Recovery workout after the mini triathlon was 30 min row at a slow pace and then some core work 🚣♀️ needed to get the acid out of my legs and they feel better now. Remember to take care of your body after a race / competition / event - its okay to get it moving but try and keep it slow and controlled. Video is of one of my favorite core exercises, as you can make it easier or harder depending on how heavy a weight you use. Enjoy your Monday folks !!😃 #nevermissamonday #recoveryworkout #crossfitlife #gettingstronger #functionalfitness #happyplace
My thoughts today have been focused on progress. I came to Alaska 5 years ago seeking a better understanding of myself and becoming a better me. Things didnt necessarily go as I hoped they would. While i didn't become a better me or make some life changing experience that threw everything in perspective, I did find a place that I considered home. For the past few months I have been losing a battle to depression. I wasnt suicidal or overly emotional, I just lost the sense of who I was. I got stuck. So I decided to try something new, I tried a new job, in a new city, with new people. That was just a mess. I hated it and felt myself hit rock bottom. I had $15 in my pocket and had to make a decision quick. I emailed my old boss, trying not to bawl and write a professional letter basically begging for a way to come back. The next day I had a job and a plan. I made a decision that day that this was my time to change. Everything else was going wrong, until I decided to go home to Denali, so maybe that's where I need to make my change, the place that I had decided on 5 years back. I am now home and I can't express how happy I feel. For the first time in what seems like forever, the weight on my chest seems manageable! I used to smoke way too many cigarettes, drank way too much soda, and was way too stagnant. I'm now on day 5 no cigarettes or soda and I'm always moving while at work. For the first time in a long while, I feel in control of my life. I finally am fulfilling the quest I took on 5 years back, thanks to all the amazing -ships I have in my life. Here's to becoming me again!
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Yesterday I was feeling kind of apathetic about my scheduled workout, but unexpectedly ended up being one of the best sessions I had so far! I smashed my previous push-ups PR, unlocked the ability to do bodyweight dips on parallel bars (finally!), chin ups are almost there (without the stupid resistance band) and I even took the first baby steps towards human flag. Feeling strooooong right now 💪 Even though it's just the beginning to doing actual calisthenics. 😅
Happyyy monday you all❤ Are you ready for a new week?! I sure as hell am, with only one week left until I go away for my vecation, I'm gonna kill it for sure the last days I got left. SO today I NAILED my back and biceps session with 3 new PB, so hurraaay!!😍 Good start for sure.
Do you have any plans for the coming week?✌🏼
Terrible face and hairs after a workout 🙈😂💪