It’s Monday! Hooray!
(said no one ever.)
I’ve got a busy one ahead! 3 clients, 2 classes and a mini-vacation to start packing for! You read that right – a mini-vacation!!
After my 4:30 step class, Katy, the kids and I will be traveling toVirginia! We’re touring Polyface farms tomorrow morning.
If I had short overalls, I’d wear them.
Fortunately, Clara DOES so that’s what she’ll be rocking. Go here to read more about Polyface. I promise a full recap of the experience when we get back! Then we’re heading into Charlottesville on Tuesday night for a fancy VA blogger’s dinner, staying the night, then heading back Wednesday afternoon.
Short and sweet road trip. With two toddlers. Hooray!!
(said no one ever.)
Many of you have asked about my heel, so I thought I’d update you on that.
Foot update: The cortisone shot (for my plantar fasciitis) worked. I can’t *really* feel any pain. I say really because I do feel something when I walk on it a certain way, but it’s not nearly as bad and only when I roll to the left side of my heel.
As you know, a cortisone shot simply masks the problem and is not a fix.
REST is a fix (or a HUGE help). And I’m trying my hardest to do just that. Aside from teaching two step classes last Monday (which couldn’t really be avoided), I’ve been in the pool or done low impact activities for the rest of my exercise. Which means the fitmixer Bootcamp has been put on hold for a little while, which I’m ok with. (If anyone is thinking about signing up for the next Bootcamp – which starts in September – go here!)
Taking a *rest* from my typical high intensity mentality has given me PLENTY of time to think.
My Fitness Truths:
1. I LOVE MOVEMENT.
Like LOVE LOVE.
I always have.
And I’m noticing that this love has nothing to do with burning calories (although that is a great side bonus).
My body likes to move.
To walk. To jump. To dance and sprint and DO.
I’m thankful that God has blessed me with good health. My PF will heal and I’ll be back at it. I’m just so thankful that my injury isn’t anything more than that – an injury.
My body was made for movement. As all bodies are.
2. I EXERCISE FOR MY PHYSICAL HEALTH.
I go to the gym and squat 145 pounds so that I can be functional OUTSIDE of the gym!
Deadlift – 5X5 – 135#
I flip tires, not because I’m training to be better at flipping tires, but because I want to be able to play countless games of leapfrog with Henry and Clara.
I go to the gym so that I can stay out of the doctors office.
I work out because I want to be my best physically. The best mom, the hottest wife and an encouraging trainer.
3. I EXERCISE FOR MY MENTAL HEALTH.
The high I get from sweating is like no other drug I’ve found.
After I had Henry, I had post-partum depression (a future post). My daily walks helped TREMENDOUSLY in battling it. Just moving (with little Henry attached to my chest) made all the difference in how I felt about myself and how I was able to take on this new (very challenging) role.
I work out because I want to be my best mentally. To be a more patient mother, a wife who doesn’t frustrate her husband, and again, an encouraging trainer!
4. SEEING OTHERS SWEAT INSPIRES ME.
During these last days of rest, I’ve been watching you all sweat (on Instagram or your blogs).
I thought this would make me sad.
On the contrary, I’ve been inspired! To try new things and workouts. To push my body in a new way that will not promote injury.
Thank you! This community inspires me!
5. I WANT TO HEAL SO I CAN BE MY BEST.
I can’t half ass this healing process. I’m trying my hardest to find subs for my classes (this isn’t easy – with summer vacations and the lack of step instructors).
I don’t want to look back 20 years from now and wish that I’d taken more time off for my foot.
I need to heal, so that I can be fully recovered. Full recovery = Adventure races, new PDRs, and who knows what else.
These are my truths.
I love fitness.
Always have, always will.
QUESTION: What are some of your “fitness truths”? Do you enjoy exercising or just do it for the calorie burn?