These past few months have been a learning experience. I went back to school in hopes of attaining a Master’s Degree. This is something I always wanted to achieve ever since I was a little girl. As I grow older, I realize that in just a few short years my life is likely to change drastically. I will hopefully be moving forward in my career which will give me more responsibilities as well as the possibility of starting a family. With that in mind, I quickly began my studies. Let’s be honest…… the likelihood that I would finish school WHILE I have kids is pretty minimal.
With school and work taking up a majority of my time, something had to give. So it was either sacrificing quality time with my huney or giving up Crossfit temporarily. As you can see in my previous posts, it has been quite a while since I talk about Crossfit so it is easy to assume what I gave up. While I love the workout and my ACF gym, I love my fiance more
I took this semester off because I needed a mental break. After much deliberation (and looking in the mirror) it was obvious that I needed to reincorporate a part of my old lifestyle. I was in the best shape of my life while I was in Crossfit so I emailed my old coach at Alamo Crossfit and signed myself up for July My hopes are that I can find a way to incorporate my workouts early in the morning before the next semester starts. This way I can keep both in my life!
I went to my neighborhood gym on Monday and Wednesday in anticipation for the CF workouts next month. Man, I am out of shape. I struggled to run 3 miles when I know I have the ability to run 26. See what a setback it is when you stop taking care of your body?? Most people don’t understand. They say “You look great” and “Oh whatever, you’re not fat”. Well- I know I’m not fat- but I’m also not lean and healthy like I used to be. My energy levels went down when I stopped CF. I also allowed certain foods back in my life that I know are not good for me…. (looks good doesn’t it?)
Making those types of decisions quickly set back all of the progress I had made. This blog post is my affirmation that I will not go back to that again! I want high energy levels, no more bloated feeling, happiness about the way I look and my strength and endurance back. So the question is simple…. Do I choose Burgers or Planks?
Monday: Ran 2 miles- 15 minute ab workout with pushups. Leg workout- leg press and lunges. (breakfast and lunch- MyFit Foods)
Wednesday: Ran2.5 miles- 15 minute ab workout with pushups. Arm workout- Triceps, Deltoids, Biceps and Back Press (breakfast and lunch- MyFit Foods, dinner- Home made fish tacos- catfish and shrimp, corn tortillas, green beans, carrots, corn, spinach with mango pico de gallo)