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June 20, AKA 9 days since the ankle sprain

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It seems like it's been much longer, although there is no doubt that it's getting better. I just get frustrated and really want to get back to my high energy workouts. I KNOW it's possible to get a cardio workout without relying on standing, jogging, walking, jumping (ok, I don't really jump much), but I'm having a heck of a time finding out how. I have searched SP, YouTube, and the Internet in general, looking for ideas. I found a lot of them, but most of them won't work for me, for one reason or another. Oh, well...this is only temporary, and it IS just a sprained ankle. I know how minor that is, in the grand scheme of things, I'm just impatient.

While I wait to get back to the Jessica Smith and FitnessBlender workouts that I love so much, I am discovering new workouts as well as new methods of sneaking additional exercise. I have replaced the squats and lunges that hurt my ankle with hamstring curls and a lot of reaching and bending. I am also being more diligent about staying within my calorie range - at the low end. I should have been there all along, but now I need it more than ever.

I am back to sitting on my resistance ball when I sit, most of the time, anyway. I find that my sit bone gets sore if I sit for too long on it, but that's probably a good indication that I've been sitting too long! In the meantime, while I AM sitting, I am working in little exercise sets between tasks - high knee lifts is challenging, or "jogging" on the ball, crunches, push-ups, etc. Since I can't workout as HARD as I'd like, I'm just going to try to keep exercising as much as possible. Again, I should have been doing that all along, but...

Anyway, it's healing nicely, and as long as I don't do something stupid before it has a chance to finish healing, I should be back to my favorite activities in no time!
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