Another week done! This week was great because I found something that really helps to stabilize my knee and has eliminated a lot of the pain I was having. But first here are my stats and photos:
Tues: Alpha Total Body Circuit – 182 cal.
Weds: Alpha Speed 1.0 – 130 cal.
Thur: Alpha Lower Focus – 163 cal.
Fri: Alpha Cardio – 175 cal.
Sat: Alpha Total Body Circuit – 155 cal. & Ab Intervals 146 cal.
Finally the scale has moved!!!! I am down 2.5 lbs with a drop in all of my other measurements as well. I think that my water weight theory must have been correct, because there is no other way I could be down that much in just a week.
Now that I am a few weeks in I am able to keep up with these workouts much better and find that I am using the modifier less. My favorite workout by far is the Total Body Circuit. I love the burpees… am I the only one? My least favorite workout is probably Core Cardio. The jumping lunge progression tends to put a lot of stress on my knees and the 180 jump squat is such a killer (ugh!)
Speaking of knees I found something that has really helped my knee pain. It is called a “jumper’s knee strap”, “patella band” or “patellar tendon strap.” You can pick these up pretty cheap from most stores and of course Amazon. Finding one of these that will fit a little leg like mine was tough since most I found were clearly geared toward men based on there sizing even though they were labeled as unisex. I bought one from Pioneer Sports Orthotics – super cheap and it has worked great so far. I found it at the grocery store, so I would imagine that you would be able to find one pretty easily. I am not sure there is any value to buying an expensive nike strap but I would recommend that you find one that is adjustable. I hope this helps someone else out – it has made a HUGE difference for me in my workouts. Until next week I hope you enjoy your workouts!