Thanks for the offer yoyogirl, but I have heaps of exercise DVDs and I don't do them - we only have one TV, and I'm hardly ever home without Joel, and there's usually stuff on he wants to watch in the evening, unfortunately. So I don't use them.
I was watching the Biggest Loser and I got totally inspired to lose weight again. But my problem is - especially when its hot - getting up, putting on my gym clothes, going to the gym - feels like so much effort! I can do a workout at home, but I don't work hard by myself, and I ALWAYS get distracted by something else to do. Even in the gym, I don't push myself as hard as I could go..
I started thinking... what if I had a personal trainer, like those on the Biggest Loser get after they are booted out? Obviously I couldn't afford one every day, but what about once a week?
I've had personal training at the gym and it was okay - but the sessions are only 30 minutes, the competition for good timeslots is immense, and they often switch trainers around so you don't have much continuity.
So I've started looking into mobile personal trainers. Turns out, they aren't too expensive (compared to the gym ones, anyway!). I have found a few who will come out to you and take you somewhere near your place to work out. They could do it one on one for $50-$80 per hour, and similar rates ($60-$120) for couples (just in case Joel wants to do it too, haven't asked him yet!). That's in the region of what my gym charge for a half hour session with a PT ($60), and it sounds so much better! All of these people will come to you, bring the equipment, commit to YOU - no trading for other trainers, and best of all - will design a program of "homework" for you!
I had my best results 4 years ago when I was seeing a dietician regularly - I had someone constantly on my a$$, someone to weigh in with every two weeks, someone to work at an awesome food diary with. I'm actually STILL doing really well with food - obviously I have my slip ups, but generally I eat pretty healthily - it's the lack of exercise getting me down!
Ugh this is so rambly. Point is - I think I am gonna get a personal trainer. An hour a week, plus I will commit to whatever exercise plan they come up with for me. I will stay accountable, and I will LOSE THIS WEIGHT!