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)…

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…

2 steps to meet 2019 goals

In order to stick with my goals, and maybe help you stick with yours, I wanted to explore a bit how I plan to follow through this year. I learned a lot about taking micro-steps in 2018, I’ve put them into practice over the past several months, and they really do work. I’ve learned a…

The morning routine

A morning routine is a must for me. My routine helps me get organized and start my day on the right path and I’ve learned just how important this impacts my day being productive. Getting through my to-do list is important to me. I have lots to do and seeing things moving forward makes me…

TED Talks Recommendations 4

I am loving TED Talks, so many brilliant ideas. And it’s still helping me get through my cardio workouts. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been able to boost my time from 15 minutes to 40 minutes, all thanks to TED! I now watch two to three talks per workout. Here’s my recommendations: What are…

TED Talks Recommendations 3

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve watched several TED Talks while doing my cardio workout. Here’s three that I’d recommend: Art that Craves Your Attention – Aparna Rao Original eye-catching art that you have to look at. Light and humourous. The Paradox of Choice – Barry Schwartz Does more choice really equal freedom? Is…

TED Talk Recommendations 2

I’m still killing cardio with TED! Here’s my recommendations from what I’ve watched in the last little bit: Do Schools Kill Creativity? – Ken Robinson How Great Leaders Inspire Action – Simon Sinek The Puzzle of Motivation – Dan Pink I’d love your suggestions too. Enjoy!