An Epic Journey

Ok so most of you also follow me on Insagram so you know I was on a roll going to the gym every day. Working hard looking all sweaty and gross. Then the worst possible thing happened… I got injured.  I was with my trainer doing these jumpy things…I know all the technical fitness lingo I have learned is showing, any way on the 7th out of 15 jumps I felt a pop in my calf and a feeling of blood pouring out of my leg. No no no I was not really bleeding that would be gross. It just felt like that. I am surprised I did not cry cause it was one of the worse pains I have ever felt.

Turns out I tore my calf muscle. I could barely walk and was in so much pain. I had to walk only in heals as it shortened my muscle and made it bearable to get to my car. And that is the way it was for a week. My trainer was so nice and checked in on me regularly.  I had to keep it up and apply ice.  My trainer, Corey, at one point asked if it had turned colors and I was like, no! 4 days later yup every color of the rainbow, well almost. I had and still have a bruise that goes from the back of my knee down past my ankle.

Swollen and bruised
Swollen and bruised

Yesterday I was finally able to wear flats and walk almost without a limp.  I went to the gym yesterday for a training session. Did some abs and upper body. I did do some walking on the treadmill but only for like 10 min as I didn’t want to over do it.  But I am working my way back to my daily workouts so look for my gym selfies daily on Instagram!

Yes, you guessed it….the journey

So I joined the gym next to my work last week. Its a Youfit and …… I love it. I did have an anxiety attack just thinking of getting started but they made me feel so comfortable.  I did my initial assessment the next day with a trainer named Corey who is by far the mIMG_20160630_075211ost amazingly friendly person ever.  I felt at ease as he showed me the machines and encouraged me to do some exercises. At first I was a little intimidated being on my own trying to follow the plan that he wrote out for me but I am getting used to it. I go every morning at 7/7:30 am, shower and walk over to work.  I have a few more training sessions with Corey who said i should meet all my goals within 8 months.

I already feel better and am counting the days till it becomes something I crave. My goals were simple. I want to be healthy, I want to lose weight, I want to run a 5K and I want to be comfortable on my cruise. Its a lifestyle I plan on keeping and I 100% committed to.

This new venture coupled with my love of Annies Buying Club, by the way I picked up a share today and have been prepping my vegetarian lunches all night. Although I don’t plan on being a vegetarian I do find that I prefer to eat a vegetarian style lunch and snacks while having my proteins in the morning and occasionally for dinner. I have not turned my food log into the trainer at the gym yet so I am sure he will tweak it to go with my workout plan so I meet my goals.

I will keep you all posted and if you follow my Instagram (lookatmy3) I have been posting almost daily with a gym pic!