I know I told you all about the enormous stack of magazines I got from my friends and family pre-surgery. I’ve slowly been going through them and have really enjoyed reading every one. They have basically cured my boredom because I’ve had A LOT of down time. Luckily, I am starting to feel better now, still not 100%, but I basically feel more or less like myself.
Thank you for all of your supportive comments and well wishes. It’s made for a speedier recovery, emotionally at least! I went to the doctor yesterday and he said I have about 3 weeks left of healing, but I can do anything as I want, as I feel comfortable. I’m NOT going to push it, but next week I may try and get on a treadmill to walk, we’ll see.
Anyways, this past week I started doing minimal workouts, as in, I may look like an 80 year old as I do some step touches in my living room. I’ve mainly been doing very light weights (2-3 pounds) and some kickboxing. In all of my magazine reading I came across this workout in October’s Shape Magazine. I thought I’d share it because it was a perfect workout for me. It was easy, but still got me sweaty.
I love that you don’t need any equipment for this.
So here it is. After the warm up do the moves in each round for 2 minutes. Between rounds, do the side shuffle for 30 seconds and rest for 30 seconds. *Note: I switched sides at 1 minute in each round. I used a stop watch to time the warm up and rounds.
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Warm up – Jump rope for 5 minutes. Then jab, cross, uppercut left and right; repeat this for 4 minutes,switching sides half way through.
Round 1: Jab, cross, hook left and right.
Round 2: Jab, cross, hook left and right, bob.
Round 3: Jab, cross, hook left and right, bob, uppercut left and right.
Round 4: Jab, cross, hook left and right, bob, uppercut left and right, jab, cross.
Round 5: Jab, cross, hook left and right, bob, uppercut left and right, jab, cross, weave.
Optional: Repeat round 5 up to 5 times before doing pushups.