A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday! We had a really relaxing and a somewhat productive weekend and I’m ready to take those good vibes into the week. If you read my workout recap last week, you saw that I am trying to take it a little easier in the gym to help get my stress levels down.
When I posted it on Instagram, some of you asked why as you have heard the opposite about stress and exercise. And yes, that is completely true – usually it’s the good kind of stress that working out does for our bodies. But if your body is already under a lot of stress (like me), high intensity workouts (like CrossFit) have a high stress response and it may just be adding to it. There is no really way to tell, I’m just going to try some less intense things or scale back my weights some to see if it helps!
Which is what I did last week (along with some other things) and am already feeling a little better. I did DT at a lower weight that I have done in the past. While it felt weird going lighter, it just meant that the workout would be done faster than before. And I focused on my breathing and making sure I was not rushing the movements.
I also did some cupping and acupuncture that felt amazing! After taking two days off and getting that done, I felt so good on Saturday for my workout. I want to try to start doing it more often even though it can get pretty pricey.
Hoping to continue to lower my stress levels throughout the rest of the month with some lower intensity workouts, better sleep, less technology, and just being in the moment and relaxing more! What do you do when you are really stressed?
Sunday – rest
Monday – CrossFit City Limits workout
12 deadlifts (155/105/60%)
9 hang power cleans
6 push jerks
I finished in in 6:40 using 75#
Tuesday – run
3-3.5 mile run
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – rest
Friday – CrossFit City Limits workout
15 overhead squats (95/65/35%)
I finished in 15:55 RX – it was 30 degrees outside when we did this and I definitely just went at a slower and easier pace (and going off what I said above about taking it easier at the gym)
Saturday – CrossFit City Limits workout
toes 2 bar
band good mornings
I finished in 16:41 RX