I joined a gym a year ago and have been working with a personal trainer (which I will continue with). In that time, I've lost 91 pounds and 98 inches! I had lost some before that, so I'm at 126 pounds lost total. I have fallen in love with strength training, but I've also started running and biking. I've always been a swimmer.
My goal is still to lose more fat, but as I go, I'm adding goals to that. I want to do a sprint triathlon this summer (there is a good one near me in August). I want to do some more serious biking. I want to keep moving forward with the lifting I'm doing. I want to do more hiking and start kayaking this coming summer.
I'm struggling with balancing all of it. To add to the complexity, I am a breast cancer and stroke survivor. I've also had atrial fibrillation and I have a repaired ligament in my ankle.
I'm looking for input on how to structure my week with workouts, cardio and strength training. Right now, I'm running every other day and lifting at least 5 days a week. My run lengths are increasing to the point where it is difficult to run and lift on the same day, no matter which order I put them in. How often should I be running/doing cardio, compared to lifting? I want it all. Lose fat, gain muscle and strength and move towards my goals.
Just looking for opinions. I'm absolutely going to talk to my trainer about this when I see her on Monday.