6 Weeks to 6 Pack: Week Two

It;s Tuesday and you know what that means! Time for another 6W26P update...

But before we get into all that I want to take a minute and thank every single one of you for your kind words of encouragement regarding my last post. It's just another affirmation of why I love this community so much. You guys totally rock!

As you know I am now in week 2 of 6W26P. I've been alternating between level one and level two to keep things interesting and in all honesty I am really digging this DVD. Say what you will about Jillian Michaels but she sure gets you moving!

Here's the photo you've all been waiting for:

I think I can safely say that I am starting to see some more definition but even better then that I am starting to feel stronger and strength = sexy in my books!

Workouts Last Week:

Wednesday- Rest
Thursday- Spinning (40 minutes)
Friday- No More Trouble Zones (50 min) and 6W26P (35 min)
Saturday- Yoga Meltdown (35 min)
Sunday- Rest
Monday- Tabata (45 min) 6W26P (35 min)
Tuesday- Jogging (20 min) Elliptical (25 min)

Eats Last Week:


A good mix of whole grains, lean protein, fresh vegetables and fruit, high protein dairy and water.

Overall a very good week except for one thing. As I mentioned in a previous post I took an extra rest day last week to nurse a nagging pain in my leg. Assuming that it was a strain of some sort I figured that I day of rest and a few days off of running would alleviate the pain. Unfortunately I was wrong.

During my light run today (1.5 miles at a 11:26 pace) I felt the pain within minutes and was so bothered by it that I cut the run short (down from 3 miles) and hopped on the lower impact elliptical machine.

I'm just going to put it out there; the thought of an injury scares the shit outta me! I don't want to be hurt. I don't want to be side tracked. I don't want to fall behind. On top of that I am scared that being sidelined will cause me to fall off the band wagon altogether and by the time I'm ready to run again I really won't want to.

On the flip side I don't want to risk a more severe injury. I don't want to exacerbate what may be a minor problem. I don't want to turn what could have been a weeks' rest into a months' or more.

End freak out.

My plan at this point is to have a low impact cardio day tomorrow, ice the trouble spot often and test it out on the treadmill on Friday. If the pain doesn't start to subside within a few days a trip to the physician is in order.

Less running was not what I wanted but perhaps this is a lesson in what you want is not always what you need.

So tell me, any advice for a potentially injured runner?


  1. Go easy on the injury and rest!! See if it goes away in a few days. Lots of ice. If it doesn't go away, I'd head to the doc! I hope it goes away on its own!!

  2. How many miles on your current shoes? I usually start hurting when it's time for new shoes.
    I know resting sucks, but so does being out of the game for months because of an injury that could have been avoided.

  3. I hope that injury goes away! I've never been to the doctor for an injury. I just take time off and hope it goes away :)

  4. Woah! Your abs rock! I wouldn't give all the credit to Jillian - you are doing the workouts, she's just telling you to :)

    Really sucks about your leg, but I think your plan sounds like a good one. As long as you keep exercising no matter what the exercise is, it's hard to fall off the band wagon.

  5. I understand how scary the thought of injury can be. It's so good that you are acknowledging it and resting. So many people ignore injuries and hope they go away. Hope your leg feels better soon!

  6. I think low impact cardio is definitely a good decision. When I'm feeling sore I usually just stick to the elliptical or bike, and of course, always remember to take my rest day on Saturdays. Feel better Sam! :)

  7. advice for an (maybe) injured runner: REST! and stretch.
    i totally did NOT follow my own advice and it totally effed me up! so now i am taking it easy and slowly building.
    take a week off running and concentrate on stretching and strengthening!

  8. First, killer abs girl! I wish I had taken a before shot when I started JM's 6W6P to see if I am getting the results I've seen with others posting their success. I definitely feel stronger so that is a start. As for injury advice, listen to your body and don't go back too soon risking re-injury.

  9. nice abs! looks like you're off to a great start - considering you have 4 more weeks to go! i'm impressed : )

    glad i found you via the great balancing act. will definitely stop by again soon!


  10. Look at that sexy six pack you have going on- go you!!

    Sorry, no advice for the injured runner... I've just decided to pick a new exercise, but I realize not everyone likes that solution :)

  11. I think you're doing the absolute right thing with a potential injury. You're icing, and resting. I'm sure you'll heal up quick.

  12. Icing and resting is the right move. Look at that sexy flat tummy!! :)

  13. awww, sorry about your injury!!!

    Ice and rest is best!!

    And I see a very noticable difference in your tummy! yay!!!! that is awesome. I can't wait till the day I can show everyone my transformation post pregnancy!

  14. Injuries scare me too! This past week I had terrible thigh pain, so I just walked for my excercise for a few days until it felt better. I hated it, but it was something that felt ok but still kept me moving so I didn't feel like a slug.