July is gonna be a tough month this year. Ironically, we're already a week into it...so it should go rather quickly, no?
Each month, I come up with a short set of monthly goals. My June goals tanked on the 13th of the month (BTW, isn't the number 13 supposed to be lucky?). That was the day I first started seeking treatment for that pesky knee bursitis. Truthfully, I thought all would be well and life would go on as planned. However, I had been advised to go easy on my knee for a couple days (avoid any extra bending if possible), so I halted my June goal (which involved some yoga poses that required bent knees to pull off the pose). Well, we all know how the month of June played out...and how it ended.
So, onward! Since I spent the first week of July camping in a hospital room (and a very nice hospital room at that), I didn't have a chance to really put a set of goals in place for the remainder of the month. Here's what I have come up with to get me through (what I believe will be) the most challenging weeks of my summer:
These I can do lying down or standing. I'm thinking sets of 20-25 in various directions (upwards, sideways, reverse, etc.)
2 - Daily push-ups
I will be doing most of these on the stairway, so I'm not totally on my toes and parallel to the ground (which will ease some of the intensity). Obviously, knee push-ups are out of the question. Maybe 50 each day?
3 - Daily planking
I'm gonna attempt 5 total planking minutes each day...probably not all at once, but in 2:30-minute increments.
4 - Arm work M/W/F
Easy peasy. Bicep curls, upward rows, hammers, flies, etc. A couple sets of 20 reps.
5 - Back/Shoulder T/TH
Shoulder presses and Supermans.
Have you set any goals for July?
I'm linking this with Meranda and Lacey and Rachel for the Friday Five 2.0
And also with Nicole for the Fit & Fashionable Friday link-up