For those of you whose New Year's resolutions (or just your general life commitments) involve exercise, you might be interested in this exercise video: 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels.
In general, I prefer to exercise outside (my goal is to run three miles--very slowly!--at least four times a week). However, sometimes it's hard to set aside enough time to get to the park. Take yesterday, for example. When Matt took the dog outside to go to the bathroom at 6am yesterday morning, he realized that both our cars were missing. Seriously. Both of our cars were stolen from our driveway. (UPDATE: Matt's car was found abandoned a half mile away from our house with just the bike rack and his soccer cleats missing. The crooks left his wallet, passport, and iPod. Go figure. Unfortunately, my car is still missing.)
Even though I don't believe it's healthy to lose 20 pounds in 30 days (as advertised), I do like the way the video combines cardio, strength, and ab work. The video is broken into three cycles: three minutes of strength, two minutes of cardio, and one minute of abs. You repeat the cycle (with different exercises) three times. With the warm-up (2 minutes) and cool down (2 minutes), the total exercise time is only 22 minutes. You need hand weights (or cans) and a padded surface for the floor exercises). Voila!
My mom and I did the video two days in a row, and we were really hurting. I appreciate how quickly the video flies by. It's too quick to hate it too much, and the price is very reasonable. Also, the Amazon reviews are numerous and favorable.