Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I spent the entire month of August going to see a physical therapist for my ankle issues, and now...MY ANKLE DOESN'T HURT OR SWELL ANYMORE!!!!
Go figure, right? I'm glad that I did it, even though I was hesitant for so long to seek professional help (because it's expensive, I wasn't sure if it would actually help). I am so happy to be healthy again! It's kind of like the migraine issues I deal with. I put up with the migraines until they got to be so severe and so frequent that I had no choice but to do something to fix the problem.
I hate to seek help for things. I don't like to admit that I can't do everything by myself. I'm working on this. It's kind of a big deal to admit that I cause myself more suffering because I don't want to admit that I need help.
In other news, I signed up for a weekly boot camp style fitness class at my gym, and a weekly morning yoga class. So, I used that to develop a new workout schedule that I want to stick to for the rest of the semester.
Mondays: Interval workout on bike or elliptical trainer, 2 miles and light weight training.
Tuesdays: Boot camp class (20 mins. of abs, 20 of cardio, 20 of weights).
Wednesdays: Interval running on treadmill or elliptical (not running outside yet, while ankle finishes healing).
Thursdays: Morning Yoga Class (Stretching and strength).
Fridays: Rest Day
Saturdays: Long Run day (building back up to 5K distance with no walking).
Sundays: Light Cardio/Yoga or Rest Day (depending on how I feel).
I like this schedule after doing almost 2 weeks of it. I think I'll be able to stick with it! The next step, after my body adjusts to the routine, is to work on my nutrition.