I have been chugging along pretty well on the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle, but my fitness hit a snag a couple of weeks ago. I tore a calf muscle landing on some uneven ground while out running, and despite resting it for a few days, it continued to hurt whenever I tried to exercise.
I plan to do the Tongariro Crossing in a few short weeks, so not be able to exercise put quite a dampener on that plan. After a week and a half of having to abort my exercise plan each time due to pain, I decided to see a physiotherapist as I need to keep moving. He was brilliant, and I have strict instructions involving heat pads and stretching I must follow to the letter. Until I am given the all-clear to carry on with my running/hiit/stair-climbing routine I have started swimming and cycling instead. I hate spending money on exercise (gyms are not for me), and at $5 a pop my local pool isn’t cheap. At least it’s only for a week or two as the prognosis for my injury is good.