Friday’s Food & Fitness

Hello friends!  Happy Friday!  I actually had something totally different planned for yesterday and today but I didn’t get the project done in time.  It’s ok though because now we have something to look forward to next week!  Yay!  So because this project had something to do with food, this Friday’s Food & Fitness is going to be F&F with an injury!

Food and Fitness Collage

So as you may remember, I mentioned that I opted out of the Run Your Turkey Off 5k because I have been having some serious foot pain and swelling.  I went for my MRI yesterday (which on a side note took 45 minutes to get there and then two hours for the whole MRI shebang with the machine stopping part of the way through!) and the results are in . . .

It looks like I don’t have a stress fracture after all!  I was so incredibly relieved.  I was certain that it was a fracture and I was going to have to wear a boot.  Luckily that’s not happening.  But, the MRI also did not show any ligament injuries.  So this leaves me a little bit stumped as to what exactly happened to my foot!  Originally I was diagnosed with a sprain so I suppose it’s possible that it is just a sprain but, man, it hurt!  Luckily it is starting to feel a lot better this week so fingers crossed I’ll be Zumbaing again soon!

Obviously with my foot pain I’ve been limited in the workouts I can do but I have managed to find a few activities that work for me!  So here’s a rundown of my fitness this week: 

–          Elliptical-  I kind of hate cardio machines but the good thing about the elliptical is that it allows me to keep my foot flat and doesn’t put extra pressure on my foot.  The bad part is that it is really boring. 

–          Bike-  I use the gym in our apartment building so it’s not decked out with all the equipment of a normal gym so we only have one bike option (ok we have a recumbent bike but that doesn’t really count).  It’s not a bad bike but I would prefer a spin bike but I did my best and created a little spin workout on the old school upright bike.

–          Pump-  Love my Les Mills Pump workout.  I had to stop this when I had my other injury so I love getting back into it again!

Pump 8

–          Physique 57– A staple.  I tried one of their new online workouts and it is fabulous, as always!  This is a no impact workout but you still feel the burn!

plank hover

–          Abs + Stretching-  I hope to have a six pack and long, lean hamstrings by the time my foot feels better!  On the menu: Les Mills Hard Core Abs (part of the Pump set), Les Mills Flow (also part of the Pump set), Turbo Fire Abs 10 and Stretch 10. 

If you have only been following my blog for a little while you may think that I am injured all.the.time.  In fact, this is not true.  Before this year I had not had an injury I could recall for ….forever!  Seriously, no broken bones or sprained ankles.  Since turning 30 earlier this year I have started to completely degenerate and have now had two injuries in the past six months!  I’m really hoping this is not a sign of things to come!

Readers, have you been able to successfully modify your workouts for an injury?  Am I on a downhill slide?  What are you doing this weekend?


  1. Yay! No stress fracture! Once of the best things about getting injured (I know, BEST, who am I?) was trying out new types of workouts. So instead of running I have been loving hot yoga and slowly returning to the gym! Body Pump is great 🙂
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  2. Good news on your MRI! Those boots are a total nightmare!-Ashley
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  3. Awesome workouts pretty lady! I am glad you didn’t have a fracture… looks like your foot is starting to heal. 🙂
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  4. You are not falling apart, girlie! Sometimes we just get into funks… or we work ourselves too hard. You seem to be taking the proper care and rest so I am sure 2014 will be GREAT and hopefully injury free! Have a great weekend!
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  5. So glad it doesn’t seem to be anything serious! I wish I could tell you how to modify for an injury but I’m still trying to figure all that out with my leg 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, Brittany!
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  6. It’s tough right!? Have a great weekend too and I hope your hamstring feels better!

  7. At 30 you are hardly on a downhill slide! Stuff happens! I am glad that their is nothing serious wrong with your foot. Although it is a little annoying when you don’t know what is going on. It’s like you don’t know how to treat it. But it sounds like you’re getting by just fine. Glad that the foot is feeling better!
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    • Thanks Carla! I guess I am not used to being injured and I was showing my frustration a little. I appreciate your well wishes! 🙂

  8. phewwww after hearing you describe it I was scared you had a stress fracture so I’m glad to hear I was wrong ! lol
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  9. oh man, after we turn thirty things go downhill. haha. Hopefully 2013 will get ALL of those injuries out of your system and have a injury free 2014 and beyond!! I love all of these alternatives you posted as well, most people think injury=couch time. I love that you showed that you can still move!
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  10. It is unlikely that you are on a down hill slide.

  11. That is frustrating! Sorry you’ve had a bit of bad luck recently, but you’ve handled it well. I want a barbell set for the home too. I wonder would it feel ridiculous to just turn on the music and do it as opposed to teaching. Currently, nothing prevents from going to the gym, but I imagine that will eventually change and I’ll need pump, turbo kick and all the other goodies you share.
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  12. Look at you lifting all that weight!! Seriously… very inspiring!
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  13. Pump in your living room with your own barbell?! Jealous! Sorry to hear about your foot and I hope you’re back in Zumba action soon. Sometimes its a blessing in disguise to be forced to switch up your workouts!
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    • It’s pretty cool, right!? There are not many pump classes around here so the DVDs are convenient. Luckily my foot is feeling better so hopefully I’ll be back at Zumba next week!

  14. So happy to hear you don’t have a fracture! Hopefully it will feel better soon. I think switching it up with those workouts is a great idea. Especially Pump- you know I love it too!!
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