Helloooooo out there! And happy Monday! I am feeling refreshed and excited to get back to work after 4 full days off. Whenever I travel, I almost always work the entire time. But this vacation to Cabo with my husband was just about us. I did a tiny bit of work in the mornings before he woke up, but the rest of the trip was about bonding, catching up and relaxing like crazy. And that’s exactly what we did.
But before we left on vacation, I had a pretty insane week. So insane that I had to take 3 full days off of working out, which usually doesn’t happen. But as I’ve entered my 30’s, I’ve learned to listen to my body more and what it needs. At the beginning of last week, I prepped for cooking videos all day on Sunday, then I filmed 8 cooking videos on Monday followed by 5 workout videos on Tuesday. In the past, I would think that I was fine to go workout afterwards. But as I’ve gotten older and I understand adrenal fatigue a tad more, I now understand that putting my body through stress in a workout after it being in a state of stress all day while filming is a recipe for disaster. And that’s because I’ve tested that theory. I’ve worked out right after filming cooking videos and I found myself having a hard time getting out of bed the next day, or opening my computer or even having the energy to comment back to anyone on instagram. That’s how exhausted I was.
But it took me a while to understand what stress even looked liked. We are often taught what stress should feel like, but life stress doesn’t always fit those qualities that we’ve been taught. But if our body is in a constant state of fight-or-flight during a huge project or a life event or maybe even travel, the last thing we need to do is add stress on top of it. And at the end of the day, working out IS stress. You are stressing your bones, your ligaments, your joints, your brain…and your adrenals. And that constant state of stress WILL kick your ass at some point. You may feel exhausted, depressed, get sick…there are a lot of different ways it may manifest itself.
So instead of stressing your body more, give it some rest. Missing a couple workouts won’t ruin your goals or your plans. But constantly draining your body’s energy and beating up your adrenals will someday take it’s toll. So listen now, accept that life throws your curve balls, and then get back to your routine once everything calms down. Your body will thank you in the long run!
Sunday – Rest Day – Video Prep Day
Monday – Work Day – Cooking Videos
Tuesday – Work Day – Workout Videos
Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Deadlift : (16 mins)
- 7 @ 73%
- 6 @ 78%
- 5 @ 83%
- 4 @ 88%
- 3 @ 93% – I got to 185#
+ 5-10# each set from last time.
Then 8 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
- 60 DU
- 12 Front Rack Lunges (135/95)
I got 5+13 DU using 75#
Thursday – Rest Day – Traveling to Cabo
Friday – Workout in Cabo at The Resort at Pedregal – see video here
7 rounds for time:
- 10 DB bicep curls
- 20 side skater jumps
- 10 DB front squats
- 20 frog jumps
Saturday – Workout in Cabo at The Resort at Pedregal
Five 3 minute rounds with 1 minute rest between each round:
1 minute sprint on the woodway followed by 2 minutes of burpees until the 3 minutes is up.
Rest for 1 minute then repeat 4 more times!
I got 23-26 burpees each round
Free Travel Workout:
See Friday & Saturday Workouts
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