Since I’ve been feeling a bit less than myself lately, I finally decided this past week that I was done with those feelings. I decided that I was done with my excuses, done with my negativity and done with seeing life through darker lenses. We all go through times like these, but it’s how we deal with those times that sets us apart from others. And I personally didn’t want to drown in my own sorrow.
And I only changed a few things in my life to get back on track to feeling my best –
- I removed any excess sugar from my diet.
- I cut out all alcohol, even while at 2 Halloween parties over the weekend.
- I upped my workouts for the week to add a few more endorphins.
- I worked my ass off.
I finally got fed up of my own bullsh*t. I got sick and tired of feeling sorry for myself so I took the responsibility of my own feelings into my own hands. Are things exactly where I want them to be? No. But I’ve taken a step in the right direction all because of the few changes I made.
If you’ve been feeling down or off or just not yourself, it may be time to take a look at why you are feeling that way. No more excuses or playing the blame game. Just simply change some of your actions that are leading you to feel off or down. Take a deep look and you may find the answer quicker than you thought. For me, these 4 actions have me in a much better place this Monday morning and I’m prepped and ready for a great, productive week! And I know if I can do it, you can too!
Sunday – Workout in hotel gym in Beaver Creek
3 rounds for time:
- 400m run
- 20 weighted dumbbell walking lunges
- 15 dumbbell thrusters
- 10 pike push ups
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Every Minute On The Minute x 12: 1 Hang Snatch @ 80%. Stay at this weight the entire time – I used 85#
Then 9 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
- 15 Power Snatch (115/75)
- 30 Wall Ball
I got 4+8 using 65# and 14#
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Deadlift: 4 x 5, first set at 75%, building (15 mins) – I worked up to 175#
Then For Time: (11 min cap)
- 940m Run
- 50 Push Jerk (135/95)
- 50/40 Calorie Row
I finished in 9:31 using 65#
Wednesday – Boxing Class at Compass Fitness through Class Pass
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Workout by Myself
- 3×20 barbell hip thrusts with 30 sec hold on the 20th rep
- 6 pull ups after every set of hip thrusts
- 10/10 barbell static lunge
- 10 tricep pull down followed by 10 pull throughs (2nd set 8×8 and 3rd set 6×6)
- 10 sumo stance barbell back squats
- 10 bicep curls (2nd set – 15 at lighter weight, 3rd set – 20 at lighter weight)
Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class
25 minute Partner AMRAP:
- 60 deadlift (225/155)
- 60 wall balls
- 60 lateral burpees over the bar
- 940m run together
*1 person working at a time – we got 1 round + 600m run
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Once I woke up, I started my day off how I always do – with coffee at 6am. I made a hot cup of nespresso with a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, some liquid stevia, cinnamon and a heaping tablespoon of collagen.
Before a morning workout, I had half Primal Kitchen peanut butter bar at 8am.
After a workout, I had a Wonder bowl at Just Be Kitchen. This had a kale puree, butternut squash, parsnips, brussels sprouts and sausage. I also had 1/2 an iced vanilla sweet cream latte and a few bites of a baked almond flour pancake.
For a snack later on, I had a small bowl of leftovers. Those leftovers included a meat sauce I had made before along with some roasted brussels sprouts and delicata squash.
For dinner, I ordered a lettuce wrapped burger at Five Guys that had cheese, bacon, sautéed onions and mushrooms and pickles. I didn’t finish all of it.
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