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Monday, 3 April 2017

April - Killer Buns and...Sprained Ankles.


     Well, I was ready. I'd just finished a month of mostly just cardio - enjoyable cardio - and my muscles were feeling well-rested, if slightly unchallenged, and I was raring to go for this month's workout. I admit that it was nothing new - Jillian Michaels' Killer Buns & Thighs - but it was one I enjoyed the first time I used it, if unconventionally, and with Easter around the corner and a Hotel Chocolat Extra Thick egg waiting for me to murder in two weeks, I really wanted something demanding again.
   Like I said: I was raring to go.
   But, that's not going to happen just yet.

   On the last day of Kelta Fit, the very last day, I sprained my ankle. I'm not even sure how it happened - one moment I was dancing around, doing some of the simplest how-could-you-fall-over-your-own-feet-doing-these steps, and the next I was in a heap on the floor, my ankle hurt like crazy, and I couldn't get back up. I admit I didn't try too hard because...well it hurt, but I must have sat there for a few minutes before being brave enough to try again.
   The fact that I managed and walked off into the kitchen for something cold means it's a minor sprain, but it's been enough to keep me off my feet for two straight days and I'm quiiiite sure I'll need another week or so at this rate.

   The workout isn't to blame, of course, just the idiot using it. I must have landed funny or something - I've needed a new pair of trainers with shock absorption for, well, years - but after all the crazy stuff I've done in so many of these DVDs, that it would be a simple and enjoyable dance workout that I'd injure myself on...it just stings a little.

   But the upside is that at least I'm not missing out on anything new because of it. And if it gets me down much more, I could always just do some boxing. Or Pilates. Pilates are amazing - you can do a full-body workout while staying on your bum. I do have Cassey Ho's DVD and her book, Hot Body Year Round, and they're both perty good...
   I suppose that is an option...
   I'm allergic to keeping still.

   I will pick this workout up as soon as I'm able to without the risk of making it worse. At the latest, I hope to be on it by Easter.
   But in the mean time, I get to sit around watching Seeg play Legend of Zelda or watching TV with my mum. As long as I've got games and Eden, I'll be just fine.
   Thank goodness writing and making jewellery are sitting-down jobs.
   Speaking of, did you see my korok?! Breath of the Wild is my first direct exposure to the Legend of Zelda franchise, and I have to admit that I am in love with it.
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