It’s been a while since I’ve linked-up with the ladies at Fit.Fun.Femme for some Target Practice, and my goals for this week have changed a bit (not by choice), but I wanted to share.
So, my foot…sigh! I’m still having a problem and it definitely put a damper on our vacation because we didn’t get to do some of the activities we had originally planned on doing. I thought it would get better in a few days, but it didn’t (in fact it got worse), so I had to take it really slow and limit my walking as much as possible. Very frustrating!
Anyway, my goal for this week is to get better and take it easy. I went to the doctor yesterday and had an x-ray done, but he couldn’t tell for sure what was going on, so now I have to go for a MRI. But, based on his exam and what I described, he’s fairly certain it’s either a fracture or a stress fracture. I have to limit my walking and just be super careful with it. Check out my new fashion accessory! Despite my smile in this pic…I’m really NOT too happy about this, but it is what it is.
I actually had this boot from the last time I’d fractured my foot (which was a few years ago). I’d stuffed it in the back of the closest, since I never thought I’d never need it again…boy was I wrong! I’ve been feeling progress since I started using it again, so as long as it’s helping it to heal, I’ll just have to deal with it for now. Until I get confirmation from the MRI about what’s wrong…I’m not sure how long I’ll be wearing it or when I can resume my normal activities.
Since I’m rather Zumba/cardio obsessed, it’s been tough not being able to go to my usual classes and do my usual workouts since we got back from vacation. I’ve definitely been attempting to adapt to a cardioless (like my made up word!?!) workout regime, which is totally not easy! So, I’ve been focusing a lot on strength training — I’ve been doing low weight (8 lbs) and high reps for my arms, specifically this workout…
For my lower body, I’ve been using the Winsor Pilates Bun and Thigh Sculpting workout DVD and adding 1.5 lb ankle weights to make it a bit more challenging. For my abs, I’ve been doing the Brooke Burke Body Sexy Abs DVD. Each of these workouts end up being about 20 minutes long, so I can still get my hour workout in. The problem is, I get bored easily with these kinds of workouts, so I’m sure I’ll be changing things up soon.
One word to sum up my goals for this week…adjusting – to my boot, to my lackluster workouts and to going back to work after vacation (so not looking forward to this one!). I also need to get back on track with my sleep schedule. During vacation, I tend to go to bed later and get up later – now it’s back to going to bed early and getting up early. This is always a difficult adjustment for me my first week back.
Huh!?! I kind of feel like this post turned out to be me complaining and whining about my foot. I didn’t mean for it to turn out that way…sorry about that! I guess I’m just feeling a bit frustrated right now. I like to stick to a certain routine (especially when it comes to working out) and when I can’t, it drives me crazy. I’m trying to stay positive in that I’ll heal up quickly, but sometimes it’s so difficult. Sigh!
What are your goals for the week?
Any suggestions for me for mat or low impact workouts?