About 8 months ago we got married, which means that (accounting for vacations and lazy days) we’re coming up on 6 months of weightlifting, seriously, as beginners. After the honeymoon, with so much free time left over from NOT WEDDING PLANNING, we re-examined our lifestyle and thought it could use some more cross-training. I suggested some light weight training. Salt Boy inhaled everything reddit had to say on the subject, and came back with a plan. For more background and info, read as much of that link as you can.
We work out Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, in the evening after work. We start with 30 minutes of cardio (usually elliptical) to warm up before lifting. I really like Zombies! Run!, interspersed with bubblegum pop music during my cardio, but to each his own.
Then we do whichever of the following workouts we didn’t do last time (alternate).