Good afternoon! How was your weekend? Ours was busy!!
Since having hip surgery, I haven’t really been able to do much cardio. I kind of gave up on swimming. It’s just not really my thing and I don’t enjoy it. Since my adductor muscle has been feeling better lately, I tried a HIIT workout on the stationary bike.
I usually ride the stationary bike for about 10 minutes when I get to the gym and physical therapy just to warm-up, but on Friday and Saturday morning, I decided to ride a little bit longer. I rode for a few minutes to warm-up then I alternated between one minute as fast as I could and one minute recovery for a total of thirty minutes.
My legs were a little tired on Saturday morning so I alternated between one minute fast and two minutes recovery.
I did this on both Friday and Saturday morning. My hip/felt good when I was doing without any pain. It felt nice to be able to get my heart rate up and really work up a sweat! Hopefully, I’ll be able to move on to the elliptical soon. So far, I’ve only been okayed to do the bike and walking on the treadmill.
We had some activities planned with my family this weekend. On Friday, we went to a nearby town to check out the houses decorated for Halloween.
The town actually holds a contest for the best house and you can print out a guide online of all the house that are participating. This year there were 13 house participating and we made it to about 8 or 9 of them.
Some houses just decorate, others have live actors scaring people, and some even set up haunted houses in their houses and back yard. We weren’t able to make it into any of the haunted houses this year because the lines were crazy long. But the nice part is everything is free.
One house had their garage set up with a bunch of family friendly activities. They had pumpkin paining, popcorn, trivia with candy prizes, and they had a few creepy reptiles – turtles, snakes, and a boa constrictor!
I am extremely surprised to walk into their garage and find a huge snake!!
We had a lot of fun seeing all the different house and my dad hung out with Maleficent at one of the houses. These people go all out!
On Saturday afternoon, we drove about an hour away to go to a corn maze.
The maze is huge and it has a bunch of stations that you have to find and then you can punch your card.
The kids had fun navigating the maze and punching the card.
The weather was a little chilly but it was a perfect day to go to the corn maze!
Of course, we had to take some corn maze selfies.
After we walked the maze, the kids had fun going down a slide they had set up.
Danny even went down
This weekend coming up is the Halloween party. I have the pieces of my costume purchased, I just have to finish putting it together!
Have a great afternoon!
- What did you do this weekend?