It’s important to take things slow because my body is still healing. I really do not want to risk re-injuring my foot, which would make it even longer before my next race. I did make a great decision in staying active with my core workouts, during the healing time. These where exercises with low impact to my toes, except the plank and squats that I worked into the last 2 weeks. This will be a huge help to get me back to my old pace.
Circuit Workout Routine Abs and extra
50 crunches, 15 leg lifts, 30 seconds plank, 15 pushups, 60 squats.
Then do circuit 3 more times.
Making a total of 200 crunches, 60 leg lifts, 120 second in plank, 60 pushups, and 240 squats. This is too much for someone just starting this. If you would like to work up to this you can just do one circuit 3 times a week and add a circuit each week. By the end of the month this feels totally awesome and you abs will love you for it.
Monday: 2 miles and P90X Cardio
Tuesday: Circuit Workout (4 rounds)
Wednesday: 2.5 miles and Yoga 20 minutes
Thursday: Circuit Workout (4 rounds)
Friday: 3 miles and P90X Power Yoga. "Family Yoga Friday"
Sat: Circuit Workout (4rounds)
I was an active teen.
As a teen, I was always out biking, hiking, swimming, and doing cheerleading and softball throughout high school. My body feels best when I am active and I start to gain weight when I am not. Does that mean I have to do these intense workouts all the time? NO. Staying active is the important thing, but I am doing these workouts to help me train for a ½ marathon this year. I have only completed a 1/4 marathon and now I have my eye on the half marathon. The great benefit of training for these events is that your body is stronger and leaner, fighting off illnesses, balancing emotions, and especially heart disease which tend to be very high in woman. The ultimate benefit is being able to say "I did this!" So I was really bummed that I broke my toe because it set me behind in the schedule I gave myself, but this is life, things come up and we have to reorganize and keep going.