We made it! Yay!
Slept in this morning, but today I’m sitting on my trusty ball. Also did an at home ab work out this morning. Not the same as going to the gym itself, but I really need to lay off a little I think. (don’t want to, but need to) My injuries are starting to affect everything and rest is the only thing that’s helping. BOO. Damn elbows and shoulder.
Speaking of that…. Shoulder has been feeling better. This week I worked on some upper body. Lots of push ups, and light weight shoulder presses. I did not do any standing rows, but bent over and sitting didn’t hurt too bad. It was very encouraging. I also made sure that I did a lot of stretching through my work outs. If I go to the squat rack, have the safety bar on the third hole from the bottom it’s the right height to do a great stretch for my lat’s. It also pulls my shoulder out a little, and if it pop!’s then I’m good to go for a while. Gross, I know but it works. Also, the bands have been my friend lately. I feel like I’m going backwards though. UGH.
Elbows, same. Well, not the popping thing. I’ve been icing a little (not as much as I should be, but anything is better than nothing, right?) Ibuprofin…Ibuprofin….Ibuprofin. Popping those like they’re candy.
One more thing, I’ve raised my laptop to see if that helps. Typing is the culprit, exercise compounds it all, but I need to help it somewhere. Not typing is not an option.
I really feel like my cleaner eating is starting to show. Well, I can notice the difference anyways. And deep down, that’s all that matters. I definitely feel better. Also, I ordered a couple dresses for a few events we have coming up with the intent of keeping one and returning the other. I like them both, so I’m keeping them both! I absolutely despise trying on clothes and I hate getting dressed up. So this was huge for me.
Tomorrow, I’m going to go out for a run. Planning on a minimum of 5. (***I ended up running 8….) We have our Dallas Rock n Roll half marathon next weekend. I should probably hit the pavement at least once before that event… Even if it is a flat course… 🙂