I adopted a less demanding workout routine since the start of this year; I jog for 45 minutes 4 times a week and do basic home pilates DVDs 2-3 times a week. I change it up once in a while when I'm bored. It's really nothing compared to my previous routine but I made all sorts of excuses not to kick my ass again.
I'm still eating (mostly) healthy by stocking up my fridge with tupperware boxes filled with meals that I make myself instead of eating out. Also, I cut out processed food by 90% off of my diet.
So yeah. For you that asked me to do workout posts again, my eating/exercise philosophy is still pretty much the same as when I first started out. My goal is always to maintain a healthy lifestyle as opposed to only doing it until I lose weight. But then again, I'll be honest, I've never had many pounds to lose since I've always been within my healthy BMI. If anything, I was only about 2 kg heavier than I wanted to be. So if you're someone who actually needs to lose a lot of weight, focusing on short time goals first might be a good idea.
Anyways, I recently joined a gym after working out by myself for about a year. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to hire a trainer (seems unlikely) because, really, I just wanted to use the treadmills. If it's not for the unpredictable weather I would still be working out outdoor. First, it's free. And second, it burns more calories. I do believe that 20 minutes of high intensity interval training either with outdoor sprinting or cycling beats 1 hour of steady cardio on the treadmill.
I came across this video on youtube and was inspired to start doing burpees again...
Look at that girl! Unbelievable.
And my favorite core workout video...
Forget crunches/sit-ups, this is more effective and less dangerous to your spine:
It's crazy hard if you're only starting out, but trust me, it works.