I’ve been nursing a sore wrist for about a week now. It’s a long story but basically I fell and hurt myself while playing tag with my kids. I thought it would be zombies that get me in the end but it’s looking like my kids will be the ones to do me in.
While recovery is a big part of fitness (recovery will be a recurring topic here), there is a fine line between “I can’t” or “I shouldn’t” and “I don’t want to”. Whenever you take time off especially an extended amount of time like me, there is the risk that you cross that fine line from “I can’t” to “I won’t”. That is precisely what I did.
The truth is I am really hurt. However, it’s just a limitation with activities involving my wrist. That means no lifting of course, but there’s no reason I can’t run or do situps or any number of things that don’t involved using my wrist. That is no reason, other than the fact that I’ve been a lazy ass for the last week.
Maybe I did need so time off mentally too and the wrist was just an excuse. Whatever. I’m not going to go all deep on you, let just leave it at ”I’m over it”. My wrist still hurts like a mother, but I’m ready to get back up on that horse and get on with this thing.
There is a fitness tip to be learned in all my rambling. In your quest for the best fitness possible, its okay to take a break, but don’t fall prey to letting your recovery turn in to an excuse to quit your workouts.
In celebration of my return to getting fit, I present you with my One Arm Bandit workout plan. Start by running 1/2 mile or 5 minutes if you don’t have the distance measured. Then pick one of the below exercises to perform for 30 seconds.
- Leg lifts
- Air Squats with arm raises
- Jumping Jacks
- Elbow Plank
- Straight Leg Toe-Touches with arm raises
Now rest for 30 seconds. Repeat this entire process 5 times.