I think I'm settling into a routine that works for me and my time constraints: Sunday: weights Monday: cardio intervals, ~30 minutes (longer or adding MA practice if I have time). Currently using the elliptical machine until I get good running shoes. Tuesday: MA practice ~1-2 hours Wednesday: "off", play with my son Thursday: 60 minutes yoga, a few minutes MA cardio if time Friday: weights Saturday: cardio intervals, ~30 minutes (longer or adding MA practice if I have time). Currently using the elliptical machine until I get good running shoes. I lift as heavy as I can, one set with 8-12 reps, when I hit 12 I bump the weight up 5 lbs for the next practice and go back to 8. I also park farther out and try to walk more during the day. My *immediate* goal is getting ready for a tournament October 12 (3 different forms, breaking, three techniques, then sparring. There's usually not a whole lot of women my age and rank, so sparring has often only been 1 or 2 three-minute rounds. So focus has been on forms.). Long-term I'm still working on weight loss (and yes, I'm working the diet angle too) and need to improve my cardio. I'm thinking when I get the shoes, I'd like to start training for some 5k's. Would tabata's help? Which days would be better to fit those in? Do they need a recovery day? Any other thoughts on things I could do?