Thursday, June 20, 2013
It has been a pretty great week so far! After weeks of nursing my strained hip, it's finally healed enough for me to do some regular workouts! I was able to go to Zumba on Monday AND Tuesday! Had to ice my hip after and stretch well, but I was able to do it at about 90-95% of my normal intensity :D Last night I finally tried playing softball again. However, did discover that running to base after a hit did NOT feel good. Luckily, I'm not good enough to hit the ball very often, haha. I just play for fun! Plus I had to go to work after the game...and I happen to work in a place with easy access to a lot of ice packs, haha. I was the catcher so did burn some calories running after the ball when it would manage to zoom past me and hit the cage and throwing the back to the pitcher....plus all the squatting. Probably got a harder workout than I normally do playing right field! And, the icing on the cake, I am starting back up with my trainer today. Finally! I've missed her so much. It's been very strange not seeing her twice a week like normal. She's going to start me off slow with going on a walk or doing some agility ladder training or something like that. It feels SO good to be active again though. I definitely realized that being active makes me feel better. When I was laid up with my hip, I felt so lazy and sluggish and missed my workouts. Especially after having a couple of months in a row where I hit over 1,000 fitness minutes. Never EVER thought I would say that! How did I used to be okay with just sitting around watching TV during the majority of my free time? No wonder I always felt tired and gross. Very excited for my hip to continue to heal so that I can continue to amp up my workouts back to the level I was at before I hurt it. Only 3 more weeks until my mom and I leave for Argentina and I'm only a few pounds away from being at the same weight I was when I lived there! I think I can achieve it. So exited!