Weekly Workout Recap: Things to be Thankful for…

By far Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it’s not all about the presents, but more so about gathering and enjoying the company of family and friends with TONS of food. What’s not to love?! And this year was no different. J and I had both of our families in town and cooked (and ate) way too much food!

And despite the holiday and family being in town for much of the week, I still was thankfully able to make my way to Bar Method. Here was my week:

Monday – Level 1 – Bar Method – After resting my knee for three days and not feeling much pain, I took it eas(ier) with a Level 1 class. My knee felt fine and I made sure to stop if anything made my knee feel funky.

Tuesday – Mixed Class – Bar Method – Another challenging class as usual, but I had to ask Kate A and Kate G for modifications since my knee felt some discomfort (as usual) during Standing Seat.

Wednesday – Rest day

Thursday – Rest day – I was in the kitchen for what felt like all day cooking, so I wasn’t able to find time to escape to class. Booo…

Friday – Mixed class – Bar Method – Ate wayyy too much the day before, and needed an extra hard class like Kate G’s to work off all that stuffing and pie.

Saturday – Mixed class – Bar Method – I took this class with Jenna N and I (almost) forgot how hard of a teacher she is. Seriously, she makes plank feel like it’s never going to end…Thankfully, I love it?! Maybe?

Sunday – Rest day – Today when I woke up, I happened to press around to check on my knee and it hurt as if there was a bruise on it, just without there actually being a bruise. Totally, a RED FLAG for me. And after a bunch of WedMD-ing, this probably means I should take the next week off (if not longer) from Bar Method to rest my knee. I am super bummed…and hope I don’t have to see a doctor.

How was your holiday?

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Weekly Workout Recap: The Week Where My Knee Hurt

Whoa, did anyone else feel like this week flew by? And I bet even though this is a 3-day work week (Don’t you just love those?!), this week will draggg…

Anywho, here is what I did last week:

Monday Bar Method – Level 1 – Not going to lie, after taking 3 days off while off enjoying NYC, I was kind of nervous what my first day back was going to be like…but it wasn’t that bad. Plus, we did this new (at least, to me) move in thigh (feet in second position and both feet on releve), and honestly, my legs have never shook as much as they did. I’m talking massive shakes. Embrace the shake?

Tuesday – Bar Method – Mixed Class – This class was interesting. It was taught half by Lauren, and half by Ariana, a teacher in training. Stupidly, I had a glimmer of hope that since Ariana was a teacher in training, she’d go easy on us. Nope. Not at all. In fact, I think she did an extra long set of thighs. Curse her, I say! But I guess, she’ll make a good teacher after all!

Wednesday – Bar Method – Mixed Class

Thursday – Bar Method – Mixed Class – During Thursday class’ set of Waterski (and past classes where we did standing seat), I noticed my right knee had been pulling in an uncomfortable way, and that no matter the modification, it did not feel right. I did as many reps as I could that I thought felt okay…but sadly it wasn’t many.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday – On Friday, I decided to take a break when my knee actually started to hurt randomly when I went up/down stairs (which I find to be weird, because most people/articles say that Bar Method is supposed to strengthen your knees). Eek.  Saturday and Sunday were break days too since I wanted to give the knee as much rest as possible, plus the boy’s parents were in town/we had so many errands to run. And although, I don’t think my knee is 100% better, the first thing I’m going to do when I go to Bar Method on Monday is ask what I can do about my knee pain…because I never thought I’d say it, but I miss Bar Method. Badly. And I know I should be worried about resting my knee so that I don’t do further damage to it, but I can’t help but be more worried about what not going to bar will do to my body (and mind).

Help – I’m torn (and hopefully I’m not talking about my knee)!