Look how delicate and lovely my metatarsals and phlanges are!
If you’re anywhere near a Bodies exhibit, I really recommend a trip. First of all, it’s not gross at all (and this is coming from someone who covers her eyes when watching House). I was really overwhelmed by the beauty of human anatomy each time I went, and I felt a surge of that awe again when I got to peer inside my foot on Friday.
Of course, we’re not in wacky old antiquity, where they took routine fluoroscopes at the shoe store. These are diagnostic x-rays, and it turns out I’ve broken my littlest toe at Aikido class.
So, if people want to give me a little crowdsourcing help, I’ve been trying to become stronger by alternating between the 200 squats and 100 push-ups apps, but both are nixed during the six week recovery period. I definitely recommend these. I followed the 200 sit-ups one to completion, and do 200 situps before bed and when I wake up now. And when I started the push-up app, I couldn’t do one push-up. I followed the program doing push-ups off a table until I was strong enough to start over doing kneeling push-ups, and, after about three weeks of that, I was able to restart doing actual push-ups.
While all those exercises are kiboshed, can people recommend any upper body exercises that won’t involve putting any pressure on my foot? Bonus points if I can outsource deciding what to do to a schedule, like I do with the apps or if there’s an easy way to gamify them. I have access to a gym with weights and machines and stuff, but I’d like to have some stretches and/or exercises I can do at home, so there’s a low barrier to actually exercising.