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So I'm on day 8 of my whole 30 (but kinda like 18 since I had a slip up on day 10). I want to start working out in the mornings and was wondering what you think would be better as far as DVDs go p90x or insanity. I understand that insanity is much more cardio and p90x is much more weight training, and fat loss occurs from lifting heavy things. Or does someone have something they'd recommend? I'm fairly sedentary at my job, and I'm feeling pretty good like I could add in some workouts.

Thoughts? Thanks in advance!!

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Are you working out right now at all -- even walking regularly?

 

I would not recommend either of those programs for a beginner.  {I probably would not recommend them for anyone, but that is another subject.  Sort of.}

 

If you really want a great lifting program to do at home, I highly recommend looking into ChaLEAN Extreme.  It's just the right amount -- not too little, not too much -- and she is great about emphasizing proper form, etc.  Scheduled workouts are never more than an hour, and lifting days are much less -- usually around 35 minutes or so.  Two rest days are scheduled each week.  Take them.  ;)

 

What would be even better is if you could get to the gym and lift heavy things.  If this is a possibility for you at all, go for it!  If you can afford it, maybe have some sessions with a trainer until you get used to the moves, how to use the machines, proper form, etc.  Eventually you'll be a pro and you can do it on your own.

 

If you are not at least walking -- start.  There are so many health benefits to just getting out there and walking.  And yes, it will help with fat loss, also.  Good luck!

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I'm walking currently 3-4 Times a week. I just feel out of place in the gym so I thought using either of the workouts I have at home would be good (I've done them before but never finished the programs because I get bored easily doing the same thing). My work schedule is kinda funky so some weeks it's easy to go to the gym, and others I can't find the time.

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Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 or 30 Day Shred are both very accessible for all fitness levels.  30 Day Shred Level one is free on youtube, and you can buy levels two and three very inexpensively on amazon.com for instant download.

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I'm a big fan of nerdfitness.com. They have a great beginner body weight workout that I'm still working up to being able to three full sets. I can get two and a half right now. No DVD required. The only thing you need is one heavy weight. I filled a gallon milk jug with sand. Works great and I just add more sand when I need something heavier.

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