Abs and Allergies

Could my calves be anymore tight and painful? No. The answer is no.

I think I kind of overdid it with my workouts on Monday and now my calves are paying the price. I finally thought of a way to describe it. You know when you get a Charley horse or leg cramp and your whole leg just tightens up and it so incredibly painful? That’s what my calves feel like. Maybe not quite as painful, but very tight and painful.

So, last night I foam rolled and used the massage stick. I couldn’t take it anymore, so I put on my calf sleeves and went to sleep. I don’t know if it worked, but it helped me feel better. I took them off about halfway through the night and used a heating pad this morning. I am going to foam roll again and hopefully they’ll start feeling better soon.

They haven’t been this bad since I went to physical therapy last year. I am just going to try and take it easy.

My best friends:

Today’s Workout

  • Stability Ball Ab Workout – 15 minutes
  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

I started my workout off with a quick ab workout this morning before heading to BodyPump.

Some of the ab exercises I did on the stability ball:

  • crunches
  • crunch with opposite knee to elbow
  • Oblique twist
  • Stability ball V- pass
  • Ab roll in
  • Butt lifts
  • Ball roll out
  • Plank
  • Plank with mountain climbers
  • Back extension

During BodyPump, I made sure to take it easy on the squat and lunge tracks so my calves wouldn’t get worse, and I wore my calf sleeves.

Post workout snack was a cookie dough Quest bar.

Could my hair be anymore crazy?

I had a few errands to run after the gym and by the time I got home, I was starving so I threw together some peanut butter French toast. I used PB2 in place of regular peanut butter.


This is totally random, but Jaden wore his cat shirt today.


Danny and Jaden are allergic to cats so we can’t ever have a cat. I always had cats and dogs growing up. Jaden loves animals but since he’s allergic I bought him a cat t-shirt instead. Not exactly the same thing as having a cat…but he loves it.

We did have a dog for a long time but he passed away last year, and Jaden still talks about him. I would love to get another dog, but I worry about Jaden’s allergies. Maybe one day…

Have a great afternoon! Don’t forget to get your free Bulu Box!

  • Do you have any pets? Did you have pets growing up?
  • Strangest pet? We only had cats, dogs, hamsters, and fish.
  • Favorite ab move?
  • What did you have for lunch?



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4 Responses to Abs and Allergies

  1. You probably already read this, but I just got a dog! I’m so in love with him already! I’ve been wanting a dog for years, so I’m super excited about it.

    That stick you have in intense! I have two at home, and neither of them have the crazy ball things in the middle. That’s awesome! I hope you’re legs are feeling better soon.

  2. I am SO VERY allergic to cats, too. Weird thing is I grew up with them and was fine(or so we thought but I always had throat issues) but now if I am in a room with them for a few minutes, I need my inhaler. Dogs I am okay with as long as their hair doesn’t get on me. If so, it just makes me itch.

    Have you tried taking Ibuprofen for the pain in your calves? Maybe it will help since it is an anti inflammatory.

  3. Losing Lindy

    two cats here

  4. Oh no. What a bummer about the boys being allergic to cats & dogs =( At least his shirt is cute.

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