February 01, 2014
30 Day Challenge | Pamela: Day 2 - Working Through The Pain
Today I was up at 4am... why you ask? Because of back pain. I made a decision a while back that if I was tossing and turning in bed because of back pain I would just get up and get going for the day. So, that means that a lot of days I'm up before my alarm clock. But I don't just lounge on the couch when I get up early, I get up and get moving! I got my day 1 post submitted to The Daily HIIT while drinking some hot lemon water, and then did some other blogging activities until 4:30 rolled around and I got up and hit day 2!
The workoutFor day 2 Rita leads us through a 12 minute HIIT workout that uses just your sandbag if you have it, if not, you can also use dumbbells. Find the workout video along with a workout breakdown and warm-up/cool down videos for day 2 here.
- Side plank leg lift & through: I had to change this to a standard side plank hold. Once my core is stronger again I'll try these again and see if I can't do them, but after not working out for 3 months, I'm a little weak.
- Single leg thrust (bridge): Single leg bridges are something I've never been able to do, even when I was in physical therapy for my back. They just cause too much pain for me, so I did a standard weighted bridge for the two rounds.
- Sandbag swing: this I had to change to a CrossFit style kettle-bell swing since forward momentum from a sandbag swing pulls me off balance and strains my back.