The Metabolic Makeover – Week 7

Workouts (2/17 – 2/23):

  • Sunday – 3.03 mile walk (TM), 3% incline, 45:00 (watching a DVR’d episode of The Practice) – my knee was feeling a little funky so I decided to walk instead of run, 100 bicycle crunches, 1.5 hour dance party to Wii Just Dance 2 & 3
  • Monday – 30 mins CrossFit with trainer – cut short because of a pulled muscle

Week 7 of the Metabolic Makeover and a 67.6 hour work week is now complete.  What a wasted week!  My injury on Monday put me out for the entire week.  I could barely stand up straight so I had to call my chiropractor on Wednesday.  He made me cry but at least he gave hope for recovery.  On Wednesday, he did this:

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Yeah, I know…I’m totally bring sexy back!

And then I used these to ice my back:

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I wasn’t able to work out for the entire week.  I went back to see the chiro on Friday and he did more of the same to me, only this time I didn’t cry.  I am finally feeling much better but there’s still a little soreness there…and probably some fear that I could re-injure it.

I’ll probably take it easy for the next week in my workouts just to make sure I’m safe. Meanwhile, I have a busy week ahead of me with another business trip that requires a time change and long hours (as usual for this time of the year).

So this is what I learned…as I continue to work the hours that I do and my body gets more and more run down, I’m more susceptible to injury and illness.  Duh, right??  But in my line of work, I can’t just stop working the hours.  Instead, I have to really pay attention to what I’m doing so that I don’t lose proper form when I’m working out which increases my risk for injury.  I’ve also been suffering from a cold all week so it’s important to get the rest and sleep when I can.

I’m really very strict about sticking to my schedule which helps me stay on track.  I’m a morning person so I’m up Monday-Friday at 5 am to get a head start on my day.  Mondays and Fridays I work out at 5:45 but on Tuesday-Thursday, I utilize the time to actually do work.  It’s really a quiet, productive hour that I spend every morning getting stuff done.  On Wednesdays, I work out with my ladies at my house at 6 am so I’m still able to utilize that hour.

However, getting up at 5 am requires that I’m in bed, lights out no later than 10 pm each night.  In fact, most nights, I try to be in bed by 9:30 and definitely by 9 pm on Sunday nights.  People think I’m crazy, but it’s what works for me.  You have to find what works for you.

How do you handle changes in your routine?

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One Response to The Metabolic Makeover – Week 7

  1. eschof2 says:

    I try to go the gym 3 times a week. I have an hour commute into work so I have to go to the gym after work. I get to the gym for about 7.30pm and I was finding I was eating at nearly 9pm, which is terrible for weight loss. So now I try to eat my main meal at lunch, so I only have a light salad when I come in at 8.45pm. Going to gym can sometimes be a real chore but feeling confident in your body is so worth it! Keep it up 😊

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