JessicaSmithTV: 1 Mile Belly, Buns & Thighs Walk

I have been away for a while but I am back! Not at the same level I was pre-surgery but I am starting recovery level workouts that focus on my lower body and have no impact. This looked perfect. This is one of Jessica Smith‘s free YouTube workouts. She has a lot of free walking workouts. I did have to make some very mild modifications even to something like this. I can (and need) to reach my arms overhead but I did have to reach them overhead slower than Jessica did in this walk. But there weren’t many overhead reaching movements so I do feel like I got the full workout. After I finished this, I followed it with Jessica’s Lunge Free Lower Body. It was a nice 30 minutes and it felt so good to be working out again, even if it is so far below the level I was previously at.

Having now done this short walking working I feel like I am capable of doing more but I need to work my way up slowly. There will probably be a few more of Jessica’s walking workouts posted here since I need to keep my cardio low impact for a while. This is a Peanut workout, but she is passed out on her pink pillow for the entire walk.

1 Mile Belly, Buns & Thighs Walk is 16:30 minutes long. It begins immediately walking at a fast pace. Changes to side to side step while sitting back into hips and circling arms/hands from hip to hip. Wide marches while lowering into squat and raising back up. Alternating wide knee lifts while bringing arm to opposite knee. Low side steps; changes to skaters with diagonal chops. Double side steps; add cross over kick after second step; add torso twist when kicking. Alternating knee raises. Side to side toe taps; taps change to lifts. March while lowering into squat and standing. Continue marching while holding squat; changes to alternating tap backs while remaining low (in partial squat). Side step taps; changes to skaters w/ diagonal chops. Alternating knee raises w/ arms crossed in front of you; add bringing elbow to opposite knee. Take a step while tapping one foot to side (keep tapping same leg); tap changes to side leg lift; add a squat while stepping. Side to side steps w/ arms sweeps in figure 8 motion. Hamstring curls w/ wood chops to opposite hip. Front heel digs. Walk forward and back.

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22 thoughts on “JessicaSmithTV: 1 Mile Belly, Buns & Thighs Walk

  1. I’m so glad you’re back! Exercise is the best medicine. As long as you take it slow like you’re doing, you will be back to your normal in no time!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly! I am trying to take it slow. I did try some plank based moves today and that was a mistake. But I know now–no planks for at least a week or two!


  2. So glad you are back to working out- I know it is your “sacred time/place” Recovery is not for sissies and the journey can be mighty frustrating, but you are strong (mentally and physically” and you have an army praying for you!!

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  3. Hi, I’m glad to hear that your in recovery mode now. Slow and steady does it. I wanted to ask for your advice. I am finishing a 90 day rotation of Cathes X-Train with good results. Can you suggest another program that is similar to the 90 day X-Train? You have done so many programs. I did add two days of cardio to the program. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated.

    Thank You,

    Michelle Johnston

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. Hi Michelle! I followed Xtrain with STS. I feel like Xtrain did a great job prepping me for it. Plus, STS is excellent. I did the Xtrain rotation once and never did return to it (the rotation I mean, I have returned to the individual workouts many times) but I have now done STS 3x. I have plans to it a 4th time when I can lift weights again. STS is expensive tho. You can always wait for one of Cathe’s Daily Deals–that’s how I purchased it and she slashes the price significantly. Another excellent program is MetaShred Extreme. Also Cathe’s Ripped with HIIT.


  4. I’m so glad to hear that you are healing! My advice is to listen to your body. I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago, and I got back into it with Jessica too. In my case, I couldn’t work out for 5 weeks (doctor’s orders). And when I did begin exercising, I couldn’t really do core until later. At first I had to follow Debbie. I’m wishing you a smooth recovery!

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    1. Other than not lifting weights my doctor didn’t put any major restrictions on me. I can use my lower body as much as I want. But no impact, no weight lifting but using the arm and range of motion are very important to recovery so they encourage it. It’s hard to know what is “overdoing” it until I try. Yesterday seemed too easy, so today I did more and discovered (after) that plank based moves are not something I should be doing for a while. Even tho I am not technically lifting weights, I am still putting weight on the arm and using chest muscles. So I will not be doing anymore plank based moves for another week or so!


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