Working Out and Physical Therapy

Good afternoon! Happy Wednesday – we’re halfway through the week! I’m excited because Danny has Friday off of work and we’re going Christmas shopping and hopefully¬†we’ll check everything off our list.

Yesterday

Guess where I went yesterday? If you guessed the gym then you know me too well. :)

I drop Jaden off every morning and then head to the gym. Yesterday morning was busy and I had to grab breakfast on the go. Jaden absolutely loved his face in this picture:

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I started off my workout with 30 minutes on the stationary bike. I went a total of 7.5 miles.

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Next, I did some chest exercises including:

  • incline chest press machine
  • decline chest press machine
  • chest press on the stability ball
  • chest flies on the stability ball

Sometimes I add push-ups into my routine but my wrist has really been bothering me lately so I’m skipping the push-ups until it starts to feel better.

I finished my workout with a little bit of walking, stretching, and foam rolling.

After the gym, I had a physical therapy appointment. It works out good because my physical therapist is literally three minutes away from my gym. My achilles tendon has been bothering me a lot lately so the physical therapist worked on that. I’m also not supposed to run until it starts feeling better. I’m not even supposed to walk on the treadmill if it bothers me. So I’m going to take a short break from running until it gets better.

I got quite the workout at physical therapy yesterday. When I’m feeling good, she has me do a lot. I decided to wear my heart rate monitor yesterday to see how many calories I burned during my physical therapy session. In 45 minutes, I burned 407 calories, and I burned 555 calories at the gym before that.

Some of my physical therapy exercises yesterday included:

  • sprints in the elliptical (15 seconds hard/30 seconds rest)
  • leg press
  • single leg press
  • jumps on the leg press
  • single leg deadlifts
  • walking lunges
  • band walking side to side
  • balance exercises

I’m actually surprised that I’m not more sore today!

Today

I don’t remember if I’ve mentioned it, but Jaden’s Elf on the Shelf, Nick, is back this year. This morning, Jaden found him playing Battleship with a teddy bear.

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Jaden absolutely loves Nick. :)

This morning at the gym, I rode the stationary bike for 15 minutes and then did back exercises. Now I’m home and have a few Christmas crafts to work on. I can’t share what they are yet because they’re Christmas presents.

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Have a great afternoon!

  • Have you finished Christmas shopping?
  • Do you ever make homemade presents?
  • Did you workout today?

 

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3 Responses to Working Out and Physical Therapy

  1. I have 2 more Christmas to buy. I make homemade gift every year. Way to go on the bike.

  2. I haven’t even started my Christmas shopping! I’m so behind :( Normally I have all gifts purchased by the end of September (I hate shopping so I don’t wait for sales I just save, buy, wrap, & put aside until December rolls around). But here we are half way through the month (practically) and I’ve only bought 1 item. ONE. This is a disaster. I hope you get your shopping finished on Friday!

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