This blog has been very photography and yoga heavy lately (as has my life..) so I thought I’d switch things up a little bit and give you all a peak into what my workouts have been looking like lately while my focus has been elsewhere. I haven’t talked much about Physical Therapy and running because if I talk about how I tried running one day and then my hip started to hurt again the next, over and over.. you’d probably be as frustrated as I am : )
For those of you who have been reading this blog for a while, you probably know that fitness is usually a priority of mine. However, these days it’s taken a bit of a back seat. I’m actually totally okay with it. Sometimes you have to sacrifice things temporarily to achieve your bigger dreams. I know my fitness motivation will come back eventually, so for now I’m being patient and cutting myself some slack!
Fit Tip of the Week: Run slower. Boston Magazine says, “After 20 miles per week, the cardiovascular benefits of running start to decline.” Slower runners unite!
Week of January 28th
Monday — Lower body workout. Physical Therapy in the morning – included lunges, squats, leg raises, a nice back massage..
Tuesday — 30 minutes elliptical, easy pace. Class was delayed an hour and a half for scheduling purposes, so I took advantage by hitting the elliptical for 30 minutes. Since we’ve had interesting luck with running, my Physical Therapist decided we should start slower with elliptical and biking. The hip felt great!
Wednesday — Rest.
Thursday — 30 minutes elliptical, easy pace. I was driving back from school and the gym was just calling my name. I haven’t been to the gym in SO long and it felt SO good. (As did my hip, win!)
Friday — PM Yoga. Yoga teacher training involved a nice, restorative flow. Perfect way to end the week : )
Saturday — Yoga Teacher Training. ’nuff said.
Sunday — Yoga Teacher Training. Death by chaturanga.
So.. clearly I’m in a little bit of a workout slump.. while I may have done something active most days last week, my workouts lack purpose and energy. I’ve been making a list of workouts I want to try for when my motivation does come back. Here are a few:
Your turn: What were your favorite workouts this past week? Articles/posts? Fit tips?