Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Back on the Wagon (Again) (But a different wagon)

It seems like I am using that phrase a little to much on my blog. Apparently I am riding around on wagons all the time. Or rather, falling off of them. But I'm back on. The wagon of the week? Exercise. I really love working out, but have been a total slacker for, um I don't know, 3 months?! (Ok 5, who am I kidding?) But I went twice last week and haven't missed a day this week. I think I've got my groove back, although I think my heart nearly exploded in spinning class this morning. It's amazing how fast you loose it when you quit, even for a short time.

So now that I'm finally working out again, I can fill you all in on something I've been dying to blog about but have been too embarrassed because I was feeling a little hypocritical. Bloggers, welcome to PodFitness.

This is the next best thing to having a personal trainer. And for $20 a month, it's unlimited! Find a trainer for that price! You can check out the website for more details, but here's the short of how it works:

You already have your own playlists of music downloaded into your Ipod (or any MP3 player).

You then choose what kind of workout you want - anything from running to weightlifting, yoga, kickboxing, you name it.

Then you pick your trainer. You can even choose who you want by what celebrities they train. (I know you're all dying to work out with Brittney's trainer, right? he he) But seriously, I've "trained" with Jennifer Aniston's and Heidi Klum's, just to name a few. (Which is why my body looks EXACTLY like theirs. Barf.)

When you start your workout, your music starts playing and when the trainer's voice comes on, it automatically lowers the volume of your music, gives you directions, then turns your music back up and coaches you through the session. It counts reps for you, gives you words of encouragement - it's seriously like a trainer is right there with you, but you still get to listen to your music. I love it!

And you don't have to be at the gym for these to work. You can download workouts to do from home or outside too. And the nice thing is, there's no contract, you just pay month to month so I will do it for a while and download some new workouts, then when I find a few that are really working for me, I will cancel my membership and use the ones I've downloaded for a couple months. Even if you pay each month, again the cost pales in comparison to real training sessions. But if I haven't sold you already, you can try it out for free. When you sign up, you get a 10 day free trial. Even if you cancel after the ten days, you can keep your downloaded workouts. What do you have to loose? (Besides the 20 pounds we're all going to put on next week!)

Here a little extra incentive:
Your Thanksgiving Calorie Counter

I never thought I ate all that much, but my plate came in at a shameful 2,783 calories. That's almost 2 days worth of food for me in one meal. And apparently if I just take a brisk walk after dinner (to downtown Fort Worth and back) I can burn it off no problem. In case you're wondering, that's about 28 miles. Don't think for one second I'm not eating it though - and lovin' every bite!

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving dinner, even if you give in and look at the calorie counter. Eat it and own it! Rock on. Or should I say walk on...


Rochelleht said...

I am proud of you for admitting how long it has been. You won't catch me confessing for anything. I am too ashamed. Maybe some of your motivation can rub off on me...

I'm such a loser.

Cherity said...

Thanks for the tip!! The holiday's are always so hard, WAY too much yummy food this time of year!

katri said...

Oh I love that calorie counter. It is great to realize that everything "costs" something.

Your pod work out thing looks great. Gotta chack that out.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you posted about the iPod work out. I was telling Lisa about it. I hate to work out - but I think that would make it more fun.

aurora said...

That truly sounds awesome! But does the "trainer" grab the cookies out of your mouth and throw you into your workout clothes? (I think I am on a different level than you-- an no, that's not a good thing!)
I am going to pretend that I didn't read this post until after Thanksgiving, though.

husband said...

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