Good morning and happy Monday out there!! It is all kinds of dreary here in Colorado this morning so I’m moving just a tad slower. But I’m still prepped and ready to get a great workout in this morning! Time to kick Monday off in the best way possible!
Last week on the blog, a reader asked if I could share my perspective on fitness throughout life which I thought was such a different type of topic that I’ve never really touched on.
- Ages 9-15 I swam on swim team in the summer then 2 years in high school
- Once I quit swim team, ages 16-18 were spent in gym trying to figure out how to lose weight because I had hit puberty and my weight quickly changed since my diet was terrible. I had one session with personal trainer to help me figure out how to lift some weights and get a little more comfortable in the gym.
- Ages 18-20 in college were spent HATING my body and feeling like I didn’t belong in the gym. I felt lost and insecure, so I mostly spent my time in the gym on the treadmill or stair master for hours at a time. The whole goal at this time in my life was to burn as many calories as possible.
- Ages 21-24 were spent in a CrossFit gym, working out multiple times per day in hopes of competing in the CrossFit Games. I only made it to Regionals twice, but this was a big life changing time for me because I finally stopped thinking about burning calories and concentrated on lifting goals instead.
- After competing and putting on 30 pounds, I decided to stop competing and begin lifting much lighter plus taking way more rest days. I began adding in different types of…