Happy November, everyone! This time of year is always a bit hard on me because of the descent into winter, the shorter daytime hours and general changing-of-the-seasons weirdness. However, turning the calendar over onto a fresh new month is always exciting and makes me want to set new goals.
This week had some new challenges thrown in, which I will get into in a minute.
Here’s what the week looked like:
Monday: This was the big conclusion to the 21 Day Fix! I did the last workout in the rotation and felt pretty good about myself for having finished the full three weeks of the program. The only downside was that this was the Pilates workout, and the past few times I did this one, it ended up hurting my hip during the side series. I actually had to skip most of that section (after attempting it for a few reps).
Tuesday: I have to admit, I was super psyched to do a workout that was NOT the 21 Day Fix on this day. I queued up a 45 minute TurboFire workout which was a lot of fun.
Wednesday: I decided to keep some of the Fix workouts in my rotation, so on this day I decided to go with the upper body workout. But again, at the end my hip was bothering me.
My right hip has been feeling a little off since mid-October when D and I went to a few concerts in a row that required standing for long periods of time, and I was doing a lot of walking and exercising at the same time. Something about that combo did not agree with my hip. I ended up taking off Thursday and Friday to see if that would help.
Saturday: After a few days of rest, I thought I’d try some Zumba. I did 30 minutes of the “Mix” DVD which is a lot of different dances from around the world. Super fun workout. But still not so good when it came to my hip.
After the way the whole week went with my hip feeling off, I’ve decided I have to take it easy and let whatever’s going on have some time to heal. I’m not exactly sure why it hasn’t been feeling right, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Tell me about some of your accomplishments from the week!