Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Works for Me Wednesday: Workouts

This week's Works for Me Wednesday is a "backwards edition" in which I get to ask for your help.  I thought it'd be the perfect time to share a question asked by reader and IRL friend, Susan.  She asked that I share my weekly workout routine and ask my readers to do the same because she's getting in a rut.  I thought it was a great idea because I often find myself getting in a rut, too.

So, what does your weekly workout routine look like?

Mine is typically something like this:

I workout at home six days a week, typically in the morning before the kids get up.  I either walk the treadmill (I alternate 3.5 and 4.0 rate -- trying to build up to 4.0 for the whole workout -- at a 4% incline for 3 miles) or do a workout video.  My favorites are:


Then, I go to the Y three or four days a week to either take a spin class or use the elliptical and -- my favorite -- the Nautilus equipment.

So, what does your weekly workout routine look like?


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10 comments:

  1. I work out every morning before work (and hopefully before the kids are up). I do the P90X series, which alternates between different strength training and cardio workouts. I love the variety of not doing the same thing twice in a week. I used to easily get bored with my routine, but with P90X, I am almost done with round 2 (that will be 180 days of doing it).

    I am looking for Yoga input, as I have been skipping the Yoga workout. (http://abusymomoftwo.blogspot.com/2010/05/yoga-advice.html)

    I might check out some of your favorite routines, to mix some in when I complete this round of P90X.

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  2. Lately, I've been using nap time as my exercise time. I watch an episode of the Biggest Loser (on hulu.com) and use my stepping machine (small version - picked up for $40 on sale this past weekend!) and do my arm weight routine then. I get in about an hour and it feels GREAT!

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  3. I've only been working out regularly for about a month now. I usually walk outside for about 30 minutes 4-5 times per week, do 15 minutes of "loving movement" several mornings before work (I turn on 80's music and stretch, dance around, etc to get going) and I'm just adding in resistance band exercises 3x a week. I hope to pick the pace up in another couple of weeks!

    Sherry

    http://sherry-startingoverat40.blogspot.com/

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  4. I do aquafit at the pool at 6:30 am on the mornings that my husband is home (he's an airline pilot so he's gone a lot). Otherwise I have a friend watch the kids for a few hours and go to the pool and swim laps. I'm unable to do any type of weight bearing excersise right now because of an injury, so running, walking, etc...are all out.
    On the days I can't get to the pool, I *LOVE* my kettlebell. I get a great cardio workout in a fraction of the time!!

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  5. Since my back has been causing problems for 3+ weeks, I've been doing a lot of swimming, but before that, I was doing videos at home (we just got a Y membership). I have to stay low-impact even when my back is at it's best, so swimming is great for me. I also love Leslie Sansone's Power Mile and 30 minute mile as well as Sweatin' to the Oldies. Seriously, they may be old school, and you'll laugh all the way through it, but I get so sweaty and feel great burning calories with Richard. Heehee!

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  6. Monday-Walk
    Tues-kick boxing
    thurs-pilates

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  7. Monday-Walk
    Tues-kick boxing
    thurs-pilates

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  8. Since my back has been causing problems for 3+ weeks, I've been doing a lot of swimming, but before that, I was doing videos at home (we just got a Y membership). I have to stay low-impact even when my back is at it's best, so swimming is great for me. I also love Leslie Sansone's Power Mile and 30 minute mile as well as Sweatin' to the Oldies. Seriously, they may be old school, and you'll laugh all the way through it, but I get so sweaty and feel great burning calories with Richard. Heehee!

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  9. I've only been working out regularly for about a month now. I usually walk outside for about 30 minutes 4-5 times per week, do 15 minutes of "loving movement" several mornings before work (I turn on 80's music and stretch, dance around, etc to get going) and I'm just adding in resistance band exercises 3x a week. I hope to pick the pace up in another couple of weeks!

    Sherry

    http://sherry-startingoverat40.blogspot.com/

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  10. I work out every morning before work (and hopefully before the kids are up). I do the P90X series, which alternates between different strength training and cardio workouts. I love the variety of not doing the same thing twice in a week. I used to easily get bored with my routine, but with P90X, I am almost done with round 2 (that will be 180 days of doing it).

    I am looking for Yoga input, as I have been skipping the Yoga workout. (http://abusymomoftwo.blogspot.com/2010/05/yoga-advice.html)

    I might check out some of your favorite routines, to mix some in when I complete this round of P90X.

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