*This time last year: Weekend Warrior – Gettin’ Crazy With CrossFit
Hello…good news, my leg and back felt the best they have yet this weekend. I had the most amazing massage and I think it worked wonders. I endured a harder massage so that the muscles around my spine would totally relax — and they did. Now, if only I could get one of those every day… I’ve been doing my core work everyday and trying to remember never to slouch — it’s hard. The stand-up desk is going well although by the end of the day I’m so ready to sit down.
I was feeling super lazy after that but luckily, Rick convinced me to go to the gym. I was so not wanting to swim or doing anything but he had a 14-day pass to my gym so we went. I was of course SO glad I did it — and a bit more than that. I felt a million times better:
Love wearing my Reebok CrossFit print pants and Nano Speeds for once in a long time. I am hoping they come out with more of those soon! There’s something about looking and feeling cool that makes you work that much harder!
Sunday with Family & Youth Initiative
Sunday we got up and had breakfast at Bob & Edith’s, a little 24-hour diner down the road that gets mega busy…it’s so tiny but very popular so getting there at 7am, as we did was actually a factor in getting a seat at all. We then went to church where they showed this awesome video about a family who adopted multiple special needs kids. I swear I was so emotional today, I was crying so much watching it thinking of this family! Well, I found it on YouTube so check it out:
That afternoon, I was hosting (in my apartment’s party room) a group of teens and mentors from Family & Youth Initiative for pizza and games. It’s a new volunteer venture I’m doing and I really support what they are doing. It’s such important work — providing stability, trust and positive adult relationships with teens in foster care — in addition to helping find them adoptive families. Rick was sweet enough to help out as well. Here are a few photos (faces cut out to protect privacy) of our fun afternoon: Now to my Core Power peeps — how was the weekend? Did anyone decide on some plank practice instead of taking a break? I did some plank work yesterday and today just did my normal core exercises from the PT. I do feel stronger and I think it’s all helping my back so woo hoo!
Core Power Challenge Day #15
- Hold plank 30 seconds to 1 minute. Repeat.
- 20 bird dogs on each side (opposite arm, opposite leg raise)
- Double leg raises. Lie on your back, with feet together, raise them up and down with your ab muscles 20 times (take breaks if you need ’em!)
- Optional: Another 30 second-1-minute plank
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