Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Just wanted to give a little update on my body and life - I know I go sometimes weeks and months without posting and I don't want that to I'm going to try and post more often, so sorry if these get kind of boring. I need someplace to blog before my NEW blog opens up. Still needing a name for it though...

I'm totally getting back in gear this week. I was ready to work out yesterday, then I changed (at work) and reeeally lost interest to go to the gym. Plus, Kevin got home early and all I wanted to do was go home and chill. I didn't. I figured even if I do 30 minutes of something I'll be so much better. So I did. I did 30 minutes of cardio - pushed myself. Elliptical: 10 minutes of a basic warm up (steady walking speed on a treadmill), then 10 minutes of a fast pace (like a jog), then 10 minutes of a super incline with a 2 minute cool down. I was pretty sweaty after this. Then, I quickly moved to some bicycle crunches, some planks, side planks and toe touches. It was just under an hour and just enough to feel like I didn't let myself down and got a good workout in. I can't go tonight since I have to take my kitten to the vet for a checkup - so at least I started the week out strong. Monday's are the toughest!

In hip news. Kevin went to the store last night and got me my Tums. They are actually quite delicious! After dinner I took two Tums and my Vitamin. Maybe my bone will finish healing NOW! I've tried just about everything except the bone stimulator which at this point I don't think is necessary. It's feeling pretty good. Sometimes I feel some aches and pains and things like that, but until my screws come out (in one month) I really can't determine if it's the hip, the screws or just the scar tissue wreaking havoc. Which brings me to my next point, last week my hip bone, where the screws are, was SO sensitive to the touch. It was really sore on my pants/belt area and even to the touch it was really painful. It's not really doing that lately so I'm not sure what that was all about - pretty sure it was the screws.

Anyway...that's about all I have going on. Can't wait for 2014 to be here and officially have this stupid hip stuff behind US!


  1. Great post Danielle. I haven't signed back up for the gym yet (RPAO Aug) but after reading your post I plan to sign up again for the new year. I'm already doing the elliptical and bike at physio so I really don't have a hip-related excuse. Life gets busy, but you're right: if you go on Monday it really does help set the tone for the coming week.

  2. Life does get busy! Especially between now and the New Year - it makes it all that important to push yourself! Even 30 minutes...or some light weighted things at home for 20-30 minutes to get that heart rate up, you just feel so much better. I have even tried waking up earlier to do a quick HIIT routine, but not being awake (for me) does not work. Happy Healing! It sounds like your doing great. :-)

    I went last night and did massive amounts of lunges and squats - OW today.