The time has come, it’s finally the New Year. And that means it’s finally time for you to decide what kind of person you want to be. Do you want to be the person who makes resolutions and doesn’t stick to them? Or do you want to be the person who makes resolutions and dominates them? Who conquers what they set out to do.
Fitness isn’t just about health or physique, it’s so much more. Fitness is proving to yourself that you are worth more than you may have thought before. Fitness is about goal setting and accomplishments. Fitness is about holding yourself to a higher standard and believing in yourself. When I finally found the fitness that inspired me and kept me excited, I became a better person than I was before. I became the person I always wanted to be but had no vision of.
This 2017 can be anything you want it to be. It can be the year that you set goals then forget about them OR it can be the year that you become proud of who you are, inside and outside. The year I found CrossFit, everything changed, and every year has become a better year than the last. Because of CrossFit, I’m more patient, I’m happier, I’m less stressed, I eat better, I drink less, I’m a better wife, I’m a goal setter, I’m a goal conquerer, I’m a dreamer…I’m the person I want to be. All because I decided that health was important to me.
I’m not saying you should do CrossFit. I don’t care what workout you do, but do something. Walk, run, spin, try zumba, yoga, pilates, Orange Theory, boot camp, group fitness classes, barre, gymnastics, climbing, swimming, hiking, surfing. Whatever you can try, do it. Figure out what you love. What gets you excited to do it again tomorrow. Whether you like to go to the gym by yourself or meet up with a friend. Figure it out. Take care of you. Be the person you want to be. Our bodies were made to move, so move them. And become better than yesterday, every single day of the month.
Be the 2017 you that you have always dreamed of.
Now here’s a peek at what I did last week in the gym!
Sunday – Rest day
Monday – Rest day
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway class
25 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
60 Calories on Assault Bike
20 Muscle Ups or 20 Burpee pull Ups
I got 1 round + 420 calories doing burpee pull ups
Wednesday – Workout with friends
Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes:
Min 1: 10 barbell step ups (I used 55#)
Min 2: 50 double unders
Min 3: 10/10 barbell bulgarian split squats (I used 55#)
Min 4: 10 burpee box overs
Every minute on the minute for 16 minutes:
min 1: 5 Back Squats @ 70%
min 2: 9 Strict Handstand Push Ups
I used 115# and 1 ab mat for my hspu
Then 9 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
9 Deadlift (225/155)
9 Chest to Bar Pull Ups
40 Double Unders
I got 5+10 using 125# and doing regular kipping pull ups
Friday – see video here
5 rounds for time:
20 landmine oblique twists (total)
10/10 landmine lunge to press
20 burpees over bar
10/10 landmine front squat to twist press
I finished around 32 minutes
20 minute As Many Rounds As Possible:
16 kettlebell swings (70/55)
16 box jumps with step down (24/20)
I got 5 rounds using 35#
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Free Travel Workout:
20 jumping air squats
20 jumping lunges (total)
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What I Ate in a Day:
Started off with 1/2 cup coffee with some heavy cream and liquid stevia (I rarely drink my whole cup of coffee.
After working on the blog, I made a breakfast of 2 Teton Water jalapeño brats, wilted arugula, and 1/2 sweet plantain.
Couple hours later before I left for the gym, I ate this yogurt.
Then on the way to the gym, I had 3 of these larabar bites.
After the workout, I reheated some leftover salmon and kale with some rice on the side (no, rice is not strict paleo, but I eat it because it doesn’t irritate my gut) while working at the gym before coaching.
While I coached, I snacked on this Justin’s hazelnut butter packet.
After coaching 3 classes, I snacked on some Siete Foods NEW tortilla chips with some salsa while I made dinner. For dinner, I made 1 taco with a Siete Foods cassava tortilla with ground buffalo, taco spices, salsa, cilantro, and lime juice. Then I made a little extra taco ingredients without the tortilla on the side!
After dinner, I had a small piece of Eating Evolved caramel crunch chocolate.
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