It’s been a year since my first CrossFit individual competition.
It’s been a year of training and extra accessory work, a year of successes, a year of failures, a year of learning what foods my body needed (and didn’t need), and a year of hitting reset when I ate those unneeded foods instead of my broccoli. This year was filled with research and endless questions to my coaches. It was also the year that I found the right people to push me from my workout partner to my CrossFit friends who sent me videos, and encouraged me to challenge myself. I set goals and crushed them, and set new ones and got off track only to find my way back again and again. I’m pretty sure that I’m the world’s biggest button pusher when it comes to hitting RESET. This year I lost weight and body fat while continuing to build muscle mass. This year I focused on listening to my coaches and being coachable. This year, I even got my first pull up!
But the most powerful thing that occurred this year was my decision to think like an athlete.
This year, I want to share the things that made the biggest impact for me so they can help you as well. I’m also sharing them as my way of holding myself accountable. I believe deeply in walking my talk. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I cannot help others unless I first apply my own advice. This begins with the basics like food prep, good sleep and consistent training but it doesn’t end there. Treating myself with compassion and love are high on the self-care list as is a powerful and bold mindset. These tips are for you and me, so please, hold me accountable!
I often use the early morning to organize my thoughts into paragraphs. And sometimes into recipes.