Helloooooo out there! I hope your Monday morning is off to a wonderful start! Even though I ended up on the couch last night because I couldn’t sleep, I woke up with Jackson cuddling in my armpit so I’m happy as can be. After traveling so much, I’ve been spending most of my days just cuddling my pup. Why are dogs the best ever?
Anywho, it’s been so nice to get back to a routine after traveling the past two weeks. I’m now back at home and back to doing CrossFit 5x per week. The only thing that has changed is I have to modify a good amount. After years of competing in CrossFit, I have some injuries and issues that I have begun to deal with as I get a little older. I’m seeing a chiropractor weekly and now I’m no longer doing overhead squats, barbell snatches, handstand push ups and barbell push jerks. I have no interest doing any other workouts regularly at this point so we will see how modifying workouts goes!
The main reason I continue to do CrossFit and find ways to fit it into my abilities is for my own state of mind. I shared last week on the blog and on my podcast that I had a hard time at other gyms because I found myself falling back into old habits and talking badly about myself whenever I saw myself in the mirror…which was the entire time at every gym I went to. My CrossFit gym doesn’t have mirrors and we don’t talk about getting a tighter butt or slimmer legs or a bikini body. We just talk about what’s going on in our lives and what we are going to squat that day or how far we made it in our workout.
I still have some negative…