Fitness Friday: Down and Out

You know what they say- better late than never, right?!  It’s almost 9:00 pm and I’m just getting to this post, but I have been doing homework for eight hours.  Yes, eight.  Don’t worry, as soon as I hit publish, I’m putting on real clothes (as opposed to gym clothes) and going to Christine’s.  Wooohooo!

Sunday: Rest day!  We had Sunday brunch and then I slept the whole day.  Much needed r & r!

Monday:  30 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill, followed by 3 sets of the following: lat pull downs, rows, incline press, shoulder press, chest press and abs (25 front crunch, 25 side, 25 side, 100 bicycles- x3)

Tuesday: 2 mile run.  I honestly planned to do one to test out my knee, but kept going and felt great, seriousl GREAT until 1.5.  It went downhill from there.  I did another 15 minutes of incline walking on the treadmill followed by abs and called it quits.

Wednesday: Birthday= REST DAY.

Thursday: 1 mile run and then 20 minutes of incline walking.  I worked hard to resist the itch to keep going and my knee thanked me.  I felt very minimal pain, which was great.

Friday:  10 minutes of incline walking, 5 minutes of jogging, 10 minutes of incline walking, followed by an ab workout and abs.

Today was the first time I have gone to the gym all week because Russ accidentally took my ID and no ID means no gym.  In all honesty, I’ve been feeling a little burnt out at the gym.  I don’t know what it is.  The thought of the gym has been exhausting and it’s been taking a toll on my workouts.  I think it has to do with my knee hurting.  I’m like a lost puppy if I can’t run…haha.  No other cardio does the same thing for me.  I think it’s time to start looking for something new or maybe I should get into spinning again?  I just need to figure out how to work it into my schedule.  Usually, the gym is something I look forward to, but with all this incline walking, I’ve needed to do a lot of “talking myself into it” kind of things.  Eh, I’m not worried about it, really.  I get into these gym funks every few months and then I start a new fitness routine and re-fall (is that a word?) in love with the gym.

This too shall

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