Finally, I believe my life is going to be getting back to NORMAL!! I have, unfortunately, not been to Crossfit in 2 weeks (I was away for one of those!), and I have not done any sort of workout at all (except for 100 squats Saturday night) for OVER a week now. I am feeeeeeling it! It’s amazing how one littttle week of not exercising can make you feel like you are right back to square one, that you’ve gained all the fat back and that no clothes fit (had a mini melt down trying on jeans on Saturday…ugh). You know what though? The positive side to this PROBLEM is that it works in REVERSE also!! Let’s say you haven’t been working out in a month…as soon as you start working out again, you WILL feel better, you WILL feel sexier, you WILL feel stronger, and you WILL feel healthier! All those positive, healthy chemicals are pumping through you body, chasing out all the dirty, nasty, negative toxins.
So on Saturday, I was a LITTLE beyond grumpy. I woke up feeling TERRIBLE (I made poor choices on Friday night…hahah), dodged a MAJOR bullet though with the Crossfit workout (2 miles of running on your own, and then shared with a partner: 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats), tried on a bunch of European sized jeans (I dont’ flippin’ know what I am for a Euro size, and come to find out, my waist doesn’t agree with my LEGS on which size they want to be..not even CLOSE!) and had a mini melt down because of the jeans…all the while, its dark, gloomy and WET outside!
So when we get back from our little shopping excursion, I knew I was going out for my birthday that night, and I was NO WHERE in the mood to do so. I had about an hour before people started showing up, and I was Miss Grumpy Pants for SURE! So Nick, being Nick, told me that he really thought I should do 100 squats, and that he knew it would make me feel better. I realllly didn’t feel like doing 100 squats. Do you know why this is? The LONGER you go without exercise, the HARDER it is to want to do it. The MORE you do exercise, the EASIER it is to keep up with it.
So I stomped down the stairs to go put my clothes in the dryer, and while I was standing there in the laundry room, I made a decision.
100 squats it is!
When I got back upstairs, I didn’t want to admit that I had just done this. Yes, I was THAT grumpy… You know what though? I DID feel better…just a little at first. Then, however, when people started showing up, I was back to my normal self!
So! Work have you stressed? In an argument with your loved one? Get down and give me 100!
OH!!! HOW COULD I FORGET!! The following picture is especially for the Crossfit crew! It seems as if all Crossfitters have their very own handstand picture..and while I was in California I was bound and determined to get one on the beach. I did JUST THAT! Enjoy 🙂