Anyway, I finally got off my bum today - both actually and metaphorically - and started being a productive human being again. How did I start that off? By trying out the 7-minute workout that's been making its rounds on the internet.
You do each exercise going pretty much flat-out as hard as you can for 30 seconds. Then, you get a 10-second break and start the next exercise. Aside from the push-ups, which I simply cannot do, the hardest thing was trying to maintain a wall-sit for 30 seconds. Though attempting to keep good form doing the high-knees running towards the end also had its challenges.
There are plenty of apps around to help you time this exercise, if you're into it. Personally, I've been using this site here (http://7-min.com/) because I just workout in the living room anyway, so I don't need anything I can take on my phone. Well, at least not until we head to Vienna next month (squee!). Plus, the ticking of the seconds and the bell to signal the start of each exercise and rest period are nice and simple - not obnoxious at all - and keep you on track for those exercises where you can't easily keep your computer monitor in view.
I'm not sure what I think of it in the long term yet, but I was definitely wobbly when I finished; something my muscles haven't been subjected to at the end of a workout in far too long. I think I'll at least be keeping this up for the month to see just how I adapt to it. Hey; there are worse fads to try!
Anyone else trying to get their ass back in gear after some time out of your normal exercise routine? (Seriously; I know I can't be the only one...)