Thursday, December 5, 2013

An injury interfering with my fitness program and how I'm healing... and a GIVEAWAY!

This week has been pretty hectic, since it we were back to school after a week-long Thanksgiving break. It was much needed and now I'm counting down the days until Christmas break! Late, I've been filling my days (and tummy) with Starbucks. A tall, Skinny Vanilla Latte. Yes, this has a lot of sugar (13g) in it but it also kicks a with 9g of protein at 100 calories. Not too shabby for the holiday treat!

While I always log my food, I am EXTRA diligent lately. Why do you ask? Well, I was doing my TurboFire HIIT workout on Black Friday and I ended up rolling my ankle. Coinicentally, I had just ordered new sneakers for myself for Christmas, as I knew my other pair were losing their support. I KNEW I was bound to roll my ankle if I didn't replace those shoes. My ankles are pretty weak because of past injuries like this that I didn't treat properly when I was younger. I'm an old hand at it now, so I spent much of my weekend RICE-ing. If you aren't familiar with RICE, it stands for:
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation.

RICE is what many healthy professional recommend if you injure yourself like I did. Of course, that doesn't replace seeing your doctor! I learned about RICE in health class during my freshman year of high school. :) Clearly, I was listening!

I also have a brace that my doctor gave me from the last time I sprained my (other)ankle. Between RICE and the brace, I am healing SO quickly. Which makes for a happy girl!

Since my ankle is sprained, and I don't want to do further damage to it I've been focusing my fitness efforts on other areas. Hello, (girlie) push-ups, pull-ups, etc. :)

It's not quite where I want to be, but SOME progress is better than NO progress! Since my injury, I've been using the following programs and tweaking as needed if something would aggravate my ankle.

  • TurboFire Core 20 
  • Turbo Fire Tone 30
  • Turbo Fire Sculpt 30
  • Turbo Fire Abs 10

  • P90X Shoulders and Arms
  • P90X Chest Shoulders and Triceps
  • P90X Chest and Back
  • P90X Ab RipperX

If you are interested in starting your own program, or if you simply just having questions and have NO idea where to start CONTACT ME! :) I would love to you discover your own fitness, become stronger, healthier, happier and reach YOUR goals. Remember, your goals are YOURS. Each person's level of fitness is different, and each body looks different. I want you to be YOUR best. :)


Now, I have a SPECIAL surprise! ::::drumroll:::: It's a giveway from Zevia! I absolutely LOVE Zevia, and checkout my review of their products. Zevia is a natural soda sweetened with stevia. To enter the contest, do the following:

  • Comment below and tell me why you want to try Zevia! If you've tried Zevia before, tell me why you love it and what is your favorite flavor!
  • Please include your name and email, so I can contact the winner for your shipping info.
  • Deadline to comment is Saturday, December 7th 2013 at 11:59 PM cst
  • For an extra entry, "Like" my Facebook page.