Hello! How are you all today?!
This morning I went to the gym and started with the Bikini Body Mommy cardio workout. These workouts usually require a lot of jumping moves which I was really feeling today. By the time I was done, my Achilles tendon was killing me.
I tend to have an all or nothing attitude when it comes to working out and often decide to push through when I have pain instead of stopping. I realize that this is not a good thing. Moral of the story: do not be like me. If you are injured or have pain, take it easy!
I know something is wrong with my Achilles and I know the jumping exercises aren’t helping. I really am going to try my best to take it easy. The nice thing is that a lot of exercises can be modified so I don’t have to jump. My plan is to lay off the jumping but still do what I can.
After the cardio workout, I worked on glutes. Lots of booty exercises!
- step-up to kickbacks
- walking lunges
- single leg hip bridges
- sumo squats with a leg raise
- donkey kicks
- single leg deadlifts
I did each exercises between 12-25 reps, depending on the exercise. I did three sets of each exercise. Then I foam rolled and stretched. It was a really good workout that left me tired and sweaty!!
Even though I still wear my FitBit Charge HR all day long, I use my Polar FT7 heart rate monitor to keep track of my exercise. I feel like it’s more accurate.
Yesterday for some reason, my Fitbit registered that I climbed 45 flights of stairs!
I definitely did not climb 45 flights of stairs. I didn’t really do anything different than I normally do so I can’t figure out why it thinks I’m climbing so many stairs. This is the first time it’s ever counted so many stairs. Interesting!
Hopefully it’ll be a little more accurate today.
Today is my dad’s birthday and tomorrow is my stepmom’s birthday. A big happy birthday to my dad and Sue!! Can’t wait to celebrate!!
Have a great day!!
- For those of you that have a FitBit Charge, does it overestimate stairs?!
- Do you rest when your sore/injured or do tend to push through?