Workout and Word of the Day #36

Hello My Dear Darling Friends!

I feel a little guilty because it has been a long time since I last posted a workout and word of the day.  This seems like the best time to share these posts with gyms being closed and everyone staying home.  I guess I just needed to recover and spend more time outside.

I have also been nursing an injury.  I’m not sure what I did, but for the past 10 days my right arm and hand was feeling numb.  It was the worst at night and I was starting to feel concerned because I would wake up in the middle of the night with pins and needles.  Yesterday I started foam rolling in the morning and practicing yoga and last night was better than it has been in a long time.  I can tell that I am still not back to 100%, but I am hoping that I will continue to heal and hopefully be back to normal soon.  Usually, I would go see a doctor, but I would rather wait since we are in the midst of a lockdown.

Yesterday was significant because it was the first day in probably over a month that I felt motivated to lift heavy weights.  I also loved the fact that I had energy to get through my workout because lately I have been feeling kind of drained.

Workout of the Day: Leg Day!

Day 1 of the 21 Day Home Workout Challenge:

Vicky Justiz is doing a 21 day Quarantine home workout challenge and I figured that I would give it a shot!  You can do it too!

I started my day with a quick cold shower and a cup of black, unsweetened coffee then did that above workout.  After that, my partner and I went for a nice long walk.  From there I went on with the rest of my day.  After dinner, I felt energized and decided to do a more “serious workout.”

Warm-up Routine | Glute Activation + Hip Openers:

I am so glad that I found Heather’s channel.  I loved her music and her style!  It was a great warm-up for the upcoming workout!

Brutal Butt & Thigh Workout | Drop it like a squat!

I loved this workout and felt strong and powerful the entire time!


Word of the Day:

cairn– noun

  1. A heap of stones piled up as a memorial or as a landmark.

I especially enjoy this word since I have been doing a lot of landscaping and gardening.  Gardening is such a fun and functional workout too!  Overall, I feel so thankful to be re-inspired to get after my fitness goals.

Lately, I have been feeling unmotivated and uninspired.  I did an 8 week workout program back in November and didn’t skip a beat!  Then I started a 90 day workout plan, but in mid-February we had family visit us for almost a week and I just never got back on track.  I reattempted to do another program and stuck with it well for a week, but then 10 days ago my arm / hand started going numb and I decided to rest.

My body probably needed the rest and honestly, I think I just needed more variety.  I think I am going to create my own workout plan / structure for awhile and then down the road I will pick up a program once again.  I like designating leg day, push day, pull day, and hinge day.  From there I plug in the workouts and exercises that fit into that structure.  It takes more leg work on my part, but I did it a year ago when I was in Scottsdale, Arizona and it worked well for me.  I am starting to realize that it is even more important for me to have variety in my workouts since I am doing all home workouts.

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This is my sweaty post workout selfie I took last night.  I wanted to share it with all of you because I was feeling triumphant.

How are you doing and what is new and exciting in your world?

❤ Alana

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