I don't have a set schedule for switching my routine, I do it based on a few different factors.
- Am I stuck on a weight loss plateau? If the answer is yes then I know it's time to do something different for a while.
- How much time do I have on a particular day for my workout? When I'm doing the "Slim in 6" workouts the first workout (Start it up) is only 30 minutes long but in week 3 when I move to the Ramp it Up workout it's an hour long! Some mornings are crazy busy and I might only have 30 minutes, maybe less! On those days I will switch to my Wii Fit Plus cardio workout which only takes about 30 minutes, or maybe I'll do the Slim & 6-pack workout which is only around 15 minutes.
- Have I overdone it lately? I have an old ankle problem that sometimes acts up and makes it difficult to do anything more than light impact. On those days I often do the Slim & 6-pack because it focuses on my troublesome abs, it's a hard workout and yet it doesn't bother my ankle at all!
- Am I in a rut. Have I started putting less than 100 % effort into my workout? If the answer is yes then I have to shake it up! Maybe I need to do a combination of things like the Wii Fit Plus cardio workout followed by the Slim & 6-pack ab workout! Maybe a fast walk outside while the kids ride their bikes is a good change for the day!