Wellness Fridays

wellness fridays

This week was going so well, fitness wise, until I caught this random cramp in my foot. I woke up on Wednesday feeling a little off – but not really in pain, but by 5pm, I had to take a cab home since walking to and from the train wasn’t really an option. 

I had a long chat with a friend, Dr. Google, and Wed MD – and it looks like something similar to plantar fasciitis – a strain in a ligament in the foot. But now I’m walking around with the tightness of a charley horse in my left calf too – so I don’t know. 

AND – yes, I will go to the Doctor this weekend if the pain doesn’t subside. I just keep hoping it will go away just as fast as it came on. Or that I can foam roll and stretch it out. 

In other news, my weigh in experiment is going really well. 

In an effort to learn more about how my body weight fluctuates, I’ve been weighing in every other day and tracking it on a calendar. So far, it’s been really insightful to see how it changes daily (if at all) – I’m excited to do this for about 2 months so I can really have a full assessment of what this looks like over time.

NUTRITION

My eating this week has been really good – and I never really got a chance to prep my food properly either. I had some leftover protein and was able to pair it with some farro. At work, I would grab 2 scrambled eggs and protein for breakfast when needed too. Not the most effective use of my budget, but it worked for this week.

I’ve been in this mini-funk – just not able to plan appropriately and get things done the way I usually do. So I’m happy that I’ve been able to make do with what I have. This procrastination is about to end though because I have a big announcement to make on Monday though! 🙂

FITNESS

MONDAY: 14 min Bowflex Max Trainer Intervals

TUESDAY: 14 min Bowflex Max Trainer Intervals

WEDNESDAY: Lower body strength routine (3 sets of 25 squats, 2 sets of leg raises (side and back) per leg)

THURSDAY: Forced rest

FRIDAY: Forced rest

SATURDAY: Leisurely walk (planned)

SUNDAY: Rest

Despite not being in tip top shape – I’m happy that I did get 3 workouts in this week. The 14 minute intervals on the my Bowflex Max Trainer always save the day! 14 minutes and I’m dripping with sweat and my workout is done.

I had scheduled a Vixen Workout class for tonight, but ended up cancelling. I’m afraid that I won’t be able to really twerk it out with my bum foot/calf. I did go ahead and purchase a 10 pack of classes so i can continue to twerk my way to optimal fitness in the next few weeks. I really need to share a full review of this class with ya’ll soon. I’m addicted. 

I try a lot of workouts in NYC – but I only blog about the ones that I really enjoy. I feel like I am always saying that I LOVE something – but that’s really only because I’ve tried a bunch of workouts that suck, in my opinion. I try to keep this space positive though – so I focus on my favorites. 

Anyways – I’m going to try and get a good walk in (about 40+ blocks) on Saturday to round out my week and hopefully I will be back in action next week.

Linking up with Jill today for Fitness Friday!

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6 Comments

  1. Katheryn says:

    Sorry to hear about your foot. I hope it heals soon. 40 blocks is a pretty long walk. I also like walking since I have knee issues. Enjoy your walk!

    4.14.15 ·
    • Thanks, Katheryn! I have knee issues to so I prefer walking over running. I cannot wait to check out your post on Acai. The only way I’ve had it is in an acai bowl. 🙂

      4.15.15 ·
  2. We all get hit with being in a funk and the only thing that seems to really work is time. Enjoy your walk and you’ll be back in action before you know it!

    Have a wonderful weekend friend! XOXO

    4.11.15 ·
    • Thanks so much, Jill! I’m really hoping this passes soon.

      4.13.15 ·
  3. Ugh, so sorry to hear about your foot pain! I had plantar fasciitis for a bit, it was not a fun time…definitely check out a doctor and physical therapy if needed! Did you try rolling the bottom of your foot for pain relief?

    4.10.15 ·
    • I was doing some stretches – but I need to take out my massage ball and see if that helps. I’m feeling a bit better today – but it’s not 100% yet. Hopefully soon!

      4.13.15 ·

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