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:
Yeah, I know…I’m totally bring sexy back!
And then I used these to ice my back:
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?