A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday! How about those Eagles!! If you didn’t know, I am from outside Philly originally so am a Philadelphia sports fan. They kicked major ass last night and I hope they continue to play that way in the Super Bowl.
I don’t know about you, but I am still going through this weird phase in working out. Same days I love it and some days I hate it. More often than not, I can’t bring myself to want to workout, which is quite strange for me. Usually I love to workout – it gives me all those happy endorphins and I like challenging myself to get better each day. I also have a lot going on in my business right now and I think that it is effecting me. Granted I feel blessed to be busy, but I think this weekend it all caught up to me.
On Saturday I wanted to get in a quick workout before I headed to brunch. I decided on this 10 minute EMOM that I have done in the past. I know I am not in the same shape I was when I did it before, so I went 10# lighter. Well it was still a huge struggle. I had to take a break after 3 minutes because I couldn’t’ keep up and I felt pretty weak. I started back up after a minute rest and during the second minute I felt horrible again and pretty much lost it.
I don’t cry that often (aka like ever), but I just burst out in tears and had a really good cry session for a few minutes. Luckily I was just at my house and not at my gym. I just felt so weak and sad that I was struggling so much with something I knew I could do before. And all the stress I was feeling over the past few weeks (and months) and into this year finally needed to be released.
I think as a whole, we put way too much pressure on ourselves (myself included). Whether that be in the gym, with our business, our family, or whatever. There is way too much stress around this stuff and it isn’t doing us any good – it is actually taking a toll on our health. I know I am 100% guilty of this and it has affected my life in many ways.
One of my goals this year was to chill out, but so far I have been pretty bad at doing it. This weekend made me realize that I need to take a step back and focus on what is most important – my relationship with Michael, my friends and family, and just enjoying life. As much as I love seeing my business grow, at this point the stress I am feeling is not making it as enjoyable as it should be and I need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Life should be filled with excitement, laughter, and fun and not constant stress and anxiety.
Sunday – CrossFit City Limits open gym
for time with a partner:
150 KB swings (55/35)
150 push ups
150 air squats
We finished in 20:05
Monday – rest
Tuesday – rest
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits
odd: :15 max C2B pull-ups
even: :30 max double unders
100 double unders
25 toes 2 bar
25 deadlifts (225/155/50%)
50 box jump overs (24″/20″)
I finished in 8:00 using 125#
Thursday – CrossFit City Limits
4 x 4:00 rounds (4:00 rest)
30/20 calorie row
20 jumping squats
max shuttle runs in remaining time
I finished with 10, 12, 15, and 11 runs I believe. This was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.
Friday – rest
Saturday – attempted a workout at home and wasn’t feeling it (mentioned above) so stopped