Dropped the Ball on December Challenges but Still Sweating! (11/30 – 12/6)

I had hoped to take part in some of the fun challenges going around:
Josie (YumYucky) has the Fit Holiday challenge going on right now.
Moniques (Burpees to Bubbly) has the Happy, Healthy Fit Challenge for the month.
Amanda (Run to the Finish) has her incredible Holiday Sweat Challenge running!!

I wanted to be part of all 3 of these challenges!!  However, I’m at a point where I’m happy to be working out but realize I have some limitations right now.   So I will do the parts of the challenges I can do and that will have to be enough!!!

Sunday 11/30  45 1 minute wall sits!

hanging out
hanging out

Even though this was hard – 45 minutes of wall sits in one day is my new record – it was fun because the boys did a lot of the minutes with me!!!Wall Sit Tally

Monday 12/1  45 dancing balls.  Hold a stability ball with your feet and hands while lying on your back –

start
start

Lower right leg and left arm –

right arm down left arm down
right arm down
left arm down

Switch arms and legs –

left leg down right arm down
left leg down
right arm down

This move will really work your core!!

I tried running but quickly realized it wasn’t going to happen so I walked 6 miles with a 10% incline.

Tuesday 12/2  45 1 minute boat poses.

first one is easy!!
first one is easy!!

This took place mostly between the 2 parts of the treatment I had on my hands/arms – perfect!!Boat Poses

I did TaeBo – Fat Blasting Cardio.  I love TaeBo!!!

Wednesday 12/3  45 running knees while on upside down wobble ball – Wobble Ball

knee up
knee up
tap down
tap down

After doing 45 with my right knee I had to switch and do another set of 45.

left knee up
left knee up
tap down
tap down

This move was fun and went very quickly!!

I did a slow 3 mile run (27:00 minutes) followed by 4.1 miles at a 10% incline.

Thursday 12/4  45 leg abductions with a small resistant band.

start
start
lift
lift

After doing 45 with the right leg I switched and did another set on the left side.

ready for left side
ready for left side
lift
lift

I did one of my favorite workouts ever – Les Mills Body Pump – Combat!!!

Friday 12/5  45 single leg balance with arm move (open and close).

I’ve been going to a PT for my leg and she mentioned that when I stand on one leg I lean (very obvious in the pictures from Thursday), so I decided to work on some moves that require me to balance on one leg.

This move was easy – balance on one leg and open arms to side –

balance on right - open arms to side
balance on right – open arms to side

Stay still and bring arms together in front of body –

arms together in front of body
arms together in front of body

I stood in front of a mirror to try and make sure that I didn’t lean.

left leg
left leg
hands together
hands together

I actually got in a decent run finally!!!  8 miles in 65:20 followed by 1.5 cool down miles.

Saturday 12/6  45 rope climbs.  Lay on your back with your legs extended and act like you are climbing a rope as you slowly sit up.  Hold your abs tight and slowly go back down.

I love how focused Hunter looks while doing this!!!

I’m hoping to join in on some of the challenges this next week now that I can start lifting and doing more with my arm!!!

Happy Saturday!

Kim

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