Today was back to basics day rather than a rest day for us, running followed by an overhead squat strength WOD. Both MIchelle and I noted that we have neglected our strength training and running consistency as we have grown busier. Sometimes the short time period between classes makes it difficult to get that strength WOD or long run in. Other commitments can get in the way. It especially makes it easier to not train your weaknesses or to take your strengths for granted. That’s not a good excuse but more of a habit to break. With the gym closed today it allowed us to get back on track. It’s our new “Sunday” habit, strength WOD’s and trail running.
Which brings me to the point of this post. There are always reasons you can find to skip a workout or skip a day to get in the gym. It’s life, it gets in the way sometimes. When it does, be creative, be consistent and get something in. Start a new habit. One that sticks. Make an effort if you can’t get in here to take 8 minutes at least and do two Tabata intervals! Hit a few 400m runs with squats for time or run sprints. Try some planks, practice handstands on a wall or do max push-ups and sit-ups at home, whatever your weaknesses. Don’t skip a WOD because it’s a strength day, and try your best on that off day to get that run or ride in even if it’s raining.
This applies not only to training but also to diet. Which reminds me, how’s the Paleo Challenge going for those that are in it? Some are definitely sticking with it and it shows on several of you. Marc has reported 20 pounds lost so far since starting CrossFit and then adding Paleo and I know both he and Laura are pretty consistent!