Today for my 43 I did a move that from Kim and Alex over at Fun and Fit shared. They always have some super great ideas and their videos are cool because usually one of them demonstrates the correct way to perform an exercise and the other shows the wrong way (or ways)!
So today I did Rotating Abs (click to see their video). The starting position can be with knees bent and arms in or legs and arms extended – you can see I have a little bend in my knees.
From the start, you rotate (get it – rotating abs?) to the right hip without letting your shoulder rest on the ground and hold for a couple of seconds:
Rotate or twist back to the center and hold:
Then rotate to the left and hold to complete 1 rep.
This is a slow moving type exercise so you aren’t just rolling back and forth – you really have to hold your abs TIGHT to keep this controlled. I used a 3-count for all of my holds today. This was a challenging 43 for me but I really liked it!!
Yesterday I had another DR visit and she said that the only limits on what I do are my own – pain tolerance. She said that I’m not going to hurt anything at this point. So – I’m back to working out!!!!
Today I did a Pilates workout – Burn and Firm Pilates (click to read review). As much as I want to hit it hard and run and jump and go crazy, I’m actually a little scared. Moving my legs is still pretty painful because of the bruises and knots (deep bruising according to the DR yesterday). I picked a standing pilates because it is a decent workout but still low impact.
Overall, it was great. I’m hoping to run some tomorrow. I’m fixing to go for a little walk with a neighbor – see how it feels!
So, my DR cleared me to do whatever I can tolerate – WooHoo!!! Then she said, “You can even get back to jogging.” What?! I know that I could have said awesome and let it go but I really, I couldn’t!!!
I don’t jog!!! I’m a runner!! I’m pretty sure she thinks I’m a total nut-job!!! I’m fine with that as long as she understands that I am a runner!!
Anyone else feel the need to correct people who call you a jogger?
Happy Tuesday!!! Gonna go enjoy the warm sunshine (already 80 on the way to 90 today)!!