It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to lose all workout motivation after you’ve taken one too many days off. Excuses of why you don’t need to workout today are everywhere, and I’ve been listening a bit too often lately. But no mas! I’m determined to get back into my much-needed sweat sessions, and this new-found motivation comes directly from my desir.…no…NEED…to run again.
Since my attempt at running is still not going very well, I’ve decided to give it one more month before I finally bite the bullet and see a doctor. Over the next month, I’m going to dedicate myself to a strict fitness schedule to build my muscle strength and improve my flexibility to ultimately see if I’m able to run more than one mile without lingering, achy knee pain. I’m coming up on the year mark of not being able to run, which is insane to think about. This girl needs to get back on the road!
So we’ll see how this next month goes. I must admit, it’s strange for my number one goal of working out right now to be to help me get back into running. Working out so I can workout again?…Fitness is weird.
Until that glorious (or dreadful) day that I move forward with either running or seeing a doctor, I plan to create many more workouts! New routines are such a nice way to keep things interesting, and this new lower body workout is exactly what my weak leg and glute muscles need. I’m featuring some new exercises on here that I seriously loved doing. Plus, they’re all highly recommended for helping runners strengthen their lower body. Boom! Perfect.
The exercises new to Gettin’ My Healthy On include: single leg squat, fire hydrants, and single leg deadlifts. All others can be found on my exercise guide if you want to watch some demonstrational videos I’ve found online.
Performing this list of exercises twice took me about 25 minutes because I was really focused on my form and not rushing through it. Plus, my muscles were burning like woa, so I took a lot of tiny breaks to shake it out. I highly recommend this workout if you’re trying to strengthen your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and hips.
What’s your favorite area to workout?
Fellow runners, have you ever been side-lined by an injury? How did you stay sane?