Thursday, August 14, 2014

Recovery Time

I recently had surgery on my foot to remove two Morton's neuromas (painful nerves bundles between my metatarsals) from my left foot, so I haven't been doing a lot of anything. Well, that's not entirely true. I have watched A LOT of Netflix (mostly Lost Girl and Malcolm in the Middle), watched several movies, played games on my cell phone, talked on the phone a lot, read six books, worked out a bit, and worked on some Russian Rosetta Stone lessons. For those of you who don't know me, I speak Russian and Spanish, but my Russian is really rusty. So my awesome husband got me Rosetta Stone for my birthday in May. I also went to a bridal shower and my grandma's 80th birthday party this past weekend, which was a lot more hopping around on crutches and social interaction than I've had in the past couple weeks.

Since I am not allowed to put weight on my foot, my workouts are pretty limited and running is most definitely off-limits. However, I rediscovered this awesome Tiffany Rothe Seated Workout video! I've been doing that video almost everyday once or twice and then doing arm weights and crunches. I haven't been able to run since mid-February, and I've put on about 25 pounds, which is really frustrating, especially since any cardio that involved standing on my feet was really painful with the neuromas. Also, now, as per the doctor's orders, I'm not allowed to put any weight on my foot whatsoever. However, I've been putting some extra effort into eating more healthy foods (and a lot less) with a focus on fruits and vegetables and also making it a priority to workout each day. I've lost four pounds in the last few weeks! So I'm headed back on the right track!

I also wanted to post a link to an awesome blog I discovered today called I Heart Running. It's written by a vegan marathon runner who lost 30 pounds after going vegan and starting to run, and she's pretty neat! Her dream is to run 50 marathons in 50 states, and she's well on her way! This link is to a post about running barefoot in Virginia Beach. I'm excited for my foot to heal so that I can finally start running again in a few months! Until then, it's seated workouts for me. Womp, womp, womp! :(

I'll see you soon, and let me know in the comments section what you've been doing to keep fit this summer, and if you have any suggestions for seated workouts!

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