Thursday, July 26, 2012

Like a sprained ankle, boy, I ain't nothing to play with

As I was working out, this line in this song stuck out to me...It's from Drake's song "Forever".I don't know if I've ever "heard" that line before.

3 months after spraining my ankle, I am finally feeling like I'm almost back to normal. A sprained ankle is NO joke. I can't believe how incredibly painful it can be. I can't believe how limiting it can be either - it's so hard to get around. I've read and been told that a sprained ankle can be more painful and longer to heal than a broken ankle ---- now I know how true that is!

Obviously, that line was written by someone in the know....

It's been a long hard recovery. I feel like I missed out on most of my summer...

I missed hitting my workout goals thanks to having to sit out several weeks altogether or reduced workouts. I wasn't able to teach several of my Zumba classes and I've put on a few pounds....I seem to do something to re-aggravate my ankle right as I felt that I was getting better about 3 or 4 times. In retrospect, I think even though my doctor gave the okay to teach classes after I tripped and fell on the sprained ankle I should have stopped teaching altogether (although I wasn't going full out and I had about a 2 weeks off after the fall) and cut back on my physical activity. It's a hard balance to figure out - resting helps you heal but so does movement and activity. 

I look forward to starting my workouts back to normal next week. I am determined to get back to where I was in March - in terms of strength, endurance, and pounds. My birthday is coming up in 45 days and I want to feel as great as I did for my 30th!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Drumroll Please...

Saturday marked the 3rd year of this blog! So, I decided to give it an updated look! I love the final results and I really enjoyed working with Jen at Just Foolin Design.