While having a diverse set of options may seem to be the key by adding variety to your workouts in reality it makes measuring progress a hit and miss proposition. One of the failures I see in my clients is when the fail to follow through with a specific workout routine long enough to give it the opportunity to show results. Develop a routine based on the essentials of strength development and cardio improvement, be consistent in your execution of the programme and give it a long enough trial to accurately measure your progress.
As a basic rule of thumb 6 weeks is a minimum and 12 weeks will best demonstrate significant results.
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace