After mentioning last week that I was trying to be careful about not doing too many workouts and being concerned about over-training because I can mostly only use my legs, I totally did the opposite and ended up regretting it. I wanted to get a good, hard leg workout in on Monday because I felt like I haven't been getting very sore and wasn't sure if I was pushing myself hard enough. Well, I apparently pushed myself too hard and ended up straining a butt muscle - bad. I struggled walking for most of the week really had to take it easy. It was way deep inside my big butt, so I couldn't even massage it or ice it if I wanted to. As a matter of fact, when we were driving home on Monday, I had my leg up on the dashboard (obviously, I wasn't driving) and I was trying to find the spot that hurt so much by digging my thumb into my butt cheek...and Mayor Coleman walked past on the sidewalk. I don't think he saw me, but it was kind of funny.
Noon: 100 Workout by Lean Green Bean
This is a great workout and I've done it before without hurting myself. I wasn't sure whether the single leg exercises meant 90, 80, etc per leg or between legs. I wasn't sure how much time the workout would take, so I split them between both legs. I got done early enough and still had energy, so I went back through the single exercises again so it would end up being that amount per leg. I think that may have been just a little to much - or doing them at the end of the workout was too hard since they were higher reps. I didn't feel any pain during the workout, but history shows that I never feel the injury if it happens while I'm workout out. Adrenaline is strong, I guess!
100 squats w/ 10# med ball
90 reverse lunges
80 single leg deadlifts
70 mountain climbers
60 bridge lifts
50 calf raises w/ 10# med ball
40 plie squats w/ kettlebell
30 skater lunges
20 knee to elbow in plank
5:30: The instructor was sick and cancelled right before - I was not mad because I wasn't sure if I could even do it with my pulled butt muscle.
Noon: 1 hour Vinyasa Yoga
Wednesday:Noon: 35 minute elliptical
Noon: Spinning - I wasn't sure how it'd feel on my butt, but it was okay. I just took it easy and didn't use high resistance.
5:30: Yoga at Capital Club
Noon: 45 minutes elliptical