Last week I shared a record of every time I worked out. I got more views on that post than most posts – by a heap – so I think it’s something you (or someone!) is interested in reading.
I love day-in-the-life posts, and other deep dives into the habits of others when it comes to fitness. I’d love to learn yours! Let me know in the comments how this compares to what you’re doing!
February 1-7: Every Workout
I was in Washington last week and saw my old orthopedist. Ahh first loves! (I lived in DC for nearly 6 years before moving to New York.) I’ve become the sort of traveler who packs her MRI next to her travel toothbrush so I was ready to go when he had a last minute opening.
Sunset in DC from Union Station. Union Station > Penn Station
After my first race (the Broad Street 10 miler) I wound up with a hairline fracture. Without much fanfare, I found a doctor who took my insurance… and then quickly fell in love with him. He actually solved my ailment immediately! He prescribed orthotics and physical therapy and eventually my ankles were back in business. After all the rigmarole, this time around I was excited to return to someone who had proven he knows what’s up.
I recently asked my friend Jenny if she had ever tried a cleanse. She responded, “I once subsisted on only grapefruit, coffee and Parliament Lights, but I don’t think that’s what you’re looking for.” Fair, Jenny. Fair. Jenny’s “cleanse” is not a good example, but I love reading about strange exercises, fad diets and weird habits.
And I’ve had a lot to read recently! Maybe it’s residual New Year’s Resolution excitement, but there have a ton of trendy/weird health and fitness news out there. Instead of sending it in a mass email to my friends who I hope aren’t too tired of that sort of correspondence, I thought I’d share it here. I mean, if you’re reading this you must like weird fitness stuff. At least a little. So here are 3 of the best ones. Here. We. Go.
Since I write a fitness-focused blog, many people are under the impression all I do is workout. I wish. While I do hit the gym (or a class) many times a week it’s important to remember that Cuckoolemon is just a distillation of one part of my life. I don’t take multiple classes a day on the regular, live at the gym, or even exercise every single day.
Part of the reason I started this blog was because I loved learning how other people exercised, what they liked, what they found hard , what they tried and what they found doable.
remind me, is this a push up?
I think my level of frequency/intensity could be comfortable for a lot of people. But you tell me.
Let’s remove the wool. I’d love to share a complete look at last week’s workouts.
On January 1, I started the 30 Day Ab Challenge. A few friends shared the plan with me, and it seemed (and is) pretty straightforward. Each day (save for a few designated rest days) there is an assigned number of sit ups, crunches and leg raises and a timed plank. Throughout the 30 days, the amount listed increases.
Side Plank FTW
Here’s how it went: