It has now been a month since I started the Lorna Jane fit challenge. I will admit I didn’t have my whole heart in it this month because 1.) I am marathon training and 2.) I went on a much needed vacation.
My marathon is in two weeks and I plan to go big or go home after that with the challenge, but I did manage to make some small changes this month thanks to the fit challenge.
I did several of the workouts included in my guide, and even tried a couple of new meals from the “nourish” portion. Something I definitely did a good job of this month is just getting outside. Even when it was cold out, I made it my goal to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. When I was on vacation I spent a ton of time outside, and I think in the winter months I forget just how much I enjoy it!
Because of my hip injury and physical therapy, I have been focusing a lot on not only the PT exercises given to me for my hip, but also the strength moves from the challenge and am already seeing an improvement in my stability and balance.
I am excited for March, I know once my race is over I can focus more on this instead of logging so many miles. I plan to keep up the strength work and hopefully add in some new recipes this month!
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QOTD: Do you work on stability and balance?
I had to go to physical therapy back in November when I started having pain in my knees after running. I was training for the GSC and the stability exercises really helped! I try to do them every day, although this past week I slacked. I think spending a week in Disney wiped me out. I might need another vacation from my vacation
We do a little stability during PT, but I’m trying to do more at home. I used to be able to do Eagle in yoga before my injury, and I want to work my way back up to that. I was still wobbly, but right now I need both feet on the ground.
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
Great job Heather! It’s so hard to stay on track while on vacation!
Yes it is!
I’m doing the challenge too and liking it so far! Excited to see what Phase 2 brings!