Hi, I have kept the same schedule for 30 years, works quite
well for me at least! On Sunday, Tues, and Friday, I work out
with weights. I call these "strength days", and they can also
include Pilates. On Monday, Wed and Thurs, I do aerobics. Saturday is
"rest" or yoga day. These are rough guides only! We need to
sometimes roll with the flow. If a new video comes in the mail,
do it! If a friend invites you to the gym on her pass, go!
This is a guideline, and one can commit to the goals and go from
there. Example... after doing an upper body workout with
weights on Tues, say Tami's Tight on Time, I might do the
Intermediate Pilates from Classical Pilates later in the day. But
the general idea is "strength". I have some short and easy
aerobics like Ellen's Flat Belly Work Out that I can do in the
am on Wed and in the evening do Leslie's Evening Mile or
Jane's aerobics video. They are all short aerobics segments.
I too am a big fan of variety. I try to take advantage of summer
weather to go to the pool, take more walks around the
neighborhood, go hiking in the Sierras one weekend. The
great thing I love about weight or strength training is that
you can really get that done (and it's fun!) in about 20 min
and then do another video that you like, whatever suits your
own body's needs and your goals. If you keep to a loose
and flexible plan, I feel you cannot go wrong.
post edited by Alice Kathleen - 2012/07/03 11:18:56