Happy middle of October gang. Let us pause and reflect upon the sheer insanity that is coming right around the corner health-wise.
I write this post every year around this time but am putting it up a little bit early so that we all can stop for a second and do some planning both internally and externally. In two weeks from tomorrow it’s Halloween (KJ, the whole gym is going to come to class in FULL COSTUME but no one’s going to say anything about it beforehand, make sure you go all out and come to class that day all dressed up.)
Once Halloween hits, most people tend to slowly spiral downwards for the rest of the year with their wellness and fitness. The deck is stacked against us with parties; get-togethers, work functions and the like. Tomorrow’s post will outline one of the biggest health detractors of the year in fact – our holiday party.
So what’s a CPC’er to do? How do we maintain the elite level of fitness and health that we’ve worked so hard for all year long? How do we keep what’s underneath that amazing holiday sweater ripped and strong?
The holidays are tough, but one thing has definitely helped Eric and I throughout the years and that’s this – control what you can control and let the rest go.
This means that if I’m going to a Christmas party where I know my food options will be Subway (which is considered healthy to Americans) and pasta, I’m going to shove as many veggies and meats into my mouth as I can before leaving the house.
If I know I’m going to the CPC Holiday party and will end up walking in circles in the street before projectile vomiting, I’ll make sure that I have a glass of water in between drinks.
Basically, I’m going to enjoy the shit out of the holidays. I’m going to eat my Aunt’s apple pie, drink more than usual, and be a merry little CrossFit coach. I’m also going to remember that feeling like crap sucks and is the inevitable aftermath of going too far astray and will counter that by eating as well as I can when I’m home and choosing the smartest options that still let me enjoy the season when I’m out.
Anyone have a holiday health tip that they’re willing to share? Please post to the comments.
Bench Press 5-5-5-5-5
3 Rounds For Time:
5 Press (95/65)
10 Push Press
15 Push Jerk