Comfort Zone

First of all, Happy 2015 to you! The New Year is such a wonderful time to reflect, and restart. I know for me that 2014 was actually an amazing year. We bought a house, went to Greece, got to spend holidays with both my family as well as my husband’s family, I saw my college team beat Alabama (Hotty Toddy! Ole Miss Rebel through and through!), I started and fell in love with CrossFit, I learned to ski, and so many other things happened that created amazing memories. However, as amazing as 2014 was, I know that there is room for growth and improvement in 2015. Previously I posted about resolutions, and starting on them early. One of my resolutions was to challenge myself or get out of my comfort zone. I started 2015 with a challenge for me, and went skiing! I snowboarded for many years, and hated it. Despised it. It would literally make me cry. I decided to try skiing earlier this year, and fell in love! But as soon as I could find a passion for it, the season was over.  Now as the mountains are getting fresh powder here in Colorado, I finally got a chance to get back on the “sticks” and try it again! To make it even better, we got to take my sister-in-law and her family skiing for their very first time. And quite frankly I could not be happier that I started my new year off waking up refreshed (and not hungover for once) and ready to face a challenge!

So what did you all do for your New Year’s day? Nurse a hangover? (No judgement here! It helps me to get a cold rag on my face, and some Advil…any other hangover advice?) Go for a hike? Spend it with family or friends? Make black-eyed peas and cornbread? (a traditional meal for good luck of course!) Whatever you did…I hope you are as excited for 2015 as I am! And…if you have resolutions or goals for this year, perhaps take some time to start on those today!

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On Wednesdays I Workout

The fact of the matter is,  we have the freedom to make healthy choices. We choose to spend the time exercising, and we choose what to put into our bodies. However, this wonderful freedom can also be the biggest challenge we face on our quest to be fit, healthy, and happy.

I happen to make time to work out at least 5 times a week.I started CrossFit in February of 2014 and have “drank the Kool-Aid” so to speak. This has been a fitness experience that really works for me, and that has a lot to do with the awesome coaching and community at my gym Crossfit Vantage in Denver. This journey has been just as much mental as it has been physical and I just keep feeling better and better!

Today’s WOD (workout of the day):

1 minute each of

Wall Balls

Box Jumps

L-Holds

Sandbag Get-ups

Rest

Repeat for 4 rounds total!

Some of you may not have the access to CrossFit…but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sweat on! And if you do have access…let me know what your WOD was today!

Here are a couple of recommendations you could check out to get your heart pumpin’!

Way of Gray – High Intensity Interval Training

Couch to 5K