Tip: sticking to a gym schedule

I’ve said already that one of the reasons that drew me to checkout CrossFit is that you need to register for classes. It forces me to check my schedule each week and book in my sessions. Typically, I have a regular schedule as I prefer routine, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and now I add in a…

It's a brain game

When talking to my friends/family about CrossFit lately, I’ve been repeating, “It’s a brain game,” as part of my description. I think that’s one of CrossFit’s secrets of success – tricking the mind. There are two ways I’ve noticed this: First, there’s my own personal transition in my thinking. Seven weeks ago, I’d look at…

I beat my odds! A CrossFit journey.

Well first off, Happy New Year, everyone! I do hope your holiday season was safe and filled with good memories. My biggest hindrance to keeping up a gym schedule is a break in routine. Often, I can be amazing at keeping at it until 1) Christmas break 2) Spring Break 3) Summer break or 4)…

The NO FOOD ZONE

I’ve started intermittent fasting. More details on this in a future post. However, one of the key steps I needed to help me be successful was to create a NO FOOD ZONE. We made an “oasis” in our bedroom, where my husband and I can hang out, watch TV, I focus on whatever project currently…

Delicate

A funny moment at Crossfit: The coach was helping me figure out push presses. [What’s a push press? Resting a bar across the front of your shoulders, you squat and drive up fast, pushing through your legs so the energy travels to the bar that then jumps up towards the ceiling, using your arms to…

Crossfit – The Good. The Bad. And the Ugly.

I’ve completed two Crossfit sessions! The Good: The class was easier than I thought. Not that the exercises themselves are easier (see the bad and the ugly. LOL), but the class as a whole was not what I had in my head. I envisioned repeated HIIT sessions back to back for the whole class. (HIIT…

The liar in your head.

I’m facing THAT moment. Tonight is my last evening of on ramp cross-fit lessons. After today, I have to buy an actual membership and then start a new routine. Feels a bit daunting to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, the training has been great… mostly. I mean I feel good after, so that’s important….

When you really really really don’t want to… do it now.

Autumn is a difficult time for me, as it is for many people who deal with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) or depression issues that seem to heighten at this time of year. The one thing that helps so much when dealing with mental health issues is exercise. ~You know this.~~I know this.~ Yet, it’s the…

Mindset Reset

You may have seen me mention Mel Robbins on my blog in the past, or share her Tweets on Twitter, etc. I really like what she has to say. On January 1st, she started a 35-day online training program called Mindset Reset. It’s about learning to change your negative thinking habits into deliberate and positive…

Holiday Wishes

I just love miniature villages. This picture makes me smile. 🙂 I wish each of you,  a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season!