July Fitness Recap

Jcrew New Balance Workout

Pants: J. Crew x New Balance; Shoes: New Balance; Tank: Under Armour

 

Another month has passed, and my fitness hasn’t progressed much. I talked about my knee problems in June (and in May). I am finally making some very small improvements, but it will be a while before I can get back to running and BBG.

 

For now, I am doing what I can, which isn’t a lot. I am doing light arms & abs workouts about 3 days a week and trying to walk a little. I am only walking about 0.25 mi right now just because I don’t want a set back, but I am happy to do that without pain. I hope to walk a little more this month!

 

So today I am sharing my easy arm workout. I have been doing 3 sets of 12 with 5lb weights (I use 5lb for BBG and it was all I had). I just bought 8 lb weights, so those will probably kill me. Maybe by the time my knee is in good shape, I will have great arms!

 

easyarmworkout

 

These are all exercises that use no knees at all which is what I have to do right now. I can’t wait add things like lunges and squats back in the mix!

 

I googled to make sure you could find these easily if you weren’t sure. The only thing I can’t find is the waitress pulls, which is something we used to to in my sculpt yoga class. You hold your arms out straight, fists up, at about a 45 degree angle. Then pull your arms in, elbows bent and pulled in tight to your side. Then straighten them out again and repeat.

 

How are your fitness goals going?

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Comments

  1. says

    Good for you for at least working out consistently despite your knee! When do you think that will be heeled completely? I was doing pretty good with working out, but last week was a total bust! I do have an excuse though…kind of :)

    Shannon
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  2. says

    Injuries are the worst. Depending on pain level, you could try a partial squat using a chair as a support. Step ups may be good too – find a low step or box! Calf raises and lying leg lifts could also work.

    I like the arm workout! If you get bored of it, try it on a stability ball. 😉

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