Welcome to the Friday Fitness Check In! I am using this as a bit of a fitness diary to keep my goals in check while sharing exactly what I am doing with you (since I get so many questions about it! Feel free to link up and/or do your own Friday Fitness Check In in the comments where you can keep track of the following:
- Fitness: Workouts for the week, how did you feel?
- Food: Did you eat well? Not so much?
- Strength Training: Did you lift weights this week? Which ones?
- Mind and Motivation: Where are you mentally? What motivated you this week?
- Weight: Have you lost weight this week? gained?
Sunday: Walk For Autism Speaks
Monday: HIIT Treadmill
Tuesday: Rest (Injury)
Wednesday: Rest (Injury)
Saturday: Teaching Zumba
- Pushups on the step
- Dead Lifts
- leg lifts
- Leg Raises
- Situps with Dumbells
- Toe Touches
Food was MEHHH this week, I didn’t eat anything completely terrible but my choices were pretty 50/50 good and bad. I seem to be eating perfectly by the book at work but when I get home I am a disaster. Finding a healthy choice that both my husband and I will enjoy is tough!
I also made the decision to end weight watchers. I may go back to them in the future, but right now I am not utilizing the tools enough to justify paying a monthly fee, Since September I’ve lost 14 pounds on the plan so it was a really great jump start for weight loss.
The lemon water experiment from last week was highly successful as well, I find myself more satiated during the day and all that vitamin C is doing wonders for my mood at work
So! On Monday morning I went to the gym to do my week 3 of HIIT Training and like a dummy I didn’t really warm up. I only walked for a few minutes then went straight into the sprints. My mind was really in the workout either (which was the second no so smart move) You need full concentration to do sprints at 7.5 for 30 seconds. I had been highly distracted for most of the day and that should have been an automatic trigger to not workout, or at least do something less crazy than sprints.
To make a very long story short, I ended up pulling something in my leg causing pain every time I took a step. I took two days off (Tuesday and Wednesday) and things returned back to normal by Thursday. It was most likely also the culprit of overtraining. I have been working out for 4-5 days a week with 4 days strength training for as long as I can remember. Mama needs to rest.
In a few weeks, I plan on taking a week long active rest which will include Pilates long walks, and anything that doesn’t get my heart rate over 120. It will be challenging because I love to move so much, but its necessary.