Too much?

I have a question for those of you who exercise regularly. Is the following routine too much (too soon)?

The following is my plan for the mornings (before work during the week):

  • Sunday – day of rest
  • Monday – elliptical
  • Tuesday – elliptical
  • Wednesday – Walk Away the Pounds – 1 mi routine
  • Thursday – elliptical
  • Friday – elliptical
  • Saturday – Walk Away the Pounds – rotating 2 & 3 mi routines

Also, every evening (Mon – Sat) I would do a little bit on the Wii Fit … balance & strength exercises, yoga, and some of the aerobic games … probably no more than 20 -25 min or so (otherwise I wouldn’t be eating supper ’til after 7pm). After a while (a few weeks or a month or so), I plan on working in the other fitness games that I have, but probably only on the weekends until I get a feel for how long things take to make sure I have enough time before work to get a full routine in.

Is that too much? Should I be planning more than just 1 day of rest? Should I do more of the Walk Away the Pounds routines than the elliptical?

I want to make sure that I don’t take too many days off so that I don’t “fall off the wagon”. Now that I’ve started, I need to keep going (and going and going …). I just want to make sure that I’m not doing more harm than good.


  1. You will not do any harm to yourself if you listen to your body, it will tell you when it has had enough. I believe that is excellent that you are doing it more than once a day!! Good job and keep up the good work!!

  2. when I actually was working out they had me doing certian things every other day and then on the off days working on a different set of muscles. in other words cardio maybe mon,wed and fri. and strengthing on the other days. So maybe eleptical mon,wed and fri..and balance on the wii the same days, then maybe some of the strengthing stuff that you do on wii..that is just my opinion..

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe I’ll have to check out my EA Sports Active game this weekend to see what it has for strengthening exercises/routines. Either that or I need to check out the exercise dvds. I’m not sure if the stuff on the Wii Fit is enough.

  3. I agree with Robin, your body will tell you when it’s too much. If your workload is too high you will eventually feel burned out and not have enough energy to do the workouts you have planned. When that happens, schedule in an extra few rest days(never consecutive) until you feel like you can hit your workouts hard again.

    Good luck and stay determined.

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