A New Topic?
Alas, I am a “city girl” for the time being as I reside in New York City. I’d rather be hiking and outdoors but that obsession was making me miserable for the first 6 months of living here. I was miserable being stuck in a concrete jungle packed with so many people and no space or nature. I decided to turn my attitude around and try to enjoy my time living here as much as I could. Since one of my goals is to do a thru-hike and I love different kinds of adventure, I knew that I needed to get back into fitness after leaving Arizona.
So, I joined an NYC Crossfit gym. I’ll talk more about what I love about it specifically in upcoming posts, but I have found it to be the perfect activity for me. Since joining Crossfit, I have changed my outlook on NYC; I still do not love it but I am no longer feeling urgency to leave. Between learning about the Paleo diet last year with my husband and becoming more fitness-focused recently, I have tried a lot of recipes and learned about a lot of great food and health products.
I’ve decided to add a weekly topic sharing my weekly workouts and food finds. I know many of my followers are only interested in outdoor adventures but at the same time, many adventurers care about their health as well. I know there are a lot of people who like to improve their athletic ability and stamina so that their outdoor adventures are more enjoyable. For example, I know that if back and shoulders being stronger means that my backpacking trips will leave me less sore. I’ll be more able to focus on the scenery, the company, and the adventure itself.
Note: I’ve been super bad at tracking my workouts and the weights/times. I’m honestly just happy to finish but I’m going to start tracking for progress and to share on my posts.
Saturday – Strength class + volunteering at a Crossfit competition
Sunday – “Bro Sesh ” for upper body. This class is focused on a section of the body and basically driving it into the ground.. Arms were pretty sore.
Monday – Strength with Metcon
- Strength: Back squat day!
- Metcon : “Agatha” = 1 mile run, 40 pull-ups, 20 power cleans
Tuesday – Strength (bench press)
Wednesday – rest day. Literally I just slept after work and it was amazing.
Thursday – Strength (strict press)
Friday – Bars & Bells
- Deadlift: 10 x 4 at 60% of 1RM (1 rep max)
- Conditioning: 4 round of 30 KB swings, 25 ab rollouts, 20 weighted squats, 15 push press, 200m sprint (my time was just under 20 minutes)
Best Accomplishment? Doing an 8 minute mile on the “Agatha”. I’ve always been an awful runner and previous to 2 months ago I hadn’t tried to run a mile nonstop for years.
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Food Finds & Eats
I know some people love seeing what other people eat so for this section I’m going to track more and take photos of some of what I eat. I’ve been eating primarily Paleo but not completely because it’s hard to get enough carbs in. Food staples are currently:
- Trail mix
- Protein shakes
- Sweet potatoes
- Rotisserie chicken
Some favorites for the week?
How was your week in fitness?