I’m having a bit of a late start on this Monday. The temperatures finally cooled down so I woke up to a house that was 65 degrees and a comforter that was the best cuddler ever. And it is foggy AF here so it’s difficult to know what time it is. I’m going to say it’s 5:45 like it normally is when I wake up instead of 7:20. Lying to yourself is always healthy.
Speaking of healthy, last week was a different kind of healthy week. Instead of working out 5 days in a week and cooking all my meals, I was traveling. And instead of finding a gym to workout at in Lake Tahoe, I simply decided to take some time off. I rarely take a large chunk of time off from the gym, but the body definitely needs that sometimes. So that’s what I did. I rested, I ate out, I had some dessert, and I didn’t worry once about not being in the gym. Because I know I will get back to it today now that I’m back in Denver. It’s so important to remember that if you’re working out regularly week after week, month after month, year after year…it’s ok to take some time off. And I know that’s hard for some people to do. But it’s healthy to give your body a break!
That doesn’t mean I’ll do the same next week while I’m traveling again. Next week I’m traveling to Charleston and I plan to work out every day that I’m there since I just took a break this past week. It’s all about balance! But don’t forget that rest is a good thing! It lets your body heal, it lets your muscle rebuild, and it even gives your mind a break. We are always taught that more is better, but never told that rest and relaxation are just as vital. So if you are working out regularly and have been for a long time, look at your schedule and plan a few rest days in a row. Your body is going to be quite pleased with you!
Sunday – Rest Day
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
90 sec of work – 30 sec of rest for 12 Rounds –
*After rounds 4 & 8, rest is 90 sec
- 6 Power Cleans (165/110)
- 12 Burpees
- In remainder of 90 secs – Max Calorie Row
**score is Lowest number of calories in any of the 12 rounds
My lowest number of calories was 4
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Back Squats: 3 x 7. First set at 65%, building. All reps have a 3 sec descent + 3 sec pause at bottom of each rep! (13 mins) – I got to 120#
Then 4 Rounds For Time: (12 min cap)
- 12 Strict HSPU
- 150m Run
- 6 Bar Muscle Up/Burpee Pull Up
I finished in 9:04 doing strict dumbbell press and burpee pull ups
Wednesday – Boxing Class at Compass Fitness through Class Pass
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – Rest Day
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