The Choice: Lifestyle or Destination

“THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU THINK YOU ARE PHYSICALLY DRAINED AND BELIEVE THAT HAVE NOTHING LEFT WITHIN YOU, AND YOU FIND OUT THAT YOU ARE DEAD WRONG IS THE BEST! Lexa’s Journal

8/6/13 WOD

WU:      3 Rounds Not For Time:

 5 Single ARM KB Press
10 KB Windmills (5L/5R)
15 Thrusters

Mobility 5 Minutes

       WOD: 4 Rounds of:

1 Min AMRAP
Handstand practice on wall
30 Sec. BAR/PVC Should Ext. Holds
15 Sec. Ring L-Sit or Knee Tuck

WOD: 2 Rounds For Time:

50 Wall balls
75 Situps
100 Jumping Pull ups

The Wall Balls and Jumping pull ups kicked my butt, but I pushed through them anyway. I am beginning to understand and fall in love with the phenomenon of CrossFit. Each week that passes, I feel stronger and complete more reps, as well as improved forms with my lifts.

Most know that I am addicted to the high of distance running. However, if I am being completely honest with myself, I foresee CrossFit replacing my running fixation.  Oh my gosh!!  Did I just say that?  Yup!  It’s true and I put it out there.

When I run, the challenge is simply distance and time. Both challenges are predictable. With CrossFit, every day is an adventure. Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” The same is true for CF.  You only know one thing– you’re going to be physically and mentally challenged and pushed beyond your limits EVERY DAY that you show up.

The bottom line is that for optimum health, we must maintain a balance of fitness and good nutrition…. there are no substitutes or gimmicks to replace the formula.  My age and fitness level often surprises people, but my abilities are based on my commitment to a healthy lifestyle not a destination.

A destination is more of a goal to loose X Amount of weight or to fit a certain size pants or dress.  Once you reach your target weight/size, you tend to slowly slack off of the fitness routine and slowly rekindle unhealthy eating habits.  The results are a predictable increase in size and weight…. the yo-yo dieting begins again in full force.

Committing to a healthy lifestyle is a way of life and has long term benefits.  Once you begin to understand how your body responds to exercise and nutrition, the solution is simple.

From a parenting perspective, my other issue is parents who pass on unhealthy lifestyles to their children.  Working with teens gives me first hand insight as to the number of obese children in this country.  Teens suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, and other life long illnesses that are preventable.  Geeeez!!  I have too much to say with too little time.  So I have to end this now, but I will say more later.

Y’all have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!

Remember to, Keep it Movin!!

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