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A Fitness Friday Birthday

Does anyone know what today is?

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AND it’s Fitness Friday, does it get any better?

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It wasn’t my best week in terms of fitness. I got to spend a couple short days in LA seeing some friends I haven’t in far too long and it was more important to me to spend that time with them vs fitting in formal exercise so no complaints here.

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The RV has white boards covering most of the walls. Last week I wrote this quote on the board by my bed so I see it every morning when I wake and every night before I go to sleep. This is definitely one of those quotes that is so true and that I think we all need to remember more. I’m constantly reminding myself that I can do anything I dream possible and the only thing that holds me back, is when I believe I can’t do it.

In my fitness, in my life, in my health, and in anything else I may dream up.

Friday 
Rest
Saturday
Walking around Santa Monica
Sunday
Rest
Monday 4/6
First City CrossFit event
14-10-6
Strict Ring rows
Ring dips
Squat cleans (55#)
Time: 7:57
Tuesday 4/7
20 air squats
20 hand release pushups
20 lunges (R+L=1)
20 Dips
20 Supermans
20 V-ups
40 Situps
Wednesday 4/8
10 min double under practice
15 min AMRAP w/ 8lb med ball:
20 front squats
20 overhead walking lunge
20 shoulder to overhead
20 sit-ups w/ med ball
Score: 4 + 10 lunges
Thursday 4/9
Rest
How was your fitness this week?
Who has fun plans for the weekend?

What I Haven’t Been Doing Lately (But Should Be)

I have to admit something’s been missing lately. Scratch that a couple somethings.

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I love CrossFit and while I’ve already mentioned that I’m missing being in the box on a daily basis and working on my strength and skills, I’ve been really proud of myself lately for creating some great WODs to do either in or outside of the RV. I’ve been keeping myself active and then loving every moment I get at an event to be inside a box and lifting weights.

But there’s other things that aren’t happening…

It’s been nearly 2 weeks since I went out for a run and at least a month since I did yoga.

I’m not okay with this. Yes, I’m still finding other ways to stay active but this is my meditation, this is my outlet and chance to focus back in on myself and what I need, this is my chance to recharge and think and brainstorm. I haven’t had it and I can tell.

I’m not sharing this with you all so you can tell me to put my shoes on and walk out the door.

I’m not telling you this so you tell me to roll out my mat and breathe.

This isn’t for you. It’s for me.

It’s to remind myself that I need those things, I love those things and my body craves those things. I need to stop telling myself “I’ll do it later” and instead, roll out of bed and do it NOW! Move NOW! Run NOW! Stretch NOW! Breathe NOW!

I’ll thank myself for it later. For the fact that I did it before the day got crazy and before I could make any excuses. And for the fact that I’ll feel amazing – physically AND mentally.

So…today I run. It won’t be easy. In fact, I’m sure it’ll be hard but I’m going to push through, I’m going to give it all I have and when all is said and done, I’m going to be so thankful I did it.

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TOL style.