Saturday, June 10, 2006

Push it, push it good

Renée is the queen of giveaways, frequently offering fitness-related items through her Fatfighters site. The most recent drawing was for a three-month membership to PushTV, and I was one of the lucky winners.

I'd never heard of PushTV before, but I like the idea of having a customized workout DVD delivered to my door for the next three months. I frequently use workout videos/DVDs [especially when the weather is bad and I can't get outside to walk], and the boredom factor is probably the biggest drawback. You know how you can anticipate each move before the trainer demonstrates it? Yeah, I thought you did.

Each PushTV DVD includes two 40-minute training sessions and a 30-minute cardio workout. By the time I can do this one by heart, the next one will be in the mailbox. How cool is that? Thanks, Renée!

In order to personalize the workouts, you have to fill out a profile. Part of the profile is defining your fitness level, in one of four categories:
  • Brave Beginner
  • Aspiring Athlete
  • Experienced Exerciser
  • Workout Warrior
I surprised myself by qualifying for the 'Experienced Exerciser' level:
You work out regularly and try to integrate cardio and strength training into your routine. On a good day (say, 3-4 times a week), you can sustain 30 minutes of running or other strenuous cardio activity. Yet, something's telling you the biggest results are yet to come and you're ready to get PUSHed.
Now, to be sure, I can't sustain 30 minutes of running on hills. But I jogged/ran for more than an hour without stopping on the level track near my daughter's home. So yeah, I guess I'm ready to get PUSHed.

I've maintained my weight all this week – no ups or downs, which is a bit unusual. Shaking things up in the exercise department will probably be good for my progress.

2 comments:

Sandy said...

I've signed up for this program too and really liek it so far! (been on it for more than a month now, just got my new cd in the mail last week). Keep us posted on your progress- Who is your trainer? Mike Monroe has been kicking my butt...but in a good way of course :)

Sandy said...

I've signed up for this program too and really like it so far! (been on it for more than a month now, just got my new cd in the mail last week). Keep us posted on your progress- Who is your trainer? Mike Monroe has been kicking my butt...but in a good way of course :)