Re-vamping My At Home Workout List + Shin Splint Rehab

I’ve decided to come up with a new at-home workout list, aka my at-home “physical therapy list.”

I’ve mentioned me attempting to do this before (about a month ago), and it pretty much was a failure. I know, I know, I should remember to do these exercises. My my leg was feeling great and I was doing really well, and then after ramping up how many ballet classes I’m doing and my running  workouts–it started to ache a lot again. I had also started to slack a little bit with icing my leg, which I imagine wasn’t helping matters. Fortunately, I’ve done a pretty good job at remembering to drink enough water with a few exceptions.

It’s often written about that it takes 21 days to form a habit. Well, I don’t know if that’s definitely true, but it’s what I’m going to attempt to do.  I’ve reduced my daily workout list in hopes of getting it done every day (or maybe even twice a day).  The list is a combination of what I was doing in PT as well as some recommendations from articles.

I’ll start with roughly 15 reps of everything and work up from there:


I decided to include the planks and also upper leg workouts so that I can start to develop more ab and core strength as well as stronger legs in general.


I’m thinking about rewarding myself with a new leotard if I can successfully complete 3 weeks (or 21 days) of doing this rehab workout everyday. I’m three days in so far (I started on Saturday). Wish me luck!

How do you motivate yourself to workout on a regular basis, especially the stuff you don’t really want to do?  I never want to do any strength training, but I know it’ll be the key to me feeling better!

Note: The views, opinions, positions, research, analyses, strategies or other information discussed here are my views and are for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or physician. These recommendations are not medical guidelines but are for educational purposes only. Consult a physician prior to starting any fitness program.


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