As I was leaving the gym in Vegas, a personal trainer stopped and asked me what I compete in. I answered Crossfit and weightlifting but I’m taking a year off. Taking a year off! I sound kind of dramatic but it’s a big mental win for me. It came out so naturally, without any hesitation. I have gone back and forth about jumping back into training later in the year to get ready for the Crossfit Open but now I’m ok with saying that actual training is not going to happen.
When I was pregnant with Maddox, I would look at others’ training videos and posts on social media and catch a huge case of FOMO. I needed to train because others out there were training and I didn’t want to be left behind. I was worried that if I didn’t compete, I wouldn’t have anything other than mom life but that’s not the case. That “fear” is completely gone. I have never been more content with my life than I am at this moment and that urgency of having to train and guilt of skipping a session is not missed at all.
I worked out in Vegas 2 out of 4 days and I ate pretty conservatively with the exception of going total fat kid on some In n Out burger but I didn’t feel the need to splurge and go crazy because I’m living in moderation. The first night, I had hot chocolate and Perrier while we gambled until 3am. My original goal was to go and get chocolate wasted (movie reference) until I realized I have zero desire to party like I’m 21. I prefer to party like a late 20-something. So yup, taking a year off from competing. Whoop whoop! I’m going to try the physique templates from RP. Before and after pictures will be taken so definitely stay tuned for that.
My Week of Workouts or lack there of!
Sunday – Travel Day
20 min Run on the treadmill
5 mins at an easy pace
5 mins at a sprint pace – I made it 2.4 miles in 20 mins. I’ll take it.
3×10 strict dumbbell press
3×10 dumbbell rows
10 goblet squats with a 55lb dumbbell
15 push ups
Tuesday – Rest Day
Wednesday – Rest Day
10 x .25 mile sprints on the treadmill 1:1 rest
5 strict pullups
10 dumbbell push press
1 min wall sit
1 min plank hold
45 second wall sit, 15 second rest
45 second plank hold, 15 second rest
30 second wall sit, 30 second rest
30 second plank hold
Friday – WoD courtesy of Crossfit West Springfield
on a 2:00 clock
30 Double Unders
2 min rest
repeat for 5 rounds
Saturday – rest day
World-Class Fitness in 100 Words:
Eat meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Keep intake to levels that will support exercise but not body fat. Practice and train major lifts: Deadlift, clean, squat, presses, C&J, and snatch. Similarly, master the basics of gymnastics: pull-ups, dips, rope climb, push-ups, sit-ups, presses to handstand, pirouettes, flips, splits, and holds. Bike, run, swim, row, etc, hard and fast. Five or six days per week mix these elements in as many combinations and patterns as creativity will allow. Routine is the enemy. Keep workouts short and intense. Regularly learn and play new sports. ~Coach Greg Glassman, CrossFit Founder and CEO (Courtesy of CrossFit Inc.)