My fitness program was on point until coming to a screeching halt late last year. I was running miles, eating right, sleeping well (sorta) and feeling the joy of loosening clothes. Then I slammed my foot into a doorframe. I was just about to start recording a podcast with my buddy Brittany when I realised that I didn’t have my phone. It was minutes before start time and I sprinted to the door, slamming my right foot right into it. The pain was immense and I could feel bits moving in my baby toe that had never moved before (Read: broken). It took weeks to heal properly which meant no running, jumping, planking, squatting, lunging and walking was reduced to limping.
Just when it seemed I could start again and regain lost momentum before the Rolex 24 5K, I hurt my jaw. I was banned from solid food and on heavy pain medication for a couple weeks. This ruled out exercise too because I couldn’t risk banging my jaws together. Christmas was upon me and that pretty much ruled out any kind of working out. On the bargain, I was rather enjoying knitting scarves and (full confession) didn’t want to do anything. Hot, sugary tea, chocolate chip cookies and heavy food were all the comfort I needed and the opposite of physical activity. For long time readers, this isn’t our first rodeo and the laziness wasn’t meant to last. So here we are in February, which I will now call Fitness February. The weather is pretty cool to cold but that doesn’t mean I can’t lift heavy things. Today I started with bicep curls, tricep extensions and my all-time favourite – walking lunges. It wasn’t easy but not hard either. I’m easing back in before bundling up in Under Armour gear to run on the treadmill again. Here we go again…no retreat, no surrender and no excuses.