Today ends week 1 of my femoral stress fracture recovery journey. I’ve learned that I really have to take this day by day and week by week. It’s the only way to keep my sanity.

To start, I can’t believe that it is the 29th of September! October is just around a corner.  I swear September FLEW by!

I thought about stoping my weekly recap (I guess it’s not really a “training recap” anymore) but then I thought that as I begin cross training it would be a good way to share what I did for the week.

I also set some goals on Monday for my week and I thought it would be fun to look back and see how I did.

Here is a quick recap of my “workouts” from week 1 of my femoral stress fracture recovery journey:

Monday – Arm workout, Ab Workout

Tuesday – Walking (30 mins)

Wednesday– Arm workout, Ab Workout

Thursday – Walking (30 mins)

Friday – Walking (20 mins), Ab Workout

Saturday – Walking (20 mins)

Sunday – Rest

What a change that was from my past weekly recaps. I wasn’t going to include walking in there, but that is about all I can do at this point so I just threw it in. Most of the walking is done with my dog. I take it slow and easy and if I feel any pain I go back home.

Goal 1 and 2 for the Week: Ab and Arm Workout Once a Day – needs improvement. I did them 3x total and I really need to pick it up.  It’s more important and I can do more during my Stage 2 of recovery, but I still need to AT LEAST be getting the ab workouts in.

Goal 3 for the Week: Try 2-3 New Recipes.  I will call this a success.

Monday I tried an adapted Berry Vanilla Protein Smoothie.

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Wednesday I made a new Turkey Meatball Recipe from here. I adapted it some from the original recipe.

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I still have a few things to play around with in the recipe, once I have perfected it I will try to post the recipe with my changes.

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Goal 4 for the Week: Limit real treats to 1x per week. I was pretty good about sticking to this and ended up only really treating myself yesterday.  It was hard at times that’s for sure, but it sure made Saturday fun!

I knew that I wanted my treats to come in the form of sugar, so I opted to have a healthier dinner.

The husband and I went to eat at O’Charley’s as our weekly dinner out and I ordered the half California Chicken Pecan Salad (without pecans or cheese – just because I’m not a big fan of either).

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I know myself well enough to know what my weakness are (sugar) so I saved my real treats for some after dinner frozen yogurt and bulk candy later in the evening. Well worth it!

Goal 5 for the Week: Get out of my house 2-3 hours per day to focus on productivity. 

I cannot stress enough how much of a difference this has made!

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I got to try some awesome new drinks during each outing, but I also got a lot of work done.

It really made me feel so much better to escape from my house for a few hours and be productive. If you are injured, I highly suggest doing your best to get out of your house at least a couple hours a day. It works wonders for your sanity.

I would count goal five as a SUCCESS!

Four out of five goals were completed successfully.  I need to focus on the ab work as my #1 focus next week.  It is vital and since I know I will be traveling next weekend, the week is a big focus.

I know my weekly recap was a bit different than the past, but as I continue in my path to recovery it will be a great way for me to document my cross training.

The pain is slowly starting to subside in my leg some. It hurts after walking for too long of periods at a time, but the constant ache and pain has gone down.

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Wes and I even got to go out last night and walk around a couple of stores. I love fall weather when I can wear my fall dresses and boots. I hope it stays like this longer than it normally does!

One more week until cross training hopefully can begin! I am aiming for the Wednesday (October 9th) when we get back from Wes’ residency interview in NC. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

What are you proud of during the past week?

Any fun Sunday plans?

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