With our trip to Fiji last month and Christmas/New Year, I have been slack with exercising. I needed something to get back into a routine.
I was checking out Women's Health US online and I found an exercise program that appeals to me. The 4-week Fat Blaster is a 3-times-a-week workout which combines weights and cardio exercises. The website gives detailed instructions on each of the exercises (with videos and printouts) so you're clear on how each of the excerises should be performed.
I started the program last Friday (with the Week 1 Monday program) and it took me about 30 minutes to complete. The program does not prescribe weights or machine levels with the cardio exercises, so I took it easy (4kg hand weights and bike for cardio). It was a good full body workout and I enjoyed it.
I'm going to tackle the Wednesday program tomorrow. It's only a short one (warm up + 10 minute circuit) so I may increase the weights in some of the exercises.
If you're trying to get back to the swing of things in the new year, why don't you give it a try? You can find the program here*. I will report on my progress after I finish week 2.
I browsed the Women's Health website after finding the program and there are lots of useful information. I'm adding it to my bookmarks.
* Note: you have to enter your e-mail address to print the workouts, and they send you promotional e-mails afterwards, but you can unsubscribe.