Most of the time, I have no problem getting motivated to go to the gym after being stuck at a desk for 8 hours. However, for the first few weeks in January, it's pretty much the last place I want to be.
No matter how hard I try to be positive and to welcome the January Joiners with open arms, I fail. Fighting crowds and waiting for machines is definitely not a stress reliever, and I end up leaving the gym tense and frustrated.
Luckily I have lots of workout equipment at home, including a treadmill, weights, and a step. So, rather than give the newbies at the gym the evil eye, I generally do most of my weekday workouts at home at this time of the year.
On the bright side, it gives me an opportunity to switch up my routine and I've discovered how much I love circuits! It really should have been a no-brainer considering how much I dislike strength training but breaking it up with bursts of cardio makes it so much more fun!
It's no secret that I love Cathe Freidrich and the fact that you can download her workouts so you can try something new right away! I recently purchased Basic Step and Body Fusion and Intensity Series: Cardio & Weights and I love them both.