Sweat It Out Saturday #2: A Week of Walking

I can’t believe that one week has passed since last Saturday’s sweat-themed post. With five weeks left until the wedding, my plan was to hit the gym hard this week — but that didn’t happen. Instead, I put most of my energy into my new job, which included a lot of time on my feet. By the time I got home, I was exhausted. I know that my new job is an adjustment, but next week I hope to add some more strength training and yoga to my routine. And with that, here are my workouts for the week. If you’d like to participate in Sweat It Out Saturday, check out Stephanie’s blog for the details.

Weekly Workouts: June 3- June 9

Sunday: 2 mile walk with Jordan

Monday: Shift & Lift class (30 min. arms & abs, 15 min. spinning)

Tuesday: 2 mile walk with Jordan

Wednesday: 2.5 mile walk with Lindley

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Jillian Michaels’ Yoga Meltdown (35 minutes)

Saturday: Active rest (2 1/2 hours of garage sale browsing with Lindley)

As you can see, I spent plenty of time walking outside this week, and that’s not a bad thing considering the weather was so nice! Sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the stuffy gym and just enjoy some time outside, don’t ya think?

Do you prefer working out inside or outside?

Do you ever walk for exercise?


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  1. Now that I am trying to cross train more, I have been working out outdoors, and going for runs. I enjoy running in the park much more than I would in a gym on the treadmill. I save my strength training for the gym, and I have really been enjoying yoga at home with Courtney’s challenge!

  2. I love using walking for active rest days! Walking was my favorite form of exercise before I discovered I actually LIKE running, I used to walk all over my neighborhood at home, and all over Charleston when I went to school there! It was gorgeous.

  3. Even when it’s hot I still prefer the outside for cardio to being inside but for yoga inside because outside I’s be distracted I think. I love just walkingQ! You walked so much this week! My mom only walks and that is how she lost a lot of weight! Not that you need to loose any of course!

  4. Oh man, I always go for outdoor workouts vs. indoor now that I’ve gotten into running. I used to be a total cardio machine junkie–bikes, ellipticals, etc.–but for the past year other than for strength training I try to always get in my workout outside, even when it’s rainy/windy/snowy. Nothing like fresh air!

  5. I love to walk/jog for exercise now that Baby H is on board- it is fun taking him/her along for the ride— even though it is at a slower pace (BUT I was never fast to begin with, hahaha!)
    Nothing better than getting outside and enjoying the fresh air!

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