I had trouble motivating myself to work out once my mobile was feeling more natural, about 3 months post replacement. Physio has signed off, I was pain free and feeling good about myself and my basic functioning. Just enjoying my abilities to be pain free and move. Were previously, I would work out to help with my pain management in the long-run. A little pain now to push through, less pain later on a day to day basis.
My motivation for this work out at home was to get through the road trip that I had coming up (to New Brunswick from Ontario, going through the States, with my parents). Having a purpose and goal was important. And doing what I could before a 2-3 day road trip would be worth it!
I don’t usually work out at home on Saturday’s but with this being the first Saturday without rugby I was energized to get a workout in before heading out for the evening.
My work out consisted of 3-4 sets of the following:
Wall Squats w. Bosu Ball (10-12 reps)
Side steps w. resistant bands (10 reps a side)
Donkey Kicks w. ankle weights (10 reps a side)
These basic moves got me moving and prepared for the road trip ahead.