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Finding workout moves to do with a mini exercise band is actually harder than I expected.  Luckily, I was able to come up with some moves on my own.

  • Side leg raises with band around ankles
  • Forward and backward leg movement while lying on side with band around ankles
  • Opening and closing of knees with band around knees and knees bent to 90 degrees
  • Squats with band just below knees and pushing resistance outward
  • Stepping side ways with band around ankles
  • Band around knees and raising and lowering hips in bridge position while pushing resistance on band
  • Band around wrists, in plank position and lifting hands to feel resistance
My mom also sent me this video that I will try tomorrow.
Brian then sent me a text saying that he totally forgot his lunch in the refrigerator so I decided to bike it to him!
It is such a beautiful day outside which is much needed after a weekend full of rain.  The bike ride was pretty quick and a good way to squeeze in some cardio.
Unfortunately, my knee started to hurt around lunch time so I took some anti-inflammatory medicine and I am now doing the R.I.C.E. method in order to help it heal.
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression (I’m not really doing compression)
  • Elevation
Resting is so hard for me because I honestly feel like I always have a ton of pent-up energy inside of me that I just need to get out, but after talking to Mom about how important it is to rest and take it easy when things hurt differently than usual I am going to take it suuper easy this week on my poor little knee.
What do you do when you can’t do your usual workout because of pain or an injury?
Lunch
I then made myself a blackberry banana smoothie with a little spinach in it topped with granola.   I guess when I don’t have one for breakfast I have to squeeze my daily smoothie in somewhere.
Does anyone have any experience with knee injuries/pain and how they dealt with it?  I would love to have you share!!
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