Jump Roping & Sardines

2 Aug

Now that it’s been a little over 5 months since I fractured my foot, I decided that it’s time to stop babying it.

My goal is to add in a CorssFit-esque workout 3x/week, along with cardio and hip and leg strengthening. Oh, and do all this without breaking my foot again, or messing up my knee or any other general injury that I seem to acquire.

So yesterday I did the following jump rope exercise: 30 minutes total, repeat the following sets:

  • jump rope for 1 minute
  • ab work for 1 minute
  • jump rope 1 minute
  • push-ups 1 minute
  • jump rope 1 minute
  • wall sits or jump squats for 1 minute

It was awesome.

Then I added 15 minutes of hip exercises to help stabilize my knee and an hour of yoga. Really loving yoga currently. The teachers are always a little on the crazy side, but it’s really relaxing and has already helped with hip and overall flexibility.

With beets still on the mind, I made a beet and veggie smoothie for dinner, along with a few sardines and some barley.

Smoothie: 1 container plain non-fat Greek yogurt, 2 handfuls of spinach, kale, 5 frozen strawberries, 5 slices of canned beets and beet juice.

I’ve heard beet juice is a good recovery drink and helps prevent sore muscles. I’ve also heard that beer is a good recovery drink. I’d probably side with the beer loving folk.

Also, I am buying compression socks and sleeves tomorrow. I’ve read mixed reviews on whether they are necessary or not, but they come in hot pink and yellow, so I’m getting them anyway.


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