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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…

My New Take On Cross Training

This injury sure is redefining my idea of cross training because this boot is making what was an easy task before injury now a workout.

Vacuuming for instance now works up a sweat! Sure carrying a vacuum cleaner up and down the steps wasn't necessarily easy before, but now, it's especially difficult to maneuver with the boot.


Also, I should mention that my washer and dryer are also in the basement. So this means multiple trips up and down the stairs doing laundry. So needless to say, household chores are now a workout. Today, it was getting up at 6am to get to the grocery store so that I could make it home before Hubby went to work. I wanted help unloading the car! 

I have at least 2 more weeks in the boot before I go back to the podiatrist. I don't have my hopes up that I will be out of the boot by then, but I am hoping that it's healing. And the thoughts of possibly at least riding a bike in a couple of weeks is encouraging. 

But I wanted to share with you a workout video that I did this week. I did a google search for chair cardio, and this video came up. 



And yes, chair cardio is a thing! But like a lot of workout videos, some are better than others. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one. I did actually work up a sweat. It's not the same as running or my other cardio exercises, but it is something. And Caroline Jordan has several videos on her YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkadh1ZnrCDOF8awC9NbAbA) I intend on checking out more of her videos. 

I'm new to her channel and her blog, but I think she's worth checking out. In fact, I just bought her book from amazon (affiliate link). I look forward to reading it. 




But this injury has definitely redefined cross training for me. Simple tasks that I took for granted aren't so simple now.

However, being injured doesn't mean that I have to be sedentary. Ya'll know how I like to move! So It's kindof fun to find new ways to workout.




Chair cardio for the win!!!

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