Week in Review: February 7

Oh hello!

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.

Me too.

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

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Every single time I exercised last week

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.

push up

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.

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30 Day Ab Challenge: COMPLETE

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

Side Plank FTW

Here’s how it went:

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Boom. Clap. The sound of my hopes skyrocketing!

I received a cortisone shot. After 5 months with no change to my ankle, my doctor (the second one) suggested a cortisone shot.

This wasn’t a surprise, he mentioned it as an option a few months ago should the pain persist, which it did. Currently, I’m of the belief that any action is better than the months of inaction, so nervously I agreed. I can be a little finicky at the doctor’s office. I never refuse treatment or cry or make a scene. But I’ll make about 20 nervous jokes in the span of 4 minutes all of which are directly related to my fear.

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A little update and some great fitness deals

Long time no post! I was traveling for work last week and got lost in the sea of jet lag. Despite all my noble thoughts on fitness while traveling, I’ve been getting rundown and sick on work trips and I end up just trying to recover, and not breaking a sweat at all (unless you count the cold sweat from food poisoning last week, but that’s enough on that).

Since I’ve been back, I made a visit to my old love, yoga. Before there was barre and spinning there was yoga, which now seems old-timey and simple. I took a visit back to Laughing Lotus this week and it was pretty amazing. It’s a nice looking studio but there are no fancy locker rooms or you know central heat or air. It’s still a good time for a hippy. They have a great new student deal, $39 for an unlimited month of yoga.

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