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!
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
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
A lot can happen in a year. 2015 has been my year that is without a doubt. I have grown in so many ways and really nailed down what I stand for and who I want to strive to become. Of course, I am going to give you all a run down of how exactly how I have changed for the better this year, and you will get to see fun pics of some highlights of this year’s adventures with my friends, but to leave it at that would just be unfair. Unfair because I am not the only one on this planet that has changed this year. Every one of us has had an adventurous year for certain. Continue reading
If you’re passionate about something, and I mean really passionate about something, you pursue it through all ends of the Earth. You stand for it. You believe in it. You defend it. This “something” can take many forms whether it be a career, hobby, person, etc. For me, this something is Crossfit.
You decieve. You trick. You are bad with ratios. You make others feel bad. It’s not me, it’s 100% you. I’m breaking up with you.
Emily Continue reading
And I’m proud to be an American, where at least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
I know many get lost in the three-day weekend with BBQ’s, sales, friend and family gatherings, but Memorial Day is not a picnic to those who truly know the meaning behind it. Don’t get me wrong, I do take part in the three-day weekend festivities, but only after I reflect on those lives lost that fought for my country’s freedom. I pray for those families and friends of those fallen soldiers and admire them for their bravery and strength. Continue reading
I am so sorry to all of my tremendous followers. I have been no where to be seen on here on Journey for Jessi lately. For those of you following my Instagram, you know I haven’t been completely missing in action. You have seen so many tidbits lately that I owe it to you all (and myself) to fill in the pieces. Continue reading