Friday, January 25, 2013
Injury progress and Food Journal 1/20-1/24
I am on level 4 of 5 of my arch builder inserts and I should be able to switch over by Sunday which will enable my feet to be receptive to their final "molding" to correct my pronation. Upon my visit last week, he asked what my workouts were and I kind of got the feeling he wanted to tell me to work in light impact but he stopped short from clearing me. So I decided after I was able to do the new kettlebell workout I got that I would progress from standing during cardio workouts to lightly putting my foot down. (This was something I couldn't do two weeks ago.) My light re-intro? KenpoX from P90X. I know. A lot of it is upper body and I took out any jumps and during "breaks" I would squat and do speedbags. I would get crampy in my arches and a few sore spots on top of my foot but honestly...I had the same feeling walking over the weekend. I assessed the next day and I was fine. No new aches or pains. I did strength the next day and I got on my balance board since I did so well balancing on that foot with kicks. Wow...I was wobbly. I felt so dejected at how my balance had suffered and then Right Now from Van Halen came on and it was just what I needed to bring my determination back. I have already made strides, more are needed and I will make them, it's that simple. So watch out balance, I'm comin' for ya. Then Wednesday, I broke out Turbo Fire 45 EZ, one of my old faves. It was so good to hear the music and mouth the dialogue. There were some moves my feet didn't like and some high impact stuff I knew was out of the question but I got through the workout at about 70% of my former intensity where I would not have been able to even stand up to modify 2 weeks ago. When it was over, I bawled like a baby. It was so good to do it with relatively little consequence in the moment other than a few crampy parts. I will say afterward my feet and legs were like "what!? WTH are you doing lady!?!?" and were twitchy the rest of the night and the next morning my ankles and feet were tight.
I went to the chiro Thursday and he worked on my feet commenting on their tightness and worked out some "grain" in my calf which he said all active people have. I asked about the balance board and told him about my workouts. He said the balance board is the best thing for me right now so do it everyday if I want to. He also cleared me for light impact as long as I ease back into it like I have been this past week. I'm so happy I have the green light so long as my foot is cooperating. I will definitely incorporate the balance board at the end of workouts to help build the muscles of the foot and legs. I have 1-2 more visits before he sends me off on my own.
Okay, okay...now it's food time! Let's eat!
Sunday night was Pacific Crab Stuffed Flounder over thai lime rice. Calories: 520
Monday was Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos with arugula and broccoli slaw and brussels sprouts with asiago and 1/2 slice bacon. Calories: 497
Wednesday was pink salmon with lemon garlic sauce and asparagus. Calories: 444
Wednesday was BBQ salmon burger, russet wedges (w/ 1 tbsp ketchup) and a buttload of green beans. Calories: 420
Thursday was garlic and herb tilapia and brussels sprouts with asiago and 1/2 slice bacon. Calories: 395
Whatcha got going on this weekend? Anything fun?
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