I'm pretty much work out retarded...back when I had a coach busting my ass everyday making me run and lift and I had a routine, I was in pretty good shape and didn't have a problem staying that way.
Now, however, I'm not playing baseball and don't have anyone telling me what to do and when, and I'm sadly out of shape. I've manage to drop most of the weight that I gained after I quite playing, but I now have very little muscle and have a bit of a "beer" belly, along with legs that are, well, less than stellar.
I can blame it on my natural body type all day long (which it really is), but I also know that there is plenty I can do for myself to get back into shape, but I'm not sure what to do.
My goals are basically just to get back in shape. I'd really just like to be less chubby and less unpleasing to the eye when my shirt is off. I'm not super concerned about putting on muscle, but it'd be nice. I've already started eating healthy (which accounts for me losing some weight), but I just have no clue where to start as far as working out. I have a gym membership which I use a few times a month when I get minorly motivated, but it happens once a month and I work out 3 times and then I'm done. Throw in the fact that I can't do plain cardio (it has to be associated with something else i.e. ultimate frisbee...something that keeps me running but keeps me from thinking about running) and I've got an issue getting back into shape.
So after all of that, I'm getting to my point. A friend of mine (who is in ridiculously good shape...bikes a few hundred miles a week) has been pushing me to join a Brazilian Ju-Jitsu that he's taking. This was a thought that I had be pondering for a while, since I figured it'd be cool, but after hearing him talk about some of the stuff they do (and some of what I've read on this site), it also sounds like a good way to whip your ass into shape.
That said, in my current state, would it be a poor decision to jump into a class like that? Let me put it this way: do I need to be in shape to do something like a BJJ class or can I use it as a tool to whip my ass into shape?
Also, any other suggestions as far as finding something that isn't just lifting and running to get into shape are more than welcomed.