I am back baby! Back to my regularly scheduled program. Last week and this week, I consistently got in the gym, something I use to do an auto pilot. It turns out though (I will say this over and over again), that when I spend the day programming and training for others, my workout plans go out the window. For a while that was just fine with me. I needed a rest, my days were jam packed, I was still staying active in my days… but my body adapted and got used to my non-training life, so I ramped up and prioritized my own workouts and I have never felt this good in a while!
Sometimes I just have to get outside and move. I have been feeling unmotivated and uninspired in the gym setting. This past Saturday, however, was the first warm, beautifully sunny Saturday I’ve had in a while. I had no agenda. No work. No exams. Just nothing. That is truly beautiful to me.
This week’s work out includes the use of a TRX suspension system, or you can use gymnastics rings. You need some kind of suspension for rows or ring rows, where you hold on to the grips and pull your body up to the grips/handles/rings. It’s always a bonus to add a second pause at the top of the pull. Try it for yourself!
I’ve been neglecting you.
It’s not you.
The 2018 CrossFit Open ended. I did each workout as prescribed, meaning I lifted amounts of weight as written, and followed all the rules on burpees, handstand push-ups etc. Each year, I can compare fitness to others around the world and see my ranking over the years. I was a little disheartened at first to learn that I did worse than last year, according to my ranking. Continue reading
Athletes are focused. Athletes are dedicated. Athletes are ambitious. Athletes are intense. We do what it takes to train, practice, condition, work hard, fine-tune and push our limits to be the fittest and perform 110% at our sport. My chosen sport: CrossFit, the “sport of fitness” as it is known by the global CrossFit community.
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Whoa. Last week was a whirlwind for me. My routine got shaken up as I begun a new job last week. It was time for a new rhythm though. I like routine, but yawn… I like my routine in intervals, i.e. mix it up a bit, then get into a groove, then add or subtract a variable, etc. This is how I grow. Stagnancy is never a good thing for me. That being said, last week was all over the place. I felt emotionally and physically drained. My soul needed stillness. So, what did I do? I listened. Continue reading
There is this thing. It occurs every year, and it happens every week for five weeks beginning the end of February (today) to March. It is known by those who are familiar with CrossFit as “The Open.” Dun dun dun… It brings a crazy mix of feelings ranging from fear, excitement, nervousness, motivation, etc. For those unfamiliar with the CrossFit world, it’s pretty much five surprise workouts announced weekly that brings together the CrossFit community. It is incredible in that sense. Community is huge in CrossFit. Personally speaking, my gym and every coach, member, dog, etc. in it, do not just fall into the category of “fitness,” but also “friendship.” The Open magnifies this experience globally. That’s right. I said, globally. Continue reading
Today is not a special day. Today is not my birthday. Today is Monday. Today seems to be filled with the same mundane tasks in my schedule—yet today, today felt like something more when I woke up this morning. When I woke up very late 10 minutes ago, thus making myself unable to attend class—yet, I woke today feeling refreshed, feeling content, feeling like it is a special day, and I knew. Continue reading
It’s weird to say this, but I’m surrendering to this war I’ve been fighting in my body. I’ve mentioned briefly here and there about my symptoms and never ending trips to the doctor’s and laboratories, unless we’ve personally chatted, then I’ve probably ranted your ear off (sorry ’bout that…). I’ve had viles of blood taken, physical examinations, EKGs, salivary tests and I’ve had to pee in a freaking jug for 24 HOURS. TMI? Nah. Welcome to my personal hell these past few months. What is worst of all however, is that I am still undiagnosed and the medical system has left me on my own again. So here I am. Left to keep on fightin’ until I don’t have fight left in me–and well, that day came this morning… Continue reading