluidity - Seat and Thigh
28) Fluidity - Beginner
29) Fluidity - Intermediate
30) Fluidity - Advanced
31) Pure Barre
32) Total Body Lift
33) Squeeze
34) Squeeze Stronger
35) Squeeze Lower Body Challenge
36) Lotte Berk - Hipe Hugger Abs
37) Lotte Berk - Basic Essentials
38) Lotte Berk - Muscle Eats Fat
39) Lotte Berk - High Round Assets
40) Element Ballet Conditioning
41) Physique 57 - Express
42) Physique 57 - Arm and Ab Booster
43) Physique 57 - Classic
44) Ballet Workout 1
45) Ballet Workkout 2
46) New Ballet Workout

Kelly Coffey-Meyer

47) 30 Minutes to Fitness - Body Training
48) 30 Minutes to Fitness - Weights
49) 30 Minutes to Fitness - Cardio Blast
50) 30 Minutes to Fitness - Muscle Definition
51) 30 Minutes to Fitness - Bootcamp
52) The Shape of Things to Come
53) Cardio/Sculpt

Kari Anderson

54) Go
55) Reach
56) Push

Gin Miller

57) Serious Strength
58) Intense Moves
59) Simply Step
60) Ramp - Super Sculpt
61) Ramp - Cardio Express
62) Ramp - Ramping Basics
63) Ramp - Super Cardio
64) Ramp - Abs
65) Ramp - Ramping Up

Firm/KickButt/FitPrime/Tracie Long

66) KB - Crunch Time
67) KB - Push Pull & Steamin' Cardio
68) Lower Body Burn
Revolutions - TLP
69) - Core Foundations
70) - Functional Strength
71) - Dynamic Strength and Power
TLT Fitness Collection
72) - Strength in Movement
73) - Endurance for Movement
74) - Better Burn, Better Buns
75) - Fining Your Core
76) Transfirmer - Supercharged Sculting
77) Transfrmer - Aerobic Body Shaping
78) BSS2 - Complete Aerobics and Weight Training
79) FP - Metaboost & FlexPosture
80) Boot Camp - 3 in 1 Mix
81) Cross Trainers - Upper Body Split
82) Total Body Shaping Mix
83) 500 Calorie Burn
84) Ultimate Fat Burner


85) Iron Core 1
86) Iron Core 2

Amy Bento

87) All Pump Extreme
88) Slo-Mo Strength Challenge

Cathe Friedrich

89) Basic Step
90) Core Max
91) Stretch Max


92) Global Unity
93) Unplugged
94) Chantal Pierrat - Soul Sweat


95) Interval Training for Men
96) Sculpt and Tone


97) Patricia Moreno - Kickbox Core Fusion
98) Patricia Moreno - Kickbox Yoga Fusion
99) Tanja Djelevic - Cardio Balance Ball

Shape/Self/Results/Women's Health

100) Self- Slim and Sleek Fast
101) Results - Boost Your Metabolism
102) Results - 10 Days to a Better Body
103) Shape - Bikini Body All Year Round
104) WH - Train For Your Body Type
105) Self - Bikini Ready Fast
106) Self - Trim and Tone
107) WH - Wedding Workout
108) Self - Best Butt Fast

Chris Freytag

109) 3-2-1 Workout
110) Drop It In 30

Anni Mairs

111) Life Force
112) Core Force
113) Cardio Force
114) Jump Force

Kathy Smith

115) Flex Appeal
116) Matrix Ultimate Sculpt
Total Body Lift (filed with Barre)

Jari Love

117) Get Ripped 1000
118) Get Ripped
119) Get Ripped and Chiseled
120) Get Ripped to the Core
121) Slim and Lean


122) Yoga Booty Ballet - Rehearsal & Guided Meditation/Total Toning Basics/Advanced Fat Burning
123) Yoga Booty Ballet Live - Hip Hop Abs/Cardio Cabaret
124) Hip Hop Abs Buns
125) Hip Hop Abs - 1
126) Hip Hope Abs - 2
Debbie Siebers
127) - Shape It Up
128) - Keep It Up/Slim and Limber
129) - Cool It Off
Tony Horton
130) - Total Body Plus
131) - Kenpo Cardio Plus
132) - Upper Plus & Abs/Core Plus
133) - Interval Plus
134) - Chest and Back
135) - Plyo X
136) - Shoulders and Arms
137) - Yoga X
138) - Legs and Back
139) - Kenpo
140) - X Stretch
141) - Core Synergystics
142) - Chest, Shoulder and Triceps
143) - Back and Biceps
144) - Cardio X
145) - Ab Ripper X
Chalene Johnson
146) - Burn Circuits 1,2,3
147) - Push Circuits 1,2,3
148) - Lean Circuits 1,2,3
149) - Burn Intervals/Ab Burner/Extreme Abs
150) - Burn It Off/Recharge

Jeanette Jenkins

151) Stretch/Core
152) Total Body Circuit


153) Yoga Prayer
154) Yoga Trance Dance
155) Yoga For Back Pain
156) Intro to Power Yoga
157) Hard Body Yoga

