I haven’t realized how crazy my life has been until this weekend when I got sick and was forced to actually relax and sit down for more than 10 seconds. Then I got the strange feeling that I don’t like relaxing anymore. Hah how ironic. It has been a month now since I moved to New York City and my semi-active life has turned into a full blown active lifestyle! It’s amazing yet exhausting all at the same time. Nevertheless, I have been able to keep up with my exercise, plus all of the walking around the city. A mentor at work asked how my blog was coming along and I felt slightly embarrassed to say that I was too tired to take the time to post my workouts after doing them, but then I realized that this blog is one of my main motivations to keep strong. So here I am…finally back!
This motivational quote perfectly describes how I have been feeling regarding my Achille’s injury. As of the past week I am on order from my doctor not to do any cardio and limit walking to reduce further injury. This has been one of the hardest setbacks for me to deal with. No one seems to understand how much an injury can change your mood and cause you to be upset. I am trying my hardest to stay positive and push through this tough time in order to get better. For now lifting weights and my physical therapy stretches will have to suffice. Happy Holidays everyone! This is the toughest time of year regarding diet and exercise. Don’t let the holiday spirit stop you, use it to motivate you to fit into that New Year’s Eve dress or just to feel great about yourself. XOXO
You know it was a great workout when your legs are sore for the next few days! Feel the burn!
- Thigh abductor – 3 sets x 15 reps
- Thigh adductor – 3 x 15
- Seated leg curl – 3 x 15
- Leg extension – 3 x 15
- Leg press – 3 x 20
- Glue kickback – 3 x 20 each leg
- Side leg raises – 3 x 20 each leg
Cardio: 45 minute spin class (with the best playlist ever – I will share in a future post)
So I had a bit of a setback this past week…I injured my Achilles tendon. Just normal walking causes incredible pain and trying to run was an even worse idea. Nevertheless I have made it to the gym! This is still my month and I can definitely say that my eating has been clean and healthy. I have been loving pomegranates this past month! If you haven’t tried them you definitely need to! Who doesn’t love an antioxidant filled fruit with immune supporting effects? For tips on how to pick them check this link: http://iowagirleats.com/2012/01/25/how-to-eat-a-pomegranate/
Keep up the good work!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! I went to the gym yesterday with temporary tattoos and crimped red hair…clearly I went as a rocker chick the night before. No shame though because I made it to the gym while everyone was sleeping off their hangovers. Needless to say this weekend was a success! Plus I didn’t eat a single piece of candy. Remember November is my month!! We are doing this and starting off strong is the right way to go.
- Bicycle crunches – 3 sets x 20 reps
- Crunches – 3 x 20
- Leg lifts – 3 x 15
- Plank – 3 x 30 seconds
- Side plank – 3 x 30 seconds each side
– Cardio: 3 mile run