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Your Body Is A Gift

It was like I had a major light bulb moment. I mean for the last 6 years, weight loss has always been a goal along with getting more physically fit and stronger. And I've heard people say that you only have one body, and you need to take care of it blah blah blah...

But it's like I felt this on a personal level - like WAKE UP GIRL! You have ONE BODY. It's YOUR responsibility to take care of the GIFT that you have been given. I experienced this while I was in bed with pain in both of my feet. My right foot was throbbing from the arthritis, and my left foot was in as much pain from my plantar fasciitis. In that moment it didn't take a genius to figure out that my body is really dealing with a lot of inflammation. And that I had been eating more for fun than for healing and nutrition.

It was definitely another nudge for me to really work on focusing to eat with a purpose. Oh, another highly processed cookie, another scoop of ice cream, another handful of marshmallows re…

Cardio - Strength - Walk/Run - Repeat

So this is my current workout life at the moment. I'm following the advice of my trainer and giving it a go. 
(No One Said Post-Recovery Would Be Easy, Or Fun, And Definitely Not Fast)
So far so good, but I will admit that as I type this my hamstrings are screaming at me, along with my inner thighs. 

Yesterday consisted of the leg press, inner and outer thighs, calf raises, assisted pull-ups, push ups, 2 minute plank, swiss ball crunches, super man, bicep curls and triceps curls. I followed that with 20 minutes on the not sure of the real name leg press bike, and then 20 minutes on the elliptical. Then, last night I went to a boot camp type group fitness class which involved more push ups, hamstring work, squats, bosu ball and the list goes on and on. 

I expected to have a difficult time with my walk/run today. But I was pleasantly surprised. My workout this morning felt great! 

It was a 10 minute walk followed by a 2 MILE RUN (can you tell I was little excited about that), followed by another 10 minute walk. I got off the treadmill drenched in sweat feeling like I got in a very good workout. I didn't have any pain. I did stop to stretch after my 10 minute walk, just in case. I wanted to run my 2 miles without stopping. So I took the time to stretch first as a precaution. But so far so good, I don't seem to have any issues, other than I am starting to get pretty sore. I do believe I will pull out the foam roller tonight. Do you roll? I'm curious. Runner's World  had a good article On A Roll that's worth checking out. 

Tomorrow is another cross train day, but since we have snow and the gym isn't looking likely, my trainer said I could power walk and do strength training at home. So, that's the plan. 

I'm trusting the process... here is to hoping I'm continuing down the road to recovery. 

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  1. Congratulations on your two mile run. I can completely appreciate that. I'm sure you were having a hard time containing your excitement afterwards. I'd have been flying.

  2. Congrats on the run! Hope you continue to progress!!

  3. Glad to see your making progress and sticking with the process. Thats what an injury will do...test your commitment to everything!! good for you :)


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