What really got me back on track with my workouts was discovering a fantastic pre-workout supplement called moomiyo (also spelled mumijo, mumiyo, momia, mumie, and in India it's known as shilajit). It's available from a lot of different reputable sources, and you can do a web search or check out the Wikipedia article on shilajit for more about it.
As for my personal experience, I *instantly* increased my weight training by about 50% (25% more weight, 25% more reps) and my cardio by 100% (went from 3x10 minutes workouts w/5 minutes recovery between to a full hour with just one 5-minute break). I can actually get through a full 1-hour cardio kickboxing class with everyone else.
Did I mention I weigh close to 400 lbs.?
And when the workout's over, I'm not exhausted and sore, and the BEST part is...no soreness the next day. I can do full workouts every day.
Needless to say, I now seriously look forward to the gym. It's no longer a chore, but a joy. I've gotten addicted, in the best possible way.
- 10/26/2011 6:32:16 PM