After having a good time doing plyometrics with a personal trainer but not liking the long drives to the gym, I saw some reviews at WeightyMatters.com for a workout DVD set called "Insanity"... and it looked like my kind of thing.
I like the thought of a kick-your-butt workout that will push you and not waste your time. It's amazing how many variations of body-weight exercises there are, and I love always learning new ones. I am a little concerned about doing plyos day after day with only 1 rest day per week. I don't know if my joints can handle it. We'll see. I also wonder how easy it'll be to do doubles (insanity + normal run or bike), if I choose to go that route. I've considered just doing random Insanity DVDs a couple of times a week. We'll see how the first few days go.
Day 1 starts with the Fit Test. It's a series of 7 exercises. You do each one for a minute with as many reps as you can. You get like a minute rest after each exercise. You repeat this test every 2 week to gauge your progress.
There's also a t-shirt that you can get once you finish if you send in your day 1 and day 60 pics. That would be fun. That would also mean that I'd have to do the full 60-day program.
Fit Test 1:
Switch Kicks - 75 (pretty much kick forward with alternating legs, 2 kicks = 1 rep)
Power Jacks - 55 (jumping jacks, but with a sumo squat when your arms go down)
Power Knees - 97 (like kneeing someone, bringing your knee across your body sideways)
Power Jumps - 56 (like tuck jumps, but with legs >hip width apart)
Globe Jumps - 14 (sumo jumps with hands touching the ground, going in a circle = 4 jumps = 1 rep)
Suicide Jacks - 25 (burpees minus the pushups)
Push-up Jacks - 33 (pushups but splitting your legs like a jumping jack during the down part)
Low Plank Oblique - 56 or 66... lost focus counting (plank on elbows with army-crawlish knees to elbow)
Afterwards, I maybe could've run, but I biked. Recumbent bike intervals.
10 min warmup, 15x(1.5 min @ ~19mph, 0.5 min @ ~14.8mph).