Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Modified Workouts

I couldn't face the gym today. After waking up and trying to walk to the bathroom, I wrapped my ankles, downed some Advil and decided to shoot for a Thursday return date at the gym. In the meantime I'm going to try and modify my workout so that most of what I do does not involve my ankles. I've been researching strength moves I can do to work various parts of my body with little to no equipment and without standing or using my ankles in any way.

So Far My list includes:
Push ups
Sensei Mark Specials
Ab Choppers
Bicycle Crunches
Hamstring Ball Curl

If you've got any ideas on various workout moves I can try please let me know...I'm desperate here!

Of course I'm going to try (and I stress the try) to hit the pool to get some Cardio on Thursday. It's not that I don't have the time, or that I don't love swimming...it's well, er....it's the swimsuit issue. The idea of wearing a swimsuit in front of people I don't know makes me get slightly panicky. But since almost all forms of Cardio exercise that I can think of in some way involve my ankles, I may be forced (once again) to embrace a form of exercise that I've been avoiding.

I'm still bummed about the fact that I'm basically sidelined right now. Just when I was starting to catch the running bug, I manage to break myself.

Calorie counting is now of paramount importance. I'm terrified that if I'm not very careful I'm going to erase all the hard work I've done. Especially since I'm upset, and I'm an emotional eater.

Like tokaiangel said "Think like a surfer - 'stay stiff and ride the black wave'."

1 comment:

tokaiangel said...

Sucks on the ankle - if it's any consolation I'm looking down at my bandaged shin right now wondering whether HIIT tonight is such a smart idea after all...

I'm useless at strength moves so have no helpful advice, but I'm a big advocate of the bicycle crunch, it's my favourite.

And swimming - I dunno about at your pool, but at ours there are towel pegs right at the poolside so you can wear your towel right up until the last minute if you're feeling shy. But I guarantee you everyone else will be so busy worrying about their own wobbly bits to even look twice at you anyway!

And I HATE swimming but doing just two enforced sessions this past week have made my arms SLEEK! I may be a convert...

TA x

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