Thursday, September 12, 2013
So it has been a month since my ankle injury and while I am able to walk faster, I still have pains in my ankle and it still swells. I am on week 3 of my weights. On this past Sunday, I decided to go with my husband to walk, while he ran. I wore my lace up brace and completed a mile, which was a huge feat! On Tuesday we went to the apartment gym and I rode the bicycle for 30 minutes and my ankle was ok. Usually before I work out, when I come home from work, I put my foot up for about 15-30 minutes before I start any exercise because my ankle is swollen. So I decided to go to an orthopedist doctor today really because my husband said I should go. And of course this morning I seemed to be ok. In reality, I guess I'm not! I have a stress fracture on my ankle and I will be wearing a boot for 3 weeks and then be re-checked. I am able to work out if I want to and he recommended the bike or swimming. Mentioned the elliptical, but he preferred me doing the other two.
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
So I saw this detox plan in Self Magazine and for 7 days you eat foods that are high in good fats and antioxidants. Each morning is a smoothie and then then they either have a recipe or recommend going to a certain restaurant and what to order. They also include a cardio and strength plan for each day. I'm not really following it, but decided to try some of the smoothies, which meant I had to buy some ingredients I've never eaten before. So I tried almond milk, almond butter and kale. I really like the almond milk and butter. The kale was chopped up so fine in a smoothie and I couldn't really taste it, but it was pretty interesting drinking a green smoothie! LOL
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Well, last week I started lifting weights with the Chalean Extreme program. I decided to do this while my husband ran, since I still cannot do that. I can't do anything with any cardio right now. I can walk farther and a little faster this past week, but still need the brace. For a little bit I was wearing an ace bandage type brace at night because my foot would ache. When I walk awhile or have to stand for an extended period in one place, my ankle tends to swell. I'm a little frustrated because I can't believe this is taking so long to heal. I thought I was being a baby and I should just try to push it some, but then it swells. So I guess I'm not quite there yet. So I'm going to keep doing my weights until I feel up to doing some cardio.
Friday, August 23, 2013
I've been walking "normally" since last Thursday. Slowly, but surely my injury is healing. I find that I do tend to walk better without the brace on my foot since it kind of impedes normal walking, but I prefer to do what the doctor says ;) I am still having a little difficulty going down the stairs, so I take them one at a time. I'm going to give myself another week of recovery before I start using my foot more, but because I'm feeling rather lazy and my weight is not going anywhere, I'm going to start doing some of my DVD workouts, starting Sunday, following a similar regimen as when I was doing C25K, to get back in the rhythm. Most likely I'll try Slim in 6 to see if I can handle that and perhaps some of the Chalean Extreme workouts to get some weights in.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
After 3 days on crutches, I went without today. Only had a brace on my ankle and I made it. I don't do alot of walking around at work, so that helps. I ordered a stronger brace and it's supposed to arrive tomorrow, so I'm hoping that will work for me when I later try to work out again. For now I'll just focus on continuing to get back to normal.
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