A quick update on the knee: Another month has passes and I still have the knee pain. I finally got in to get a second opinion, had a cortisone shot (which was horribly painful and made me really, really sick), had an MRI, and as it turns out, there is nothing wrong. I’ve had knee pain for 6 months, and they can’t find anything wrong. Needless to say, I am beyond frustrated. I am going to physical therapy a few times starting tomorrow, but I think they are basically sending me to physical therapy because they don’t know what else to do. I am just ready to get better and stop being in pain.
Moving on … while I was doing BBG, I came up with a quick workout that I could do at home, and it only requires a jump rope. It started because I was having issues last summer because it was SO hot which made running outside impossible, but we didn’t have a treadmill yet (and I don’t belong to a gym). I was having problems getting my cardio / HIIT in (with BBG, you need to do 2 – 3 cardio workout per week). So I made something up. It took me about 20 – 25 minutes to complete it. And for me, it is great when I want to get a quick workout in that involves a little bit of everything in it, when I wanted to do a little something different, or when I wanted to challenge myself more & extend my workout.
I would do 2 sets of this workout, and do it as quickly as you can (while keeping good form of course). Between each exercise, you jump rope 50 times. If you don’t have a jump rope (or don’t have room to jump rope), you can either pretend jump rope or you can do something like jumping jacks instead. You just want something to get your heart rate up! If you need to make it easier, cut back on the jumping rope and cut in half the other exercises. And if you want to make it harder (or have more cardio), just increase the amount of jumping rope you are doing.
Hopefully next month my fitness recap will actually include me DOING something fitness related. Fingers crossed physical therapy helps because I don’t know what I am supposed to do otherwise.