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
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
I admit it. I was sick last week. Despite ALL of my precautions and sanitary behavior the week before, like my uptake in vitamin C for example. I guess it is difficult to fight a college community teeming with infection. It did not turn out to be the flu, thank goodness, although Wednesday (at my worst) had me worried. I am feeling way better now, though still runny nose, my lethargy and head congestion are fading. So how did I beat this week? Here are my tips to take care of myself while staying on a fitness program.
I have not felt myself lately. I have felt bogged down, stressed out, and really anxious. I often seem to spread myself too thin, trying to accomplish many tasks in a small amount of time in order to feel successful and make sure I do not let others down. During one of my recent chaotic clouds though, I made myself pause for a moment to ask, “Aren’t I on summer break?” One of my biggest fears in life is not having enough time, but if I am trying to cram too many experiences in a brief period of time, won’t I miss something? Continue reading