MY ATHLETE BRAIN IS AN ASSHOLE//I’ve been feeling like a sack of potatoes the last couple week. My hubs and kids are back on their rodeo horses, which takes a 300 pound beast off my back. However, I still have 200 pounds remaining.
I’m not sick, just lacking appetite and energy. Something isn’t right and can’t pinpoint what it is. So I’m listening to my body and it’s messing with my inner boss.
I’ve been keeping my workouts light. I know I’m capable of more but my the logical thinking side knows I’ll burn myself out faster if I push too hard. This is where my athlete brain becomes an asshole. I want to take part in the #crossfitopen2019 but I still don’t know if I can make it happen.
So today’s workout was just enough for me to move and feel ok. But I’m frustrated with where I’ve been the last couple weeks. Even though it’s temporary, it still burning my poor ol’ ego.
And to my surprise, this low impact workout challenged me without feeling discouraged. This is also a great circuit if you’re pregnant (you’ll need to do a couple moves on an incline) and postpartum (again, incline if you’re managing diastasis recti). Grab a resistance band and go for 3-5 rounds
10 rear delt rows
20 monster walks (front/back)
10 good mornings
10 plank w knee dips
5 eccentric push ups.
When you’re not feeling 100%, it’s ok to take it easy. If your athlete brain is being an asshole like mine, you can shut it up by doing something low impact.
Do you take training breaks if you’re feeling blah? Or do you push through? Tell me how you make it all work in the comments
#strengthandladyparts #thebarbellbalance - 3 days ago