Last week I started from scratch. After injuring my left shin I decided to approach fitness like a newbie, which is harder than it looks because I am not a newbie, far from it. Starting a program that is geared towards beginners is difficult because I want to do more than the prescribed plan but I am trying to heal an injury so I am mostly sticking to the plan. I am dying to run or do any exercise that will get my hear pumping the same way but I have about 4 weeks more of non-impact exercises before I can try running again or plyometrics or kickboxing. Slow and steady wins the race, right!?!?
I am focusing on strength, flexibility and low impact cardio. I am looking to purchase a spin bike for home so I can get a good cardio workout without impact for now while I heal and for cross-training later when I begin running again. I am leaning toward this particular spin bike that was suggested to me by a fellow tweep:
Good reviews and reasonably priced!! I haven’t made the plunge yet but I will probably purchase it before the week is out! Any other suggestions are welcome!
Here is my training recap from 2/13-/2/19:
Just note that on 2/16 I did not bike 10 miles it was only a 10 minute warm-up and I can’t figure out how to change it on Daily Mile. Overall it was a great week! I feel great but I also feel something is lacking…like some real heart pumping cardio like running 🙁 My left shin is finally pain free but I know I cannot run for at least another 4 weeks because it takes time for the stress fracture to heal even if I am not having any pain, but it is hard to hold back because all I really want to do is run.
Okay, I am done whining about not being able to run now. We all get injuries and I just have to suck it out and continue to focus my energies elsewhere.
I plan to amp up my workouts this week! More walking not he treadmill with an incline to bump up the intensity, some spinning and possibly some roller blading too!! The weather on Long Island has been awesome for training outdoors and this week looks to be pretty good with the exception of some showers toward the end of the week:
I ate extremely healthy last week too!! All the prep work that I did last week payed off because I did not stray from my eating plan during the whole work week!!! Saturday and Sunday were a little harder but for the most part I ate healthy with the exception of our Red Lobster feast on Saturday night…….but we all need a cheat meal here and there, right?!?! You can view my photo food journal on my Facebook page if you want to check out my meals for the week!!!
Last up is my weekly weigh in. Last week I tipped the scales at 136.6 and this week I weigh 134.0! I am down 2.6 pounds and I am thrilled!!! Here’s to a new week!!!
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Happy President’s Day!!! What are you doing to stay fit today?