2009: The Kilo Year
Check out my 2009 mileage here, as well as FAQs. This was a great workout, and didn't bother my feet! (In January 2009 I was diagnosed with bursitis and a fracture on my fibular sesamoid).
2010: The Reign of C25K
See this post for my 2010 mileage (925.5 miles), my C25K adventure and some FAQs. While I didn't hit my 1,000-mile mark, I felt like my miles were tougher and it was more on quality than quantity for 2010!
2011 - 2012: The Mixed Bag Eon
In 2011 I followed my podiatrist's December 2010 advice (as well as yours) and switched it up. I did some walking, I did some running and I tossed in spinning. Spinning is SO low impact on my foot - loved it. I also got into P90X and finished the program in Q4. My schedule loosely followed this:
Monday: a.m. spin class + 1-mile run; lunchtime 2-3 mile walk and biceps/triceps
Tuesday: a.m. P90X; lunchtime 2-3 mile walk
Wednesday: a.m. P90X + 1-mile run
Thursday: Off or abs
Friday: a.m. spin class + 1-mile run; lunchtime 2-3 mile walk and legs/shoulders
Saturday: Off or Body Pump class/ST
Sunday: 1-mile run + 1-mile walk + abs
2012 was a bit of a mess. I didn't do anything consistently - I did P90X a bit, and I started doing TurboFire some. I also triedto do more strength training, while still trying to run some. I didn't take a lot of spin classes, and tried to resemble a schedule that looked like this: (at least until May when I found out I was preggo!):
Monday: a.m. 2-3 mile run + P90X ab ripper; lunchtime 2-3 mile walk and biceps/triceps
Tuesday: a.m. Turbofire
Wednesday: a.m. 1-hour full body circuit class; lunchtime 2-mile walk + P90X ab ripper
Thursday: lunchtime leg circuit and stretching
Friday: lunchtime 3-mile walk + P90X ab ripper
Saturday: spin or zumba class
Sunday: pilates or stretching
In addition to my cardio (walking and running), I love creating my own strength training routines! Basically, I(try to!) do strength training like this:
Does this always work out? Nope! But it's my goal. In doing strength training workouts I try to:
- Work on doing 3 exercises for each upper body area (3 sets of each).
- Work on doing 5-6 exercises for lower body (2-3 sets of each).
- Work on doing 5-6 exercises for abs (2-3 sets of each).
OR lately i've been more into circuits - doing an 'upper body circuit' of ALL 5 upper body areas (2 exercises per area/2 sets each/2 times per week).To create the workouts, I try to:
- Find workouts all over - your blogs, magazines, websites, etc.
- Make sure to ALTERNATE. Instead of doing biceps and resting in between, I do back during rests so i'm always moving. It keeps my heart rate up and I get done faster! Bonus!
- Drop alternating workouts in word document tebles/templates I created.
- Snag it - to create a jpg (for blogging) and PRINT, take to gym and do it!
Back and Biceps Workouts
Back/Biceps Workout #1
Back/Biceps Workout #2
Back/Biceps Workout #3
Back/Biceps Workout #4
Chest/Triceps/Shoulders Workout #1
Chest/Triceps/Shoulders Workout #2
Chest/Triceps/Shoulders Workout #3
Chest/Triceps/Shoulders Workout #4
Chest/Triceps/Shoulders Workout #5
Leg Workout #1
Leg Workout #2
Leg Workout #3
Leg Workout #4
Leg Workout #5
Ab Workout #1
Ab Workout #2