Hemalaya Behl

158) Bollywood
159) Yoga for Urban Living


160) Stott - Secret to Weight Loss 2
161) Stott - Secret to Flat Abs
162) Stott - Walk on to Weight Loss
163) Winsor - 20 Minute Pilates Circle/Accelerated Fat Burning
164) Jules Benson - Total Core Pilates
165) Winsor - Advanced Body Slimming
166) Winsor - Sculpting Circle Advanced
167) Pilates for Wimps

Scott Cole

168) Best Abs on Earth
169) Tai Chi Training


170) Jackie Warner - One on One Training
171) Minna Lessig - One Minute Workout
172) Erin O'Brien - Strong Body, Ageless Body
173) Karen Voight - Great Weighted Workout
174) SWAT - Definition
175) Stacey Lei Krauss - Willpower and Grace
176) Tracy York/Michelle Dozois - Step It Off
177) Christy Taylor - Mission: Possible
178) Method - Tai Chi
179) David Kirsch - Ultimate New York Body Plan
180) Star Trainers Strength
181) Patric Goudeau - Hard Work Conditioning
182) Rob Glick - Strength Training
183) Petra Kolber - Streamlined Strength
184) Fitness Fix - Intermediate
185) Lose Your Mumy Tummy
186) Biggest Loser Bootcamp

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I'm Writing About Fitness While Eating a Toaster Pastry - At Least It's Organic

I am still going strong on The Road to Fitness, although since I finished P90x and wrote last (in December of 2008) I have just been picking and choosing what to do based on how I feel each day and how much time I have. I even went without exercising at all for about 20 days in March, when we went on a trip to California. Not only did I not exercise, but I sat on my rear end for days in the car getting there and back, and ate lots of crappy food. But I couldn't wait to get home and start working out again, and that really pleased me because it proved that I have made fitness such a habit in my life that I don't get totally derailed when I take time off. Now I don't have to be afraid that taking a break will begin the inevitable slide back into slugdom. I do try to fit some kind of movement in most days...sometimes that's a challenging weight workout, sometimes it's a walk outside pushing the stroller, sometimes it's just throwing the frisbee outside for Moppet 4 to fetch. But even the smallest physical activity seems to keep me on track.

But tomorrow I am moving into another big and more challenging physical commitment! Another 90 day program from Beachbody! This one is called Chalean Extreme, and the weird name is a fitness take on the name of the instructor, Chalene Johnson. She is also the creator of the popular DVDs called Turbo Jam, which I personally can't stand, but I can tell I am going to love this program. It has three phases and the focus of the entire program is learning to lift heavier weights in order to build muscle and therefore boost your metabolism - the second phase calls for you to lift heavy enough that you reach muscle failure in 6-8 repetitions. That is something I have never tried, and I am interested to see how much weight it will take for various exercises and body parts. Tonight I borrowed two 30 lb dumbbells from my father, and I am going to see if I can lift those doing squats and lunges, both of which I hate, but if I only have to do 6-8 reps I can handle it.

I love starting new fitness programs, but what I love best is seeing how I am growing in both my fitness capabilities and interests. A year ago I would have been so sure I would never want to try squatting with 60 lbs, or that I'd never like or even try any kind of high impact cardio. Now I am doing both, and I am planning to order a set that is due out in June, called Insanity, which would have looked like a horror movie to me even 6 months ago. I'm not even sure if I am fit enough for that one yet, but I know that I can get there in time if I just keep working towards that goal. I even think it looks like FUN to suffer that much.

I also know now that within my genetic limits and limits imposed by things like childbearing (read stretch marks and not-so-taut belly skin), I really can get my figure to look VERY GOOD, if I am willing to put the work in as far as exercise and nutrition goes. I still don't know how much work I am willing to put into the eating side of it, but for most of my life I really thought that I couldn't have a really fit looking body because I just figured I wasn't blessed with one - I did not realize that most of those bodies come from hard work, and I now know that I CAN work that hard if I want to. It's nice to have that option, and even nicer to realize that translates into anything I or you might want to do, and is not limited to exercise.

I'm really starting to sound like a self-help guru, aren't I? I'm not trying to, but learning to exercise has taught me that it is fine to be a beginner at something, and it won't take long from your first feeble effort to the point where you are well versed and competent in the new field. It is almost exactly 2 years ago that I got my first workout DVD - Leslie Sanson'e VERY moderate 3 Mile Fat Burning Walk. I was pregnant at that time, but even taking that into consideration, the workout was a real challenge for me. Now I would have to use a high step and add jogging intervals to bring it to a challenging level. So, any of you who might be starting to exercise and feeling discouraged, just give yourself some time. In anything that is new to you, there will be a learning curve - a lingo that you have to decipher, new tools you have to figure out. etc. Be patient with yourself, and remember that making something a habit takes a while - and you need to make exercise a habit if it is going to be something you stick wth lifelong, which is what you need to do to reap its benefits.

You might never love it as much as I do (that still surprises me!!), you may have physical issues that keep you from lifting heavy weights or doing anything high impact, or whatever. But there is some kind of exercise you can enjoy enough to make a regular part of your life, that can keep you from being too overweight, too inflexible and too weak to enjoy your time on earth both now and as you age. I saw a decrease in my fitness level just in the 20 days I didn't exercise while on vacation; there is definitely a Use It Or Lose It component to your body's fitness - but I also saw that I was able to regain that fitness and even surpass it in some respects very quickly, much more quickly than it originally took to develop it. So, start small, but start now. You won't regret it.