Every couple of months I find that I naturally have a “reset week” with my workouts where I dial it back and keep it simple. This was one of those weeks. In general, I don’t plan out my workouts. While I’m aware of my schedule and where I can usually fit in what, I don’t “schedule” it and put a lot of pressure around it. Some days I need yoga, some days I want to CrossFit and other days I crave fresh air and running. I’m a big believer in being intuitive about what I do with and to my body. I try to never force myself to do a workout that I’m not feeling.
That said, scheduling workouts is very effective for many people. Especially if you’re super busy or trying to establish the habit of working out. Forever honor that what is good and right for one is not the answer for all. I share my workouts with you each week to give you an idea of how I do balance strength, flexibility and cardio while also working a lot and having a social life. It’s not meant to be “do this like me” but more a general guide for ideas and inspiration.
This was an easy week and felt like the absolute right thing for my body. My yoga practice has really helped me embrace this philosophy for workouts. I no longer feel I have to run “x” amount of miles per week or lift a certain number of times. I just follow the feel good.
3 mile run
30 minutes ashtanga + CrossFit workout from hell
Seriously…this workout. I don’t think my heart rate has been this high for a CrossFit WOD since Open Workout 14.5. I was so proud of myself for knocking out all 200 double unders. The absolute worst part of this workout was the double under/burpee/double under sandwich in the middle of the WOD. I was shaking after this one was done. It took me 17:05.
400 meter run
Pull ups (kipping)
GHD sit ups
3 mile run + Hot yoga
I took class from the teacher trainees and thought my heart would burst with pride and love.
Do you schedule your workouts or go with what you’re feeling each day?