I started this blog in April 2012 and I decided it was about time to (again) update this “About” page. The title “2 Lazy 4 Gym” was chosen not because I am actually lazy but because I value my time. I have a million things to do every day—and that includes working out and I do not want to waste that precious time driving to the gym and doing all of the gym stuff before I can even get started working out. Nor do I want to alter my day for a gym class schedule. Or worse—wait my turn to use strength training equipment that is covered with other people’s sweat. Then have to drive home sweaty (because I will not shower in a gym shower—I spent too many years in the military to ever want to shower in a public place again). And finally, I am an introvert. Working out is “me” time—not social hour. I do not need to take pictures of myself in the gym mirror before, during or after a workout to post to social media. I just want to work out with my favorite trainers in the privacy of my own home.
The reason I created this blog is because I have 100s of workout DVDs and the collection just keeps growing. There are currently 2000+ work out reviews on this blog—and I still have tons of workouts to review. I also have exercise ADHD—so I rarely do a workout frequently enough to remember it in detail. Pre-blog I kept track of things on paper, but that was unwieldy and I was inconsistent about recording things plus I misplaced them. So I decided a database was the answer. And that’s what this blog is—a database of the workouts I own (and in the past few years workouts that I have streamed or done on YouTube).
The reviews have changed (evolved) over the years and gotten better. I try to be unbiased—but I am one person and this blog contains my opinions. You may love a workout that I hate. And I may hate a trainer you love. But I need an accurate account of how I felt about a workout since I reference this blog a lot. I don’t just write it, I constantly reference it to create my own workout rotations. I decided to make it accessible to anyone interested since I still scour the internet for information about a workout I am interested in doing. And frequently when I do find reviews, they don’t contain all of the information I am looking for. So hopefully this is useful to others trying to make workout decisions.
A little bit about me. Now, I know this blog is done anonymously but the basics about me are: I am a female in her early 50s, married w/ two adult children, one dog and a well-equipped home gym. I consider myself an advanced home exerciser (this has changed, see below), but I am no power lifter or cross-fitter. Nor am I a fitness trainer. I just love to workout. I also think I am something of a hoarder. I don’t hoard everything but for some reason I do purchase workout DVDs somewhat compulsively. I can’t explain it, but there are worse compulsions to have. (Fast forward to 2021–I don’t purchase many workout DVDs anymore. Now I do YouTube workouts compulsively!)
***I decided to add some additional info about myself because I have been doing this blog for a long time and, well, life happens, which affects the type of workout reviews I do. So first, before I even created this blog, I was hit head on by a drunk driver. In the accident both of my heels were crushed. So I have 2 plates and 12 screws in each heel. Rehabilitating from this accident was a long road but by the time I started this blog in 2012, I was able to run, jump and lift weights again. But I do sometimes have some unique, foot related problems that I may comment on in a workout review. I mostly do that because a problem I had may not apply to someone else–my problem with the workout could be unique to me because my feet are full of metal. More recently other issues have changed the nature of my posts. In 2018 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and spent all of 2018 going through cancer treatment (mastectomy, chemo, radiation). 2019 was breast reconstruction which required a long rehab since it is a major surgery (I had the DIEP flap reconstruction–much more involved than my double mastectomy). And 2020? Rotator cuff surgery. So although above I said I was an advanced exerciser, that is no longer true. Some reviews (2017 and earlier) I was an advanced exerciser. Reviews from 2018 forward I am more intermediate and, depending on where I was in cancer treatment, even a beginner level exerciser. By 2021 I had regained much of my fitness level, but I am not as strong as I was pre-cancer. So maybe high intermediate now.***
I have a Current & Upcoming page that I update about once a month. It will tell you what I have in the works. Finally, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.